Monday, January 24, 2011

Caspian Announce US Tour w/ Native * Live DVD + Documentary Out Later This Year

Boston's instrumental-rock juggernaut Caspian have announced an upcoming, headlining US tour with friends and contemporaries Native and Chiaroscuro. The tour will take the bands down the East Coast and into the South, where they'll then ultimately head to this year's SXSW marathon.

In addition, Caspian have announced plans to record later this year for a new album due in 2012, as well as release their first ever live DVD that will include a full live performance from Germany filmed in November 2010, a short documentary of the band's recent UK tour, and other bonus materials (both courtesy of The Mylene Sheath). Full details on all new releases coming soon.

Caspian Live!
Mar 4 - Baltimore, MD - Golden West Cafe $*
Mar 5 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java $*
Mar 6 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter $*
Mar 9 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor $*
Mar 10 - Nashville, TN - The End $*
Mar 11 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge $*
Mar 12 - Orlando, FL - Will's Pub $*
Mar 13 - Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic $*
Mar 15 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon $
Mar 18 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Mylene Sheath Showcase - Valhalla !

$ = w/ Native
* = w/ Chiaroscuro
! = w/ Junius, Lavinia, Gifts From Enola, Eksi Ekso, Herra Terra

Nothing less than an exemplary and genuinly revelatory excercise in emotionally devastating post-rock. 8/10 - ROCKSOUND

Caspian, a Massachusetts post-rock crew, knows that "epic" doesn't have to mean an album of five 16+ minute songs, and the crew have the melodies to prove it. - BROOKLYN VEGAN

This batch of songs is anchored by brilliant, restless songwriting. No boring twenty-minute crescendos here. Tertia is full of surprises... There's scarcely a better post-rock record on the horizon. 9/10 - PREFIXMAG

Tertia is just as effective when it sparkles as when it storms. Caspian has the instrumental firepower to make a big noise when it feels like it. But the melodies, timbres and harmonics are so fully realized that "Tertia" would be mighty, even without its climaxes. - THE WASHINGTON POST

A dense work of post-rock with purpose. - RHAPSODY

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