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Disappears Announce US Summer Tour

Drawing on a combined reverence for reverb, heavy tremolo, distortion, delay and repetition, Disappears play minimal rock music inspired by everything from Kraut to American gospel to punk. Started as a recording project in 2008, Disappears inevitably left the studio – supporting Wire, Deerhunter, Tortoise, German legends Cluster and beyond.

Initially designed to explore the simplicity of early American music and it’s reinterpretation by UK acts of the mid 80’s, founding member’s Brian Case (The Ponys) and Graeme Gibson (Boas, Fruit Bats) started recording demos in search of something familiar but exciting. Eventually the tapes were passed onto Jonathan van Herik (Boas) and new comer Damon Carruesco, completing the group’s line up. Throughout 2008 the band self released a series of 7″ singles and a live album, signing to the Kranky imprint in 2009. Their debut album Lux was released in the spring of 2010. Sans a few early champions, Lux was initially met with little fanfare and went largely unnoticed. Dark and hazy, it showed the band experimenting with minimal arrangements married to the attitude of bands like Suicide and The Fall.

A series of US tours followed, the band cris crossing the states playing to small but enthusiastic crowds. Undeterred, Disappears entered the studio a mere month after Lux’s release to record their follow up Guider. Propulsive and violent, Guider perfectly represented the state of the band – uncompromising and uninterested in a world deluded with hype and numerical evaluations. Anchored by the 16 minute “Revisiting”, Guider showed the band locking in on the minimalism hinted at on earlier releases as well as fully giving into the ideas of repetition and space explored by influences like the Staple Singers and Neu!. A chance meeting with Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth proved not only instrumental in the band supporting Michael Rother on his Hallogallo tour (on which Steve played drums) but also to his eventual joining of the band following Gibson’s amicable departure. Bolstered by Shelley’s presence as well as the critical acclaim upon Guider’s release, Disappears launched a series of successful tours in the US, United Kingdom and Europe.

Tour Dates:

7.20 – The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
7.21 – Lager House – Detroit, MI
7.22 – Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON
7.23 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
7.24 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
7.25 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA
7.26 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY
7.27 – Cake Shop – New York, NY
7.28 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
7.29 – The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
7.30 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
7.31 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
8.6 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
8.6 – House of Blues (Official Lollapalooza Aftershow) – Chicago, IL *
8.18 – The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
8.19 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
8.20 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
8.22 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
8.23 – The Cellar Door – Visalia, CA
8.24 – Satellite Club – Los Angeles, CA
8.25 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
9.7 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN
9.9 – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC
* w/Arctic Monkeys

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