KAYO DOT ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER Plastic House on Base of Sky LP out now from The Flenser
KAYO DOT ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER
Plastic House on Base of Sky LP out now from The Flenser
"a refined, and sensual, post-new wave tour de force" - Echoes & Dust
“…a hypnotic blend of sensuous grooves, ghostly heaviness and knotty melodies ..." - Time Out New York
"...no one else is likely to release in album in 2016 that sounds much like it." - The Wire
“…another experimental masterpiece." - Terrorizer
On the heels of their recently released Plastic House on Base of Sky LP (June 24, The Flenser), Kayo Dot have announced a string of North American shows in October and November. See the band in the midwest and east coast with more shows to be announced soon - the list of confirmed tour dates, as of now, is below.
On Plastic House on Base of Sky, Kayo Dot fully embrace the electronic allusions found on 2014's Coffins on Io LP, incorporating a variety of synthesizers (many of them vintage analog) to create another work of ambition and magnitude that fuses the explosive musical imagination of a band like Magma with the forward-thinking experimentalism of Conrad Schnitzler or Morton Subotnick. This 40 minute-long, 5-song LP goes beyond the future-noir theme of Coffins on Io and is an innovative and biomechanical work of art. Think seemingly impossible architecture, dead satellites, trashed space stations, wasted old lady heroin addicts hanging out by cheap motel pools, broken people, and a hopeless dead and polluted world transitioning into artifice and mechanism and reacting by being self-destructive, either to the point of utter obliteration or a glorious transhuman condition.
Toby Driver, the primary composer and bandleader of Kayo Dot, has been fiercely productive over the years, and while that usually refers to how many songs or albums an artist has made, with Driver the productivity is in the realm of ideas as much as music itself. In the course of a single Kayo Dot song, the amount of risks and liberties taken with form and convention usually outnumbers what other artists cover in a full album. For as much ground as they cover, it's always in the service of a carefully curated mood and this is apparent on Plastic House on Base of Sky's exploration of our mechanical post-human future-present.
See Kayo Dot on the road, playing songs from Plastic House on Base of Sky, in a live setting in these fine cities:
October 22 Toronto, ON @ Baby G
October 23 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
October 24 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
October 27 Austin, TX @ Lost Well
November 1 Raleigh, NC @ Neptunes
November 2 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
November 4 New York, NY @ Trans-Pecos
November 5 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie