CASPIAN – premiere new single + announce EU/UK tour

CASPIAN - premiere new single + announce EU/UK tour

Atmospheric rock band Caspian have premiered their brand new song ‘Darkfield’ from their forthcoming album ‘Dust and Disquiet’ which is due out on 25th September 2015 via Big Scary Monsters. Dust and Disquiet is the band’s fourth full-length album and the follow up to 2012’s stellar ‘Waking Season’. Recorded at Q Division Studios in Somerville, Massachusetts, Caspian once again tapped Matt Bayles (Isis, Cursive, Screaming Females, The Sword) to produce and mix.

In addition, Caspian have also announced a string of EU/UK tour dates in support of the new album with support from Jo Quail and Tidal Sleep (select dates only). The tour spans 22 dates (see below) and see’s the band visit cities such as London, Glasgow and Sheffield for the first time since their last tour with Defeater at the start of 2014.

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‘Darkfield’ follows on from the release of the band’s recent song ‘Sad Heart of Mine’. This was the first new song from the forthcoming album, receiving critical acclaim and upwards of 15K views upon release.

On ‘Dust and Disquiet’, Caspian again refuses to be confined by genre. Listeners will find those familiar intricately textured soundscapes that the band has become known for on tracks like ‘Sad Heart of Mine,’ ‘Arcs of Command’ and the title track, ‘Dust and Disquiet.’

In the center of the album, a track like ‘Run Dry’ will surprise listeners and stands alone in the band’s discography as a stark, acoustic ballad with vocals from guitarist Calvin Joss at the forefront. Elsewhere, Caspian forays into unexpected territory: ‘Ríoseco’ explores the wilder, steel-eyed side of country, and ‘Aeternum Vale’ ventures into the classical realm.

Caspian released their last LP, Waking Season, in 2012 to critical acclaim, with Spin proclaiming it as the ‘Best Post Rock Album of 2012.’ The band followed with the release of ‘Hymn for the Greatest Generation’ in the fall of 2013, an EP that was to serve as Caspian’s epilogue to Waking Season. ‘Hymn for the Greatest Generation’ was also well received, finding praise everywhere from Pitchfork to Nylon to Alternative Press. After touring extensively in support of those releases (tallying hundreds of shows throughout 25 countries), Caspian returned to their hometown of Beverly to celebrate a decade of making music together at the historic Larcom Theatre last October.

UK Tour Dates

November 02 – London, UK @ The Dome
November 03 – Birmingham, UK @ Rainbow Cellar
November 04 – Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
November 05 – Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand
November 06 – Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club
November 07 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
November 08 – Paris, FR @ Divan Du Monde
November 09 – Ghent, BE @ Minard
November 10 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
November 11 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
November 12 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpol
November 13 – Prague, CZ @ Vila Stvanice
November 14 – Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
November 15 – Wien, AT @ Viper Room
November 17 – Stuttgart, DE @ Juha West
November 18 – Geneve, CH @ L’Usine %
November 19 – Bern, CH @ ISC %
November 20 – Milano, IT @ Lo Fi %
November 21 – Schio, IT @ Teatro %
November 22 – Innsbruck, AT @ Treibhaus %
November 23 – Koln, DE @ Underground
November 24 – Esch-Alzette, LU @ Rockhal

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