Autechre, British leaders of the "intelligent dance music" school, are bringing a new album and tour to their fans on this side of the pond.
The Sheffield, England, duo has planned a set of tour dates to coincide with the release of their sixth album, Confield, which Warp Records will issue on May 15. The nine-track album continues in the same vein of dark experimentalism that fans of Autechre have come to know over their 10-year techno tenure, a Warp spokesperson said.
In the days until the album is released, fans may preview the tracks at the Warp Records Web site.
After a sweep of the U.K. and Europe, the duo comprising Rob Brown and Sean Booth will bring its knob-twiddling act to the States starting May 4 at New York's Bowery Ballroom and winding up at the second annual Detroit Electronic Music Festival on May 26.
Also home to Aphex Twin and µ-Ziq, Warp Records has become synonymous with the blip-and-bleep sound that Radiohead brought to a wider audience with their adventure in experimentalism, Kid A.
In the U.S., Autechre have amassed a following over the years with their work for Warp as well as for their own label, Skam.
Autechre's tour dates, according to Warp Records:
- 5/4 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
- 5/5 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
- 5/6 - Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club
- 5/7 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Underground
- 5/8 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
- 5/9 - Toronto, ON @ Steam Whistle Brewing Co.
- 5/10 - Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
- 5/11 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
- 5/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest
- 5/15 - Vancouver, BC @ Sonar
- 5/16 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theater
- 5/17 - Portland, OR @ B Complex
- 5/18 - Oakland, CA @ 94612.Club Indigo
- 5/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
- 5/21 - Austin, TX @ Mercury at Jazz
- 5/22 - Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
- 5/23 - Miami, FL @ Knights of Columbus
- 5/24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Roxy
- 5/25 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
- 5/26 - Detroit, MI @ Detroit Electronic Music Festival at Hart Plaza
The track listing for Confield, according to Warp Records:
- "Vi Scose Poise"
- "Pen Expers"
- "Sim Gishel"
- "Parhelic Triangle"
- "Eidetic Casein"
- "Lentic Catachresis"