Eclectic pop act Olivia Tremor Control have announced a string of spring dates in
support of their recent release, Black Foliage: Animation Music by the Olivia Tremor
Getting underway March 24 at Lamar's in Chattanooga, Tenn., the junket will take the
Athens, Ga., foursome on a 16-date swing through the South, the Midwest, Canada and
the Northeast before drawing to a close April 10 in Columbia, Va.
Multi-instrumentalist William Cullen Hart explained the concept behind the "animation"
music of the group's second LP.
"The animation to me is all the stuff floating around and interrupting," Hart said. "Almost
during every song you hear some little thing creak or groan or zip by. To me that's what it
is, a sort of a sound and space personified, just flying around to greet you in a friendly
Snips, clips and loops dominate the album's more experimental tracks such as
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It"(RealAudio excerpt), while a healthy pop sensibility is infused into such
readily accessible tunes as "A Sleepy
Company" (RealAudio excerpt).
Known for blending unusual field recordings with accessible pop tunes, Olivia Tremor
Control sprung from the Elephant 6 recording collective that includes the pop-rock acts
Apples In Stereo and Neutral Milk Hotel.
Olivia Tremor Control Tour Dates:
March 24; Chattanooga, Tenn., Lamar's
March 25; Louisville, Ky., Mercury Paw
March 26; Chicago, Ill., Lounge Ax
March 27; Minneapolis, Minn., 400 Bar
March 29; Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University
March 30; Detroit, Mich., Magic Stick
March 31; Toronto, Ontario, Horseshoe
April 1; Montreal, Quebec, TBA
April 2; Boston, Mass., Middle East
April 3; New York, N.Y., Bowery Ballroom
April 4; Hoboken, N.J., Maxwell's
April 6; Philadelphia, Pa., TBA
April 7; Washington, D.C., Black Cat
April 8; Carrboro, N.C., Cat's Cradle
April 9; Harrisonburg, Va., James Madison
April 10; Columbia, Va., New Brookland