Olivia Tremor Control Ready To Hit The Road

Eclectic pop quartet will support Black Foliage with 16 dates starting March 24.

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


music/Olivia_Tremor_Control,_The/The_Bark_And_Below_It.ram">"The Bark and Below

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