May 04, 2009

New Tortoise MP3, LP & Tour

Not content to merely filter through their back catalog of work this July at the Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago's premiere post-rock/jazz outfit today announced the completion of their latest record. Tortoise's sixth studio album, entitled Beacons of Ancestorship, will hit record shops on June 23 via Thrill Jockey records. Stereogum has a download of the album's opening track "High Class Slim Came Floatin' In"; a synth-heavy suite that sounds quite different from most of the group's previous work. The group will also be doing a bit of touring, in addition to the aforementioned festival date, in support of the album (via Pitchfork):

05-29 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall
05-30 Brooklyn, NY - Bell House
05-31 New York, NY - World Financial Center Winter Garden
06-12 Athens, Greece - Synch Festival
07-11 Los Angeles, CA - Troubador
07-13 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
07-15 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-19 Washington, DC - Black Cat
07-20 Philadelphia, PA - Sanctuary at First Unitarian Church
07-24 Tokyo, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival

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