WILDERNESS, the unconventional rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, will embark on a tour of the U.S. in November, in support of the release of their third full-length album “(k)no(w)here” (out on Jagjaguwar in the CD, LP and digital formats in the U.S. and throughout the world on Nov. 4.; UK release date of Nov. 3).
The music of Wilderness was acclaimed from the start. Their debut self-titled album (released July 5, 2005) garnered wide and special praise. Pitchfork called Wilderness “a shift back to the cerebral end of the rock spectrum”, and designated their debut record with the prestigious Best New Music tag. Skyscraper sagely remarked on how the band’s relatively low profile since then is actually a special boon: “Wilderness is creating their own music, taking advantage of their relative isolation to create a Walden in the wilds of today’s music.” Following up with an equally impressive second album called “Vessel States” (April 11, 2006) and shortly thereafter with the “Living Through / Part Ways” 7-inch (August 22, 2006), Wilderness have been consistent and prolific creators of music that is every bit for the soul as it is for the body and the mind.
Almost two years after their previous works, their newest album “(k)no(w)here” was inspired from a collaboration with renowned visual artist Charles Long, which was exhibited at the Whitney Museum’s Biennial celebration earlier this year. The individual parts of “(k)no(w)here” weave in and out of each other, showing how the album was originally conceived as one large piece.
All dates on the upcoming tour will be supported by Boston’s San Serac.
11/19 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
11/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
11/24 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
11/25 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
11/26 Bloomington, IN @ Jake’s
11/29 Asheville, NC @ Harvest Records
11/30 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
12/1 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
12/3 Houston, TX @ The Mink
12/4 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
More dates to come. An up-to-date tour listing is HERE.