Showing posts with label Callers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Callers. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chi, IL Live Shows On Our Radar--Callers at Sub-T 9/15

      Photo Credit: Aaron Stern
This September, Callers are hitting the road with Wye Oak for a string of North American tour dates in what is the first series of live performances to celebrate the release of their new album, Reviver. Out October 9th on Partisan, the record bursts with charisma, highlighted by its bold instrumentation and the unmistakable electricity of Sara Lucas' soaring vocals, evident in their current single "Howard 2 Hands." That voice, combined with the addition of two new members, makes for an ambitious live show that will intrigue even the toughest of critics.

And in another sonically fitting match, Callers will be playing with Dirty Projectors this Sunday, August 19th, in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club. Check out their full run of dates below and don't miss out on a chance to see some truly exceptional musicians take the stage. 
Reviver is a statement on power, rhythm and beauty.
The third LP from Callers, made up of long time collaborators Sara Lucas and Ryan Seaton, will be released on October 9th on Partisan Records.
While Sara grew up enveloped by R & B, Motown, gospel and jazz in St. Louis, Ryan was 400 miles away in Little Rock, nurtured by a community of eccentric artists and musicians, collaborating on ad hoc punk shows by the riverbank. Both musicians intuitively grasped the commitment to craft in their peers and mentors, shaping their purpose to create a strong, clear statement of their own.
New Orleans was the place that brought them together, the place where their first song was recorded over a landline, their first EP from a mic hanging on the ceiling fan. Sara's freedom of expression, her ease of phrasing, the effortlessness and transcendence of her voice drew Ryan to working with her, while Sara was undeniably drawn to his vast arrangements, particular style, and grasp of musical realms.
Providence emerged as the hub for support and sustained creative advice, a second EP recorded amongst ghosts in the attic, and the source of collaboration with Keith Souza and Seth Manchester of acclaimed recording studio Machines with Magnets (Battles, Fang Island, Psychic Paramount.) Finally, Brooklyn became the city they now call home, leading to the creation of two LPs, Fortune and Life of Love.
With Brooklyn also came transition: after offering a new interpretation on Life of Love and Reviver, Don Godwin amicably moved on from the project at the latter's completion. Meanwhile, Keith and Seth's involvement in the production and development of Reviver thrived, ultimately inspiring them to join the band.
Reviver stands as the most fully realized vision Callers has as artists. Influenced by the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks,  "Heroes" and "Reviver" capitalize on a fierce spirit with driving rhythms and a hardened determination, while "Good Years" and "Your Finest" emphasize grandiose crescendos, idiosyncratic melodies and the complexity of surprise. On the album's title track, one witnesses the satisfaction and strength they feel by attaining clarity: "We are older than ourselves / I'm your Reviver."

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Upcoming Tour Dates /
08/19 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA *09/13 - Mr. Small's Theatre - Millvale, PA #
09/14 - The Bishop - Bloomington, IN #
09/15 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
09/17 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON #
09/18 - Bug Jar - Rochester, NY #
09/20 - Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY #
09/21 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ #
09/22 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA #
09/23 - Black Cat - Washington, DC # 
* with Dirty Projectors
# with Wye Oak 

Reviver | Tracklisting /

01. Good Years
02. Heroes
03. Your Finest
04. Crush Times
05. Long Control
06. Reviver
07. Turning
08. Its A Ringer
09. Antenna
10. Howard 2 Hands

Release Date: October 9th on Partisan Records

Quotes /

"Callers move in mysterious ways. The Brooklyn-by-way-of-New Orleans trio mixes a sort of jazzy folk with snatches of wildly disparate stuff like prog and slowcore, Eastern-flecked drone, gauzy 50s pop, turn-on-a-dime post-punk. It's stark in execution, dazzling in effect." Pitchfork
"Brooklyn's Callers make an indescribable, codeine-ready micro-ruckus that straddles some downtown-via-Bedford line between grandiose indie rock gestures, art-jazz slither, dusty folk, and swooning soul." Village Voice
"The spare and powerful guitar-and-drums arrangements of Callers provide a dynamic setting for the extraordinary voice of singer Sara Lucas. These former southerners have moved from New Orleans to Brooklyn, bringing with them a bluesy vibe that fits nicely with their sense of daring and experimentation." WNYC
"A textural/experimental streak runs through Seaton's guitar playing, showing influences of Ben Monder when in jazz mode, Loren Mazzacane Connors in bluesier settings. Lucas' octave-jumping and sudden shifts from sweetness to sorrow evoke the young Joni Mitchell, although she has her own personality. Folk singers-songwriters aficionados need to pay attention: either Callers will be the next big thing on the scene." All Music Guide
"Like a dark horse on a crooked mile, Brooklyn duo Callers kicks up dusty folk & blues on its intensely intimate debut, Fortune." 
Austin Chronicle

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