The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

News

LISTEN: Barn Owl - The Long Shadow
Laurie Tuffrey , February 26th, 2013 11:09

First listen of track from forthcoming album V; tour dates below

Brilliant San Francisco drone duo Barn Owl have their new album V (artwork above) set for release next month via Thrill Jockey, and here's a listen to another new cut from the LP, 'The Long Shadow':

Similarly to 'Void Redux', our previous taster of the album, the track combines guitars with the duo's new, more synth-heavy approach: a skeletal, baroque guitar line snakes its way through the track, while electronics tick and whirr beneath, underpinned by a mighty leviathan of an organ powering away in the lower reaches.

You can pre-order the album from the label here, and catch the band on their European tour at the following dates:

APRIL
Mon 15 - Hafenklang, Hamburg
Tue 16 - Beatpol, Dresden
Wed 17 - Arena, Vienna
Thu 18 - Forum Stadtpark, Graz
Fri 19 - Bastione Alicorno, Padova
Sat 20 - Dal Verme Rome
Sun 21 - Spazio Concept, Milano
Tue 23 - Sonic, Lyon
Wed 24 - Espace B, Paris
Thu 25 - LR6, Brussels
Fri 26 - The Cube, Bristol
Sat 27 - St. Paul's Church, Birmingham
Sun 28 - The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow
Mon 29 - Wharf Chambers, Leeds
Tue 30 - Green Door Store, Brighton

MAY
Wed 1 - The Lexington, London
Thu 2 - OCCII, Amsterdam
Sat 4 - White Rabbit, Freiburg
Sun 5 - Exit07, Luxembourg, Exit07
Mon 6 - Fri-Son, Fribourg
Tue 7 - Komma, Esslingen
Wed 8 - About Blank, Berlin

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.