Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kayo Dot Complete Fourth Full-Length Album, "Coyote," Out February 2010 on Hydra Head * Announce European Tourdates and More!

Led by Toby Driver and Mia Matsumiya, the NYC sextet just released their third album Blue Lambency Downward on Isis man Aaron Turner's Hydra Head records. The opening, title track is a mysterious 10-minute meandering of bells like crickets, bursts of patient guitar, jazzy drum fills (kept to a toppling spaciousness), electronic pulses, and chiming vocal melodies. It kinda feels like a psychedelic boat trip piloted by Ghost, albeit it with bigger "pop" tendencies. - Stereogum

The last time we spoke on Kayo Dot the band had just arrived in Seattle to begin recording their second full-length for Hydra Head Industries. Now, the record is entirely finished, titled Coyote, and scheduled to be released in February 2010! Kayo Dot will be performing tracks from Coyote throughout their advancing European tour (dates listed below).

These new compositions again reveal Kayo Dot's uncanny ability to expand on previously released material while dramatically steering their musical motivations in entirely unique directions... I'm familiar with the comparisons to bands like Ulver and Sunn 0))), but ultimately there is no comparing Coyote. This thing stands out, and on its own! Draw a ven-diagram why don't you, I guarantee very few descriptive words/facts will land in that little space where the circles overlap... The rather impossible thing here is that the band recorded a full-length late in 2008 (Blue Lambency Downward), Coyote hits early 2010 and the band is already in the process of writing another full-length! For a band as remarkable as Kayo Dot, that takes an immeasurable amount of initiative and inventiveness... Last, but not least, the record was recorded by Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Six Organs Of Admittance Kayo Dot, Mamiffer, Wolves in the Throne Room).

European Tourdates
Sep 29 @ Le Kab, Geneva CH
Sep 30 - Tbc, ITALY
Oct 2 @ Frühauf, Leipzig DE
Oct 3 @ Sklad Butelek, Warszawa PL
Oct 4 @ klub Pod Minoga, Poznan PL
Oct 5 @ Klub 007, Praha CZ
Oct 6 @ Kult41, Bonn DE
Oct 7 @ ACU, Utrecht NL
Oct 9 @ Drom, New York, NY w/ Extra Life


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