Friday, September 21, 2012

THEMES Announce New LP "Loveweapons" & Tour!

After several months of writing and recording their 5th, and said to be "most powerful" studio release, Produced/Engineered by Brandon Eggleston (tUnE-yArDs, Mountain Goats, Modest Mouse & Swans) and Mastered by Judah Nagler (of The Velvet Teen) THEMES debuted their new material live, supporting Electric Guest after the 2012 Sasquatch Music Festival. The band now prepares for a US tour including another in studio session with Daytrotter (available as a Live Stream on 10-11-12), as well as appearances at the 2012 CMJ Music Festival.

Tour Dates:
10.05.2012 - Missoula, MT @ Top Hat 
10.06.2012 - Billings, MT @ Manny’s
10.09.2012 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
10.10.2012 - Lincoln, NE @ The Burbon Theater (Lincoln Calling Fest) 
10.11.2012 - Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter (Live Streaming Sessions @ 1PM CET)
10.12.2012 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cause Spirits And Soundbar
10.14.2012  - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Music Joint 
10.16.2012  - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Garden Bowl

"The trio—which moved to Portland by way of Santa Rosa, then by way of Minneapolis—shows stylistic traces of friends and occasional collaborators Minus the Bear, but whereas MTB has taken slick post-rock in the direction of the dance floor, Themes has pulled the genre relentlessly toward the downtempo regions of the dirge." Willamette Week

"The self-described “fractured post rock” group’s most recent album, The Phantom, was produced by Carcrashlander’s Cory Gray and is nearly as daunting as their tendency for textual yelling; it’s unspeakably dark, but in its eight-song duration, it manages to clear the brush from those slovenly places in your head to make way for more lucid thoughts before it swallows you whole." Portland Mercury

"The members of Themes understand what it is to convey emotion. Each and every track bleeds with personality and atmosphere, creating aural soundscapes that are both beautiful and bleak in their composition. Vocalists McIntosh and Crawford signature delivery styles play off each other well, a sorrowful combination that lives up to the band’s name." Absolute Punk

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