Thursday, June 26, 2014

Alpenglow Announces New "Chapel" EP Out This Fall + Summer US Tour Dates Beginning Next Month

"That was really awesome. Wanna catch a few laughs?" - Jim James, My Morning Jacket

"Really beautiful stuff...don't move to Brooklyn." - Jeff Tweedy, Wilco

"Do you guys know where the bathroom is?"- Grace Potter, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

"Alpenglow Taking Their Music To The Next Level"- Vermont Public Radio

"Solitude is not just a remarkable debut; it’s a remarkable record, period."- Seven Days

"Alpenglow stands out with smart arrangement and an inarguably delicious sound." - The Wild Honey Pie

Alpenglow began in a small Vermont town when founding members Peter Coccoma, Graeme Daubert, Elori Kramer, and Kenneth Root shared songs in an old stone mill. Over the next two years, after adding bassist Colin Weeks, Alpenglow transformed original songs rooted in the folk tradition into a collection of finely crafted arrangements that are sprawling, moody, and wholly their own. Their music has been described as "swooning, harmony-laden stuff... laced with arcing fiddle, shimmering keys and healthy doses of ringing guitar punch."

After years of walking past a hilltop chapel in the town they lived in, Alpenglow decided to play a show inside. The result was transformative: a chapel brimming with people smiling, swaying, and dancing together under the music’s effortless melodies and grooving rhythms. The spirit that night inspired Alpenglow to return to the chapel to record an album. The result is their appropriately titled new EP,Chapel, which is an effort to capture the spirit of a night, a place, and a time in the band’s life. The new collection of songs acts as a meditation on loss and the modern condition while at the same time stepping out of its reverent tone with moments of excitement and joy that ease the wayward soul.

On Alpenglow’s July tour they will be performing live in front of a projection of original footage by Vermont filmaker John Douglas from his 1971 film GLACIER that tells the journey of three friends hiking on a glacier in the American West. The performance is a collaboration between two different time periods, two different artists, and two different mediums. The result is a unique experience that changes each night, bringing the audience into the process and taking them along for a journey.

"Chapel" Track List:
1. Gabriel
2. Old Country
3. Eliza
4. Shout It Out
5. Brothers In Crime

Alpenglow Live!
7/10 Hudson, NY | Spotty Dog (w. The Firs)
7/11 Wilmington, DE | World Cafe Live (w. New Sweden)
7/12 Washington, DC | Pier's (w. Luray)
7/13 Brooklyn, NY | Baby's All Right (w. Caroline Rose, Lapland)
7/16 Boston, MA | Great Scott (w. Forts/Gainseville, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires)
7/17 Newport, RI | House Show (w. Haunt The House)
7/18 Portland. ME | Bunker Brewery (w. Paper Castles)
7/19 Brattleboro, VT | TBD
7/20 Burlington, VT | TBD (w. Paper Castles)

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