A.V. Club Premieres the Colleciton's
Ars Moriendi -- "Waxing Rhapsodic About
The Art Of Dying"
U.S. Tour Kicks Off July 18th
Greensboro folk ensemble, the Collection, are gearing up to release a powerful new album titledArs Moriendi on July 15th. This morning the A.V. Club posted an advance stream of the album, describing the group's lyricism as "Waxing rhapsodic about the art of dying," and noting that the album, "Does a good job at both showcasing the band and its life-affirming message."
Listen to the full album on the A.V. Club HERE.
the Collection have also announced the dates for their upcoming tour (dates listed below), and will be kicking it off with an album release show at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC on July 18th
The album's title translates to "The Art of Dying" and its songs were written as the group mourned the loss of a close friend to suicide, trailing through the life changing questions that arose in response. The Collection, lead by lead vocalist and guitarist David Wimbish, prides itself as a community of artists, nurses, farmers, students, and everyone in between living life together in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Watch NPR Music's video premiere for the Collection’s first single, “The Gown of Green” HERE.
Ranging from 13-18 members depending on the day, the Collection have learned to complement their complex arrangements with moments of emptiness and simplicity allowing every unique instrument to shine through the mix. The full album, mixed by Jeff Stuart Saltzman (Menomena, Deer Tick), radiates with bold and excited vocal melodies reminiscent of Typhoon's emotional anthems with intermittent moments of Sufjan Stevens-esque grandiosity throughout the orchestration.
7/18 The Blind Tiger, Greensboro NC
7/19 Scooby Doo Mansion, Washington D.C.
7/21 Rockwood Music Hall, New York NY
7/23 Crime and Punishment Brewing Co, Philadelphia PA
7/24 Pittsburgh Winery, Pittsburgh PA
7/26 Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids MI
7/27 The Tonic Room, Chicago IL
7/29 The Cotton House, Columbia MO
7/30 the Hi Tone, Memphis TN
7/31 The Nick, Birmingham AL
8/1 The Camp House, Chattanooga TN
8/4 Woodsongs, Lexington KY