Upcoming Shows: Across Tundras Heading Across the U.S.A.

Hey, just a quick heads-up so you can start getting excited about this: Nashville, Tennessee’s Across Tundras are heading out on tour in just a couple of days, and will be making their way back and forth across the country, almost non-stop for two months. A full list of dates can be found at the end of this post, including a few yet to be confirmed or still needing booked.

But first, here’s a small sampling of what’s in store for you if the band is coming near where you live (spoiler alert: they are coming to Pittsburgh!) If the name wasn’t already in use for a similar genre, I’d be tempted to call this desert rock, because in my opinion that expression suits this music perfectly: it’s very mellow and introspective, sometimes sparse, and it’s extremely heavy without being especially loud. I don’t know if that makes sense, when you read it, but have a listen and see what I mean…


 

Here is a Bandcamp widget for their latest full-length album, Sage, which came out last May on Neurot Recordings. You can buy a digital copy through Bandcamp as well, but you might just want to wait a little bit, because I hear they are bringing a limited number of hand-screened 2xLP vinyl copies of the album they pressed just for this tour!

 

And as an added bonus, here’s another Bandcamp widget for the Metatotem EP, released near the end of 2011, featuring a handful of demos and outtakes (plus a Neil Young cover), and it’s available to buy on CD or as a name-your-price download.

 

If you enjoyed those, check out their Bandcamp page or webstore, because they’ve got loads of other releases available as well — including a recent split 7″ with Hellbender, copies of which will also be available for sale on this upcoming tour.

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ACROSS TUNDRAS 2012 Spring Tour:

4/11/2012 The Foxhole – St Louis, MO w/ Thorlock, Time and Time

4/12/2012 Mike n Molly’s – Champaign, IL

4/13/2012 Rozz Tox – Quad Cities, IL w/ Electric Machete, Greg Colson

4/14/2012 Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Day’s Fest w/ Northless

4/15/2012 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Larks Tongue

4/16/2012 Peoria Pizza Works – Peoria, IL w/ Larks Tongue

4/17/2012 The Butcher Shop – Dayton, OH w/ Before the Eyewall, Imbroglio

4/18/2012 Carabar – Columbus, OH w/ Tank Destroyer, Traitors Return to Earth

4/19/2012 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Molasses Barge, Carousel

4/20/2012 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY

4/21/2012 The Level Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ Ominous Black, Sadgiqacea, Hivelords

4/22/2012 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA @ Year of Shit 3 Fest

4/23/2012 TBA – Raleigh, NC (HELP WANTED)

4/24/2012 The Cave – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Bitter Resolve

4/25/2012 The Milestone – Charlotte, NC

4/26/2012 The Owl – Greenville, SC

4/27/2012 Lexington Avenue Brewery – Asheville, NC

4/28/2012 Wonderroot – Atlanta, GA

4/29/2012 Longbranch Saloon – Knoxville, TN w/ Wampus Cat, War Injun

4/30/2012 The Green Lantern – Lexington, KY w/ Stampede

5/01/2012 The Muse – Nashville, TN

5/17/2012 The Buccaneer – Memphis, TN

5/18/2012 The Road Map – Texarkana, AR

5/19/2012 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK

5/20/2012 Lola’s – Ft. Worth, TX w/ FTW

5/21/2012 The 806 Coffee House – Amarillo, TX

5/22/2012 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Albuquerque, NM

5/23/2012 The Red Owl – Phoenix, AZ w/ Rituals, Via Vengeance

5/24/2012 La Cocina – Tucson, AZ

5/25/2012 Matsumoto’s 2nd Street Jazz – Los Angeles, CA

5/26/2012 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA w/ Electric Shepherd & Outlaw, Hollow Mirrors, Owl

5/27/2012 TBA – Sacramento, CA (HELP WANTED)

5/28/2012 The Alibi – Arcata, CA w/ Uzala, Witch Sermon

5/29/2012 TBA – Eugene, OR (HELP WANTED)

5/30/2012 Billy Kyle’s House – Portland, OR

5/31/2012 Plan B – Portland, OR w/ Megaton Leviathon, Diesto, White Orange

6/01/2012 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA

6/02/2012 The Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Samothrace

6/03/2012 The Venue – Boise, ID

6/04/2012 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Lo Pan

6/05/2012 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO w/ The Sewer Rats, Varlet

6/06/2012 B & B Bar – Spearfish, SD w/ The Sewer Rats, Don’t Touch Me

6/07/2012 Latitude 44 – Sioux Falls, SD w/ The Sewer Rats, Rifflord

6/08/2012 The Medusa – Minneapolis, MN w/ The Sewer Rats, Lungs

6/09/2012 Off Minor – Dubuque, IA w/ Aseethe

**The band are still trying to lock down several dates (marked in red, above) so if you have a lead in one of the designated “TBA” markets and you want to help bring the band to town please email Earsplit PR at: earsplitpr@aol.com.

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Across Tundras: Facebook, blog
Neurot Recordings: Website, Facebook

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