Monday, March 30, 2009
CHICAGO'S TORTOISE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, BEACONS OF ANCESTORSHIP, IN JUNE
Batten down the hatches, Tortoise is moseying back into our aural perimeter this summer with a new album that industry insiders are calling the Chicago post-rock institution's finest work since 1998's TNT.
EntitledBeacons of Ancestorship, the album is due out June 23rd on Thrill Jockey. Additionally, the first track on the album will be included on a Thrill Jockey compilation, Records Toreism, being released on Record Store Day on April 18th, and the band will be releasing a series of 5" records following the album's release. Tortoise will also be playing the Pitchfork Music Festival on Friday, July 17th. Their performance is part of the "Write the Night: Set Lists By Request" series where ticket holders can vote on which of the band's songs they'd like to hear during their set.
Beacons of Ancestorship tracklisting:
01. High Class Slim Came Floatin' In
02. Prepare Your Coffin
03. Northern Something
07. The Fall Of Seven Diamonds Plus One
09. Monument Six One Thousand
10. de Chelly
11. Charteroak Foundation
"Salt The Skies" video: