When you think of busy musicians, James Murphy may come to mind. Perhaps Neko Case. But, the first name you think of isn’t likely to be Brad Cook. Probably not Joe Westerlund, either. With the high profile project GAYNS getting ready to go on tour and Megafaun just wrapping up its own trek, you would think these guys would have enough on their plates. Well, in a James Murphy-run universe, busy is never busy enough.
The aforementioned two, along with other Cook brother Phil, have announced more Megafaun dates to squeeze in between all its already-planned obligations. As for what it’ll be supporting? The band is still yet to drop its long-awaited EP, Heretofore. While the release date is still up in the air, I would put my money on sooner rather than later. In its press release, the band also notes that this is not its true third album. That is yet to be recorded, but plans are to head back into the studio in the fall. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear about them starting a label or running for congress within the next couple of weeks, especially once they realize sleep is filling up valuable productive hours.
Listen to “Volunteers” from the EP below and check them out in concert if you can.
Megafaun 2010 Tour Dates:
06/04 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre ^
06/05 - Clayton, NC @ Millstock Music & Art Fair
06/08 - Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club & Cafe #
06/09 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s #
06/10 – Cambridge, MA @ Regattabar (Farm School Benefit)
06/11 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall #
06/12 – Buffalo, NY @ Sound Lab #
06/13 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig #
06/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Girabaldi #
06/16 – Eau Claire, WI @ House of Rock #
06/17 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon #
06/19 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop #
06/21 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
06/22 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
06/23 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
08/06 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival
08/07 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival
^ = w/ Tift Merritt
# = w/ Sam Quinn