#1 (for now) on rateyourmusic.com's 2015 rankings
I'm sure all the Viet Cong, Father John Misty, Panda Bear and Sleater-Kinney fanboys/fangirls will go ahead and downrate it now.
Podcast got pulled below, but the 1st 2 tracks are now streaming here:
1st 2 tracks "First Regret/3 Years Older" are streaming about 2 minutes in
New video for the 4th track "Perfect Life," another ballad. This album definitely seems a bit different and more conceptual, but it may not matter.
Sunday June 7th, 2015 Varsity Theater.
Well, not exactly Dejavu as by some miracle, despite the back-2-back Chicago shows and a show in Madison, Steven's band has been confirmed to play at The Varsity Theater on Sunday June 7th, 2015.
A SEATED SHOW I guess, which reminds me of The Dear Hunter concert with the string section from 2013.
I don't know of a conflict at this point, so I plan to purchase a ticket on Friday. Beyond the link below, tickets are available at Into the Void records in St.Paul, The Electric Fetus and Down in the Valley in Golden Valley.
No Marco Minneman and Guthrie Govan I guess per prior commitments for The Aristocrats tour in Europe, but so be it. Perhaps the promoters and the Agency Group? people have finally started to figure out this town has a Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson fanbase and is worth booking after the 8 year gap, between sold out 2005 PT show and Steven's last show here at The Fine Line in 2013.
Certainly an EVENT concert.
89.3, Citypages, Radio K, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and even vita-mn I might be rather surprised to see anything extensive about it. Vita-mn maybe. Of course the 1st single/title track would be easily accepted in Radio K and 89.3's playlist, but it's way too unlikely that would ever happen because of the prog tag among other reasons.
Will this bring back my appreciation for The Varsity?..meh, I would love it to, but I doubt it. I will still likely do the Mesa Pizza thing though.
The tour dates started coming out like 2 weeks ago, and of course the back-2-back Chicago shows were all-too-familiar with no show in Minneapolis. Of course on FB/Twitter and Steven's site it says more dates will be announced, but it seems pretty clear they chose to do a 2nd show in Chicago instead of coming back to Minnesota.
I also noticed someone say that both Marco and Guthrie will not be on this tour, which I suppose for what it's worth, I would rather see them, but I'd trade no Marco & Guthrie and a show in Minnesota regardless.
On the other hand. I just noticed how Marillion are planning to come back to the US in 2016. Minnesota? unlikely, but I would anticipate traveling for them.
wow, I need to spend some time, but my gawd, there's a boatload of into, images, and diary entries from this woman who found a tragic fate that this record is supposed to be about.
some stuff about it also included in the latest KScope Podcasr.
1st single/title track. The outro is quite nice.
despite my lack of interest in ever purchasing anything there, it is for sale here on iTunes .
edit: lyric video
SW site Preorder (Deluxe)
Burningshed Store with I count 5 different versions
Newbury Comics Preorder
More info about the concept/artwork/packaging, etc.
Cover art, tracklist and release dates. March 3rd in the US/Canada. I'm a little thrown off by another album cover that doesn't include the artist name nor the title even. But whatevz.
We can now reveal the front cover artwork and track listing for the forthcoming Steven Wilson album 'Hand. Cannot. Erase.' due for release via Kscope on the following dates: February 27th - Germany, March 2nd - UK & Rest of World, March 3rd - US and Canada.
1. First Regret (2.01)
2. 3 Years Older (10.18)
3. Hand Cannot Erase (4.13)
4. Perfect Life (4.43)
5. Routine (8.58)
6. Home Invasion (6.24)
7. Regret #9 (5.00)
8. Transience (2.43)
9. Ancestral (13.30)
10. Happy Returns (6.00)
11. Ascendant Here On…(1.54)
I’m happy to announce that my new album “Hand. Cannot. Erase.” is now finished and will be released on Kscope in February. More news and previews soon, including information on how to pre-order a very special deluxe edition.
In the meantime the first tour dates in the UK and Europe are confirmed, see below. We are currently developing a show that I hope will raise the bar both musically and visually from previous tours, with a set list based around the new album, as well as casting the net further back into my songwriting past for a few surprises.
Hand. Cannot. Erase. almost sounds sort of like Meshuggah's Destroy. Erase. Improve ? lol.
I wonder what he refers to "as well as casting the net further into my songwriting past for a few surprises."..PT and Blackfield? If a tour does come the States, it seems like it'll be at the earliest, late Spring.
But as far as the album details, some bumps shall happen of course when all those details are shared,
not sure what the deal is with this site right now, but it probably will be a site for info on it:
Thu 12th Mar - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Fri 13th Mar - UK, Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Sat 14th Mar - UK, Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Mon 16th Mar - UK, Edinburgh, Queens Hall
Tue 17th Mar - UK, London, Troxy
Wed 18th Mar - UK, Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Fri 20th Mar - Germany, Cologne, E-Werk
Sat 21st Mar - Luxembourg, Rockhall
Sun 22nd Mar - Germany, Stuttgart, Theatrehaus
Tue 24th Mar - The Netherlands, Utrecht, TivoliVredeburg
Wed 25th Mar - France, Paris, Olympia
Thu 26th Mar - Belgium, Antwerp, Trix Club
Sat 28th Mar - Germany, Neu Isenburgy (Frankfurt), Hugenottenhalle
Sun 29th Mar - Switzerland, Pratteln, Konzerfabruk z7
Mon 30th Mar - Italy, Milan, Teatro Dal Verme
Tue 31st Mar - Italy, Rome, Teatro Sistina
Thu 2nd Apr - Germany, Munich, Kongresshalle
Sat 4th Apr - Austria, Vienna, Ottakringer Brauerei
Sun 5th Apr - Czech Republic, Prague, Hybernia Theatre
Tue 7th Apr - Poland, Krakow, ICE Congress Hall
Wed 8th Apr - Poland, Lodz, Klub Wytwornia
Thu 9th Apr - Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle
Fri 10th Apr - Germany, Hamburg, CCH2
Sun 12th Apr - Denmark, Aarhus, Train
Mon 13th Apr - Denmark, Copenhagen, Amager Bio
Tue 14th Apr - Sweden, Malmo, Palladium
Thu 16th Apr - Sweden, Gothenburg, Konserthuset
Fri 17th Apr - Sweden, Stockholm, Debaser Medis
Sun 19th Apr - Finland, Helsinki, The Circus
Tue 21st Apr - Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Thu 23rd Apr - The Netherlands, Zwolle