11 February 2009

Grouper & Pumice : NZ tour / split 7"

Grouper (Liz Harris) and Pumice (Stefan Neville) are set to join forces on a tour of Neville's New Zealand homeland in March. To commemorate this event, Soft Abuse (in conjunction with the artists themselves) will release a tour 7" single, which is strictly limited to 500 copies & features exclusive new songs. Grouper's contribution, 'Rising Height,' is a gorgeous example of her elongated Kendra Smith-esque fuzzy drone craft. Pumice gives us 'Twin Neck Double Kick Bum Chin,' a new song that could've fit well on Quo. The single will be officially available on 24 March (as well as all NZ gigs), and is currently available for pre-order here.
Confirmed tour dates are as follows -

03/12 - Auckland, NZ - Whammy Bar
03/13 - Wanganui, NZ - The Stink Magnetic Record Co.
03/14 - Wellington, NZ - Happy (with Seht)
03/15 - Wellington, NZ - SpaceThing (with The Ghastlies)
03/19 - Christchurch, NZ - Saint Lukes (with Roy Montgomery)
03/21 - Port Chalmers, NZ - Chicks Hotel (with CJA & Smokehouse)