Pillars and Tongues – New Single, New Video, New Tour

Pillars and Tongues find peace in change – constantly in motion and thoughtfully redirecting their sonic trajectory. Even songs that have been recorded and released are not safe from their restless deconstructionist tendencies. In this spirit we are pleased to present the reworked “Palms To Tell.” Now entitled “(Laid) Palms To Tell,” this re-envisioning of The Pass and Crossings standout track showcases the mercurial nature of their songwriting. Though it is most definitely the same song, the new instrumentation brings to light new interpretations and provokes new emotions. Alongside the reworked track is a new music video (their second video from The Pass and Crossings – watch the first one here) directed by Alex Babbit. Babbit has created a seriously beautiful and nostalgic pairing for the new arrangement, which No Fear of Pop described as, “gorgeously colorful and aptly arcane.”

Pillars and Tongues- (Laid) Palms to Tell from Golas on Vimeo.

As a companion to the new video and a preview for their tour, Pillars and Tongues has also released a free three-song digital single also titled (Laid) Palms to Tell.  The new single includes the reworked track along with two others, all previously unreleased. The single is available for download at the their bandcamp.

Pillars and Tongues are embarking on a five-week tour that will take them across the states. More dates are being added as we write this, so check here for the most up-to-date tour listings.


05/28 North Manchester, IN – The Firehouse
05/29 Indianapolis, IN – Mediumship w/ Thee Open Sex + Church of the Infinite Space Ritual
05/30 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar w/ Man Forever + New Mother Nature
05/31 Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light w/ North America
06/02 New Orleans, LA – The Allways Lounge w/ Picnic + Julie Odell
06/03 Austin, TX – Church of the Friendly Ghost @ The Salvage Vanguard Theater
06/04 Austin, TX – Skinny’s Ballroom
06/06 Marfa, TX – El Cosmico
06/08 Santa Fe, NM – High Mayhem w/ Extremadura (ft. Jeremy Barnes) + Black Iron Trio
06/09 Albuquerque, NM – Gold House w/ Drake Hardin + Young Lungs
06/10 Taos, NM – Taos Ale House w/ A Hawk and a Hacksaw + Art of Flying
06/14 Sedona, AZ – Chocola Tree
06/15 Flagstaff, AZ – Cottage House
06/23 Sacramento, CA – Animal House
06/24 Nevada City, CA – Haven Underground w/ Requa Cambium, Exquisite Corps, The Still Sea
06/25 Chico, CA – Cafe Coda
06/27 Portland, OR – The Purple Church w/ Sun Angle + And and and

Joseph Childress + Dana Buoy Tonight @ Amnesia SF

Tomorrow night: (((folkYEAH!))) Presents Joseph Childress at Brick and Mortar, SF

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents:
Wed, May 9, 2012
Sweet Chariot
Joseph Childress
Big Eagle

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco, CA
$8.00 – $10.00

Announcing Charles Sharp 6 (C#6) Debut LP, EXITS

We are proud to announce the debut LP by Charles Sharp 6 (C#6), Exits. This is NEW Jazz from California, the second in Empty Cellar’s Jazz series after Sword + Sandals’ (John Dwyer, Randy Lee Sutherland, Shaun O’Dell) debut LP. In a similar vein as Henry Threadgill, Dave Douglas, Ornette Coleman’s large ensembles, and Sun Ra, the Charles Sharp 6 braid together jazz tradition with experimentalist and popular music threads. Exits captures a spectrum of sounds held together by Sharp’s direction, as the ensemble of six musicians blaze through compositional structures and freely improvised responses.

The collection of musicians Sharp gathered for an evening have collaborated with artists as diverse as Mike Watt, Anthony Braxton, Kenny Burrell, Nels Cline, Tito Puente, Fat and Fucked Up and Vinny Golia, and includes two percussionists; two upright bassists, at odds–panned left and right; and a chamber-punk veteran on cello. Confident direction among the players creates an inspiring momentum as Sharp (saxophones) directs through sketches, gestures, and example, all of which fuels their conversation. This music is in dialogue with its times (as good free jazz is). It is music to stroll through crowded spaces, and to develop something outside the oppressive banality of the mainstream broadcast. In stores May 8th and available now for presale at the Endless Nest Store. Limited to a single pressing of 250 copies.

M Trecka of Pillars and Tongues France Dates!

Mark Trecka of Pillars and Tongues will be playing six dates in France starting Thursday, April 26th. If you live in or near any one of these towns then we highly recommend that you get close and intimate with his rich baritone voice for an evening.

Apr 26 Le Stakhanov – Nantes, France +
Apr 28 House show (TBA) – Cholet, France ^
Apr 29 Kraspek Music – Lyon, France ^
Apr 30 Hotel des Vils – Clermont Ferrand, France ^
May 01 Le Sambre – Rennes, France ^
May 02 L’international – Paris, France ^

^ with My Name Is Nobody
+ with Mermonte