Monday, June 26, 2017

The Church Release Another Century

The Church have released a new single, and this is somewhat different from previous releases. I knew that they had basically made another album, but this one lands as a complete surprise, and it's a very welcome one at that.


No matter what you think of the direction, the changes, the choices, or the evolution of the band, every new project reveals something interesting. These are musicians who just don't sit still. They are constantly discovering something new by refusing to chase old glory. I think this method is preferable to any other. The reason why new music from Ride, Slowdive, the Jesus and Mary Chain, and a host of other bands has been so successful this year is because of a refusal to entertain the past and wallow in what once was. 

Anyway, the Church are on tour this summer and, keeping with my luck, they have avoided Texas completely.

Wednesday, June 28
The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI

Thursday, June 29
Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI

Friday, June 30
The Woodward, Cincinnati, OH

Saturday, July 1
City Winery, Nashville, TN

Monday, July 3
City Winery, Chicago, IL

Tuesday, July 4
City Winery, Chicago, IL

Thursday, July 6
The Broadberry, Richmond, VA

Friday, July 7
Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA

Thursday, July 8
Daryl’s House, Pawling, NY

You should definitely go see them. Why they didn't book a night in Arlington, VA or Annapolis, MD is one for their agent. No show in Austin? And no Minneapolis gigs? Wow. Here's hoping it's a smashing success of a tour. Can't wait for the album.

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