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Dredg announces next album, calls it The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion

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    Dredg has been at work on its fourth studio album for over two years now. So it makes sense that the first line describing The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion on the Los Angeles rockers recently released press release announcing the album says the following: “Aggressive and beautiful, visceral and thoughtful”. After all, the former for a decade now, and the latter, well, at least when it comes to thoughtful, I’m not sure what else one was to expect after two years.

    The press release goes on to describe the Matt Radosevich-produced followup to 2005’s Catch Without Arms as a combination of “punk aggression and metallic complexity,” or more specifically, “a sound that brings together the artistic instrumentation, haunting vocals and emotional intensity that is Dredg.” dredg small Dredg announces next album, calls it The Pariah, The Parrot, The DelusionHowever, that’s not to say The Pariah is your protypical rock album. Oh no, explains the band:

    Inspired in part by Salman Rushdie’s essay “Imagine There’s No Heaven: A Letter to the 6 Billionth Citizen,” Dredg capture the madness of the modern world, particularly its battles over religion and science, within a musical missive to the future. Fittingly, The Pariah is packaged and constructed like a letter, its songs and instrumental interludes connected by eerie, evocative Wurlitzer piano-and-voice segments. Diverse and textured, these intentional imperfections allow some of Dredg’s mellowest recorded moments to mingle with some of their harshest.

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    Got all that? Fortunately, you’ll have a couple months to prepare. The release isn’t due out for a few months (June 9th via the band’s personal imprint Ohlone Recordings). However, Dredg will be offering quite a few early previews thanks to its recently launched North American tour that will be taking the quarter across the country for the next two months. Tickets are available excusibly through the band’s website.

    Dredg 2009 Tour Dates:
    03/16 – Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room
    03/17 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
    03/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
    03/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (ILG Showcase)
    03/21 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
    04/03 – Portland, OR @ Hawthrone Theatre
    04/04 – Bellingham, WA @ Nighlight
    04/05 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
    04/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
    04/08 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
    04/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
    04/11 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudville Mews
    04/12 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    04/13 – Pontiac, MI @ Eagle Theater
    04/15 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
    04/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
    04/17 – Lancaster, PA @ Charmeleon Club
    04/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
    04/19 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
    04/21 – Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
    04/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
    04/24 – Orlando, FL @ Social
    04/25 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Club
    04/26 – Tampa, FL @ State Theater
    04/30 – Houston, TX @ Meridian
    05/01 – Dallas, TX @ Grenada
    05/02 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
    05/04 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
    05/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Martini Ranch
    05/06 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
    05/08 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
    05/09 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
    05/10 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
    05/12 – Fresno, CA @ Starlite
    05/13 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
    05/15 – Reno, NV @ The Underground
    05/16 – Chino, CA @ Senator Theatre
    05/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American
    05/21 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
    05/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
    05/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

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