2008 is ending quietly at Evolving Ear HQ, but 2009 is shaping up to be a busy one. Peeesseye is working on a CDR release for Golden Lab and the Peeesseye + Talibam collab record (this is not a split release - this is a full on collaboration between the two groups) is slated for a springtime LP + CD release on Invada to be followed by some Peeeseye + Talibam UK/EU dates. Let us know if your festival/club/venue is interested.... In the nearer term, Chris Forsyth will be on tour solo in Europe in January, then in Atlanta and ending a busy month with a killer show at Issue Project Room, sharing the bill with fellow guitar godz Tom Carter (Charalambides) and Steve Gunn (GHQ). Oh, it's an exciting time to be alive.
Peeesseye's Fall European tour is history. Thanks to everyone who came, played, organized, and in some way helped make it happen. We still have a few copies of the Peeesseye Teton Trout tour CDR release available here. Chris Forsyth has a few shows coming up in New York City, including the premiere of his collab with choreographer RoseAnne Spradlin at The Kitchen. Details:
It was a supreme bummer
that Rhys Chatham's A Crimson Grail was rained
out in NYC last week, but plans are afoot to remount
the piece sometime in the future, maybe next summer.
When it does happen, it promises to be magic.
TONS OF NEWS:
Chris Forsyth's first solo
CD Live Journal at the Mice Machine VIP Dance Floor
will be out on the Incunabulum label within the
month and is available here now
as a pre-order. Copies will ship after the Peeesseye
tour is complete in late September. This studio recording
features Forsyth's 12-string acoustic guitar, supported
in places by organ and drum machine. Spare, hypnotic,
going to be a busy next month, perforance-wise for Evolving
Ear family: The Chris Forsyth (trio with CF on 12-string
electric, Peter Kerlin on bass, and Ryan Sawyer drumming)
is playing at the Cake Shop Tuesday the 26th and then
Chris Forsyth will be in Philadelphia for a week with
Miguel Gutierrez & the Powerful People, performing
Everyone at the Philly Live Arts Festival.
September will see Peeesseye's 2008 European Tour get
underway, including the first Peeesseye shows since
2004 in The Netherlands and first shows ever in the
UK. Jaime Fennelly is going to stick around Germany
for a couple of shows in Berlin and Bremen too.
2008 Fall European Tour dates are all confirmed,
September 4-23, including shows at Colour Out of Space
in Brighton, ZXZW in Tilburg, and Rumor Fest in Utrecht.
Eleven shows in the UK, Scotland, Netherlands, France,
and Switzerland. Maybe one more date still to be added.
Peeesseye made 100 copies of a new tour only live CDR
release, and will be carrying them to the European gigs.
A limited number of them are now available through Evolving
Ear. Check it:
The Chris Forsyth has a
couple of shows coming up before the end of the summer.
That's: Chris Forysth (guitar) + Ryan Sawyer (drums)
+ Peter Kerlin (bass). Here's the next:
Peeesseye European tourdates
for September are being finalized. Three festivals -
Colour Out of Space in Brighton, England, Rumor Fest
in Utrecht, Netherlands, and ZXZW in Tilburg, Netherlands
are confirmed, all with a lot of great artists. Complete
dates are on the live
page. Contact chris (at) evolvingear (dot) com for booking.
The Chris Forsyth is playing
out on Thursday at Glasslands in
NYC. The Chris Forsyth is Ryan Sawyer of Tall Firs
and Charles Gayle Trio fame on drums, Peter Kerlin of
Minetta on bass, and Peeesseye's
Chris Forsyth on 12-string electric guitar. They'll
be playing some serious streamlined voodoo. Koen Holtkamp
and Mike Wexler round out the bill.
And, brand new Peeesseye
tour T-shirts are up in the shop.
These are excellent quality tees with beautifully printed
design by Fritz Welch. Have a look:
The Peeesseye's new site
is up. Buncha studio and live mp3 downloads, gig chronology,
and photos available.
Peeesseye will be playing a few shows in the
Northeast US and Canada in May, including Philadelphia
with KTL, Brooklyn with Talibam!, and a midnight set
at the Victoriaville Festival in Quebec. See here.
New Peeesseye vid action
from Nov in NYC:
historical W!77iN6 footage
w / BrO'Malley on 2nd guitar:
Two bits of exciting news
for the spring: The Peeesseye will be peforming at midnight
on Friday, May 16 at Festival
International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV)
in Victoriaville, Quebec. This'll be The Peeesseye's
first Canadian show ever. Look for a few other dates
around the Northeast at that time as well, including
May 20 in Philly with KTL and May 21at Zebulon in Brooklyn
with the brothers Talibam! More dates to be announced
Also, Chris Forsyth's first full length solo record
Live Journal at the Mice Machine VIP Dance Floor
is finished and will be out on CD on Incunabulum
by late winter or early spring. It's seven tracks were
recorded over the last six months of 2007. The material
spans elegiac solo 12-string acoustic guitar numbers,
overtone laden workouts featuring layers of organ, keyboards,
and drum machine, and the cascading rhythms and highly
unusual tuning schemes of the multi-tracked guitar pieces
which begin and end the record. Live Journal at
the Mice Machine VIP Dance Floor will be Chris
Forsyth's first solo release since 1998's long out of
print 071797/1025977 inch. The cover image is going to be this portrait
by the mighty Anne
Go to Under Your Wet
Blanket, Fritz Welch's new gallery show at Cueto
Project in Chelsea, openng Jan 17 and running thru Feb
Happy New Year!
Chris Forsyth is going to be in Minneapolis next week,
performing solo at the Bryant Lake Bowl on Jan 6 and
then doing six shows of Everyone at the Walker
Art Center with Miguel Gutierrez & the Powerful
People Jan 9-12. MGPP will then be doing three more
performances of Everyone at Dance Theater Workshop
in NYC Jan 13-14.
"At a time when
so much art lacks a heartbeat, Mr. Gutierrez’s
chest pounds. “Everyone,” his newest dance
for his group, the Powerful People, is another adrenaline
burst, smart and moving and full of questions, the way
only real art can be." - Claudia La Rocco, NY Times