The Atlas Moth (IL) New Track Posted From Digital Covers EP; Fall Tour Dates Supporting Nachtmystium, Zoroaster Posted
[center] [/center] Candlelight Records will release a special digital-only covers EP from Chicago's The Atlas Moth on September 28. Titled The One Amongst the Weed Fields, it contains very special renditions of "California Dreaminâ€™" (The Mamas & The Papas), "Fearless" (Pink Floyd), "Golden" (Failure), and "Five to One" (The Doors). Guitarist/vocalist Stavrosâ€™ explains, "we have been thinking about doing a covers EP for a while. Thirteen-hour drives with only a radio to entertain you eventually takes a toll. But every once in a while weâ€™d hear a song pop up that would strike us as something we all wanted to make into a â€˜Moth song. These are the few we came up with from a terribly long list, and we are pretty proud of the outcome. It was a great way to have some fun, produce something new, and do a little pre-production for our new album which we hope to record later this year." A track from the EP, in the form of "Golden" by Failure, has been posted on the band's Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/theatlasmothband. A limited number of download cards will be available for purchase during the band's upcoming tour with friends Nachtmystium, Zoroaster, and Dark Castle, a special treat for fans planning to come out to the show. The tour, sponsored by Stereogum, is set to kick off September 9 and will make twenty stops before ending in Chicago on October 2. The band will perform selections from their current album, A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky, voted one of 2009â€™s best albums by Decibel Magazine. Sterogum/Haunting The Chapel Presents: Nachtmystium, Zoroaster, The Atlas Moth, Dark Castle 9/09/2010 Ottoâ€™s Nightclub - Dekalb, IL 9/10/2010 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI 9/11/2010 Leeâ€™s Place - Toronto, ON 9/12/2010 La Sala Rose - Montreal, QC 9/13/2010 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON 9/15/2010 The Studio at Webster Hall - New York, NY 9/16/2010 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT 9/17/2010 Club Hell - Providence, RI 9/18/2010 Great Scott - Boston, MA 9/19/2010 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY 9/21/2010 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA 9/22/2010 Sonar - Baltimore, MD 9/23/2010 Hat Factory - Richmond, VA 9/24/2010 Kings - Raleigh, NC 9/25/2010 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC 9/26/2010 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA 9/27/2010 Hi Tone CafÃ© - Memphis, TN 9/28/2010 Fubar - St. Louis, MO 9/29/2010 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO 10/1/2010 Mickeyâ€™s Finn Pub - Toledo, OH 10/2/2010 Reggieâ€™s Rock Club - Chicago, IL The Atlas Moth has been touring consistently since the release of A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky last fall. The five-piece was a "buzz band" at the South-By-Southwest Festival earlier this year where they made six showcase appearances. Brooklyn Vegan notes, "the juxtaposition of vocalist/guitarist Stavros's high and low pitched screams against David's soaring and spot-on clean vocals sounds great against the wall of slight synths and crunchy guitars. I already can't wait to see them again." Noisecreeep adds, "their feedback-drenched space jams spiral off into rapturous psychedelia as often as they dredge up the dirtiest dixie-sludge. This is a band to watch, no doubt about it." Formed in early 2007, The Atlas Moth has carefully perfected their bone-shaking heaviness. An awesome metal hybrid, the quintet unites sludge, doom, psychedelia and more into a musical adventure few bands can deliver. "This is heavy music for heavy thinkers," says Stavros. A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky is the bandâ€™s full length debut. It follows 2008â€™s highly regarded EP, Pray for Tide. Punknews says, The Atlas Moth "gives me shivers... a band to watch." Spinner.com notes, "The Atlas Moth's combination of bluesy, psychedelia, and metal makes for a pretty awesomely grim sonic blend." The band has performed alongside Pentagram, Saviours, Intronaut, Wolves in the Throne Room, Coalesce, and Harvey Milk, among others.