The Appleseed Cast play Southgate House Revival on 4/08 – New LP via Graveface Records 4/23

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The Appleseed Cast
The Appleseed Cast

The Appleseed Cast
with openers Muscle Worship, Justin WW and The Even Tiles
April 8, 2013
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
$12 adv, $15 dos, 7pm doors, 8pm show
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Every album has come with line up changes for The Appleseed Cast.  This one introduces Taylor Holenbeck on guitar and Nathan Wilder on drums.  Both additions are outstanding on this record. Musical interplay between band members is something Appleseed Cast is known for, but the level of counterpoint and intricate yet chaotic energy is unmatched to anything they’ve done to date.  The songs are energetic, sweeping, full of atmosphere, melancholy yet hopeful, driving, determined, and unabashed. Lyrically, Chris Crisci (founding member) is creating images to be pieced together.  Much like Appleseed Cast’s seminal work, every song has a feeling and theme, but nothing is forced or in your face.  The lyrics frame perfectly the vision of the music.  In songs like “Great Lake Derelict” and “Cathedral Rings” you can hear nods to some of their most recognizable work, but there’s something new and fresh that’s all encompassing.

With such a natural chemistry within the new line up, it makes sense that the songs themselves, while embracing chaos and a tuneful math-rock sensibility, eschew earlier recordings’ slick production for a more organic sound. The songwriting itself grew from collaborative explorations in the studio, with each player given time to riff on the parts that had been laid down before, their spontaneous contributions captured and cut together.  Newly invigorated by their shared enthusiasm and the interplay of their individual talents, The Appleseed Cast enters their fourteenth year as a new band in the best sense, full of fresh ideas and the energy to bring them to both longtime fans and new converts alike.

April Shows:
06 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo
07 – Indianapolis, IN – Do317 Lounge
08 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
09 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
10 – Boston, MA – Middle East
11 – Hamden, CT – The Space
13 – New York, NY – The Delancey
14 – Philadelphia, PA – Unitarian Church
15 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
17 – Columbus, OH – Kobo Live
18 – Champaign, IL – Mike ‘N Molly’s

Illumination Ritual will be available on vinyl, compact disc, cassette & digital on April 23rd via the Graveface Records & Curiosities imprint.

Artist –  The Appleseed Cast
Album – Illumination Ritual
Release Date – April 23, 2013
Label –  Graveface Records & Curiosities
Pre-order – here

01. Adriatic to Black Sea
02. Great Lake Derelict
03. Simple Forms
04. Cathedral Rings
05. 30 Degrees 3AM
06. Branches on the Arrow Peak Revelation
07. Barrier Islands (Do We Remain)
08. North Star Ordination
09. Clearing Life
10. Illumination Ritual