Friday, October 02, 2009
Even though Arms and Sleepers' gorgeously mesmerizing sophomore album, "Matador", won't officially be available until mid-November here in North America, anyone fortunate enough to catch them on a string of dates this month will be able to grab one straight from the source. The first opportunity to do so comes this Wednesday, when the duo (namely Boston's Max Lewis and Portland, ME's Mirza Ramic) plays upstairs at the Middle East with a seriously solid lineup that includes Junius, Metavari, and Thunderhole.
Can't say for sure if they'll be joined on stage by any of the super-talented area guest stars they recruited to help out with the record (including Philip Jamieson of Caspian and Mona Elliott from Travels), but given the occasion, I wouldn't rule anything out (actually, looking at Caspian's crazy touring schedule, we can rule Phil out). Those album guest stars also include the golden-throated Catherine Worsham of Uzi & Ari, who duets on this song, the album's official preview track, which also features guitar work from Travels' Mona...
Thanks to Extinguish Boston, I've got a pair of guest list spots for this Wednesday, October 7th show to hand out to a fortunate Almanac reader. If you're down, send a quick email to giveaways [at] bradleysalmanac [dot] com by Noon sharp on Tuesday the 6th, entitle it "A&S", and let me know which town you live in (and have no fear, your email addy is never shared). I'll pick a random name outta the emailers and get ahold of them that afternoon to say they're on the guest list for the next night's show with a +1.
If you're not the lucky chosen one, or if you just wanna make sure you don't get shut out of the show, make sure you pick up tickets of your own at the Middle East box office or online right here. Arms and Sleepers' "Matador" can be pre-ordered from Fake Chapter Records on disc or limited edition vinyl right here.
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on november 14th, 2008
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