It was almost two months ago now, but Naam‘s performance at Desertfest in London still stands out to me as a highlight of that weekend. That wasn’t the first exposure I had to their new album, Vow (review here), but I definitely felt like I got a new level of appreciation for the space rock push of that material by seeing it live, and it’s made the record that much more of a joy to live with since.
That being the case, as I post this press release of newly-announced North American Naam dates, please consider it coming with my recommendation to check out the band live should you get the chance. I feel like they’re a better band than people know at this point, and since they just got back from doing two months in Europe, I can only imagine they’re even tighter than they were when I saw them. Really. If you get to go, you should go.
Here’s the info and dates:
NAAM ANNOUNCE US TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW LP, “VOW”
NAAM has announced US touring in support of the newly released Vow LP via Tee Pee Records.
Naam’s Vow, opens yet another chapter for this Brooklyn-based heavy psych band, breaking new ground both sonically and progressively. Dark melodic tones, vocal harmonies, and heavy synthesizer presence accompany the listener in the shift towards Naam’s astral plane. As deep, doom-ridden tones and tribal drums accompany the acid-casualty grooves and freakouts of Naam past, Naam future presents not only a more progressive and developed concept through music, but also through the concept of spirituality.
The band just finished up a long tour throughout Europe and are set to bring songs from their heavy and heady masterpiece to US crowds.
Naam on tour!
Jul. 06 New York, NY – Studio at Webster Hall
Jul. 07 Montreal, QC – iL Motore
Jul. 09 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room
Jul. 10 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
Jul. 11 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
Jul. 12 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
Jul. 13 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
Jul. 14 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Jul. 15 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Jul. 16 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis
Jul. 18 Winnipeg, MN – Windsor Hotel
Jul. 20 Edmonton, ON Pawn Shop (w/ Weedeater)
Jul. 21 Calgary, AB – Palomino
Jul. 23 Vancouver, BC – Astoria
Jul. 24 Seattle, WA – Highline
Jul. 26 Portland, OR – The Know
Jul. 31 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Aug. 01 Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina
Aug. 05 Lawrence, KS – Czar Bar
Aug. 06 Oklahoma, City OK – Conservatory
Aug. 07 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Aug. 11 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Aug. 18 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar