Cortége Announce Fall Tour Dates Supporting New Album Capricorn


Austin-based Western-style heavy post-rockers Cortége are gearing up for the slated Sept. 27 release date of their new album, Capricorn, and after the record comes out, they’ll embark on the ‘Fall Capricorn Tour ’19,’ the naming for which I guess is pretty straightforward. Because I was curious — and ignorant, can’t forget that — I actually had to look up when the zodiac sign of Capricorn runs from and to. If you’re curious, it’s Dec. 22-Jan. 20. Okay. The tour, on the other hand, is from Oct. 12-Nov. 3. That makes it part-Libra, mostly-Scorpio. Does this matter? Probably not, but it’s kind of fun.

Anyway, I’ve kind of dug into the record at this point and it’s moody as you’d expect, but has the vibe down pat. They’ve been streaming a track that you can hear below, and yeah, it’s just the right kind of bum-out.

Here’s word from the PR wire:

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Post-Western Doom/Drone Duo Cortége Announce ‘Capricorn Fall Tour 19’

Post-Western Doom/Drone Duo Cortége will embark on the ‘Capricorn Fall 19 Tour’ in October. Tour dates are below.

Exploring the wide dynamic between the two players,Capricorn is a monster work and the most musically varied recording to date. Although keeping the traditional instrumental theme throughout, the album explores the story of a misguided and waylaid explorer of space and his experiences in a foreign world. Complete with a fully illustrated comic book insert to help listeners along in the story and an accompanying music video directed by Lake Travis Film Festival founder and director Kat Albert, the record takes the band’s deepest influences to a wide and poignant actualization.

Now with their first international dates booked and an sprawling East Coast tour scheduled in support of Capricorn for the late Fall, the band readies themselves to cover more ground than ever before.

The vinyl LP version of Capricorn features beautiful transparent white vinyl, and includes a comic book by Dan Marschner detailing the story and concept of the album via gorgeous illustrations inspired by sci-fi pop art of decades past.

10/12 Austin, TX Skull Mechanix
10/13 Tulsa, OK Whittier Bar
10/15 St. Louis, MO Foam
10/16 Chicago, IL The Owl
10/17 Detroit, MI PJ’s Lager House
10/18 Toronto, ON Grand Gaerrand (w/ The Well)
10/19 Ottawa, ON Avant-Garde Bar
10/20 Montreal, ON Katacombes (w/ The Well)
10/22 Boston, MA O’Brien’s Pub
10/23 Wallingford, CT Cherry Street Station
10/24 Philadelphia, PA Century
10/25 New York, NY Gussy’s Bar
10/26 Frederick, MD Guido’s Speakeasy
10/27 Washington, D.C. Velvet Lounge
10/29 Raleigh, NC Slim’s Downtown
10/30 Columbia, SC Curiosity Coffee
10/31 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
11/1 Tallahassee, FL The Bark
11/2 New Orleans, LA Banks St Bar
11/3 Lafayette, LA Freetown Boom Boom Room

Cortége will release debut album Capricorn on September 27 on CD and vinyl LP. Members Mike Swarbick and Adrian Voorhies (ex-Canyon of the Skull, ex-Humut Tabal) create a listening experience that is at once heavy, experimental, and utterly cinematic, a primary feature thereof the captivate tones of tubular bells, as well as Roland string synthesizer, Moog Taurus synthesizer, and waterphone.

Cortége is:
Mike Swarbrick – Bass Guitar, Synthesizers, Percussion & Tape Delay
Adrian Voorhies (ex Canyon of the Skull, ex Humut Tabal) – Drums

Cortége, Capricorn (2019)

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