Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mirel Wagner Releases “The Dirt”

“The Dirt,” is the ominous new single from Mirel Wagner’s forthcoming album, When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day. 

The Line of Best Fit  says of the track, “Wagner’s voice is a rich, clear beacon that draws the listener right into a threadbare scene of poverty shared between a mother and child. Accompanied only by a heavily strummed guitar melody, her matter-of-fact vocal delivery avoids sentimentality and opts instead for unflinching reserve and eerily quiet reassurance (see premiere July 17th).”

Meanwhile, Stereogum had this to say, ““The Dirt” is more stark but equally captivating, a slow bluesy stomp that places Wagner’s powerfully mournful voice front and center.”

Mirel Wagner has scheduled a series of European tour dates in support of When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day, which begins July 26th in Helsinki, Finland at Radio Helsinki Klubi and currently ends December 12th in Paris, France at the Winter Camp Festival @ Maoquinerie (supporting J Mascis).  There will be a North American tour announcement shortly. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.

When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day is the follow up to Mirel Wagner’s critically acclaimed S/T debut, on CD / LP / DL August 11th in Europe and August 12th in North America via Sub Pop.  The album will also be available on August 8th in Finland via Kioski.

When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day was produced and recorded by Vladislav Delay (Luomo, Uusitalo) at Shark Reef Studio in Hailuoto, Finland. The album also features additional instrumentation from Academy and Grammy award-winning composer Craig Armstrong (Ray; Moulin Rouge) on the songs “Ellipsis” and “Goodnight”. Please find a complete tracklisting below.

Mirel Wagner’s When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day is now available for preorder from Sub Pop Megamart, iTunes, and Amazon.  Vinyl preorders from will receive the limited edition “Loser” LP, and a seven-inch of exclusive non-album tracks “Love Song” and “Come Away Child” (while supplies last).”

Tour Dates

Jul. 26 – Helsinki, FI – Radio Helsinki Klubi  @ Fregatti

Aug. 08 – Helsinki, FI – Flow Festival

Aug. 15 – Helsinki, FI –  Luomustudio @ Linnanmäki

Aug. 21 – Helsinki, FI –  Jussi Karjalainen Exhibition

Aug. 30 – Berlin,  DE – Torstrassenfest / Noisey pop-up stage

Sep. 13 – Gent Big, BE – Next Festival

Sep. 14 – Rotterdam, NL – Bird (early)

Sep. 14 – Amsterdam, NL – MC Grote Studio (late)

Sep. 19 – Helsinki, FI – Korjaamo

Oct. 01 – Espoo, FI – Sellosali

Oct. 03 – Vienna, AT – Waves Festival @ Porgy & Bess

Oct. 04 – Ljubiljana, SI – City Of Woman Festival

Oct. 10 – Turku, FI – Dynamo

Oct. 11 – Tampere, FI -Telakka

Oct. 13 – Helsinki, FI – KOM-ravintola

Oct. 17 –  Oulu, FI – 45 Special

Oct. 18 – Jyväskylä, FI – Musta Kynnys

Oct. 23 – London, UK – St. Pancras Old Church

Oct. 25 –  Bristol,  UK – Simple Things Festival

Oct. 30 – Geneva, CH – La Graviere

Oct. 31 – Le Locle, CH – Le Lux

Nov. 01 – Zürich, CH – El Lokal

Dec. 11 – Bordeaux, FR – Winter Camp Festival @ Krakatoa*

Dec. 12 – Paris, FR – Winter Camp Festival @ Maoquinerie*

* w/ J Mascis