Friday, February 6, 2015

Shannon Wright Announces U.S. Tour

Shannon Wright’s first full U.S. tour in ten years. The tour, which will be in support of Young Widows, will start on March 12 at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY and conclude on March 21 at The Earl in Atlanta, GA. The full list of tour dates can be found below.

Wright released the full-length In Film Sound in 2013 to great acclaim, and this will be her first tour in support of the record. Crashing out of the gates with the aptly titled “Noise Parade,” In Film Sound immediately reintroduces listeners to her trademark cutting guitars with a distinctive bittersweet fury that jumps from the speakers. In Film Sound bursts with urgent immediacy, a kind of direct intention-into-thought that’s as raw as it is focused. The easy sway of “The Caustic Light” thrusts into a chaotic attack of atonal guitar and rhythm, while the gorgeous piano dirge of “Bleed” overflowing with chest pounding wonder and loss.

In Film Sound features an esteemed rhythm section consisting of Shipping News members Kyle Crabtree (drums) and Todd Cook (bass) and was recorded in Louisville, KY by Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Maserati) and mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Services. It is Wright’s first new LP for Brooklyn’s Ernest Jenning Record Co. after a decade of work with esteemed Chicago imprint Touch and Go Records and a self-released 2010 LP. Wright has been out of the spotlight in America since her long time label shuttered, but in that time she has been active overseas where an adoring European audience has supported her from the start, and collaborations with cult composer Yann Tiersen have only increased her international profile.

Wright’s songwriting has always been unflinchingly honest while untainted by the whims of current trends and her legendary guitar playing continues to shine through, often heavier than ever. The intensity of her voice refuses to let up these days either, and her sense of harmonic movement and rhythmic patterns often hints at something unsettling going on, a dangerous and explosive feeling that shrouds and ultimately defines In Film Sound.

Shannon Wright tour dates:

3/12 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY 

3/13 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL

3/14 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH

3/15 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA

3/16 – Great Scott – Allston, MA

3/17 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

3/18 – DC9 – Washington, DC

3/19 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

3/20 – Milestone – Charlotte, NC

3/21 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA