SUMAC announces tour dates in support of What One Becomes

In anticipation of their forthcoming full-length What One Becomes, powerhouse trio SUMAC will tour the Western portion of the United States from May 20 through June 4.  The tour will take the band, which features Aaron Turner (Mamiffer, Old Man Gloom, Isis), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists), Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, These Arms Are Snakes), through Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas – check out the full tour routing below.  These shows will advance the release of What One Becomes on June 10 from Thrill Jockey and a video teaser for the album is viewable here.
What One Becomes was tracked at The Unknown in Anacortes, WA and mixed at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA with Kurt Ballou and the resulting five-song, hour-long LP is a dense aggregate of rhythm, force, and vigor.  The album’s first single, “Rigid Man” (streaming now on YouTube), begins as a lurching epithet that finds the trio in a shadow boxing lockstep for the song’s first half of pugilistic rhythm and noise, only to smash itself on the ground amidst a diabolical feedback whorl from Turner’s guitar and to tear free from the rhythmic underbelly.  Sumac channels psychic distress into their rigorously algebraic maneuvers and syllable-crack dissonance. The songwriting on What One Becomes is unparalleled, unhinged expressionism in all forms.
What One Becomes will be available on double LP format pressed on virgin vinyl, packaged in a wide spine jacket printed on uncoated stock with custom debossed slipcase and free download card.  Additionally, the album will be available on CD format packaged in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold jacket printed on uncoated stock with debossed cover and 6 panel fold-out insert.  For pre-orders and more info, visit Thrill Jockey.
May 20  Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
May 21  Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
May 22  Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
May 23  Eugene, OR @ The Boreal
May 24  Ashland, OR @ Club 66
May 26  Chico, CA @ TBA
May 27  San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
May 28  Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
May 29  Los Angeles, CA @ The Complex
May 30  Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
May 31  Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
June 1  El Paso, TX @ Bowie Feathers
June 3  Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
June 4  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada