Following the release of new album Perfect Vision earlier this year, along with the 20th-anniversary reissue of debut solo release Been Here and Gone, Thalia Zedek Band has announced a US tour across the Midwest and East Coast. Zedek will be playing a couple of Come reunion shows in Brooklyn before heading on the road alongside another of her former bands, Live Skull.
Thalia Zedek is an artist of immutable stature and unceasing vitality. The legendary songwriter’s fiery voice and frank lyricism give her songs both their emotional potency and their stark beauty. Zedek is able to distill complex events into simple, clear, and at times monumentally weighty moments with singular grace. Through ballads or bluster, Zedek imbues her music with unguarded honesty. The new album Perfect Vision examines the anxiety and pain of rising divisions between people both physical and ideological. On Perfect Vision, Zedek transmutes fervor and resilience into sobering laments, while her lush arrangements wrap the listener in an often complex emotional message.
Zedek recorded the core of the album with the veritable rhythm section of bassist Winston Braman and drummer Gavin McCarthy (also of Zedek’s E and Karate) at Machines With Magnets with engineer Seth Manchester, and the album includes guest appearances by pedal steel guitarist Karan Zarkisian, trumpeter Brian Carpenter, cellist Alison Chesley aka Helen Money, and longtime collaborators violist David Michael Curry and pianist Mel Lederman.
Thalia Zedek tour dates
Nov. 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool [tickets] #
Nov. 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool [tickets] #
Dec. 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie [tickets] *
Dec. 4 – Washington, DC – Rhizome *
Dec. 6 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop [tickets] *
Dec. 7 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle [tickets] *
Dec. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit [tickets] *
Dec. 10 – Boston, MA – Midway Cafe [tickets] *
# Thalia Zedek playing in Come
* w/ Live Skull