Liturgy and BIG|BRAVE announce North American tour – News

Liturgy and BIG|BRAVE announce North American tour

Heavy music innovators Liturgy and BIG|BRAVE have announced a tour together throughout North America early this summer. Liturgy will be releasing their new album, 93696, on March 24th, and ahead of the tour the band will be performing at Big Ears Festival this March. BIG|BRAVE released their new album, Nature Morte, on February 24th via Thrill Jockey Records.

Liturgy & BIG|BRAVE North American tour:
Jun 10: Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
Jun 11: Toronto, ON – The Garrison
Jun 13: Buffalo, NY – Mohawk
Jun 14: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Jun 15: Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
Jun 16: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Jun 17: St Paul, MN – Turf Club
Jun 18: Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
Jun 21: Calgary, AB – Sled Island Festival
Jun 24: Seattle, WA – Substation
Jun 25: Portland, OR – Star Theater
Jun 27: Sacramento, CA – Cafe Colonial
Jun 28: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Jun 29: Los Angeles, CA – Resident
Jun 30: Mesa, AZ – The Nile Underground
Jul 1: Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
Jul 3: Austin, TX – The Lost Well
Jul 4: Houston, TX – The End
Jul 5: New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Jul 7: Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Jul 8: Raleigh, NC – The Pour House

Ahead of the release of their new album, Nature Morte, BIG|BRAVE shared the sprawling new single, “The Fable of Subjugation.”  The song conveys pain through strained drones free of time, an aching minimalism that withers slowly before bursting in an outright roar that highlights the band’s skillful use of dynamic’s and singer/guitarist Robin Wattie’s power as a lyricist and singer.

Robin Wattie explains of the track: “Lyrically, this was inspired by working on Leaving None But Small Birds with The Body. I kept the concept of Nature Morte while using the style of folk storytelling to help convey how much has not changed in the time of ‘man’ when it comes to men’s subconscious need or unprovoked desire or that ageless race to conquer and control any one thing and all things that may be of use and/or beneficial and/or prized or merely even kind of wanted etc., especially if one can accrue monetary wealth, specifically at the detriment of the other.”


The title Nature Morte is the French term for still life paintings whose literal translation is “dead nature.” BIG|BRAVE color the songs of Nature Morte with unease, creating an air of beauty in decay, chords suspended in contemplative stillness. Wattie’s experiences structuring lyrics and song forms on The Body & BIG|BRAVE’s Leaving None But Small Birds informed her work on Nature Morte, creating stories that, like many folk tales, are at once specific and universal. Wattie’s voice manages to be commanding and vulnerable with impressive range and intimacy. Even her gasps carve their way through the tidal crash of Ball’s distortion wail and the pummel of Hudson’s drums. Nature Morte is an excavation of dark inner chasms of feelings both ineffable and visceral. The album tackles the folly of hope, the consequences of trauma, often centers on the subjugation of femininity in all its pluralities. “It is violent and terrible. It is crushing and alarming. It is common and basic,” says Wattie. “It is catastrophic and disheartening.”


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