THE PROFOUND LORE OF SALOME
I haven’t sung the praises of Salome in awhile, so here goes: this band crushes. Everyone I know who has seen them live has just been floored with them. Guitarist Rob Moore and drummer Aaron Deal (read my interview with Mr. Deal here) play as though they’re actively attempting to use soundwaves as a weapon, and vocalist Kat… well, she goes to some other place. Like, she temporarily becomes psychotic or something. (Actually, maybe she’s always psychotic. I’ve never actually met her, but her art is pretty dark. I once considered buying a piece because I think it’s so cool, but I was afraid if women saw it on my wall, I’d never get laid again. Of course, right now I’m having trouble finding the link to the page where you can buy her art, but just take my word for it. It’s bleak.)
Now Salome have signed a deal to release their next full-length – actually, I think it’s their first full-length – through Profound Lore. That makes them label mates with Agalloch, The Gates of Slumber, Cobalt, Alceste, and some other awesome bands. In other words: it seems like a good fit.
The band is still writing said full-length, but they have a split with Thou coming out sometime soon (more details as I get them!), and I strongly encourage you to check out their EP in the meantime – or, even better, go see them live. As we reported before, they’ll hit the road in September on a tour with the equally fantastic Hull and Batillus, and will even be playing the MetalSucks co-sponsored Planet Caravan fest in North Carolina alongside Clutch, Kylesa, Burst, Wino, and a whole bunch of other great groups. Really. Go see them. It is truly a fucking experience.
Complete tour dates after the jump. If you don’t know Salome, visit them on MySpace ASAP.
9/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
9/11 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
9/12 College Park, ND @ Marblehaus
9/13 Richmond/Charlottesville, VA – tba
9/14 Virginia Beach, VA – tba
9/15 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 tavern
9/16 Savannah, GA @ The Guitar Bar
9/17 Atlanta, GA @ 529
9/18 Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton Collective
9/19 Asheville, NC @ Planet Caravan Festival (w/CLUTCH, YOB, PENTAGRAM, KYLESA etc.)
9/20 Louisville/Lexington, KY – tba
9/21 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/22 Kansas City, MO A Riot Room
9/23 Chicago, IL @ White Star Bar
9/24 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
9/25 Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street
9/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ tba