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maseratiAthens, GA/Brooklyn, NY instrumental psych-dance-post-rock-metal-whatever band Maserati are one of those bands that are extremely difficult to pigeonhole beyond simply saying “awesome.” Three separate people told me that I had to see this band at this past year’s SXSW, and on the festival’s final day I had an opportunity in a packed backyard patio at twilight. Shit totally blew my mind! The sound completely surrounded me, the sun was going down, it was 80 degrees with a light breeze, everyone was feelin’ it… it was just one of those great moments. Guitarists’ Coley Dennis and Matt Cherry’s delay-infused leads snake their way into and around each other, creating the perfect psychedelic soundscape for metronomic, finesse drummer Jerry Fuchs’ (also of Turing Machine and !!!) and groove-heavy bassist Steve Scarborough.

Maserati have something like 10 different releases under their belts, many of them limited edition split vinyls that have long since been out of print, so before the band releases their next proper full-length in 2010 they’ve decided to issue Passages, a collection of many of these out-of-print tracks (and two unreleased numbers) that will now be on CD for the first time. I’m listening to Passages right now, and I’m seriously considering sparking up a bowl before I’m done. The record came out on September 8th, so it’s available everywhere now including at the website of the band’s label, Temporary Residence.

Here’s a free download/stream of the track “Monoliths” from Passages; it’s one of my favoritest songs on the record.

Maserati – “Monoliths”

The band goes on a long tour this week supporting Mono. I’ll be at the Brooklyn show rockin’ out. Full list of tour dates after the jump.

Sep 17 @ Canopy Club, Urbana, IL
Sep 18 @ Billiken Club, St. Louis, MO
Sep 19 @ 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
Sep 20 @ The Atlantic, Gainesville, FL
Sep 21 @ Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL
Sep 22 @ The Crowbar, Ybor City, FL
Sep 23 @ The Engine Room, Tallahassee, FL
Sep 24 @ Masquerade (Hell Stage), Atlanta, GA w/ MONO
Sep 25 @ Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC w/ MONO
Sep 26 @ Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC w/ MONO
Sep 27 @ First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA w/ MONO
Sep 28 @ Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY w/ MONO
Sep 29 @ The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY w/ MONO
Sep 30 @ Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA w/ MONO
Oct 1 @ La TuLipe, Montreal, PQ w/ MONO
Oct 2 @ Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON w/ MONO
Oct 3 @ Magic Stick, Detroit, MI w/ MONO
Oct 4 @ Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL w/ MONO
Oct 5 @ Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN w/ MONO
Oct 8 @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC w/ MONO
Oct 9 @ Neumos, Seattle, WA w/ MONO
Oct 10 @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR w/ MONO
Oct 12 @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA w/ MONO
Oct 13 @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA w/ MONO
Oct 14 @ Club Congress, Tucson, AZ w/ MONO
Oct 16 @ Hailey’s, Denton, TX w/ MONO
Oct 17 @ The Mohawk, Austin, TX w/ MONO
Oct 28 @ Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN w/ STS9
Oct 29 @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC w/ STS9
Oct 30 @ Alabama Theater, Birmingham, AL w/ STS9
Oct 31 @ War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN w/ STS9

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