On April 1, 2014, acclaimed musician, songwriter, artist, and poet Jon Langford and his band Skull Orchard will release a new album, Here Be Monsters, on In De Goot Recordings.
The incredibly prolific songwriter and performer has also announced that he will release a 7" titled Days & Nights, which will be available exclusively at independent record stores on April 19, 2014 as part of the seventh annual Record Store Day.
Recently, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard released a FREE EP via Noisetrade that includes demo tracks from both releases and the studio version of the first single from Here Be Monsters, "Mars".
In celebration of the new releases, Langford has extended his US tour well into April and May. The new tour dates include a trip on the unique Roots on the Railstraveling folk festival, which is a three day journey between Chicago, IL and Portland, OR and will feature musicians Dave Alvin, Rick Shea, David Olney, and Eilen Jewell.
US Tour Dates:
3/13: Austin, TX - Gingerman (SXSW)
3/15: Austin, TX - Yard Dog Gallery (SXSW)
3/21: Madison, WI - Kiki's House of Righteous Music
3/22: Carbondale, IL - The Old Feedstore
3/23: Chicago, IL - The Hideout (Hometown Record Release Party)
4/3: Cambridge, MA - Atwoods Tavern
4/4: Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
4/5: Rehoboth Beach, DE - Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats
4/6: Arlington, VA - IOTA Club & Cafe
4/7: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
4/8: Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird
4/9: Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival
4/14: Berwyn, IL - FitzGerald's w/ Dave Alvin
4/15-17: Chicago, IL to Portland, OR - Roots on the Rails Train Trip w/ Dave Alvin
4/18: Portland, OR - White Eagle co-headline w/ David Olney
4/19: Seattle, WA - The Stables
4/20: Vashon Island, WA - Free Acoustic show with Art at The Cone Gallery
4/21: Port Townshend, WA - The Cellar Door
5/1: New Orleans, LA - Free show at Le Mieux Gallery, Julia Street
5/17: Portland, ME - Last Church on the Left
There's already an Oscars buzz surrounding this movie.