Thalia Zedek, one of the great unique voices of the past three decades in influential underground acts such as Live Skull and Come, will begin her most extensive European tour in six years today in Dortmund, Germany. She will be playing across Europe in cities such as London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Barcelona etc (full dates are below).
2013 was a notable year for Thalia Zedek. She released her first album in five years, Via, which Pop Matters called a "rumbling, sweet, muscled set of tunes, as resilient as they are beautiful," which was followed by a tour across North America with Low. She also reunited with Come, the classic band she formed with Chris Brokaw in 1990, reissuing their classic debut Eleven:Eleven and playing their first shows in over a decade across the US and Europe. In October, following this intense flurry of activity, Thalia re-grouped with her band in Boston to record an EP, harnessing the creative energy she had accumulated during her time on the road.
The resulting SIX opens with a full-band version of "Fell So Hard," a characteristically mournful dirge that exudes a tenacious, slow-moving intensity. From there, Zedek explores the complexities of interpersonal relationships, employing some of the most sparse arrangements of her career. The spareness of tracks like "Julie Said" and "Afloat" achieve incredible emotional heft, letting Thalia's lyrics, delivered in her unmistakable voice, take center stage. Alongside this new material is a cover of Freakwater's "Flat Hand," which was originally released on the Plum 7" box set in 2007.
SIX has been released in advance of Thalia's most extensive European tour in six years.
1. Fell So Hard
2. Julie Said
Thalia Zedek Band European Tour:
Wed March 12th London, UK - The Garage (Upstairs) w/ The Frankly's
Fri March 14th Bern, Switzerland - Wartesaal
Sat March 15th Le Locle, Switzerland - Lux
Sun March 16th Zurich, Switzerland - El Lokal
Mon March 17th Lyon, France - Sonic
Tue March 18th Paris, France - Les Instants Chavires
Wed March 19th Rennes, France - L'Avant Scene
Thu March 20th Barcelona, Spain - Becool
Sat March 22nd Tel Aviv, Israel - Ear
Sun March 23rd Huesca, Spain - Matadero
Wed March 26th Rome, Italy - Init
Thu March 27th Ravenna, Italy - Bronson
Fri March 28th Offida, Italy - Vinea
Sat March 29th Turin, Italy - BlahBlah