What I Heard This Morning: Dama/Libra

The artfully aware crew over at Northern Spy Records checked in yesterday with a track from Dama/Libra, an experimental and prominently vocal endeavor from Joel R. L. Phelps (Silkworm) and G. Stuart Dalquist (Burning Witch, Sunn O))), Avsa, Goatsnake).  The group has a new album coming out called Claw and its first single is "The Chant," a harmonized vocal at the forefront of an otherwise pulsating and slow drone track, a thudding tom drum and bass strum buried underneath varying synthesizer effects, resultant in a brass-laden exit that's both unexpected and almost celebratory in its surprising and spontaneous glow. 

You can check out the track below.  Tour dates were provided by Northern Spy Records.

Dama/Libra Tour 2014

August 17—Quarters—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August ?18—The Hideout—Chicago, Illinois
August 20—Middle East—Boston, Massachusetts
August 21—St. Vitus—Brooklyn, New York
August 22—The Brillobox—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
August 23—Kung Fu Necktie—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 25—Double Happiness—Columbus, Ohio
August 26—Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center—St. Louis, Missouri

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