O+S To Make Live Debut On Tour, Stereogum Premiere

posted February 12, 2009

O+S To Make Live Debut On Tour, Stereogum Premiere

Orenda Fink and Scalpelist, known collectively as O+S, may have created most of their patchwork-esque debut in separate states but the two will merge their dynamic synergy once again when they reunite in March for their first-ever tour. Timed perfectly with the release of their self-titled album, due March 24 on Saddle Creek, this jaunt alongside fellow stargazers Great Northern, will kick off in Seattle and snake its way down to SXSW.

O+S is the culmination of a long-standing friendship turned musical project between Fink (Azure Ray, Art In Manila) and Scalpelist (aka Cedric LeMoyne of Remy Zero), who first met in Birmingham, Alabama as both were exploring individual musical endeavors. Having never worked together prior, this album reveals a union that was destined to be birthed. The seamless fusion of haunting, ethereal soundscapes and looped noise samples results in cinematic art-pop, showcasing an obvious affinity for David Lynch soundtracks.

Stereogum inducted O+S into the blogosphere with their premiere of track, "We Do What We Want To," calling it a "bittersweet go-between, building acoustic guitar, keyboards, silken coos, and whirling samples into a subtly anthemic strain of dream-pop."

O+S ON TOUR WITH GREAT NORTHERN

  • March 11- Seattle, Wash. @ Sunset Tavern
  • March 12 - Portland, Ore. @ Holocene
  • March 14 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Hotel Utah
  • March 16 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Silverlake Lounge
  • March 17 - Tucson, Ariz. @ TBA
  • March 18 - Austin, Texas @ SXSW
  • March 19 - Austin, Texas @ SXSW
  • March 20 - Austin, Texas @ SXSW
  • March 21 - Austin, Texas @ SXSW

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