Rosetta Complete New Album, Announce Dates

posted July 3, 2007

Rosetta Complete New Album, Announce DatesPhiladelphia’s acclaimed noise manipulators/Translation Loss Recording artist, Rosetta, have completed their highly anticipated follow up to their 2005 release The Galilean Satellites entitled Wake/Lift! Matt Weed from the band explains: “Wake/Lift is the first that we haven't engineered completely by ourselves, and also our first to analog tape. Colin Marston of Dysrhythmia took care of the drums for us, and we're tracking everything else in our own (Jane Doll) studio. The production has jumped up a few notches since our earlier records --- just due to outside insight, some new gear, and a ton more experience on our part. In the end, it won't sound 'slick' because we're not into that, but we are shooting for as much clarity as possible. We want it to have a wide-open quality, but still be dynamic enough to smack people in the face.”

When confronted with the direction of the new Rosetta material, Matt Weed had this to say: “Musically, it picks up where we left off. Paradoxically, it's both more technical and more experimental. We have moved in a more melodic direction, with more contrast between the heavy and the soft material. I would almost say it's not a "metal" record anymore. It's post-post-rock tuned down to hell with lots of screaming. Imagine Mogwai fighting Pink Floyd at a Coalesce show... on a space station.”

Wake/Lift will see a fall release and be garnished by artwork from the highly praised Philadelphia artist Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord, A Life Once Lost, etc.) Rosetta’s Wake/Lift will be released on CD and Limited Edition 2xLP. Until then, catch them on tour with starting today; the shows include a tour with Battlefields plus shows with labelmates TFD, Irepress and tons of other bands along the way.

7/03 - The Davenport - Parma Heights, Ohio
7/04 - TBA - Chicago, IL
7/05 - The Mission - Stevens Point, WI
7/06 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
7/07 - The First Cup Cafe - Des Moines, IA
7/08 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND
7/09 - Nutty's - Sioux Falls, SD
7/10 - Jackpot lounge - Lawrence, KS
7/11 - Monkey Mania - Denver, CO
7/13 - The Broken Record - Salt Lake City, UT
7/14 - Relax Bar - Hollywood, CA
7/16 - The Space - Tempe, AZ
7/17 - Skrappy's - Tucson, AZ
7/18 - Space Maybe - Albuquerque, NM
7/19 - The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
7/20 - The No Coast - Columbia, MO
7/21 - Downtown Records - Lafayette, IN
7/22 - Campus of Tenn Tech Univ presented by WTTU 88.5 - Cookeville, TN
7/23 - Repent - Athens, GA
7/24 - The Treehouse - Lawrenceville, GA
7/27 - United Methodist Church - Woburn, MA
7/28 - Peppermint Beach Club - Virginia Beach, VA
7/29 - The Vintage Lounge - Levittown, NY
7/30 - Lit Lounge - New York, NY
7/31 - The Vintage Lounge - Levittown, NY
8/01 - Siren Records - Doylestown, PA
8/02 - Milk Creek Tavern - Philadelphia, PA
8/05 - American Legion Post 79 - Manchester, NH
8/06 - The Knitting Factory - New York, NY
8/07 - Europa Night Club - Brooklyn, NY
8/09 - The Ravari Room - Columbus, OH
8/10 - The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
8/12 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
9/15 - Dis-Graceland - Philadelphia, PA