Sea Wolf Embarks On First Ever Solo Acoustic Tour This Fall

posted July 14, 2010

Sea Wolf Embarks On First Ever Solo Acoustic Tour This Fall

With his vivid poetic narratives and warm orchestration, Sea Wolf's music has always carried with it an aura of intimacy, and now for the first time ever, he (Alex Brown Church) will embark on a solo acoustic tour embracing the close setting. Church, typically accompanied by a five-piece band, will scale back his performances and instead, don the stage with just a guitar and his singular voice. Appropriately, the 30-date tour will commence this fall as the leaves start to turn and Church's autumnal hymns are at their most poignant. Joining him on his solo serenade will be fellow troubadours Patrick Park and Sera Cahoone.

Coinciding with the tour, new single "Turn the Dirt Over" from Sea Wolf's acclaimed sophomore release, "White Water, White Bloom" (Dangerbird Records), will be pressed on 7" vinyl and made available digitally. The 7" will be backed with a remix by Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning, who radically pushes the limits of the original by injecting a steady disco beat, a flourish of keyboards, inventive percussion and extending the song nearly two and half minutes.

The digital version, which may be purchased on its own and come packaged with the 7" as a download, will also contain the unreleased gem, "Where the Wind Blows." The song stems from the "White Water, White Bloom" sessions and perfectly embodies Sea Wolf's intimate nature with finger-picked notes and close-miked vocals, resembling a cozy bedroom, 3 am recording. As the song unfolds, additional instruments gently creep in - a lone cello, shuffling percussion, an electric guitar - which all bolster the beautiful melody, ultimately returning to just Church's sweet voice and his guitar.

SEA WOLF SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR

  • September 8 - San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar
  • September 9 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rhythm Room
  • September 11 - Austin, Texas @ Emo's Jr.
  • September 12 - Denton, Texas @ Hailey's
  • September 13 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Hi Tone Café
  • September 14 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Bottletree
  • September 15 - Decatur, Ga. @ Eddie's Attic
  • September 16 - Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Nightlight
  • September 17 - Baltimore, Md. @ Metro Gallery
  • September 18 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ North Star
  • September 19 - New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
  • September 20 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Knitting Factory
  • September 21 - Boston, Mass. @ Middle East Upstairs
  • September 22 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
  • September 23 - Clinton, N.Y. @ Hamilton College
  • September 24 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ The Altar Bar
  • September 25 - Toledo, Ohio @ Mickey Finn's Pub
  • September 26 - Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
  • September 27 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Turf Club
  • September 28 - Omaha, Neb. @ Waiting Room
  • September 29 - Lincoln, Neb. @ Bourbon Theater
  • September 30 - Colorado Springs, Co. @ Stargazers Theatre
  • October 1 - Denver, Colo. @ Hi-Dive
  • October 2 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
  • October 4 - Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
  • October 5 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
  • October 6 - Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
  • October 7 - Arcata, Calif. @ Humboldt State University
  • October 8 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
  • October 9 - Fresno, Calif. @ Franks
  • October 10 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Echo Park United Methodist Church

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