Starting November 5 in Iowa, Grant Hart (of legendary 80s act Hüsker Dü) will hit the road in support of his new album, Hot Wax. What’s perhaps most intriguing about this album is the inclusion of accompanying artists inlcuding Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Silver Mt. Zion. When the epic nature of the classical-meets-post-rock meets a powerful 80s alt-guru like Hart, greatness is sure to ensue.
Says Hart about the song “Narcissus, Narcissus”:
…my first attempt at combining ancient Greek mythology and American rock-a-billy. By merging those influences with an ice cream truck atmosphere I think I have found a style that defines this period of my career.
An easy teaser, until you follow it up with this:
‘You’re the Reflection of the Moon on the Water’ is one of the most organic rock and roll songs that I have ever written. It’s style owes a lot to my devotion for Patti Smith. It was inspired by a comment made by a monk during the selection process to find the next Panchen Lhama, who said of one candidate, ‘He is the reflection of the moon on the water but he is not the moon’.”
You can pick up his new album Hot Wax at Amazon.com. Now for what you’ve been waiting for – the November tour dates:
11/05: Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, IA
11/06: Record Bar in Kansas City, MO
11/07: Replay Lounge in Lawrence, KS
11/08: Hi-Dive in Denver, CO
11/12: Silver Lake Lounge in Los Angeles, CA
11/13: Thee Parkside in San Francisco, CA
11/15: Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, CA
11/17: Dante’s in Portland, OR
11/18: High Dive in Seattle, WA