Last November I wrote about the latest album from Ahleuchastistas, the terrific North Carolina duo of guitarist Shane Parrish and drummer Ryan Oslance. Arrebato,the group's eight full-length (and first for Chicago imprint International Anthem), represents a new creative peak for Ahleuchatistas, transcending their beginnings in tricky math rock and arriving at something much more open, expansive, and elastic. The Reader is proud to present the premiere of the video for the album's closing track, "Erosion," whose stuttering abstraction flirts with danger and violence but always pulls back before things truly go haywire.
The duo returns to Chicago to play the Hideout on Saturday night; Homme and Sun Speak open. The show is part of an 11-date U.S. tour that begins tonight in Nashville, Tennessee—the complete tour itinerary is below the video.
May 17: Nashville, TN @ Betty's Grill w/ the Altered Statesmen and Stevie Bailey
May 18: St. Louis, MO @ 2720 Cherokee
May 19: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
May 20: Indianapolis, IN @ General Public Collective
May 21: Chicago, IL @ The Hideout w/ Homme and Sun Speak
May 23: Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern w/ Chemical Clock, Heavy Petting, and Chung Antique
May 24: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Blue Cranes and Like a Villain
May 25: Ashland, OR @ House show
May 26: Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club w/ Black Spirituals, IMA, and Tonal Masher
May 27: Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell w/ Upsilon Acrux
May 28: San Diego, CA @ The Hideout w/ Upsilon Acrux and Innerds