Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Since it’s initial 2007 release, Naked on the Vague’s debut album ‘the Blood Pressure Sessions’ has gone on to floor people across the globe landing them with a enviable vinyl re-issue on the influential US imprint Siltbreeze and commanding reviews like “like something from a claustrophobic horror-movie soundtrack” from Pitchfork, “Co-ed duo wanderings of a decidedly dark and altogether chilling nature, either bending in a beautifully ebbing continuous tone meander, or thumping chest with steel-eyed intensity” from Dusted, and "if this was released 30 years ago, it would be studied and discussed with fervor just as other No Wave classics are getting treated today." - Jackson Glass.

The album is a deep dive into the depths of apocalyptic pop and psychedelic weirdness. Disparate vocals grip onto stabbing keys and menacing hook-laden bass lines, pushed on by a relentless drum machine, far past its warranty period, giving the whole of their sound a sonorous curtain of ecstatic foreboding. Essentially a ‘punk’ assault ranging from some almost dance-able short and sharp ‘hits’ to gloomy extended freak-outs. Lucy and Mathew take direction from where the short lived no-wave movement ended, expanding on what that imploded scene could have garnished had it not succumbed to its own fatalistic shortcomings.

Now in its second edition as demand for the album increases across the globe, the band are about to descend on their third US tour including a 2nd appearance at the auspicious SXSW festival in Austin.

Naked On The Vague
USA Tour March 2009

7 Mar 2009
The Shank (98 Bayard Street Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
(Make the)Product 2nd Anniv: w/ Blank Dogs, Pink Noise, Gary War, Led Er Est, Silk Flowers
Brooklyn, New York

12 Mar 2009
The Khyber
w/ The Renderers (NZ), PW Long, Pink Reason
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

14 Mar 2009
Williamsburg Music Hall
w/Crystal Stilts, Women, Blank Dogs, Silk Flowers
Brooklyn, New York

15 Mar 2009
w/ Woods, Blank Dogs, Tusk Lord
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

16 Mar 2009
The Summit
w/Times New Viking, Woods, Blank Dogs
Columbus, Ohio

17 Mar 2009
The A/V-Aerie
w/Woods, Blank Dogs
Chicago, Illinois

18 Mar 2009
The Love Garden
w/Woods, Blank Dogs
Lawrence, Kansas

19 Mar 2009 (afternoon)
SXSW: Sacred Bones Day Party (non-official) @ Beerland
W/ Blank Dogs, Gary War, Factums, The Pink Noise, Zola Jesus, Dead Luke, Absinthe Minds, Daily Void
Austin, Texas

19 Mar 2009
SXSW: Siltbreeze Showcase @ Soho Lounge
w/ Ratas del Vaticano 8:45 p.m. Eat Skull 9:30 p.m. Hank IV 10:15 p.m. Psychedelic Horseshit 11:00 p.m. Naked On the Vague 11:45 p.m. U.S. Girls 12:30 a.m. Los Llamarada 1:15 a.m. FNU Ronnies

Austin, Texas

23 Mar 2009
Black Market
w/ Blank Dogs, Turpentine Bros.
El Paso, Texas

24 Mar 2009
Trunk Space
w/Oh Sees, Blank Dogs, Eat Skull
Phoenix, Arizona

25 Mar 2009
Soda Bar
w/Eat Skull,Blank Dogs,Christmas Island,Blessure Grave
San Diego, California

26 Mar 2009
Part Time Punks @ Pehrspace
w/ Blank Dogs
Los Angeles, California

27 Mar 2009
Acrobatics Everywhere @ UC Irvine
w/ Blank Dogs
Irvine, California

28 Mar 2009
Luigi’s Fungarden
w/ Blank Dogs
Sacramento, California

29 Mar 2009 (6:00pm)
All Ages Day Show @ The 21 Grand
w/ Blank Dogs
Oakland, California

29 Mar 2009
w/ Blank Dogs, Nodzzz, Brilliant Colors
San Francisco, California

30 Mar 2009
w/Dutchess and the Duke and Blank Dogs
San Francisco, California

31 Mar 2009
East End
w/ Blank Dogs, Eat Skull, Meth Teeth
Portland, Oregon

1 Apr 2009
The Northern
w/ Blank Dogs and Little Claw
Olympia, Washington

2 Apr 2009
w/ Blank Dogs, Idle Times
Seattle, Washington

press play for a preview of 'mothers footsteps'

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