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New Release: Legendary Pink Dots "The Gethsemane Option" (Metropolis) and North American Tour

The Legendary Pink Dots have just released their latest album and it is already getting positive feedback from their fan base.

by Henry Schneider, Published 2013-07-02

From the PR announcement:

YEAR 33

1980. An unstable hostile city named London. An unstable hostile planet named Earth where fat right forefingers hovered over big red buttons which, if pressed, would have started that final countdown. Cue the song, the big hair, the 80s. Dressed to the 9s, made-up like a wedding cake, fat right forefinger poised over a "c" on a cheap synthesizer. Could there be a better climate for a band like The Legendary Pink Dots to spring into life?

Everything was home-made. A string of cassettes with covers created on the kitchen table. Sessions by candlelight, sometimes for hours. Neighbours banged on the walls. They had issues about those loud songs referring to that inevitable final countdown while they were watching the news.

The first photo sessions were in local graveyards. Frequently The Dots would bump into other bands. It rained a lot. We looked to the sky ……. it was perpetually ominous. Roll on 33 years and, gasp, we're STILL HERE! Saints Alive (and a few died in the meantime),The Pink Dots are up to around 50 or 60 albums by now but information as to the exact number is sketchy. It's still raining, but thankfully the passion has not been dampened.

The Gethsemane Option has been a year in the making. The finger over the "c" has strayed and the helpless listener is now pelted with intricate melodies ,runaway rhythms, Thelonius chords. The lyrics are still as obscure as ever and it's whispered that the new album revolves around a central concept, but singer and wordsmith Edward Ka-Spel is saying nothing about that. Concept albums were already passé in the 80s. It's 2013. The World has changed. No big red buttons …. just passwords for passwords for passwords and nobody will find a way through that complicated labyrinth, will they? Sing while You May.

Sing While You May!

Legendary Pink Dots 2013 Tour:

14/09/2013 Vancouver BC- Rickshaw Theatre
15/09/2013 Portland - Doug Fir
17/09/2013 Salt Lake City- Urban Lounge
18/09/2013 Denver - The Walnut Room
20/09/2013 Minneapolis- 7th Street Entry
21/09/2013 Chicago- Double Door
22/09/2013 Detroit t.b.a
23/09/2013 Toronto- Lee's Palace
25/09/2013 Montreal- Petit Campus
26/09/2013 Cambridge -The Sinclair
27/09/2013 Brooklyn-Knitting Factory
28/09/2013 Washington- U Street Music Hall
29/09/2013 Charlotte- Casbah @ Tremont
01/10/2013 Atlanta- The Earl
02/10/2013 New Orleans- Siberia
03/10/2013 Houston- Fitzgeralds
04/10/2013 Austin - Red7
05/10/2013 Dallas - The Prophet Bar
07/10/2013 Albuquerque- Launchpad
08/10/2013 Phoenix - The Crescent Ballroom
09/10/2013 West Hollywood - Roxy
10/10/2013 San Diego- Casbah
11/10/2013 Santa Ana- Constellation Room
13/10/2013 San Francisco - DNA Lounge
16/10/2013 Seattle - Crocodile Cafe


Filed under: New releases, Concerts

Related artist(s): Legendary Pink Dots

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