Midi black Cavalcade, released this spring via Rough Trade, is “an exasperatingly complex maze avant-rock”. A new single was presented today, “Cruising” was only available as a bonus track on Japanese Cavalcade CD release.
“Cruising” was recorded with John Spud Murphy as a slow paced percussion with a softly whirring bass and guitar to open the track. Once the song gains momentum, Greep’s menacing voice kicks in and the instrumentation becomes more melancholy and tense.
“Cavalcade is the work of a group determined to challenge all routines, including their own, âsaid The New York Times.
Vanity Show said: “On [Cavalcade], they retain their reputation for aggressiveness and complexity, while adding melody and a whole new emotional dimension.
“[Cavalcade] is even more edgy and gloriously surreal – like looking at hell through a kaleidoscope, âsaid Rolling stone (âThe best albums of 2021 to date.â)
Uproxx said: âIt’s a record that hardly looks anything like the modern world, which of course is the point. Black Midi is its own world.
Black Midi will perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival in September. Their North American tour will run October 2021 and March / April 2022. All dates are below and tickets are selling fast.
Black Midi Tour Dates:
Fri Sep 10 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon October 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall – EXHAUSTED
Tue Oct 5 – Sonoma, CA @ Sebastiani Theater
Thu Oct 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater
Fri October 8 – San Diego, CA @ La Casbah – EXHAUSTED
Sat October 9 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s
Mon Oct 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Tue Oct 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Thu Oct 14 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s – EXHAUSTED
Fri Oct 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
Sat Oct 16 – Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s – EXHAUSTED
Mon Oct 18 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair – EXHAUSTED
Tue Oct 19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall – EXHAUSTED
Thu, October 21 – Baltimore, MD @ Union Brewery
Sat Oct 23 – Asheville, NC @ The Gray Eagle Tavern – EXHAUSTED
Tue Oct 26 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Wed Oct 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic
Fri Oct 29 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Levitation Festival)
Sat October 30 – Houston, Texas @ The Secret Group
Tue. March 22 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
Fri, Mar 25 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
Sat March 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theater
Mon March 28 – Montreal, QC @ SociÃ©tÃ© des Art Technologiques
Tue March 29 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Wed Mar 30 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater
Sun. April 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Tue April 5 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
Wed April 6 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
Sat April 9 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
Mon April 11 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Tue April 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
Wed, April 13 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Tue April 19 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater