The great Portland, OR post-y/drone-y/psych-y instrumental band Grails feature Emil Amos, drummer for the similarly spacious and mighty Om. Grails last LP was 2011’s Deep Politics, but since then, they’ve continued their Black Tar series — “a repository for the band’s more idiosyncratic forms of composition.” The forthcoming Black Tar Prophecies Vol’s 4, 5 & 6 collects three of those volumes (12 songs total); its release will be preceded by a tour with the awesome ambient black-drone ensemble Wrekmeister Harmonies as well as Amos’s other-other band, Lilacs & Champagne. “Self-Hypnosis” is the second track on the new collection; it’s a climactic and crystalline Floydian jam with guitars that ripple, swell, and cascade with stoned grandeur. Check it out.
Grails’ Black Tar Prophecies Vol’s 4, 5 & 6 is out 10/15 via Temporary Residence.
Grails tour dates (all with Wrekmeister Harmonies and Lilacs & Champagne except where noted)
09/10 – Nashville, TN The End
09/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
09/12 – Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
09/13 – Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
09/14 – Philadelphia, PA Boot and Saddle
09/15 – New York, NY St Vitus
09/16 – Boston, MA Great Scott
09/17 – Montreal, QC Il Motore
09/18 – Toronto, ON The Drake
09/19 – Detroit, MI Magic Stick Lounge
09/20 – Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
09/21 – Lexington, KY Boomslang Festival *(only Grails)