Noveller – “Almost Alright”

Noveller is the project of Brooklyn experimental guitarist (and ex-Parts & Labor member) Sarah Lipstate. Last August I posted the powerful looping/droning/whirling “Brilliant Colors” from her No Fun debut Red Rainbows. After that, she joined Cold Cave for a bit (then left) and played a bunch of solo shows with Xiu Xiu (a handful of those with tUnE-YaRdS). A year later, Lipstate’s released her second full-length, Desert Fires. Last time I wrote about her, I mentioned Tim Hecker. This time, via a change of scope and pace, the comparison’s an even better fit. You could mention past Outsiders Emeralds or Loren Connors (or Roy Montgomery). See what I mean via the gentle, frosty opener “Almost Alright.”

Noveller – “Almost Alright”

Desert Fires is out via her Saffron imprint. She’s touring with unFact, aka David Wm. Sims of Jesus Lizard and has shows with U.S. Girls, Emeralds, Carlos Giffoni, etc.

07/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield
08/12 – Chapel Hill, NC @ TBA #
08/13 – Baltimore, MD @ The Windup Space $
08/14 – Washington, D.C. @ Comet Ping Pong #
08/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Highwire Gallery %
08/16 – Buffalo, NY @ Gateway Gallery- Buffalo, NY #
08/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks #
08/18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Art Damage Lodge ^^
08/19 – Columbus, OH @ It Looks Like It’s Open &
08/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Sugar Maple #
08/21 – Chicago, IL @ Viaduct Theater (Neon Marshmallow Festival) $$
08/22 – Chicago, IL @ Viaduct Theater (Neon Marshmallow Festival) ##
08/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar #
08/25 – Iowa City, IA @ White Lightning #
08/27 – Ann Arbor, MI @ HOTT LAVA #
08/28 – Toronto, ON @ Terranga #
08/29 – Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo #
09/02 – Portland, ME @ Apohadion !!
09/04 – Boston, MA @ It’s A Gift !!
09/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield ))

# w/ unFact
$ w/ Twig Harper, unFact
% w/ U.S. Girls, unFact
^^ w/ Mike Shiflet, Early Tunnels, unFact
& w/ Mike Shiflet, unFact
$$ w/ Emeralds, unFact, Carlos Giffoni, U.S. Girls, Tom Carter, etc.
## improvised duo with unFact
!! w/ Animal Hospital, unFact
)) w/ Balmorhea

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