Last month I posted the Roy Montgomery-channeling “Almost Alright,” a track from Noveller’s second full-length Desert Fires. As mentioned then — and previously — Noveller is ex-Parts & Labor/Cold Cave Brooklynite Sarah Lipstate conjuring dense instrumental landscapes with her guitar. She offers a peek at how she goes about creating Desert Fires’s frosty, meditative opener in this video for “Almost Alright” directed by Chris Habib, who also did Sonic Youth’s “What We Know,” “Peace Attack,” “The Empty Page,” etc. As far as the flickering visual effects, those are Lipstate’s hand-drawn 16mm film animations.
Desert Fires is out via Lipstate’s Saffron imprint. As a reminder, 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/ Balmorhes