David Brewis is School Of Language. He’s also 1/3 of Field Music (one of two Brewis’s in the band). Though School Of Language is a solo project, he’s not entirely alone on Sea From Shore: The Brit’s debut includes guest spots from Futureheads’ Barry Hyde (guitar/voice on “Disappointment ’99,” awesome bow-tie in his own “Twist“er) and another Head, David Craig, who sings on “Disappointment” and “Extended Holiday.” Ex-Kenickie member Marie Nixon and Sarah McKeown also contribute. Results? The first single, vowel-y “Rockist Part 1,” really does sound like a School Of Language. Check it out after the jump, Eliza Doolittle.
There are four of these loopy “Rockist” songs, described as “a series of daydreams on words” in some one-sheet somewhere. So then, in the hope of demonstrating a continuum, after the jump you’ll also find the non-album remix of “Rockist Part 3 (Aposiopesis).” Its opening bass line had us thinking “Cannonball,” but then it ascending into this full-on clatter-choir. Take a listen. First, though, you need to make it past a scary picture of David.
SoL heads out on tour soon, backed by Doug McCombs on bass and Euphone’s Ryan Rapsys, who drummed with Sea And Cake in Europe, on drums. Let’s hope Brewis doesn’t bring his knife.
Sea From Shore is out 2/5 on Thrill Jockey. Here’s where you can hear those tunes live. Let’s hope the TBA’s get filled in soon.
03/06 – Princeton, NJ @ TBA
03/07 – Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear’s Place
03/08 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop
03/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ M Room
03/10 – Washington, DC @ DC9
03/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
03/12 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
03/13 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room (Crofoot)
03/14 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
03/15 – Detroit, MI @ TBA
03/17 – Bloomington, IN @ TBA
03/19 – Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
03/20 – Portland, OR @ TBA
03/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
03/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
03/23 -Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
03/25 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
03/26 – Norman, OK @ TBA
03/27 – Kansas City, MO @ TBA
03/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Billiken Club