New Gregor Samsa – “Jeroen Van Aken” & “Abutting, Dismantling”

You won’t get any Kafka jokes from us this morning, but you will receive two tracks from the multi-city minimalist collective Gregor Samsa, which includes members of Antlers, Kayo Dot, etc. Their third full-length Rest, which the band put together via email and then eight months of recording, is arriving in five formats. Count along:

Digital, Limited Edition of 500 (CD format, includes an extra booklet of artwork and lyrics, hand numbered), Collector’s Edition of 30 (packaging is in a Super 8 film can with artwork and extra goodies, and will include one of the films that Gregor Samsa has made), Unlimited Edition (CD art, made from black stock and screen printed), Vinyl (like the Limited Edition, but on vinyl)

That’s almost as complicated as figuring out where all the members live. Here’s the lovely piano-lined video for the ambient, Bosh-y “Jeroen Van Aken,” which was directed by Spokane’s Rick Alverson.

If you liked that, we also have the song without pictures along with “Abutting, Dismantling.”

Gregor Samsa – “Abutting Dismantling” (MP3)
Gregor Samsa – “Jeroen Van Aken” (MP3)

Rest is out 5/8 (tomorrow) on Kora, though it’s already available in some of its formats. You do the math and then can catch them live, Europeans (US dates in July). A few of the later shows are with their awesome sister band, Kayo Dot.

05/08 – Leuven, Belgium @ Stuk
05/09 – Karlsruhe, Germany @ Jubez
05/10 – Wurzburg, Germany @ Cairo
05/11 – Berlin, Germany @ Schokoladen
05/12 – Leipzig, Germany @ Nato
05/13 – München, Germany @ Kafe Kult
05/14 – Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea
05/15 – Italy @ TBA
05/16 – Milano, Italy @ Leoncavallo
05/17 – Italy @TBA
05/18 – Roma, Italy @ Traffic
05/19 – France @ TBA
05/20 – San Sebastian, Spain @ la Casa de Cultura de Okendo
05/21 – Spain @ TBA
05/22 – Barcelona, Spain, Be Cool
05/23 – Lyon, France @ La Marquise
05/24 – Bièvre, Belgium @ TBA
05/25 – Brugge, Germany @ Cactus
05/26 – Paris, France @ Mains d’Oeuvres *
05/27 – Amiens, France @ Le Grand Wazoo *
05/28 – Luzern, Switzerland @ Treibhaus *
05/29 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Elfer *
05/30 – Luxembourg @ D:qliq *
05/31 – Münster, Germany @ Gleis 22 *
06/01 – Duisburg, Germany @ Steinbruch *

*w/ Kayo Dot

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