Elfin Saddle Announces New Album, Tours With Sunset Rubdown

The Montreal-based Elfin Saddle is prepping to release the follow-up to last year's Gigantic Mother/Wounded Child in May, and will be following up the record release with a North American tour with Sunset Rubdown.

The nine-track album entitled Ringing For The Begin Again will be released on May 19, and is bound to showcase a fusion of sounds ranging from the bands numerous influences, including band member Emi Honda's homeland of Japan. Last year Elfin Saddle released Gigantic Mother/Wounded Child on Kill Devil Hills Records, giving the band acclaim for their originality and interesting live performances. Ringing..., is sure to cause even more of a buzz around the band, especially with the addition of Nathan Gage -- giving the band a denser sound with his use of double-bass and tuba.

Ringing For The Begin Again track listing
01. The Bringer
02. Running Sheep
03. Hammer Song
04. Sakura
05. Muskeg Parade
06. The Living Light
07. The Procession
08. Temple Daughter
09. The Ocean

Elfin Saddle will hit the road in promotion of the new record starting on June 11 in Cambridge MA at the Middle East. The 19-date tour will go on till July 11, where they will play their last show in Montreal at Il Motore.

Elfin Saddle tour dates with Sunset Rubdown
06.11.09 - Cambridge, MA (Middle East Downstairs)
06.12.09 - Brooklyn, NY (Studio B)
06.13.09 - Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda's)
06.14.09 - Washington, DC (Black Cat)
06.15.09 - Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506)
06.16.09 - Atlanta, GA (Drunken Unicorn)
06.20.09 - Austin, TX (Mohawk)
06.22.09 - Tucson, AZ (Plush)
06.23.09 - Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex)
06.24.09 - San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Shop)
06.26.09 - Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge)
06.27.09 - Seattle, WA (Chop Suey)
06.28.09 - Victoria, BC (Sugar Nightclub)
07.02.09 - Calgary, AB (Marquee)
07.06.09 - Minneapolis, MN (7th Street Entry)
07.08.09 - Bloomington, IN (Jake's Nightclub)
07.10.09 - Toronto, ON (Lee's Palace)
07.11.09 - Montreal, QC (Il Mortore)

Elfin Saddle Announces New Album, Tours With Sunset Rubdown