San Diego isn't exactly renowned for its thriving indie rock scene, and it's an especially unusual place to spawn the dark, moody, heavy artistic chamber pop group The Black Heart Procession
. But perhaps it's the very nature of the contradictory environment/product that makes The Black Heart Procession so successful in their jerky, emotional gothic endeavors. After ten years of going at it, the band is releasing a new album, Six
on October 6th, embarking on a full tour (dates listed below), and just came out with a new, dark, depressing video filled with stark black and white motion and wooden crosses in a graveyard David Lynch might have been fond of.
The song "Witching Stone", off their upcoming album, is melodic pop drenched in signature morbid atmosphere, and a fitting soundtrack to the Blair Witch Project-esque video
. The band's elegant sense of loss and darkness is rather refreshing. Trusted sources reveal that the band will be performing new songs as well as classics in their impressive backlog on their tour, but regardless of the song selection, you can be sure that it will be a Poe and bleak, inspired performance. - Laura Yan
The Black Heart Procession on Tour
8/7 - Spaceland - Los Angeles, CA
10/17 - Casbah* - San Diego, CA
10/18 - The Echoplex* - Los Angeles, CA
10/20 - Rhythm Room* - Phoenix, AZ
10/21 - Launch Pad* - Albuquerque, NM
10/23 - The Mohawk* - Austin, TX
10/24 - Hailey's* - Denton, TX
10/25 - One Eyed Jacks* - New Orleans, LA
10/26 - The Bottletree* - Birmingham, AL
10/27 - The 40 Watt* - Athens, GA
10/28 - Cat's Cradle* - Chapel Hill, NC
10/29 - The Black Cat^* - Washington, DC
10/30 - Johnny Brenda's^* - Philadelphia, PA
10/31 - Maxwell's^* - Hoboken, NJ
11/1 - The Bowery Ballroom^* - New York, NY
11/3 - Paradise Rock Club^ - Boston, MA
11/4 - La Sala Rosa^ - Montreal, QC
11/5 - Lee's Palace^ - Toronto, ON
11/6 - The Crofoot^ - Detroit, MI
11/7 - Bottom Lounge^ - Chicago, IL
11/8 - 400 Bar^ - Minneapolis, MN
11/11 - Chop Suey^ - Seattle, WA
11/12 - The Biltmore^ - Vancouver, BC
11/13 - The Aladdin^ - Portland, OR
11/15 - The Independent^ - San Francisco, CA
*with the Mumlers
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