the rosebuds: always on the move
  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008

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The Rosebuds just can't sit still. The Raleigh, North Carolina's duet will embark on a three-month long tour of North America at the end of October in support of another full length album, Life Like, set to be released October 7th. Their 4th full length album is a dark and organic proliferation of hauntingly upbeat guitar melodies reminiscent of Johnny Mar and The Smiths. The album itself is a stark contrast to 2007's super danceable Night of the Furies. The drastic change in sound from album to album can perhaps be best used as indicator of the bands' work ethic-- they're always on the move, and always evolving. Life Like's first, self-titled single is tinged with hypnotic, metronome driven guitar strums underneath the earthly vocals of Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp, and the album itself features cameos from Portastatic's Matthew McCaughan, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, and Ashley Stove's Jim Brantley. Be sure to catch The Rosebuds in their current musical incarnation while you can-- they might have a different sound altogether the next time they come to your town. - Chris Gayomali

The Rosebuds on tour:
Sept 25 - Chapel Hill, NC - The Love House at UNC (Ivan Howard solo)
Oct 23 - Washington DC - Black Cat
Oct 24 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bellhouse
Oct 25 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Nov 07 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre (Troika Music Festival)
Nov 11 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
Nov 12 - Indianapolis, IN - My Old Kentucky Blog Concert
Nov 13 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Nov 14 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Nov 15 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador
Nov 16 - Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
Nov 19 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Media Club
Nov 20 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
Nov 21 - Anacortes, WA - The Department of Safety
Nov 22 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Nov 24 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Nov 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Nov 26 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Nov 28 - Denton, TX - Hailey's
Nov 29 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Dec 1 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl

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