Black Math Horseman Announce UK/European Tour, Roadburn Festival Appearance and Premier Video For “Tyrant”

Black Math Horseman have announced a UK/European tour in April to coincide with their appearance at the 2010 Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland. Tour info is below.

Video: “Tyrant” (Dir. by Whitey McConnaughy)

On November 7th 2009 Tee Pee Records teamed up with Converse to put on the Fog Rising Festival. The sold out festival featured performances by Witch, Saviours, Ancestors, Black Math Horseman and Red Fang as well as artwork by famed poster artists Alan Forbes, Alan Hynes, David D’Andrea and Marq Spusta.

In addition to the festival Tee Pee artists collaboarted with director Whitey McConnaughy who has directed music videos for Band Of Horses, Red Fang, Mudhoney and Gossip to name a few. These videos were filmed live in various locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland. Converse has premiered the video for Black Math Horseman’s “Tyrant” on their website. Whitey filmed Black Math Horseman at night performing the track live in Los Angeles using a thermal imaging camera.

“Wyllt, Black Math Horseman’s debut, is a fascinating compendium of the last 30 years of rock.” – Pitchfork

A crack in the firmament, a rustling in the pines. The forest’s equilibrium is shattered beneath the hooves of antiquity. Proscribed by the egoists, all the old sacraments have been performed—a complete transference of potency. The air hisses with mercury and magnetism. Fire swallows the land. In stillness they wait as the sky bleeds white, players in a proto-mythic drama with outcome unknown. (Not the band, though—that would be cheesy.)

This information is as useful or useless as anyone chooses. All else—the sound, the color, the shape of things, the light and shade of narrative and molecular dispensation—is left to the atmosphere. It’s here and then it’s gone. It’s always there. Or maybe it was never there, not ever. It’s an imagined memory, the ultimate false dawn. A psychic eclipse that blinds the mind’s eye. How’s that for high melodrama, for existential cryptography? Sometimes, vagueness and vagaries have to suffice.

For those who prefer terra firma, though? Call it ambient post-doom. Call it alchemic psych-rock, only without all those annoying freeform guitar freakouts. Call it “pure spirits by ritual dismemberment.” Either way, Black Math Horseman is Sera Timms (bass/vocals), Ian Barry (guitar) Bryan Tulao (guitar) and Sasha Popovic (drums). They are from Los Angeles. Their debut album, Wyllt, was recorded and produced by desert guru Scott Reeder (Kyuss, Unida). The rest is a discovery about to be made.

Tour Dates:
2/19 Spaceland – Los Angeles, CA w/ Ancestors and Intronaut
4/17 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, NL
4/18 TBA – London, UK
4/20 Hafenklang – Hamburg, GER
4/21 Steinburch – Duiburg, GER
4/22 DB’s – Utrecht, NL
4/23 Connewitz – Leipzig, GER
4/24 Beatpol – Dresden, GER
4/25 Yacht Club – Brno, CZ
4/26 Cafe Cairo – Würzburg, GER
4/27 Sedel – Luzern, CH
4/28 Rosenkeller – Jena, GER
4/29 TBA – Berlin, GER

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