Natural Selection: Tonstartssbandht – Sorcerer

Band names that are hard to say or pronounce are a bit of a pet peeve of mine (anyone remember UP-C DOWN-C LEFT-C RIGHT-C ABC + START?)  It just seems like bands with these sorts of names are intentionally trying to stifle word-of-mouth publicity or something.  Still, any artist or band worth a damn can overcome this self-imposed handicap by, well, making great music.

Say it with me now – “Tonstartssbandht.” Easy, right? This overconsonanted word is the duo of Florida / New York siblings Andy and Edwin White, recent additions to the squad over at Mexican Summer.  Their epic new track, “Sorcerer,” from their forthcoming album of the same name, is a sprawling nine-minute piece with hints of prog, freak folk, and classic krautrock.  Check the track out below, and catch them on tour with Mac Demarco in May.  I’m sure all of Mac’s fans will be wondering how to pronounce their name while they get their faces melted off.

Sorcerer is out 3/24. Tour dates below.

 

February 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub

February 3 – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College

February 4 – Gambier, OH @ Kenyon College

February 6 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s

February 7 – Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Firehouse

February 8 – New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boys

February 14 – Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree

February 15 – Munich, DE @ Milla

February 16 – Luzern, CH @ Sudpol

February 17 – Dijon, FR @ Generiq Festival

February 18 – Rotterdam, NL @ V11

February 20 – London, UK @ Moth Club

February 21 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds

February 23 – Dublin, IE @ Worksman Club

February 24 – Liverpool, UK @ Shipping Forecast

February 25 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen

February 26 – Brighton, UK @ The Joker

February 27 – Paris, FR @ Espace B

February 28 – Gent, BE @ Café Video

March 1 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Upstairs

March 9 – Marfa, TX @ Marfa Myths
May 9 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Burlington *
May 11 – Montreal, QB @ Metropolis *
May 13 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater *
May 14 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *
May 15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues – Cleveland *
May 16 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
May 17 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *
May 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle *
May 21 – Asheville, NC @ Highland Brewing Company *
May 22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater *
May 23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
* w/ Mac Demarco

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