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Elder Release Omens on April 24 via Armageddon Shop and Announce North American Spring Tour    ​ 

Elder, the “masters of … epic-scale rock composition” (Rolling Stone) and “one of the most restless and inventive forces at work in the…underground,” (Stereogum), have set an April 24 release date for one of the year’s most eagerly-awaited rock releases: Omens.

“To me, Omens is our most complete work to date: a set of songs that express the breadth of the band’s collective influences,” explains singer/guitar player Nick DiSalvo. “After recording The Gold & Silver Sessions EP, it felt like we fully scratched the itch to explore our minimalist side, taking a step back from the proggy song structures and heavy guitar work of our previous records and just letting the music drift along. When beginning to work on Omens, the goal was to integrate these two tendencies in the band – to make a modern day progressive rock record, but also to take time to jam and float when need be. Most importantly, I feel the spirit of adventure in our music is alive and well, and we missed no opportunity to bring in a whole new arsenal of sounds to the record

The five song, 54-minute album is a concept album that mimics the lifespan of a civilization, and also reads as a commentary on our own society hell-bent on profitability at the expense of our own lives and environment. Omens was produced by Peter Deimel (Anna Calvi, The Kills, The Wedding Present) and recorded at Studio Black Box in Noyant-La-Gravoyêre, France. Deimel and DiSalvo mixed the collection.

In addition the to the release of Omens, Elder will embark on a North American tour this spring. The tour will begin on May 6 at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, NY and will conclude on May 29 at ONCE Ballroom in Boston, Ma. Elder will be joined by Bask who will hold direct support for the run.

Elder tour dates:

May 6 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere

May 7 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

May 8 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall

May 9 Asheville, NC Mothlight

May 10 Atlanta, GA The Earl

May 12 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies

May 13 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge

May 14 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks

May 15 Houston, TX Secret Group

May 16 Austin, TX Barracuda

May 17 Dallas, TX Blue Light

May 19 Albuquerque, NM Sister Bar

May 20 Denver, CO Hi Dive

May 22 St. Paul, MN Turf Club

May 23 Chicago, IL Reggie’s

May 24 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

May 26 Detroit, MI Sanctuary

May 27 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace

May 28 Montreal, QC Café Campus

May 29 Boston, MA ONCE Ballroom

Tickets are on-sale now. Bask opens on all dates.


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