THREE MAN CANNON (Scranton, PA) and LEE COREY OSWALD (Portland, OR) will embark on an 11-day tour of the East Coast beginning today in support of the bands’ upcoming Split 12-inch. The album is due out on February 05, 2013 on vinyl and digital formats from Black With Sap Records (We Were Skeletons, Beau Navire, 1994!) and upstart label Stereophonodon Records.
Pre-orders for the LP – which will be pressed on translucent orange (100), sea-foam green (100) and black (300) colorways – have launched courtesy of Black With Sap. For more information, go here. It’s worth noting that the bands will have 50 limited-edition tour test pressings of the 12″ for sale at shows.
To celebrate today’s tour kickoff, the bands and labels have teamed up with Punknews.org for an exclusive song premier featuring one new offering from each outfit. To stream Three Man Cannon’s “Comb” and “Dream Song” from Lee Corey Oswald, go here.
Three Man Cannon and Lee Corey Oswald are scheduled share the stage with the likes of Captain We’re Sinking, Tigers Jaw, Timeshares, The Hotel Year, The Great Explainer and The World Is A Beautiful Place and I’m No Longer Afraid To Die and more. As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with either band, drop me a line here. Stay tuned for forthcoming news on the split LP, including additional song premiers and more. For daily updates, follow Three Man Cannon and Lee Corey Oswald on Twitter here and here.
EAST COAST TOUR
DEC 13 – Warwick, NY @ G’s Restaurant w/ Young Lungs
DEC 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tee House w/ Timeshares, The Marine Electric
DEC 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Kopec’s.w/ Edhoculi
DEC 16 – Columbus, OH @ 1427 House (1427 Hunter Ave) w/ Big Game, The Pheramones
DEC 17 – Richmond, VA @ Church Of Abraham w/ Close Talker
DEC 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Drop The Bad Idea, Reservoir
DEC 19 – Trenton, NJ @ Millhill Basement w/ The Great Explainer
DEC 20 – New York, NY Brooklyn Fire
DEC 21 – Willimantic, CT @ The Handsome Woman w/ The World is a Beautiful Place and I’m No Longer Afraid To Die, The Hotel Year, Lvl Up
DEC 22 – Boston, MA @ TBA w/ Somos
DEC 23 – Scranton, PA @ Visions Gallery w/ The Menzingers, Tigers Jaw, Captain We’re Sinking
Admittedly, we don’t know much about the mysterious Three Man Cannon, other than the fact that the four piece includes members of Tigers Jaw, Idiot Kid and King God. Public appearances have been limited and the band’s previous releases – 2010’s Nelson and the 2008 debut LP The Sound. The Fury. – have won a dedicated, albeit small fan base. Regardless, these five new tracks will undoubtedly be where 3MC makes its mark, with a sweet, slightly off-kilter sound that has the ability to incite raucous singalongs and bouts of foot stomping in one instant, and soothe the masses with bittersweet melodies and atmospheric flourishes the next. Imagine a folkier Modest Mouse … or maybe a more punk Mountain Goats and you get the idea.
Portland, OR’s Lee Corey Oswald is a different beast than its East Coast brethren, finding warmth in the hooky, blown-out fuzz rock and reverb-drenched riffs of yesteryear. Recorded and produced completely in analog by Kind Of Like Spitting’s Ben Barnett, these six new tracks revel in punk rock’s reckless abandon and the skewed pop harmonics of ’90s indie rock. The band originally started as an acoustic folk duo between Lee Ellis and Corey Ciresi, but the group has taken on many different incarnations. Never was that more apparent than in 2011’s Moon Songs, a full-length split into two camps: the electric side and the acoustic side. Lee Corey Oswald has grown quite a bit since then, traveling the US and touring with the likes of The Menzingers and Luther. The result is a confident blend of songwriting prowess and youthful exuberance that’s downright infectious.