Wednesday, February 13, 2008

FOLKLORE: Spring Tour & New Album!!

For those of you outside of Athens, GA, who may be unfamiliar with Folklore; the band was formed by Elf Power guitarist Jimmy Hughes in 2004. Jimmy and a relative who's who of the Athens music scene (including members of I Am the World Trade Center, Wee Turtles, Gerbils, Masters of the Hemisphere, Bugs Eat Books, Circulatory System, Elf Power, and Neutral Milk Hotel) created last year's "The Ghost of H.W. Beaverman", a folk/pop/psychedelic concept album which takes ghost stories based in the mountains of upstate New York and dissects them into the myths and rumors from which they are based. Upon first listen one might be drawn in by the curiously beautiful & lush folk/pop (and rightfully so!), but with further listens the story starts to unfurl revealing yet another delightful layer ready to be peeled back.

As a follow-up to 2007’s The Ghost Of H.W. Beaverman, Folklore have released "Carpenters’ Falls", a companion piece telling peripheral stories to the Beaverman tales, 12 songs divided into two sections: Ghost Stories and Ancestry.

You can purchase both albums from the band on tour, or from their website, here. For those of you low on cash, or unable to catch the band on tour, Folklore have generously put "The Ghost of H.W. Beaverman" available for free download, here. You can also download two albums from label-mates, Titans of Filth, for free there as well (they are also worth checking out!). Folklore will be touring in February and March of 2008 to celebrate the release of this new chapter in the Folklore discography, tour dates below:

Folklore Tour 2008:
February 28th ~ The 40 Watt Club ~ Athens, GA (!! FREE SHOW !! bumbleBEAR Showcase with Titans of Filth, Quiet Hooves, Christopher's Liver, My Unborn Children, Big Gray, Gemini Cricket, The French Toasts)
February 29th ~ The Milestone ~ Charlotte, NC
March 1st ~ Frankie’s ~ Toledo, OH
March 2nd ~ The Beachland Ballroom ~ Cleveland, OH
March 3rd ~ Mike ‘N Molly’s ~ Champaign, IL
March 4th ~ High Noon Saloon ~ Madison, WI
March 5th ~ Vaudeville Mews ~ Des Moines, IA
March 6th ~ The Beat Kitchen ~ Chicago, IL
March 7th ~ The Art Hospital ~ Bloomington, IN
March 8th ~ The Icehouse ~ Lexington, KY

[MP3] Folklore - The Vet from "The Ghost of H.W. Beaverman" (via
[MP3] Folklore - Lake Bonaparte from "Carpenters’ Falls" (via
[MP3] Folklore - The Carpenter from "Carpenters’ Falls" (via

Folklore - website | Myspace | bumbleBEAR - label website

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