Divine Dreamscapes: Pale Dīan

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Harnessing the surrealism of David Lynch and the soprano of Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser, Pale Dīan certainly evokes a transcendental experience when it comes to their aesthetic and live performance. Initially forming in Dallas, Texas, guitarist Derek Kutzer and vocalist Ruth Smith established new ground in Austin this past summer, as well as a new bassist, Nicolas Volpe. The band also changed their name from Blackstone Rangers to Pale Dīan (‘pale moon’), eliciting dream-like qualities which further helped to solidify their image and sound. Pale Dīan’s textured guitar, lush vocals, and ethereal deliverance have earned them joint touring bills with the likes of Tender Age, Drab Majesty, Them Are Us Too and Cheatahs in 2015, setting the bar high for what they’ve already achieved and where they plan to go. The trio recently found a home with label Manifesto Records, boasting record releases from Dead Kennedys, Tom Waits, and Lilys. Their new LP, Narrow Birth, is set to come out in 2016.

 
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The band is embarking on a two week tour this month through the midwest, with their kick-off show tomorrow night at Hotel Vegas in Austin. Joining them on the bill will be local shoegaze and electronic acts Slow Pulse, Ultraviolet and Lachane. You can find out more about the show and RSVP here. You can also keep updated with the band on their Facebook, Bandcamp and Instagram.

 

Midwest Tour Dates

December 3rd – Fort Worth, Lola’s
December 4th – Oklahoma City, BlueNote
December 5th – Lawrence, Replay
December 6th – Des Moines, VaudvilleMews
December 8th – Minneapolis, TripleRock
December 9th – Chicago, Burlington
December 10th – Milwaukee, Riverwest Public
December 11th – Champaigne, Mike&Molly’s
December 12th – Cincinatti, The Comet
December 13th – Cleveland, Happy Dog
December 14th – Louisville, New Vintage
December 15th – Bloomington, Back Door
December 16th – Nashville, Queen Ave
December 17th – Memphis, DORK
December 18th – New Orleans, Sisters In Christ
December 19th – San Antonio, The Limelight

 

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