Chicago foursome Sybris will be releasing their sophomore LP, Into the Trees, on June 17th on Absolutely Kosher Records and heading out on tour (dates below) in support of the album with Unwed Sailor and will play Austin City Limits this fall.
You can preview standout track “Oh Man!” by downloading the mp3 here.
Chicago’s Sybris sounds quite different than what the band’s name evokes. Sybaris, an ancient mythological she-dragon who subsisted on a diet of grown men, gives off a connotation that a band called Sybris would probably be some angry, hardcore nu-metal band. Well guess again, kids. Singer Angela Mullenhour‘s sugar coated knife-edge voice is a unique entity in itself, brimming with shattering potential and weighted with its own world-weariness, elegant, bruised but never defeated. In fact, the whole outfit is tough as shit, in a way nobody’s seen for awhile.
Into the Trees is the band’s second album, recorded with Grammy-nominated engineer John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, Mountain Goats) in the backwoods of Minnesota at Pachyderm Studio. The supposedly haunted studio is the same one used to record Nirvana‘s In Utero and P.J. Harvey‘s Rid of Me. The album is also their first with new label Absolutely Kosher Records. Into the Trees explores themes of perception, relationships, and decay with a salt of the earth perspective that flows through the band both in demeanor, sound and appearance.
May 09-Chicago IL Subterranean (CD Release Party!)
May 23-Lawrence KS-Jackpot Saloon
May 24-Denver CO-Larimer Lounge
May 26-Seattle WA-Sunset Tavern
May 27-Portland OR-Someday Lounge
May 28-Reno NV-Satellite
May 29-San Francisco CA-Rickshaw Stop
May 30-Los Angeles CA-Knitting Factory
May 31-Long Beach CA-Prospector
June 02-Phoenix AZ-Modified
June 05-Houston TX-Walter’s
June 07-Denton TX-Haileys
June 10-Memphis TN-Hi-Tone
June 12-Atlanta GA-The Earl
June 13-Tampa FL-The Orpheum
June 14-West Palm Beach FL-Respectable Street
June 15-Orlando FL-Social
June 16-Tallahassee FL-Beta Bar
June 17-Athens GA-Tasty World
June 20-Philadelphia PA-Northstar Bar
June 22-Washington DC-DC9
June 28-Chicago IL-Belmont Art and Music Fest
Sept 28-Austin TX-Austin City Limits