Incoming: New Holy Sons LP; Watch New Video

Holy Sons

Thrill Jockey release due on 8/21.

Emil Amos, the mastermind behind Holy Sons, returns with his second Thrill Jockey release, Fall of Man, on August 21. Sharp-eyed BLURT readers will recall that we profiled Amos last year upon the release of Holy Sons LP The Fact Facer, with writer John Schacht praising Amos’ “druggy dirges” –and “sleepy vocals that deliver brutally honest self-analyses.”

Now, the multi-instrumentalist (who also counts himself as a member of Om, Grails, and Lilacs & Champagne) carves out new territory on his most diverse release to date, adding more hooks and pop balladry to his songs while still retaining the intimacy and psychological depth of his earlier records. Check out the new video for album track “Mercenary World,” directed by Ego Sensation of White Hills:

Fall of Man was recorded between Portland, Oregon and Brooklyn with producers Brandon Eggleston (Mountain Goats, Swans), Al Carlson (Oneohtrix Point Never) and Jeff Saltzman (Grails).

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Holy Sons US Tour dates with Earth:

 August 23 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East (upstairs)
August 25 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
August 26 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
August 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
August 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
August 29 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
August 30 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
August 31 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle (back room)
September 1 – Atlanta, GA – Earl
September 2 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
September 3 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
September 4 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
September 5 – Nashville, TN – Stone Fox
September 6 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
September 8 – Madison, WI – Frequency
September 9 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
September 10 – Chicago

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