recent Albini-produced album El Rey.
By Blurt Staff
The Wedding Present has announced a 21 date North American
tour which will commence at the Casbah in San Diego,
California and conclude at The Mohawk in Austin, Texas. The band released El Rey in May, its first new long player since 2005’s Take
Fountain. El Rey found the band reunited with noted producer Steve Albini,
with whom they worked with on their 1991 release Seamonsters.
The live lineup includes David Gedge (guitar and vocals),
Terry de Castro (bass), Graeme Ramsay (drums), and Chris McConville (guitar).
El Rey was penned Gedge was living in Los
Angeles and according to his label it “burns with West Coast
seen through the eyes of a gritty British Northerner.” Speaking about El Rey in MOJO Magazine, Gedge observed, “I’ve been living in West
Hollywood for the last year or so, and while I’m not going to claim that this
is my ‘L.A.’
album, there are some references. I suppose the themes are lust, jealousy,
betrayal, regret, obsession, super-heroes… the usual. We chose to record with
Steve this time because the new songs were sounding very guitar-ry and quite
dark. It’s been good. As you’d imagine, really; Albini knows his stuff.”
Wedding Present Tour
9/18/08 Casbah San Diego, CA
9/19/08 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
9/21/08 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
Hall Eugene, OR
9/24/08 Neumo’s Seattle, WA
Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Club Vancouver, B.C.
Club St. Paul, MN
Bottle Chicago, IL
(Pike Room) Pontiac, MI
10/4/08 Babylon Ottawa, ONT
National Montreal, ONT
Ballroom New York, NY
10/9/08 Southpaw Brooklyn, NY
Cat Washington, D.C.
506 Chapel Hill, NC
Earl Atlanta, GA
Bottletree Birmingham, AL
Mohawk Austin, TX