Methyl Ethel (@methylethel) Announces First Major U.S. Tour – ‘Oh Inhuman Spectacle’ Out Now on 4AD‏

Fresh off a victorious run of dates in the UK and Europe, including appearances at Primavera Sound Festival, The Great Escape and London Calling, Methyl Ethel is pleased to announce their first major tour of North America this fall supporting Preoccupations. The tour will kick off in Calgary on October 1st and highlights include Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL on October 5th, Warsaw in Brooklyn on October 14th and The Roxy in Los Angeles on October 28th. The band will make a quick stop in the U.S. this summer to play Outside Lands and the Denver Underground Music Showcase.


Hailing from the remote fringes of Perth, Western Australia, linchpin Jake Webb started Methyl Ethel in 2013 as a way of getting his bedroom recordings out in the public domain. Like 4AD peers Grimes and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound), Oh Inhuman Spectacle was crafted in isolation where Webb wrote, played and recorded everything, with fellow Perth residents Thom Stewart (bass) and Chris Wright (drums) recruited to bring the songs to life on stage. The band is currently working on their next record due out in 2017.


CAD3641 [CD/LP/DL]

1. Idée Fixe

2. Shadowboxing

3. Rogues

4. To Swim

5. Twilight Driving

6. Depth Perception

7. Unbalancing Acts

8. Also Gesellschaft

9. Obscura

10. Artificial Limb

11. Sweet Waste

12. Everything Is As It Should Be


6.25 – 7.2.16 – Roskilde Festival 2016 – Roskilde, Denmark

7.14 – 7.17.16 – Latitude Festival 2016 – Southwold, UK

7.22 – 7.24.16 – Splendor In The Grass Festival 2016 – Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

7.28 – 7.31.16 – UMS – The Underground Music Showcase – Denver, CO

8.5 – 8.7.16 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, CA

9.2 – 9.4.16 – End of the Road Festival – Salisbury, UK

10.01.16 – Mac Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB*

10.03.16 – WECC – Winnipeg, MB*

10.04.16 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN*

10.05.16 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, Il*

10.07.16 – Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI*

10.08.16 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON*

10.11.16   Virgin Mobile Corona Theater   Montreal, QC*

10.12.16 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA*

10.14.16 – Warsaw – Brooklyn NY*

10.15.16 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA*

10.16.16 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington DC*

10.18.16 – Masquerade – Atlanta, Ga*

10.19.16 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, La *

10.21.16 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX *

10.25.16 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ *

10.26.16 – The Irenic – San Diego, CA *

10.28.16 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA *

11.02.16 – Neumos – Seattle, WA *

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