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JOHN VANDERSLICE Shares New Song “Spectral Dawn”

John Vanderslice is set to release The Cedars, his first album in six years, on April 5. The record’s blend of synthesizers, drum machines, and Vanderslice’s unmistakable vocals has already been receiving praise from NPR, Stereogum, and Consequence of Sound, among others, and today he shares another new song, “Spectral Dawn.” Vanderslice describes the track as “a hymn to those who have disappeared into the ether: the lost loves, the obsessions, the dead. They’ve slipped through a trap door and are not accessible anymore. The remaining fragments of experience and memory are comforting and damaging at the same time.”


The Cedars is out April 5 on Native Cat Recordings and is available for pre-orderdigitally and on vinyl. The album also features the previously released singles “I’ll Wait For You” and “Will Call.” Vanderslice will be touring in support of the album this spring with Pedro The Lion and Meernaa. All dates are below and on sale now.

Spring 2019 Tour

^ w/ Meernaa

* w/ Pedro The Lion

4/12: Cellar Door – Visalia, CA ^

4/13: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA ^

4/14: Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA ^

4/17: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ ^

4/18: 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ ^

4/19: Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, NV ^

4/20: Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT ^

4/22: Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA ^

4/23: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR ^

4/26: The Big Room at Sierra Nevada – Chico, CA ^

4/27: Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA ^

4/28: Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA ^

5/01: RecordBar – Kansas City, MO *

5/02: Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO *

5/06: Cat’s Cradle Backroom – Carrboro, NC *

5/07: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *

5/08: Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *

5/10: Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY *

5/11: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *

5/13: Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON *

5/14: The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI *

5/15: Skully’s – Columbus, OH *

5/17: Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN *

5/18: Castle Theater – Bloomington, IN *

5/21: Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN *

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