Published Feb 11, 2009With Joanna Newsom holed up in some wooden wonderland these days, it comes as good news that fellow Nevada City native Alela Diane is stepping in to give us a new album, as well as a winter tour. If you love a bit of free-floating pixie folk, that is.
On February 17, the Newsom-esque folkie plans to release her sophomore effort, To Be Still, via Rough Trade and quickly follow that up with a North American tour alongside Sub Pop beardos Blitzen Trapper. During the trek, Diane will make several stops south of the border and a few here in Canada as well, with dates scheduled in both Toronto and Montreal.
In fact, Diane recently announced she will do an in-store in Toronto before her February 21 show and will stop by to play a set at the College Street record shop Soundscapes. The exact time of that show has yet to be confirmed but it will be before the evening show at the Horseshoe. To get more info, you can check back on Soundscapes' website for all the details.
Here are the tracks that are on To Be Still, as well as Diane's tour dates:
To Be Still: 1. "Dry Grass & Shadows"
2. "White As Diamonds"
3. "Age Old Blue"
4. "To Be Still"
5. "Take Us Back"
6. "The Alder Trees"
7. "My Brambles"
8. "The Ocean"
9. "Every Path"
10. "Tatted Lace"
11. "Lady Divine"
Alela Diane tour dates:
2/15 Portland, OR - Holocene (CD release show)
2/18 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Centre *
2/19 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
2/20 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *
2/21 Toronto, ON - Soundscapes
2/21 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *
2/22 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa *
2/24 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar *
2/25 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street *
2/26 Boston, MA - Paradise *
2/27 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *#
2/28 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *#
3/1 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
3/2 Washington, DC - Black Cat *
3/4 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club *
3/5 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel *
3/6 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge *
3/7 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree *
3/8 Memphis, TN - High-Tone *
3/9 Norman, OK - The Opolis *
3/10 Lawrence, KA - Jackpot Saloon *
3/12 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive *
3/13 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
3/15 Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
* with Blitzen Trapper
# with Plants & Animals
Alela Diane "White As Diamonds"