Published Jul 12, 2011Forward-thinking saxophonist Colin Stetson had a major breakthrough when he released his sophomore album New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges earlier this year. The album was even shortlisted for the coveted Polaris Music Prize. While he awaits the news of that award, however, Stetson has revealed plans for a new EP.
The two-song release is called Those Who Didn't Run and features the title track on the A-side with "The End of Your Suffering" on the flip. According to a press release, the songs "are documented in direct fashion, using a handful of mic positions and, as usual, no looping or overdubbing of any sort. They are brilliant single-take performances that showcase Stetson's love for minimalism, a subtle pop sensibility, and a mesmerising, mantric, time-warping technical ability."
Those Who Didn't Run will be available on October 4 via Constellation Records. It will be available on a heavyweight ten-inch record with a screen-printed jacket. A sample of the release can be streamed below, and more information on the record is available here.
As recently reported, Stetson also has a handful of North American tour dates in the works, which can be viewed below.
Those Who Didn't Run:
1. "Those Who Didn't Run"
2. "The End of Your Suffering"
8/23 Hartford, CT - Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Of Art
8/24 Ithaca, NY - Delilah's
8/25 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
8/27 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox
8/28 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
9/30 Asbury Park, NJ - All Tomorrow's Parties
Those who didn't run (excerpt) - COLIN STETSON by Constellation Records