Published Aug 20, 2009As music nerds know, good Krautrock never goes out of style, or at least that batch from the '70s sure hasn't. And with this being an awesome truth, more than a few Kraut fanatics should be ecstatic that legendary musical mischief makers Faust are making an ultra-rare trip to North America.
As Tiny Mix Tapes has pointed out, Faust have only ever been to the U.S. twice since they began way back in the early '70s - once in 1994 and again in 1999. As for trips to Canada, well, this will be their first, with the group playing dates in Toronto and at Montreal's Pop Montreal.
As far as the line-up goes, Faust will be made of OG members Jean-Hervé Peron and Werner "Zappi" Diermaier, along with James Johnston (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Geraldine Swayne. During one date, they'll also play with seriously heavy dudes Sunn O))).
In related news, the increasingly awesome 4 Men with Beards imprint recently reissued the band's 1972 album Faust So Far on some hefty high-grade vinyl, a release we highly recommend you check out. Seriously, everyone loves to go about Faust IV, but this one's right up there in the quality department and has been filling our heads will heady rock jams all month.
Faust's tour dates:
9/25 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel *
9/27 Washington, DC - Black Cat (Sonic Circuits Fest)
9/28 Philadelphia, PA - International House Philadelphia (workshop)
9/29 Philadelphia, PA - International House Philadelphia
9/30 Schenectady, NY - GE Theatre
10/1 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (WFMU Fest)
10/3 Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal Festival (daytime workshop/night show)
10/4 Toronto, ON - The Polish Combatants Hall
10/5 Detroit, MI - Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art (workshop)
10/6 Detroit, MI - Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art
10/7 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
10/8 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts
10/9 Lexington, KY - Buster's (Boomslang Fest) @
10/10 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
10/11 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club (workshop)
* with Sunn O)))