Beijing's Chui Wan Map Out North American Tour, Stream New Song
Published Apr 14, 2015In addition to delivering an upcoming self-titled LP, Beijing-based quartet Chui Wan have revealed plans to bring their face-melting psych sounds to stages across North America this spring.
A press release confirms that the group will be setting course for North America at the beginning of May, having booked a number of club and festival dates. This includes a co-headlining spot at Austin Psych Fest, and a handful of Canadian appearances. Linking it all together, the band's May 26 gig at Vancouver Biltmore Cabaret is an after party for fellow Psych Fest performers Tame Impala's outdoor gig earlier in the evening.
There are also Canadian dates booked in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton. You'll find all of the tour info down below.
Chui Wan are gearing up to release their self-titled set May 5 via Maybe Mars. A press release posits that the band's multi-instrumental approach steers away from traditional melody in favour of "minimal drone or maximal sonic layerings."
You'll find the new album's slow-burning psych piece "The Sound of Wilderness," which features a mix of rippling guitar work and cloudy keyboard tones, beneath the dates.
05/01 Berkeley, CA - Starry Plough
05/02 Los Angeles, CA - HM157
05/03 Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar
05/04 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
05/05 Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records
05/06 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
05/09 Austin, TX - Elevation Ampitheatre (River Stage)
05/10 Tulsa, OK - The Fur Shop
05/11 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
05/12 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness ^
05/13 Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb's ^
05/14 Boston, MA - Club Bohemia ^
05/15 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's Alright ^
05/16 Cleveland, OH - Mahall's ^
05/17 Chicago, IL - Burlington Bar ^
05/18 Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club ^
05/19 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Center
05/22 Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis %
05/23 Calgary, AB - National Music Center %
05/24 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar %
05/26 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret (Tame Impala after party) %
05/27 Seattle, WA - Lo-Fi
05/28 Portland, OR - Foggy Notion
05/29 Nevada City, CA - Cooper's
05/30 Los Angeles, CA - Cafe Nela *
05/31 Los Angeles, CA - Chinatown Human Resources Center *
06/01 San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar *
^ with Flavor Crystals
% with Reykjavictim
* with Deadle Cradle Deaths, Birdstriking