The Rosebuds Team Up with Bon Iver for 'Sand + Silence'
Published Jun 09, 2014Since the Rosebuds released Loud Planes Fly Low in 2011, the long-running indie pop band have released a Sade cover album, a Christmas collection, and a couple of Halloween videos. Now, they're back with their next proper LP. Sand + Silence is out on August 5 through Western Vinyl.
The album was recorded during a week at Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon's April Base Studios in Eau Claire, WI. It features Vernon on synths and guitar and Bon Iver's Matt McCaughan on drums. It was co-produced by the Rosebuds, Vernon and BJ Burton, with recording done live off the floor.
According to a press release, the resulting 11 songs "effortlessly weave the hooky songcraft of classic jangle-pop, the cagey romanticism of new wave, and a refined yet full-hearted sensibility all their own."
Band members Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp initially conceived the record as an EP of reworked versions of a few Loud Planes Fly Low outtakes, but it quickly turned into its own project.
"I decided to quit trying to force the older songs into something that worked for us, and instead write some new ideas and just see what happened without any pretence," Howard said in a statement. "Right away it just felt really good and sounded like a new Rosebuds record to me-the tone and melodies reminded me of the lightness of the early Rosebuds days, with this feeling of the music being new and inspiring but still so simple that almost anybody could play it."
Scroll past the tracklist below to folk rocking hear album opener "In My Teeth" at the bottom of the page.
Also below, see the band's tour schedule. It includes summer shows in the U.S., plus a Canadian stop in Vancouver on August 21.
Sand + Silence:
1. In My Teeth
2. Sand + Silence
3. Give Me a Reason
4. Blue Eyes
5. Mine Mine Mine
6. Wait a Minute
7. Esse Quam Videri
8. Death of an Old Bike
9. Looking For
11. Tiny Bones
07/31 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
08/01 Wilmington, NC - Boujie Nights
08/02 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
08/06 Washington, DC - DC9
08/07 Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
08/08 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
08/09 Boston, MA - Café 939
08/21 Vancouver, BC - Media Club
08/22 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
08/23 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
08/26 San Francisco, CA - Independent
08/29 Los Angeles, CA - Satellite
08/30 San Diego, CA - Casbah
10/03-10/05 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/10-10/12 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits