This August, Doveman will be touring the United States and Canada with recent Brassland roster addition Nico Muhly and folk musician Sam Amidon as a member of the 802 Tour presented by Brassland and Icelandic label Bedroom Community. Promoting With My Left Hand I Raise the Dead as well as his latest, super secret project (see below), Doveman will be joined onstage by Sam Amidon and various guest musicians to create a newer, slightly different interpretation of Doveman's signature "lamp rock" aesthetic. Visit the shows page to view specific dates and venue locations.
In other news, Doveman is putting the finishing touches on a special project that'll be revealed later this...
From all accounts, it appears that Nico Muhly's two nights at the Kitchen - featuring our friends Thomas Bartlett and Sam Amidon from Doveman - went over very well. Nico, in describing the event, went so far as to write on his website that the three shows "were one of the highlights of my life." Even taking into account the possibility of sarcasm or overstatement (which we seriously doubt), that's saying a lot.
In related news, Brassland has a big announcement regarding one of the participants of the the Kitchen shows, so stay tuned...it's coming soon. Promise.
Thomas and Sam of Doveman fame are playing with Nico Muhly on March 7th and 8th at The Kitchen. Though two of the three shows have already sold out, there are still tickets available for Friday night's show at 10 pm. Tickets are only $10, so come out and support some members on our Brassland roster.
We here at Brassland are very pleased to announce that on Friday, March 14th (8 pm), Doveman will be playing with our good friends at Asthmatic Kitty as part of their showcase at Central Presbyterian Church.
The other acts on the bill are Tristan Perich, Clare and the Reasons, Cryptacize, My Brightest Diamond (fresh off her two shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music opening for Brassland alums The National), and Castanets. It's sure to be a whopper of a show, so come on out and enjoy yourself.
We've consulted our Ouija board and divined a few more details about our release of Doveman's sophomore album With My Left Hand I Raise the Dead.
The record sounds like [LINK TO COME]this medley of two songs (those songs being "...." and "Sunrise"). A friend of ours called it "numinous" and we agree with him.
And, for those of you who still buy music (we like you extra much), we've settled on a few release dates.
September 25th: pre-release on eMusic.
October 9th: available in (better) record shops everywhere.
Late Octoberish: available on iTunes and all other digital type vendors.
Please support the good music by purchasing t...
Observant fans of The National have noted the contributions of not one but two keyboard genius (genii?) mentioned in the linear notes to their much obsessed-upon new album, Boxer -- one being noted essayist Sufjan Stevens, the other being our friend, noted mixologist Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman. Want some basic stats? 25 years young; self-proclaimed fan of Bjork, Bach, Chris Whitley, and cocktails; resident of Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood. And here's a pretty picture.
Thomas has spent the past few years honing his sideman chops as touring keyboardist for artists such as The Frames, Antony & the Johnsons, and Elysian Fields. More recently he's done shorter stints work...