Serena-Maneesh released S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor this past March, which is currently blasting through my speakers as I write this. I must say that while it is a great effort, this is an album that implores you to actually listen to the music, as opposed to just hearing the vocals, guitars, and drums. If you do that, this band is primed to reward you, and should make for a great live show. Tickets are on sale now.
The pairing with Woven Hand should be a good one. As stated above, the style of music between the two groups is quite different, but that isn't to say that they aren't complimentary. The Colorado group's new record, The Threshingfloor delivers a tumultuous and deeply inspirational sound, which is true for all of frontman David Eugene Edwards' projects - he prides himself on being this way, which proves for an emotionally-charged performance.
The tour starts September 24 with a show in Woven Hand's home state of Colorado and stretches until October 16 in New Mexico, with various stops in between. Full tour dates are below.
09-24 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
09-25 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon
09-26 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
09-28 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
09-29 Cleveland, OH - Case Western Reserve
09-30 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College
10-1 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
10-2 Montreal, QC - Il Motore - Pop Montreal
10-3 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
10-4 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
10-6 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
10-7 Washington, DC - DC9
10-8 Durham, NC - Duke Coffee House
10-9 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
10-10 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
10-12 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe
10-13 Dallas, TX - The Loft
10-14 Austin, TX - Mohawk
10-15 Lubbock, TX - Bash's In The Depot
10-16 Santa Fe, NM - Corazon