Saul Conrad Takes Dazzling The Fancy On Fall U.S. Tour

Coast-To-Coast Tour Kicks Off September 6th In Boston, MA, New Album Out September 17th

August 15, 2013 – Saul Conrad, whose songs are “dense tangles of opaque songwriting and influences ranging from 1960s psychedelia to old country” (Boston Globe), will head out on a coast-to-coast U.S. tour in support of his dazzling, and at times dissonant, new album The Fancy.  Repurposing ideals from sometimes disparate styles – folk, classical, jazz, blues, country, psychedelic and noise – Conrad is unafraid to allow songs to devolve into cacophonous, occasionally nasty sonic conflict before finding a beautifully melodic denouement. The new songs will take on new forms at these shows, with Conrad reworking certain parts for a live setting.  The tour kicks off September 6th in Conrad’s hometown of Boston, MA, and The Fancy will be released September 17th on Mountain of Leopards Records in partnership with Cavity Search Records.

Watch the surreal video for “Fever” here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebiEFOxcjAM

Listen to album standout “Suzie” here:

https://soundcloud.com/mountain-of-leopards/02-suzie/s-VJKKr?in=mountain-of-leopards/sets/saul-conrad-the-fancy-lp/s-VJKKr

Read the Boston Globe feature on Conrad and Mountain of Leopards, “one of the more intriguing additions to Boston’s music scene,” here:

http://mountainofleopards.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Mountain-of-Leopards-Records-finds-its-niche-Music-The-Boston-Globe.pdf

Saul Conrad Fall 2013 U.S. Tour Dates

September 6 – Boston, MA – The Video Underground

September 13 – Winooski, VT – The Monkey House

September 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Red Hook Bait and Tackle

September 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

September 18 – Richmond, VA – Helen’s

September 20 – St Augustine, FL – Nobby’s

September 21 – Jacksonville, FL – Shantytown

September 22 – Tallahassee, FL – The Office Lounge

September 24 – New Orleans, LA – Maple Street Book Shop

September 25 – Baton Rouge, LA – Mud and Water

September 26 – Houston, TX – Super Happy Fun Land

September 27 – Austin, TX – Cheer Up Charlie’s

September 29 – Norman, OK – Litter Box

October 2 – Flagstaff, AZ – Firecreek

October 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo Country Outpost

October 5 – Fresno, CA – C.a.f.e. Infoshop

October 6 – Berkeley, CA – The Starry Plough

October 9 – Salem, OR – The Lounge at Gilgamesh Brewing

Conrad comes from an extremely musical family.  His great uncle is the renowned classical pianist Claude Frank, and music has been at the core of his life since he was a boy.  Steeped in classical piano throughout his childhood, moving from “The Skater” to Beethoven sonatas, in his teens Conrad was introduced to rock & roll and jazz by friend and longtime collaborator Xan Aird (The Virgins), who also plays on The Fancy.  Nowadays, Conrad’s influences range from Mahler to Gram Parsons to Syd Barrett.

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