Subtle And Fog On The Road- New York, April 20th


Since it’s genesis in 2001,
Oakland-based sextet Subtle has been home-recording its way to the far side of
song.  Drawing from a diverse palette of instruments: sampler, synth,
guitar, cello, winds, electronic and acoustic drums, and the unmistakable voice
and prose of doseone, the band fashions a self-sampled and live-mic’d honest to
genreless music.


For Subtle, the last twelve months
have been nothing short of life changing. Surviving through and recovering from
a terrible tour van accident last February has led the subtle6 to their most
adventurous and clear-hearted achievement, the soon to be released (in late 2006) “for hero : for
fool”.  A contiguous and conceptual work of album as art, picking up and
running away with the motifs and musical arrangements of “a new white” and their
four self-released season themed ep’s.  Carrying on Doseone’s outer/inner
monologue that underlies his previous endeavours cLOUDDEAD, themselves, and 13
& god, “for hero : for fool” boldly follows the B-movie dreams and midday
terrors of a working-class poet, born of raw raps and the somewhat vacuum times
of the last quarter century.


“wishingbone” is a CD/DVD collection of new
material, re-approaches and remixes as recorded by Subtle and a few of their
closest friends: Mike Patton, Beck, Console, Hrvatski, Fog, and Ms. John
Soda.  The DVD features three music videos by London-based animators SSSR,
tied together as a short film. Creating a twice-textured and all-era style, SSSR
melds filmed miniatures, surreal sketch work, and classic animation to create a
world in and of itself.


Subtle hits the stage this spring in
support of the “wishingbone”, touring the U.S.of A and Europe in stride. Not to be missed, their live performance
parallels and elaborates on the complex and natural lengths of their recorded
material. With painted backdrops, stageprops and a whole lot of middleclass
mojo, it is in the midst of live performance that Subtle’s works of song
complete themselves.


Subtle is:  Adam “Doseone”

voice and

      Jeffrey “Jel” Logan


      Jordan Dalrymple

drums and

      Dax Pierson

voice and

      Marton Dowers

winds and keys

      Alexander Kort

electric cello

All shows w/ Fog and

4-6 – Los Angeles, CA – Knitting Factory
4-7 –
San Francisco, CA – Slims
4-8 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
4-10 – Portland,
OR – Dougfir
4-11 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
4-14 – Minneapolis, MN –
Triple Rock
4-15 – Chicago, IL – Bottle / Abbey
4-16 – Detroit, MI –
Magic Stick
4-17 – Toronto, ONT – Lee’s Palace
4-18 – Montreal, PQ – La
4-19 – Boston, MA – TT
4-20 – New York, NY – Knitting Factory

4-21 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unit Church
4-22 – Chapel Hill, NC –
Local 506
4-23 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
4-24 – Baton Rouge, LA –
Spanish Moon
4-25 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
4-26 – Denton, TX – Hailey’s

4-28 – Tucson, AZ – Congress
4-29 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

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