The Impossible Shapes front man Chris Barth, better known as Normanoak, has released “A Double Gift of Tongues”, a limited-edition vinyl-only release and will be touring with longtime friend and bandmate Lord Fyre (John Wilkes Booze).

Normanoak’s presence recalls his music: loving and gentle, medicine pouch-clad, with re-told narratives of travels both real and salvia-induced. His album is the soundtrack to humid summer nights with whiskey-soaked friends on dilapidated porches, dreaming of our loves. Normanoak may be playing sitar atop a giant mushroom in the mind’s eye, but the music should be shared with him in person:

06/01/07 Indianapolis, IN – Big Car Gallery w/ Lord Fyre
06/02/07 Chicago, IL – Ronny’s Bar w/ Lord Fyre
06/04/07 Muncie, IN – Village Green Records w/ Lord Fyre
06/05/07 Bloomington, IN – Hot Love House w/ Lord Fyre
06/06/07 Knoxville, TN – The Birdhouse w/ Lord Fyre
06/07/07 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn w/ Lord Fyre
06/08/07 Athens, GA – Calcedonia Lounge w/ Lord Fyre
06/09/07 Asheville, NC – Broadway’s w/ Lord Fyre
06/10/07 Charlotte, NC – Black Congo House w/ Lord Fyre
06/11/07 Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar w/ Lord Fyre
06/12/07 Washington DC, – 611 Florida w/ Lord Fyre
06/15/07 New York, NY – The Cake Shop w/ Lord Fyre
06/16/07 Philadelphia, PA – Green Line Cafe w/ Lord Fyre
06/17/07 Manchester, CT – Thunderdome w/ Lord Fyre
06/19/07 Boston, MA – Lorem Ipsum Books w/ Lord Fyre
06/22/07 Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo w/ Lord Fyre

Mp3 for “Jellyfish Ram” from “A Double Gift of Tongues”
Normanoak’s home page

Normanoak on Secretly Canadian

Normanoak on Myspace