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Impossible Shapes’ NORMANOAK tours eastern North America

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

New RICHARD SWIFT cd/lp, NORMANOAK lp Available For Pre-Order Now!

The supertasty February releases are now available for pre-order, including:

- Richard Swift – Dressed Up For The Letdown

In the spirit of this truth Richard Swift has confidently composed yet another original masterpiece; employing an archaic attitude of tempered restraint on a fresh collection of ten songs, without appearing shamelessly retro or kitschy. Playing a vast majority of the instruments on “Dressed Up” himself, by virtue Swift has created something that is characteristically his. And considering his rough-around-the-edges exterior, one could rightly assume that Swift desires the listener to accept him as an ordinary honest man with some honest songs — unmasked blemishes and all. Yet when one engages with Swift on this narrow-road-less-traveled, one immediately ignores the subtle imperfections shadowed by the all-consuming white light of well-crafted pop songs in an analog heaven. In effect he’s saying, “Just listen to my songs… the riffraff in the background is inconsequential.” Sure Swift… whatever you say.

- Normanoak – A Double Gift Of Tongues

Chris Barth re-emerges with A Double Gift Of Tongues to share once again Normanoak’s mysterious fibrillation of heart and lung. Unbound from his share of duties with The Impossible Shapes, Barth chronicles a world “of acorns, blood, and sacrifice; of the holy hexagram of intertwined triangles; of the holy books writ in the sands of madness; of the Prince of Cups charioting across the steady sea, eagle drawn; of the planets Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Luna spiraling through the darkness of Nuit; Of the language behind language and the seeds of the unspeakable.”

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AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

VIDEOS

You Are Dead To Me by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

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