Tuesday, September 15, 2015

UPSILON ACRUX tour

From the crowded shelf of unstable land known as Los Angeles, Upsilon Acrux departs eastbound in October in support of its latest album, Sun Square Dialect, released on New Atlantis Records earlier this year. Boasting its best lineup to date, the ever-changing Upsilon Acrux now consists of double drums, a Fender Rhodes piano, and two guitars including founder Paul Lai's chrome-plated axe. Drummer Dylan Fujioka is a member of Chelsea Wolfe's current band, and Rhodes player Patrick Shiroshi played on Wolfe's Pain Is Beauty album. Twenty years since Upsilon's inception, the newest incarnation churns out intricate, polyrhythmic madness in the realm of Don Caballero and Battles.

Stream Sun Square Dialect in its entirety, here.

Check out Upsilon Acrux's latest video, via Guitar World, here.

Upsilon Acrux's October jaunt takes place shortly after wrapping up a handful of dates in support of Chelsea Wolfe – it is a prime chance for people across the eastern US and Canada to witness live what has been described by VICE as "the spirit of hardcore and post-rock with the complexity of classical compositions."

Oct 9 - St Louis, MO @ Schlafly Tap Room
Oct 10 - Chicago, IL @ Burlington Bar
Oct 11 - Lexington, KY @ Al's Bar
Oct 12 - Asheville, NC @ Odditorium
Oct 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
Oct 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Trans-Pecos
Oct 15 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
Oct 16 - Toronto, ON @ Whitehouse Studios
Oct 17 - Ithaca, NY @ Chanti-Loft
Oct 18 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

"The spirit of hardcore and post-rock with the complexity of classical compositions."
–VICE

"Upsilon Acrux have made it their mission to blow, expand and confuse minds and ears since 1997. Imagine King Crimson, Zappa, Don Caballero, Battles, Orthrelm (or any Mick Barr project for that matter), Gore and free jazz bouncing off the padded walls of your local nuthouse..."
–Decibel

"They make music that would make Frank Zappa proud."
–Gear Gods

"Upsilon Acrux have boldly ventured into a realm of musical oddity that few other self-proclaimed 'edgy' bands could ever hope to claim."
Steel for Brains

"A colorful array of instrumentation that runs the gamut of math rock, progressive rock, krautrock, and free jazz. It defies categorization and dazzles simultaneously."
–American Aftermath