Megafaun Announce June Tour Dates, Mini-album Details

24 May

Megafaun was given the golden go-ahead from the gauging gods: David Fricke and Rolling Stone, pitchfork many times over and Stereogum have all acknowledged and praised Gather, Form & Fly, their critically acclaimed sophomore effort (Bury the Square was their six-song debut) from 2009.

"Enjoy our lo-fi celestial rock and the horses we rode in on."

Their story is inextricably linked to Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon as former-bandmates-left-behind. Before Vernon retreated to a cabin in Wisconsin and hit indie heaven, and before brothers Phil and Brad Cook and Joe Westerlund formed Megafaun, they all spent considerable time together in a band called DeYarmond Edison. DeYarmond Edison’s myspace still streams their work and it is a healthy combination of both band’s styles.

The high praise, magnificent beards and associated street cred don’t have Megafaun resting on their laurels. A third album in the Fall of 2010 is set to be released as is a mini-album called Heretofore, a collection of songs written in a six-week period in-between recent tours (Megafaun’s site refers to the six-song, 36-minute mini-album as “an exercise in songwriting and discipline.” Here is a glimpe of Heretofore, sent to us by their Hometapes label and also available on Megafaun’s site:

“Volunteers” by Megafaun

06/04/10  Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre ^
06/05/10  Clayton, NC @ Millstock Music & Art Fair
06/08/10  Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club & Cafe #
06/09/10  Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s #
06/10/10  Cambridge, MA @ Regattabar (Farm School Benefit)
06/11/10  Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall #
06/12/10  Buffalo, NY @ Sound Lab #
06/13/10  Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Big #
06/15/10  Milwaukee, WI @ Club Girabaldi #
06/16/10  Eau Claire, WI @ House of Rock #
06/17/10  Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon #
06/19/10  Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop #
06/21/10  Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
06/22/10  Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
06/23/10  Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
08/06/10  Portland, OR @ Pickathon
08/07/10  Portland, OR @ Pickathon

^  with Tift Merritt
#  with Sam Quinn

Video evidence of magnificent beards:

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