Maserati has announced a spring tour in support of Pyramid Of The Sun, out now on Temporary Residence. Following the tour, the band will team up with Adult Swim for a forthcoming video for the song “Pyramid Of The Sun" (more details will be announced in the coming weeks).
Recorded throughout 2009 and 2010, Pyramid of the Sun is the most dynamic, melodic and tuneful Maserati album of the band’s decade-long career and features some of the last recordings of Jerry Fuchs behind the kit. Retaining the trademark driving momentum that makes the band’s live shows so euphoric, Pyramid explores the lighter and darker sides of their sound, anchored by more melodic and varied song structures. In other words, you’ll now bob your head, tap your feet and involuntarily find the tunes lodged in your brain.
Pyramid Of The Sun includes two collaborations with friend and tourmate Steve Moore (Zombi) in the form of the Cluster-meets-Jan Hammer scorcher "They’ll No More Suffer From Thirst" and the synth-heavy dance epic "Oaxaca." Closing the album is the bittersweet "Bye M’Friend, Goodbye," a motorik summer punk jam that splits the difference between Wipers and Neu! and carries the bittersweet distinction of being one of the band’s finest songs, and the final track written and recorded with Fuchs. Although the track is the last song that Fuchs recorded with the band, it packs an uplifting tone.
Maserati’s will be joined by A.E. Paterra of Zombi on drums The band’s spring tour begins in Birmingham, AL and wraps up in their hometown of Athens, GA.
MASERATI ON TOUR:
4/7- Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
4/8- Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea's
4/9- Houston, TX @ The Mink
4/10- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
4/12- Tucson, AZ @ Plush
4/13- Phoenix, AZ @ Trunkspace
4/14- San Diego, CA@ Soda Bar
4/15- Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite
4/16- San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
4/18- Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
4/19- Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
4/20- Missoula, MT @ The Palace
4/21- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
4/22- Denver, CO @ The Summit
4/23- Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon
4/24- St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
4/25- Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
4/26- Champaign, IL @ The High Dive
4/27- Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
4/28- Nashville, TN @ The End
4/29- Athens, GA @ The 40 Watt
*Photo by Fred Weaver