New Benoit Pioulard album due in October

by jim duthie

Hooray! Benoit Pioulard (aka Thomas Meluch) is bringing out a new album in October – according to his official website:

i am pleased to annouce [sic] the release of the next benoît pioulard album for the fine folks at kranky.
it is called lasted & will be released in cd, vinyl & digital formats as krank145 on 11 october 2010.

i am also currently assembling a handmade edition which will be limited to 25 copies to be sold
through this site in the weeks leading up to the official release.

thankyou to everyone for all the love & support.

A new album means a new tour – can someone please tempt him to play this side of the world? I would love them forever.

i am also planning a north american tour for the month of october 2010.
all booking inquiries are welcome at centroclinal [at] gmail [dot] com (west coast / south)
and thegrandtheftottomanempire [at] gmail [dot] com (east coast / canada)

My friend and super-blogger-extraordinaire Nialler9 tweeted me this lovely video of Benoit/Thomas playing four songs for the Circle Into Square blog recently. It’s wonderful to hear the songs played acoustically and without loops/effects.  Usually when he plays live, his songs are layered and looped, wrapped in gauze and presented as one; here they’re alone, stripped down to the bare bones of guitar and voice.  Beautiful.

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