Evangelicals Announce Seven Week Tour with Headlights, Digital Single for “Skeleton Man”

Following the January 22nd release of “The Evening Descends,” Norman, OK’s Evangelicals are headed out on a seven week cross country trek with Headlights. Playing towns big and small, Evangelicals are bringing their unforgettable psychedelic joyride to a club near you very soon. Taking the prodigious musical skill and clever pop sensibility of their recorded work and pushing it into overdrive, Evangelicals live is not just something to listen to, but to fully experience.

We are also pleased to announce that Other Music’s digital store is exclusively selling the single for “Skeleton Man,” which features two non-album b-sides that will not appear on “The Evening Descends.” Evangelicals revisit themes from “The Evening Descends,” lifting a melody here, a lyric there, giving away just enough to wet your appetite for the main course. Visit http://digital.othermusic.com/ to purchase this exclusive single in high quality MP3 format.

Evangelicals “Skeleton Man” digital single
1. Skeleton Man
2. Skeleton Man’s Bone Crushing Depression (If I Get Well)
3. Strange Visions
“The Evening Descends” press:
“There’s something to be said for big, memorable rock anthems. Especially when, like Evangelicals’ “Skeleton Man”, they rely on more than U2 fakebooks and a shit ton of reverb to make them that way. From the Oklahoma rockers’ upcoming sophomore LP, The Evening Descends, “Skeleton Man” does have megachurch reverb aplenty, but its resounding melody, haunted lyrics, and constant assortment of well-placed details– here a cymbal crash, there a video-game synth bleep or a patter of hand percussion, everywhere vibrato-rich guitar fills– put meat on its stadium-ready bones. Even as lockstep guitars, bass, and four-on-the-floor drumming steady us enough to pull out our lighters, a gust of Halloween-like howls (or are those voices only laughing?) keeps the flames out, the room dark, and the mood uneasy.” – Pitchfork

“This is a great album, a big, sprawling, mess of a trip through the band’s unhinged and unruly musical vocabulary. It’s a strain of pop, no mistake there; but as made by kids from Oklahoma weaned on the Lips and Scooby Doo re-runs, on 8-bit pastimes and ’80s bands (U2, the Smiths, even the Cure circa “Just Like Heaven” come through virtuosic singer-guitarist Josh Jones’ home blend).”  — Stereogum

“Tearing down the day song-by-song as The Evening Descends, Evangelicals draw from their Okie idols the Flaming Lips, using everything from pop, soul, prog, and psychedelia to create arrangements that bleed into open skies, sounding like the weird uncanny cousins of Band of Horses.”-Spin.com
MP3 of “Skeleton Man” from “The Evening Descends”:

http://www.myspace.com/evangelicals (Evangelicals on myspace)

Tour Dates:
1/24/08 Norman, OK – Meacham Auditorium (Univ. of Oklahoma) FREE

02/15/08 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s   w/ Headlights
02/16/08 Lexington, KY – The Icehouse   w/ Headlights
02/17/08 Nashville, TN – The End   w/ Headlights
02/18/08 Athens, GA – The Caledonia Lounge   w/ Headlights
02/19/08 Mt. Pleasant, SC – Village Tavern   w/ Headlights
02/20/08 Norfolk, VA – The Boot   w/ Headlights
02/21/08 Arlington, VA – Iota   w/ Headlights
02/24/08 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge   w/ Headlights
02/25/08 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s   w/ Headlights
02/26/08 Hamden, CT – The Space   w/ Headlights
02/27/08 Cambridge, MA – Middle East   w/ Headlights
02/28/08 Princeton, NJ – Terrace Club   w/ Headlights
02/29/08 Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall   w/ Headlights
03/01/08 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place   w/ Headlights
03/02/08 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo   w/ Headlights
03/03/08 Cleveland, OH – Beachland   w/ Headlights
03/04/08 Bloomington, IN – Waldron Arts Center   w/ Headlights
03/06/08 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club   w/ Headlights
03/07/08 Chicao, IL – Schuba’s   w/ Headlights
03/08/08 St. Louis, MO – Bilken Club   w/ Headlights
03/09/08 Springfield, MO – Randy Beacon Gallery   w/ Headlights
03/10/08 Norman, OK – Opolis   w/ Headlights
03/11/08 Dallas, TX – The Cavern   w/ Headlights
03/12/08 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/13/08 Austin, TX – SXSW

03/14/08 Austin, TX – SXSW

03/15/08 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/17/08 Tucson, AZ – Plush   w/ Headlights
03/19/08 Los Angeles, CA – Silver Lake Lounge   w/ Headlights
03/20/08 Visalia, CA – Howie & Sons   w/ Headlights
03/21/08 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern   w/ Headlights
03/23/08 Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge   w/ Headlights
03/24/08 Missoula, MT – Badlander   w/ Headlights
03/26/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court   w/ Headlights
03/27/08 Denver, CO – Hi Dive   w/ Headlights
03/28/08 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room   w/ Headlights
03/29/08 Minneapolis, MN – Nomad   w/ Headlights
03/30/08 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club   w/ Headlights
04/01/08 Dekalb, IL – House Cafe   w/ Headlights
04/02/08 Madison, WI – Club 770   w/ Headlights
04/03/08 Iowa City, IA – The Mill   w/ Headlights
04/04/08 Lake Forest, IL – The Chapel   w/ Headlights
04/05/08 Beloit, WI – Beloit College   w/ Headlights

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