Psychic Ills announce North American tour with Butthole Surfers

Had you caught Psychic Ills on their West Coast tour with Indian Jewelry earlier this summer, you’d swear they were trying to skip clear off the celestial plane. Favoring longer pieces and employing their fair share of filter banks and enigmatic tribal percussive instruments, the band has firmly shaken the psych-rock comparisons to arrive at a sound all their own. This Fall they will be taking to the road again for a full North American tour with the legendary (and reliably insane) Butthole Surfers, touring with their original line-up. Dates are:

September 24th at House Of Blues in Houston, TX
September 25th at House Of Blues in New Orleans, LA
September 26th at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA
September 28th at Sonar in Baltimore, MA
September 29th at Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA
September 30th at The Paradise in Boston, MA
October 2nd at Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto, ON
October 5th at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH
October 6th at Barrymore Theatre in Madison, WI
October 9th at Ogden Theater in Denver, CO
October 10th at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT
October 12th at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC
October 13th at Showbox SoDo in Seattle, WA
October 14th at Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
October 16th at Grand Ballroom – Regency in San Francisco, CA *
October 17th at Canes Bar & Grill in San Diego, CA *
October 18th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA *

All dates are with Butthole Surfers.
* also with The Melvins

A sampling of what the press has had to say about Mirror Eye:

“Spidery guitar lines, fearsome synth drones, wispy vocals and tribal percussion float in and out of eight stunningly scary and largely improvised tracks.” – NME

“The balance – between groove and experiment, organic and synthetic sound – shifts constantly on this very strong album, sometimes prodding listeners to think, other times comforting them with familiar sounds and, occasionally, overwhelming them with ephemeral beauty. It’s best heard in one sitting, with plenty of time for reflection and no interruptions, so that all these elements can assume their rightful place in the whole.” – Dusted

“Largely improvised, but never sloppy or misguided, their long and sometimes disturbing pieces are hypnotic and transcendent, blending a driving rock aesthetic with unnameable textures.” – Identity Theory

“These Brooklynites understand that rock music and house music can co-exist to produce something rhythmic and harmonius, and Mirror Eye is their most compelling record yet.” – FACT Magazine

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