NAAM ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES

Brooklyn, NY heavy psych rock trio NAAM has announced spring, 2010 U.S. tour dates in support of its critically acclaimed, self-titled debut. The fast-rising buzz band will team up with heavy rockers Radio Moscow for a month long trek set to launch on March 31 in San Francisco, CA. The tour is expected to criss-cross the country and will run through early May.

When asked for comment on the just-announced tour, NAAM bassist John Bundy exclaimed, “We can’t wait to hit the road and fuck shit up. Let’s do it.” NAAM has also just announced multiple live appearances as part of the 2010 SXSW Music Festival, set for March 17-20 in Austin, TX. A full listing of upcoming NAAM live performances follows this message.

NAAM’s high-voltage power and addictive sound has found favor with both metalheads and psychedelic rock fans alike, all of whom have talked up the group’s thundering musical muscle. Naam was recorded on an abandoned dairy farm in New York’s Catskill Mountains and delivers pitch-dark, utterly hypnotic songs that “resurrect the concept of space-rock for a new era”. The album has met to first-rate acclaim, being championed as “a tightrope walk between hyper-distorted stoner metal bustle and Brooklyn’s long-standing psych-rock hedgerow” by the Village Voice while Decibel proclaimed that the record “brings us back to the grand old days of when metal was invariably preceded by “heavy” and boogied as well as shredded.”

NAAM’s new music video — for the track “Skyling Slip” – can be viewed now at this location. Filmed on location in Brooklyn with director Rachelle Rahme, the clip tailgates the band “day in the life” style as they “prepare” for an evening gig. The band has also issued a video summary of its recent winter U.S. tour jaunt, detailing “the painstaking journey of touring in the midst of an epic snowstorm.” See that here.

In addition to Bundy, NAAM features Ryan Lugar (guitar / vocals) and Eli Pizzuto (drums).

NAAM is available to speak with interested media now. To chat with the band / request a review copy of Naam / attend a live performance, simply contact Carl Schultz @ ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below. Updated NAAM news and tour information will be made available via the band’s online domains: www.kingdomofnaam.com / www.myspace.com/naamdestroysfaces, the Tee Pee Records website: www.teepeerecords.com and the ACTION! PR online domains: www.action-pr.com, www.twitter.com/action_pr and www.facebook.com/actionpr.

“bottom-heavy dark-boogie” – TIME OUT NEW YORK

“Whatever the level of high, the heavy psychedelic trio drift regularly into echoed and sometimes Crimsoned-out excursions without losing momentum or their excellent vintage stoner doom groove. Think pre-God Is Good OM with a two vocalists and more hands.” – STEREOGUM

“Brooklyn kraut-metal crushers NAAM take the trippiest part of your favorite Hawkwind song and stretch it like space-taffy into hypnotic, riff-driven mush…a sucking black hole of reverb and space dust–think Wooden Shjips on scarier drugs, Dead Meadow with dirtier denim jackets, Om with bleaker outlooks.” – VILLAGE VOICE

“very tasty…brings us back to the grand old days of when metal was invariably preceded by “heavy” and boogied as well as shredded.” – DECIBEL

“Blown out psych rock…blissful sub-retro fuzz” – STONER ROCK.com

NAAM tour dates:

February 28 Brooklyn, New York Pysch Fest @ Glasslands
March 13 Brooklyn, New York Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Priestess)
March 6 Brooklyn, New York Union Pool (w/ Liturgy)
March 17 Austin, Texas Mohawk (*As part of the ACTION! PR SXSW Showcase w/ High on Fire, Priestess, Zoroaster, The Gates of Slumber, Mondo Drag and more)
March 18 Austin, Texas Emos (Full Metal Texas)
March 18 Austin, Texas Habana Calle 6 (*As part of the Tee Pee Records SXSW Showcase)
March 19 Austin, Texas Liberty Bar
March 20 Austin, Texas Red 7
March 21 Dallas, Texas The Double Wide! (* As part of Bro Fest 2010)

NAAM / RADIO MOSCOW U.S. Tour:

March 31 San Francisco, California Elbo Room
April 1 Los Angeles, California Spaceland
April 3 Albuquerque, New Mexico Burt’s Tiki Lounge
April 5 Denton, Texas Rubber Gloves
April 6 Austin, Texas Emo’s
April 7 New Orleans, Louisiana Saturn Bar
April 8 Atlanta, Georgia Lenny’s Bar
April 9 Savannah, Georgia The Jinx
April 10 Charlotte, North Carolina Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
April 11 Richmond, Virginia The Triple
April 12 Baltimore, Maryland Golden West
April 13 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania North Star Bar
April 14 New York, New York Cake Shop
April 16 Rochester, New York Bug Jar
April 17 Columbus, Ohio The Summit
April 18 Cleveland, Ohio Beachland Tavern
April 19 Newport, Kentucky Southgate House
April 20 Chicago, Illinois Double Door
April 21 St. Paul, Minnesota Turf Club
April 22 Ames, Iowa DG’s Tap House
April 24 Memphis, Tennessee Hi Tone Cafe
April 26 Lawrence, Kansas Replay Lounge
April 27 Denver, Colorado Larimer Lounge
April 28 Salt Lake City, Utah Club Vegas
April 30 Seattle, Washington Comet Tavern
May 1 Portland, Oregon East End
May 22 Brooklyn, New York NY Eye & Ear Festival

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