LISTEN TO DYLAN CARLSON’S HYPNOTIC NEW TRACK FROM CONQUISTADOR,
OUT ON THE 27TH OF APRIL VIA SARGENT HOUSE
As he prepares for the release of his first proper full-length as Dylan Carlson (his previous solo work was under the moniker drcarlsonalbion,) the legendary EARTH guitarist has debuted the album’s meditative second single. Long heralded as a master of minimalism, Carlson’s songwriting demonstrates his ability to craft compelling symphonic compositions while exercising extreme musical frugality. Listen to “When The Horses Were Shorn Of Their Hooves” – streaming on YouTube.
Dylan Carlson has become one of alternative music’s most ambitious pathfinders; it seems beyond appropriate, then, that Carlson’s new solo endeavor is titled Conquistador. This five-song album channels the indulgent drone of Earth while traversing uncharted sonic terrain. Recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou, Conquistador’s early material had been gestating for quite some time. Carlson viewed the recording session as an opportunity for both catharsis and collaboration, thanks to contributions from the esteemed Emma Ruth Rundle (baritone and slide guitar) and his wife Holly Carlson (percussion, photography, cover model).
In support of Conquistador, Dylan Carlson will tour the United States in July and August. The ambitious tour routing will take Carlson from coast to coast, appearing on select shows with Kurt Vile and The Violators, Sleep, and Marry Lattimore on select shows. All tour dates are listed below.