Listen to Dylan Carlson’s hypnotic new track from Conquistador, out on the 27th of April on Sargent House

April 15, 2018

photo by Holly Carlson


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.

Due out on the 27th of April through Sargent House, Conquistador is available for preorder now – physical copies available here and digital copies here.

Conquistador Track Listing: 
1. Conquistador
2. When The Horses Were Shorn Of Their Hooves
3. And then the Crows Descended
4. Scorpions in their Mouths
5. Reaching the Gulf
Dylan Carlson, On Tour:
JUL 10th Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater ^
JUL 11th Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
JUL 12th Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel ^
JUL 14th Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal ^
JUL 15th Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine ^
JUL 17th Charlotte, NC @ The Underground ^
JUL 18th Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
JUL 20th Charleston, SC @ The Royal American
JUL 21st Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House
JUL 22nd Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
JUL 25th Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
JUL 27th Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
JUL 28th Boston, MA @ Royale *
JUL 29th Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
JUL 31st Detroit, MI @ El Club
AUG 1st Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theater *
AUG 2nd Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room +
AUG 4th Denver, CO @ Lost Lake +
AUG 5th Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall +
AUG 7th Los Angeles, CA @ Resident +
AUG 9th San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern +
AUG 11th Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge +
AUG 12th Seattle, WA @ Barboza +
^ w/ Kurt Vile & The Violators
* w/ Sleep
+ w/ Mary Lattimore
“a cycle of crushing, psychedelic melodies that leaves you anxiously anticipating their resolve.” – PITCHFORK
“…a thing of beauty, gushing with psychedelic buzzes and howls from the surely smoldering amplifiers.” – PASTE

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