THE WELL Announce US, EU & UK Tour Dates Supporting New Album ‘Death and Consolation’ on RidingEasy Records

January 5, 2020

The Well announce winter tour dates in North America, EU and UK supporting new album Death and Consolation

Austin trio tours nearly nonstop with third album on RidingEasy Records

Austin trio The Well announce yet another round of North American, EU and UK tour dates in support of their critically acclaimed new album Death and Consolation (RidingEasy Records.)

The band has spent much of the year on tour, and now continue the trek into 2020, sharing some US dates with label mates Zig-Zags and R.I.P. These will be The Well’s first ever tour in the UK, having only played London’s DesertFest in 2019, and fans’ first opportunity to see the band performing songs from the new album. Please see all dates below. 

The band also recently shared a new video via Brooklyn Vegan. Watch & share the 4K UHD video for album track “Raven” which was directed, shot and edited by William Orendorff below-

Death and Consolation is without a doubt a weighty album title. And, The Well is among the heaviest heavy psych bands in existence. So when we say that there’s even more darkness and intensity to the band’s third album than previous efforts, take heed. It’s a deep sea diving bell of enveloping heaviness and longing. 

“This one is a little more personal,” says guitarist/vocalist Ian Graham. “2018 was a strange, dark year. A lot of change going on in my life, there was a lot of depression and coming out of it over the last year. I wanted to call this Death and Consolation, because in life that’s a constant.” 

While The Well continue to walk an intriguing line between authentic early 70s doom/heavy psych and frayed weirdness of dark folk – especially with their haunting unison male/female vocals – the new album also adds the stark vibe of post-punk acts like Joy Division and early The Cure.

“I feel like this album is almost more gothic. We’re big fans of post-punk,” Graham says. There’s also much less jamming, the songs are tight and concise. And, did we mention, heavy? The band tuned down a full step to C-standard tuning for this album, which gives the proceedings its monstrous sound.

Sonically, Death and Consolation picks up where The Well — Graham, bassist/vocalist Lisa Alley and drummer Jason Sullivan — left off with their widely heralded 2016 RidingEasy album Pagan Science. The band once again recorded with longtime producer/engineer Chico Jones at Estuary Studio in 2018, who has turned the knobs for all three of their albums (Jones engineered the band’s debut album Samsara with producer Mark Deutrom [Melvins, Sunn0)))] in 2013.) Samsara, released late September 2014 was ranked the #1 debut album of 2014 by The Obelisk and Pagan Science among the Best of 2016 from the Doom Charts collective. Likewise, the band’s intense — some even say “possessed” — live performances have earned them featured slots at Austin’s Levitation Fest, as well as tours with KadavarAll Them WitchesBlack Tusk and more. 

“This album might be a little less produced, because I didn’t want to push technical stuff as much,” Graham says. “I’m so scared of getting too complicated when getting better at guitar. This is still kind of punk rock.” 

Death and Consolation is available on LP, CD and download as of April 26th, 2019 via RidingEasy Records. Orders are available HERE


01/22 – Milan, IT @ Ligera

01/23 – Bologna, IT @ Freakout

01/24 – Turin, IT @ Ziggy

01/26 – Lille, FR @ La Bulle Cafe

01/27 – Tours, FR @ Le Canadian Cafe

01/28 – Nantes, FR @ La Scene Michelet

01/29 – Bordeaux, FR @ Les Voutes

01/30 – Dijon, FR @ Peniche Cancale

01/31 – Rennes, FR @ Le Melies

02/01 – Paris, FR @ Espace B

02/03 – Brighton, UK @ Hope & Ruin

02/04 – Milton Keyes, UK @ The Craufurd Arms

02/05 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

02/07 – London, UK @ Black Heart

02/08 – Bree, BE @ Ragnarok

02/09 – Berlin, DE @ Zukunft am Ostkreuz

02/10 – Salzburg, AT @ Rockhouse

02/19 – El Paso, TX @ Monarch

02/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room

02/21 – San Diego, CA @ Til Two Club *

02/22 – Oceanside, CA @ The Pourhouse *

02/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Permanent Records Roadhouse *

02/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout 

02/26 – Nevada City, CA @ The Brick 

02/27 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark +

02/28 – Seattle, WA @ Substation +

02/29 – Vancouver, BC @ TBA +

03/02 – Kalispell, MT @ Old School Records

03/03 – Missoula, MT @ TBA

03/04 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder

03/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

03/06 – Denver, CO @ Streets of London

03/07 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad

* w/ Zig-Zags

+ w/ R.I.P.

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