The Music Tapes are bringing The Traveling Imaginary to Europe! Also, the Music Tapes trio will tour Europe this summer in support of the European release of Mary's Voice on July 1.
As soon as audiences walk through the door, they will be greeted with The Music Tapes’ surreal, carnival-esque games before entering the tent for a dreamlike show that includes songs from the band’s newest album Mary’s Voice which Pitchfork described as "a grand, genre-straddling vision in sound." The evening's entertainment also antique 16mm cartoons, virtuoso Klezmer music performed on the singing saw, Julian Koster’s unique narratives about dehydrated European cities and half-imagined children’s games.
The Music Tapes have a long history of hosting surreal tours since first emerging as part of the influential Elephant 6 Collective – including the annual Caroling and Lullaby tours that have brought them into over 500 homes across the country.
Watch the official trailer for The Traveling Imaginary
Mary’s Voice is available on CD, limited-edition pop-up LP and digital now in the Merge store.
The Music Tapes on tour:
Jun 22 Glasgow, UK Nice N Sleazy
Jun 23 Perth, UK Solas Festival
Jun 25 Aberdeen, UK The Tunnels
Jun 26 Inverness, UK Hootananny
Jun 27 Edinburgh, UK Voodoo Rooms
Jun 28 Manchester, UK The Deaf Institute
Jun 29 Cardiff, UK Clwb Ifor Bach
Jun 30 Brighton, UK The Blind Tiger
Jul 2 Poitiers, FR Le Confort Moderne
Jul 3 Toulous, FR Theatre Garonne
Jul 4 Paris, FR Espace B
Jul 5 London, UK The Lexington
Jul 12 Cork, IRL Cyprus Avenue
Jul 13 Galway, IRL Róisín Dubh
Jul 14 Dublin, IRL Workman's Club