The Slambovian Circus of Dreams It's A New Album! It's A UK Tour! It's 'A Very Unusual Head' !
"A Very Unusual Head is dedicated to all the people who find themselves having to function in
spectrums outside the accepted norms. Here’s to you... Good luck everybody!" – Joziah Longo
A Very Unusual Head - Released 27th May
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"The cool end of Americana" - Maverick Magazine, UK
“They take the stage by storm!” – NY Times
"They're not just a band. That's like saying the Bible is just a book..." – Fairfield County Weekly
A Very Unusual Head is the Slambovian Circus of Dreams’ sixth studio album, released on their new label, Storm King Records. Together since 1998, the album features the trio of founding members Joziah Longo (songwriter, lead singer, guitarist), Tink Lloyd (accordion,cello, flute, ukulele, theremin, keyboards), Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin) and a gang of their favourite musicians.
Recorded over the last four years in five studios, A Very Unusual Head is a step away from the guitar-based Americana tilt of their previous releases. Opening their creative tent to musician friends in their New York 'neighborhood' makes for a sonically beautiful and adventurous album.
Guest artists include: Dar Williams*, Anthony Thistlethwaite* (The Waterboys), Kolson Pickard* (Tall Heights, Pico Romanesque), drummer Felipe Torres (protegé of Carmine Appice, sideman for Davey Jones, The Monkees), drummer Matt Abourezk (formerly of Thin White Rope) and major contributions by brilliant newcomer Tristan Tadin on keyboards throughout. Canadian engineer Dio Tadin recorded the bulk of the album on a former reindeer farm near Peterborough, Ontario and at "Big Blue" in Cornwall, New York. (Tadin cut his engineering teeth in Daniel Lanois’ studio in Hamilton, Ontario).
Inspired by the Surrealists and early British Psychedelia and paths they pioneered. The songs on the album deal with topics ranging from the pseudo-scientific to the pseudo-religious realms and other forms of hob-nobbery for fun and profit.
*Dar Williams appears on "Brilliantly, Brilliantly, Dumb" (featured vocal, bg vocals)
*Anthony Thistlethwaite appears on "Fi" (sax, bass), "Brilliantly, Brilliantly Dumb"(sax and mandolin)
*Kolson Pickard (cornet, bg vocals) "Beez", "Fi","Halo", "The Neverwas", "Absolutely Beautiful Freakin' Day"
THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS
Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York, in 1998, the Slambovians have played major festivals and venues throughout the US, UK and Canada. Their mix of folk, rock, psychedelia and touch of hillbilly has won them legions of followers through their hectic touring and 6 studio albums. The band hit the road in the US this February in support of their new release A Very Unusual Head sees the band return to the UK in August of 2022 headlining the Wickham Festival and Fairport Convention's legendary Cropredy Festival along with further UK dates
Elements of Beatles, Bowie, Barrett, Brahms and most of the other "Beez", Dylan and The Waterboys.
These are all part of the musical mix as well as a good measure of Woodstock-era psychedelia.
Powderfinger Promotions / David Avery
Tenacity Music PR
US/Canada - The Roots Agency
UK - Routes Music
A Very Unusual Head
Recorded in Canada and at "Big Blue", Cornwall, New York
Sleepy Hollow Studios, Cold Spring, New York
Manhattan Center Studios, New York, New York
Chief Engineer: Dio Tadin Mixed/Produced by Sharkey McEwen/The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Mastered by Alan Douches, West West Side Mastering Cornwall, New York
Storm King Records 2021
UK TOUR DATES 2022
Sunday 7th : WICKHAM FESTIVAL www.wickhamfestival.co.uk
Wed 10th: SHEFFIELD GREEN, Trading Boundaries, Sussex TN22 3RD Standing Tkts £25 Dining Tkts £55 www.tradingboundaries.com
Friday 12th: CROPREDY FESTIVAL www.fairportconvention.com
Sunday 14th: KINGS HEATH, Hare & Hounds 106 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk Doors 4.30pm Gig 5.00pm
Wed 17th: YORK, The Crescent, YO24 1AW Support from STAN www.stantheband.com http://thecrescentyork.com/events/the-slambovian-circus-of-dreams/ Doors 7.15pm Stan on stage 7.45pm Slambovians on stage 8.35pm
Thurs 18th: BRADFORD, Black Dyke Mills, Bradford BD13 1QA https://www.blackdykemills.org Doors 7pm Gig 7.30pm
Fri 19th : CHEADLE HULME Manchester Rugby Club Cheadle Hulme SK8 7NB
https://bluefunkclub.wixsite.com/blues/gig-list Doors 7pm Gig 8pm
Sat’ 20th: MILTON KEYNES The Stables Theatre, MK17 8LU
https://stables.org/whats-on/calendar/2022/08 Doors 7.30pm Gig 8pm
Sun 21st: COLCHESTER, Colchester Arts Centre “FREE ENTRY – a “PAY AS YOU FEEL” event. Doors 6.30pm Gig 7pm. Support - Jay Stapley* www.jaystapley.co.uk **Credits include Roger Waters, Scott Walker, Mike Oldfield, Suede, Toyah, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Shakin’ Stevens, Westernhagen, and many more.