John Vanderslice: new album, new label

    After spending his entire career (at least as a solo artist) recording for the Barsuk label, John Vanderslice has just made a switch to Dead Oceans, who are set to release the singer/songwriter’s seventh album, Romanian Names, on May 19. You’l be able to hear Vanderslice playing some of the songs from that album if you’re among the fortunate souls who catch him on his acoustic tour with Mountain Goats leader John Darnielle, running through March and April. Dead Oceans promises more info on Romanian Names in the near future, but in the meantime, if you simply can’t stand to wait until the Vanderslice/Darnielle tour roars through your town, you can visit Vanderslice’s website, where you can hear part of a recent San Francisco show featuring some of those new tunes. And while those tour dates have already been reported here, we’ll throw them up one more time for latecomers:


    John Vanderslice & John Darnielle:
    Wed  3/18 – Asheville NC @ The Grey Eagle
    Thu   3/19 – Durham NC @ The Duke Coffeehouse
    Fri     3/20 – Norfolk VA @ The Attacus Theatre
    Sat    3/21 – Washington DC @ Sixth and I Synagogue
    Tue   3/24 – Northampton MA @ Pearl Street
    Wed  3/25 – Somerville MA @ The Somerville Theatre
    Fri     3/27 – New York NY @ The Society for Ethical Culture
    Sun   3/29 – Gambier OH @ Kenyon College
    Mon  3/30 – Oberlin OH @ Oberlin College
    Wed  4/01 – Chicago IL @ Epiphany
    Thu   4/02 – Champaign IL @ Courtyard Café at University of Illinois
    Fri     4/03 – Iowa City IA @ The Mill – Mission Creek Music Festival
    Sat    4/04 – Richmond IN @ Earlham College
    Mon  4/06 – Bloomington IN @ Buskirk-Chumley Theate