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Brokeback returns with new album and tour

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Brokeback, lead by Douglas McCombs, tour this Spring with Mind Over Mirrors

"A fantasy soundtrack for Once Upon a Time in the West, a western Quentin Tarantino hasn’t made yet, or one of the forthcoming episodes of Twin Peaks"
- Greil Marcus, Pitchfork

Listen to Brokeback's "Cairo Levee":
From Illinois River Valley Blues out Feb. 24th
“As the title suggests, it’s intensely evocative of landscape, guitars parrying and interlocking with energy and panoramic grace in equal part.” - Uncut

"... for anyone who appreciates an outstanding rhythm section pushing interesting song structures, topped with emotion-rich storytelling that’s done through a guitar." - Premier Guitar
This Spring, the unstoppable Douglas McCombs (Tortoise, Eleventh Dream Day) is taking his majestic, guitar-driven quartet Brokeback on a headlining tour to the East Coast in support of their new album Illinois River Valley Blues, out this Friday, Feb. 24th. The tour will be Brokeback's first since acclaimed musician Jim Elkington (Tweedy, Steve Gunn Band) has moved up from drums to guitar and pedal steel, and will include a string of dates with fellow Chicagoans Mind Over Mirrors.

A perfect record for the road, Illinois River Valley Blues explores expansive landscapes, and winding terrain through McCombs' singular ability to capture the essence of a mood or feeling with a handful of elegant, reverb-laden guitar tones. While the album traces McCombs' upbringing in rural Illinois, Brokeback's distinct melodies and adventurous rhythm section simultaneously evoke's distant locales, charting new sonic territory that not only captures darker textures, but mines their depths.
Brokeback tour dates:
Mar. 3 - Chicago, IL - Constellation *
Apr. 29 - Louisville, KY - Dreamland *
Apr. 30 - Asheville, NC - Mothlight *
May 1 - Raleigh, NC - King’s *
May 2 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
May 3 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s *
May 4 - New York, NY - Union Pool *
May 5 - Montreal, QC - The Garrison
May 6 - Toronto, ON - UFO Factory
Jun. 2 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Jun. 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater w/ Lambchop

* w/ Mind Over Mirrors

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