Bardspec + IIVII playing special showcase in Brooklyn


Spacey, dark-psych ambient act Bardspec (feat. Enslaved‘s Ivar Bjørnson & Today is the Day‘s Steve Austin) will join forces with equally cosmic atmospheric solo project IIVII (feat. Josh Graham of A Storm of Light, ex-Red Sparowes) for a special event at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on June 29. Tickets to the concert, dubbed “A Night of Atlantic Alliances” and presented by All Independent Service Alliance and By Norse, are on sale now, HERE.

Bardspec are gearing up for the release of their debut album, Hydrogen, via By Norse on June 23. A special public listening session for the six-track effort will happen at ‘Roadburn Festival‘ in The Netherlands on April 21.

Speaking of Enslaved and ‘Roadburn Festival,’ the band will release their first official live album, a 2LP recorded at Roadburn in 2015, on ‘Record Store Day,’ April 22 (get full details).

You may recall, both Enslaved and Bardspec teamed up for the two-day ‘New York By Norse’ showcase last December.

Related: A trailer for the upcoming documentary based on Today is the Day‘s Steve Austin titled The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself came out last week. TitD will also play a free ‘Record Store Day’ show at BK’s Rough Trade on April 22.

In more IIVII news, the intergalactic project dropped its debut full-length, Colony, in summer 2015 through Belgian label, Consouling Sounds. The act will also perform in Hudson, NY at Basilica Hudson on April 29 (noon) through April 30 (noon) for a 24-hour drone experiment with Shilpa Ray, Phurpa, Phil Kline, Ligature, Ben Shemie, Bonnie Kane and others [more info + TIX].

Stream tunes and clips below.

UPDATE: A just released press release has revealed the aforementioned Saint Vitus show to be an official record release show for Bardspec‘s Hydrogen (gig flyer below). Also, a new song off the impending LP titled “Fire Tongue” has premiered (stream it below).