Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Free Tortoise show at Reckless Records

Photo by Whitney Bradshaw

On Sunday, October 4, much-loved Chicago experimental unit Tortoise will play a free show at Reckless Records in Wicker Park (1532 N Milwaukee Ave) in support of their latest album, Beacons of Ancestorship. The performance begins at 5 p.m.

The appearance will mark only the third time the band has performed in-store throughout their nearly 20-year history and is bound to draw a big crowd, so you'll probably want to get there early to stake out a spot.

Below you can watch the video and download a free mp3 - courtesy of the band and Thrill Jockey Records - of one of the new tracks, "Prepare Your Coffin." Also worth checking out is this recent Q&A with percussionist John Herndon from our friends at loudlooppress.com.

Download mp3: Tortoise - "Prepare Your Coffin"

Tortoise - Prepare Your Coffin from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Tortoise will play two additional hometown shows in October, supporting Wilco at the UIC Pavilion on Sunday the 18th and Monday the 19th.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting environment/time for a Tortoise show but should still be great. And FREE! Can't go wrong with that.