Ancient River at 529 on June 8

Austin's layered hypno wall of sound visits Atlanta
Ancient River band James Barreto and Alex Cordova

James Barreto and Alex Cordova – Ancient River. Photo: Crash Media, used by permission.

Time to get your ohm on.

Enigmatic southern-psych duo Ancient River are sharing a second single, “This Is The Time,” from their forthcoming album Keeper Of The Dawn along with announcing a massive run of tour dates across the US this spring/summer. Keeper Of The Dawn, out April 14 on Summer Moon, is dense with rich neo-psych influences and their wall-of-sound barrage has been honed by extensive touring across the states and beyond – including appearances at Austin Psych Fest (2013-2014), Los Angeles’ Psycho De Mayo (2014), and the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (2012), all the while sharing stages with the likes of Dead Skeletons, Rosco (Spaceman 3), Night Beats, Singapore Sling, Heartless Bastards, Lumerians & Ringo Deathstarr. Only together as a duo since 2011, the addition of Alex Cordova to guitarist J. Barreto has led to a massive tour and new album release just three years later. Tour dates within driving distance of Atlanta are listed below, but they have many more to come all over the country – see their tour page for full schedule.

06/05  Chapel Hill, NC ~ The Cave
06/07  Knoxville, TN ~ The Pilot Light
06/08  Atlanta, GA ~ 529
06/10  Jacksonville, FL ~ Burro Bar
06/11  Tallahassee, FL ~ Pug’s Live
06/12  Gainesville, FL ~ 1982
06/16  Birmingham, AL ~ Mono Bar
06/17  Little Rock, AR ~ Stickyz
06/18  Memphis, TN ~ Hi Tone Cafe
06/19  Nashville, TN ~ Springwater

“’This Is The Time’ finds the duo in a magical haze. Washed-out drums and fuzz pedals do the trick, but the ringing reverb on Barreto’s rhythm guitar really gives the song shape.” –SPIN

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