Southerly Announces EP and Tour Dates

Portland, OR is widely known for its wealth of dark-pop songwriters, and Southerly is one of its very best. The nom-de-tune of Krist Krueger, Southerly has announced the release of a new work titled Champion Of The Noisy Negativists and Pacific NW dates celebrating its release.

The digital/vinyl EP via the Self Group imprint follows the artist's celebrated 2007 album, Storyteller And The Gossip Columnist (Greyday Records).

Southerly plays a special release party for Champion Of The Noisy Negativists on May 6th at the Doug Fir Lounge. Every paid attendee will receive a complimentary download with the price of admission. A special performance in Seattle, WA follows May 20th at the Sunset Tavern.

Picking up where the last full-length, Storyteller And The Gossip Columnist left off, listeners can hear the natural progression toward what ultimately became Champion: a swooning, eerie, beautiful, morose and uplifting soundscape that serves as an undeniable reminder of the tension, release, intensity and intrinsic harmony that all of us experience and celebrate in life. Unlike the previous disc, Champion is a largely instrumental affair, using vocals as additional layers, rather than the music's guide.

Champion Of The Noisy Negativists is a continuation in the evolution of songwriter/producer Krist Krueger, whose work has often been compared to fellow moody pop artists The National, Brendan Benson, Richard Ashcroft and Tindersticks. Predominantly recorded at Krueger's own Sonic Sandbox (Portland, OR) and completed at Haywire Studios (Portland, OR), Champion was engineered by both Krueger and Robert Bartleson and produced by Krueger.

05/06 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (album release party)
05/20 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

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