A WHISPER IN THE NOISE: Spring Tour Begins This Week

Having released their newest album To Forget in North America earlier this month via Exile On Mainstream, Minneapolis’ shoegaze/folk outfit A WHISPER IN THE NOISE are about to set out on a sprawling Spring tour throughout Europe over the next five weeks. Check out the full routing below.

A WHISPER IN THE NOISE approached the songwriting on this To Forget by drawing upon influences not only from other music (referencing Philip Glass, Roger Waters and Arvo Part) but from nature and in particular its power and atmospheric sounds. The result is a coherent and focused album of true, honest music, shining by its purity and cinematic waves of sound. To Forget is music to sink into and become part of the listener’s emotional landscape. Witness this for yourself via the band’s video for the track “Your Hand” here:

AWITN‘s first album Through The Ides Of March was recorded in two days and produced by the legendary Steve Albini, who later took the band to Europe to open a string of shows for his band Shellac. The album resulted in comparisons to art rock bands such as Sigur Ros and Mogwai, and also a performance slot at All Tomorrows Parties festival in 2004. The band’s second album As The Bluebird Sings, released in the spring of 2006, saw them further expanding their experimental sound and drew the attention of M. Night Shyamalan, who featured music by the band in his film Lady In The Water. Other film soundtrack contributions include the award winning documentary The Art Of The Steal by Don Argott.

In 2007 the band had expanded, developed and progressed their sound on the album Dry Land, also produced by longtime friend Steve Albini, the album brought the band to Exile On Mainstream Records. Two massive European tours and appearance on the label’s own roadshow, the mighty Blisstrain, saw A WHISPER IN THE NOISE gaining serious attention from European crowds. The album remains the highest selling release on the label to date.

4/20/2012 Fabrik – Podsdam, Germany
4/21/2012 AJZ – Chemnitz, Germany
4/22/2012 Küchenshow – Weimar, Germany
4/23/2012 Glashaus – Bayreuth, Germany
4/24/2012 Ponyhof – Frankfurt, Germany
4/25/2012 007 – Prague, Czech Republic
4/26/2012 Beatpol – Dresden, Germany
4/27/2012 MUZ – Nürnberg, Germany
4/28/2012 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
4/29/2012 Schokoladen (Matinee Show) – Berlin, Germany
5/01/2012 D.I.V.O. Institute – Kolin, Czech Republic
5/02/2012 Fleda – Brno, Czech Republic
5/03/2012 *TBA
5/04/2012 BudÄ›jovický Majáles Festival – ÄŒeské BudÄ›jovice, Czech Republic
5/05/2015 Asymmetry Festival – Wroclaw, Poland
5/06/2012 Cavern – Kadan, Czech Republic
5/08/2012 Museumskeller – Erfurt, Germany
5/09/2012 Waldmeister – Solingen, Germany
5/10/2012 Six D.O.G.S. – Athens, Greece
5/12/2012 Aetherblissement – Köln, Germany
5/13/2012 Fachwerk – Münster, Germany
5/15/2012 Magasin 4 – Brussels, Belgium
5/16/2012 Cafe Oto – London, UK
5/17/2012 Mac Daids – Le Havre, France
5/18/2012 Stakhanov – Nantes, France
5/20/2012 Schollerhalle – Zug, Switzerland
5/21/2012 Le Bourg Cinema – Lausanne, Switzerland
5/23/2012 Jubez – Karlsruhe, Germany
5/24/2012 Steinbruch – Duisburg, Germany
5/25/2012 Schokoladen – Berlin, Germany
5/26/2012 Artplay – Moscow, Russia
5/27/2012 *TBA – St. Petersburg, Russia