Joyful Noise Recordings will release the new album from Portland's Helvetia, Nothing In Rambling on September 11th, 2012!
The stripped down experimental psych of Helvetia plays out like a series of sun-faded snapshots: subtle, stark, hazy and gritty as hell.
Since their 2006 debut, Helvetia (pronounced HEL_VE_TZIA) have created a myriad of recordings, each dripping with various levels of experimentalism. Now on their 7th album, the band has signed with Joyful Noise, and has produced their most focused and inspired tracks in their 6-year history.
Originating in Seattle WA, and currently residing in Portland OR, Helvetia began in the aftermath of the droning, atmospheric group Duster (Up Records). Principle songwriter Jason Albertini and bandmate Canaan Dove Amber formed the group with a revolving cast of contributors, which at times has included members of Built To Spill and Dinosaur Jr. Albertini's laissez faire approach to personnel has resulted in a diverse catalog of material, ranging from 4-track lo-fi indie to surreal, unhinged soundscapes.
With their new album, Nothing In Rambling, Helvetia's sound has culminated into a cohesive balance of familiar and experimental. Self-produced by Albertini, and recorded on a Teac 1/2 inch reel to reel 8-track, "Nothing in Rambling" will be released on September 11, 2012 on Joyful Noise Recordings, followed by a US tour with Built To Spill.
08.23.12 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
08.24.12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
08.26.12 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
08.27.12 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
08.28.12 - Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
08.29.12 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
08.30.12 - Portland, ME @ The State Theatre
08.31.12 - Providence, RI @ The Met Cafe
09.01.12 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Wonder Bar
09.02.12 - Wellfleet, MA @ Wellfleet Beachcomber
09.04.12 - Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
09.05.12 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
09.06.12 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
09.08.12 - Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
09.10.12 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
09.11.12 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
09.13.12 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
09.13.12 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
09.14.12 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
09.15.12 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
09.17.12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Venue TBD
09.18.12 - Madison, WI @ The High Noon Saloon
09.19.12 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09.20.12 - Omaha, NB @ Slowdown
09.21.12 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
09.22.12 - Bellvue, CO @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre
**all shows with Built to Spill**