Pontiak announce tour behind Maker

 Pontiak are ready to hit the road in support of their third LP Maker which is due out in early April.  The new album was recorded by the brothers Carney in their home studio in rural Virginia and features the same recording philosophy as their previous efforts – being almost entirely live and the first take usually being the final take. 

Unlike their previous releases for Thrill Jockey, the 12" split with Arbouretum called Kale and their second album Sun On Sun, Maker was made with the amps turned all the way up and with an extra dose of "heavy" piled on top that resulted in an album of Sabbath style riffage drenched in a honey coated Earth-like sludge.  The bands’ dying amplifiers, their southern swagger and three-brother harmonies make for a combination that is truly their own.  And of course, they play it all very loud. 

Bring ear plugs and keep an eye out for UK dates with Earthless around the upcoming Supersonic Festival this summer!

COAST TO COAST TOUR SPRING 2009:

Apr 24  Baltimore, MD                Sonar w/Spectrum

May 1   New York, NY               Cake Shop

May 2   Brooklyn, NY                Death By Audio w/Ocean

May 3   New Haven, CT            Bar w/Ocean

May 5   Portland, ME                Space Gallery

May 8   Toronto, ON                Drakes Hotel

May 9   Rochester, NY              Bug Jar

May 11  Chicago, IL                 Empty Bottle w/Helen Money, Thrones

May 13  Milwaukee, WI           Sugar Maple

May 15  Des Moines, IA           The House of Bricks w/The Autumn Project

May 16  Lawrence, KS             The Replay Lounge

May 18  Denver, CO               Hi Dive

May 21  Oakland, CA             The Stork Club

May 22  Ashland, OR              The Stilwater

May 23  Portland, OR             Rotture

May 27  Olympia, WA            All Ages Project

May 28  Chico, CA                 Cafe Coda

May 29  San Francisco, CA     Hemlock Tavern

Jun 1   Los Angeles, CA          Blue Monkey w/Magic Lanterns

Jun 2   San Diego, CA            Radio Room

Jun 3   Phoenix, AZ                Trunkspace

Jun 6   Austin, TX                  Mohawk

Jun 9   Tallahassee, FL            The Engine Room

Jun 11  Tampa, FL                  Crow Bar

Jun 12  Orlando, FL                Backbooth

Jun 13  Jacksonville, FL           Jack Rabbits

Jun 16  Asheville, NC              Emerald Lounge

Jun 18  Richmond, VA            Nara Sushi

Jul 24  Birmingham, UK          Supersonic Festival

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