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Hear the Appleseed Cast’s Towering ‘Great Lake Derelict’

Appleseed Cast

Over the last decade and change, Kansas outfit the Appleseed Cast have transformed from late-’90s emo darlings to post-millenial post-rock powerhouses. The Chris Crisci-fronted crew, now featuring new members Taylor Holenbeck on guitar and Nathan Wilder on drums, split the difference between Sunny Day Real Estate and Explosions in the Sky on “Great Lake Derelict,” a highlight off the foursome’s upcoming eighth LP, Illumination Ritual (out April 23 on Graveface Records). Marrying gnarled time signatures and arching guitar hymnals, while still leaving room for Crisci’s thin but assured vocals, the foursome conjure noise capable of pleasing both hardcore club kids and headphone sophisticates alike. Stream “Great Lake Derelict” down below and scroll further for the Appleseed Cast’s upcoming tour dates.

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The Appleseed Cast 2013 tour dates:

April 6 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo 
April 7 – Indianapolis, IN @ Do317 Lounge 
April 8 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House 
April 9 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 
April 10 – Boston, MA @ Middle East 
April 11 – Hamden, CT @ The Space 
April 13 – New York, NY @ The Delancey
April 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Unitarian Church 
April 15 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel 
April 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe 
April 17 – Columbus, OH @ Kobo Live 
April 18 – Champaign, IL @ Mike and Malloy’s