Austin (TX) – Post-Western Doom/Drone Duo Cortége premiered the official video for “Horizons” September 27 at the band’s CD Release Show for debut album Capricorn at Skull Mechanix Brewing in Austin. The video was masterfully directed by Kat Albert (Lake Travis Film Festival
) and is now available for mass consumption at the link below.
“Horizons” (Official Video)
Capricorn is out now on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. The album is streaming in its entirety and can be purchased at the link below.
On Capricorn, band members Mike Swarbick and Adrian Voorhies (ex-Canyon of the Skull, ex-Humut Tabal) create a listening experience that is at once heavy, experimental, and utterly cinematic, a primary feature thereof the captivate tones of tubular bells, as well as Roland string synthesizer, Moog Taurus synthesizer, and waterphone.
Cortége will embark on the ‘Fall Capricorn 19 Tour’ this month. Tour dates are below.
10/12 Austin, TX Skull Mechanix
10/13 Tulsa, OK Whittier Bar
10/15 St. Louis, MO Foam
10/16 Chicago, IL The Owl
10/17 Detroit, MI PJ’s Lager House
10/18 Toronto, ON Grand Gaerrand (w/ The Well)
10/19 Ottawa, ON Avant-Garde Bar
10/20 Montreal, ON Katacombes (w/ The Well)
10/22 Boston, MA O’Brien’s Pub
10/23 Wallingford, CT Cherry Street Station
10/24 Philadelphia, PA Century
10/25 New York, NY Gussy’s Bar
10/26 Frederick, MD Guido’s Speakeasy
10/27 Washington, D.C. Velvet Lounge
10/29 Raleigh, NC Slim’s Downtown
10/30 Columbia, SC Curiosity Coffee
10/31 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
11/1 Tallahassee, FL The Bark
11/2 New Orleans, LA Banks St Bar
11/3 Lafayette, LA Freetown Boom Boom Room
Exploring the wide dynamic between the two players,Capricorn is a monster work and the most musically varied recording to date. Although keeping the traditional instrumental theme throughout, the album explores the story of a misguided and waylaid explorer of space and his experiences in a foreign world. Complete with a fully illustrated comic book insert to help listeners along in the story and an accompanying music video directed by Lake Travis Film Festival founder and director Kat Albert, the record takes the band’s deepest influences to a wide and poignant actualization.
Now with their first international dates booked and an sprawling East Coast tour scheduled in support of Capricorn for the late Fall, the band readies themselves to cover more ground than ever before.
The vinyl LP version of Capricorn features beautiful transparent white vinyl, and includes a comic book by Dan Marschner detailing the story and concept of the album via gorgeous illustrations inspired by sci-fi pop art of decades past.
FFO: Earth, Hawkwind, Bell Witch, Ennio Morricone, King Crimson
2. The Watch
Produced by Cortége
Engineered by Kevin Sparks III in Austin, Texas
Mastered by Margaret Luthar at Chicago Mastering Service
Photography & Layout by Thomas Blom
Additional artwork by Jim Webb
This record is dedicated to John Entwistle & Keith Moon
Cortége plays Serek basses and Sonor drums