Drummer Jim White (Dirty Three and Xylouris White) and Portland-based guitarist Marisa Anderson announced the release of their first collaborative album. The Quickening is out on May 15th via Thrill Jockey Records. According to the press release, The idea of a collaboration developed while on the road together in 2015, Anderson playing solo and White playing with Xylouris White.
The Quickening began at the Portland studio Type Foundry in late 2018, where the duo initially agreed to meet and improvise and record. Happy with the recordings, the duo headed to Mexico City and into Estudios Noviembres, a time capsule of a studio from the 70’s that had been largely closed before some young engineers took it over. The “slight disorientation” of working in less familiar environments mirrored their willingness to plunge headfirst into exploring new sonic territory together.
“The Lucky” is the first excerpt. Listen below and check the tour dates.
May 13 – Portland, OR – KEX Portland – Rooftop premiere
May 14 – Portland, OR – KEX Library (album release show)
May 15 – Astoria, OR – Anita
May 16 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
May 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
Jun. 16 – Philadelphia, PA – TBA
Jun. 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
Jun. 18 – Keene, NH – Nova Arts Block
Jun. 19 – Montreal, QC – OK LÁ Festival