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3/24/12

CONDUITS and CURSIVE in ANN ARBOR, March 27th @ The Blind Pig

The original Conduits demos were the creation of JJ Idt and Nate Mickish, two guitarists already busy in the Omaha music scene with their anxious pop and rock outfits. Working together, the pair found much more to express than just inner angst. They were aiming for soundscapes that embraced drones, psychedelia, and a fervent rhythmic punch. And the more they played the more they heard a female voice filling in the empty spaces in these songs.

Enter Jenna Morrison. Best known for her work as a member of indie rockers Son, Ambulance, Morrison brought that rare combination of attainability and remoteness (think: Gibbons, Hope Sandoval, Trish Keenan, Sandy Denny) to her vocal performances. It was the perfect element to help spark these already tempestuous creations into full-blown blazes.

The band - rounded out by bassist Mike Overfield, keyboardist Patrick Newbery, and drummer Roger Lewis - has taken off like a shot since those first demos. They've secured a number of amazing support slots in their hometown, sharing the stage with acts like The Hold Steady and The Appleseed Cast, as well as doing a short, well-received jaunt opening for Bright Eyes.

Now, Conduits is looking to take on the rest of the U.S. and beyond with the release of their debut self-titled album. The eight-song dreamscape flows with a cinematic ambition. Songs like "Top of the Hill" and "Limbs and Leaves" provide the soundtrack for slow motion dance scenes, while "Last Dirge" and "Misery Train" are all fast edits and racing hearts.

CONDUITS ON TOUR:
W/ Cursive, Cymbals Eat Guitars
Thu-Mar-22    Iowa City, IA    The Mill
Fri-Mar-23    Minneapolis, MN    400 Bar
Sat-Mar-24    Madison, WI    High Noon
Sun-Mar-25    Chicago, IL    Lincoln Hall
Mon-Mar-26    Champaign, IL    High Dive
Tue-Mar-27    Ann Arbor, MI    Blind Pig
Wed-Mar-28    Pittsburgh, PA    Mr. Smalls
Thu-Mar-29    Cleveland, OH    Grog Shop
Fri-Mar-30    Buffalo, NY    Mohawk
Sat-Mar-31    Toronto, ONT    Horseshoe Tavern
Mon-Apr-02    Boston, MA    Middle East (Downstairs)
Tue-Apr-03    New York, NY    Bowery Ballroom
Wed-Apr-04    New York, NY    Bowery Ballroom
Thu-Apr-05    Philadelphia, PA    Union Transfer
Fri-Apr-06    Washington, DC    Black Cat
Sat-Apr-07    Raleigh, NC    Kings Barcade
Sun-Apr-08    Atlanta, GA    The Earl
Mon-Apr-09    St. Augustine, FL    CafĂ© Eleven
Tue-Apr-10    Orlando, FL    The Social
Wed-Apr-11    Tallahassee, FL    Club Downunder
Fri-Apr-13    Houston, TX    Fitzgeralds
Sat-Apr-14    Austin, TX    Mohawk
Sun-Apr-15    Dallas, TX    Trees
Tue-Apr-17    Memphis, TN    Hi Tone
Wed-Apr-18    Lexington, KY    Cosmic Charlies
Fri-Apr-20    St. Louis, MO    Off Broadway
Sat-Apr-21    Columbia, MO    Mojos

Cymbals Eat Guitars support 3/22-4/21
Conduits also support 3/22-4/21