Psychic sludgers Pontiak have announced they'll be touring with The Sword this Spring following their headlining shows this month, and the release of their new album Dialectic of Ignorance (out Friday, Mar. 24th). For Pontiak's Washington, D.C. show, they will be debuting their brand new beer which was crafted in collaboration with Greg Anderson of Sunn O))), Right Proper, and Stone Brewing.
The brothers of Pontiak (Lain, Van, and Jennings Carney) grew up and live on farms in rural Virginia. Dialectic of Ignorance’s expansive structures echo the rugged, hazy climbs of this Blue Ridge Mountain setting, but don’t be fooled; this is no mere collection of pastoral instrumental landscapes. Having opened their own brewery, Pen Druid Brewing in August 2015, the Carney brothers have had the opportunity to reassess their creative process through brewing. The lessons learned from this experimentation have had a formative effect on the both the process underlying and subsequent sound of Dialectic of Ignorance.
Pontiak U.S. Tour dates:
Mar. 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Alphaville
Mar. 25 - Louisville, KY - Haymarket Whiskey Bar
Mar. 27 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Apr. 11 - Washington, DC - DC9 w/ Penguin - Debut of collaboration beer SOUSED by Right Proper, Pen Druid, Stone, Greg Anderson of Sunn O)))
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Live *
May 23 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room *
May 24 - Lawrence, KS - Granada *
May 26 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey *
* w/ The Sword
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