Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Phantom Family Halo is not a cult. Members of The For Carnation, Slint and Dead Child take to the road this summer in support of debut album.

The Phantom Family Halo may be most immediately notable for its pedigree -- members of indie rock royalty The For Carnation, Slint, Dead Child, et al. But, it's the band's sound that becomes the most remarkable upon first listen: Think Syd Barrett jamming with Hawkwind or the 13th Floor Elevators in the height of the Krautrock frenzy, or The Birthday Party subdued to play a rendition of “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.” Others have described the Louisville, KY quintet as a unique crossbreed of Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Tangerine Dream and Marc Bolan, or Scott Walker fronting Roxy Music.

Curious music fans need not speculate on The Phantom Family Halo's sound, however. The band is currently touring the U.S. in support of the album. Please see complete tour dates below.

The Phantom Family Halo is the product of millions and millions of hours in front of speakers, communicating off of the wave forms of 60s & 70s rock n roll music. Core members Michael McMahan {The For Carnation / Dead Child / Slint (reunion)} and Dominic Cipolla (Hookers / Sapat / Dead Child) have been jamming together for over 13 years and have no fear of angelic apparitions while walking past the skeletons of rock's multi-dimensional idiom. In fact it's embraced and cherished.

The Phantom Family Halo's debut long player The Legend Of Black Six on Cold Sweat Records launches listeners on a journey into other worlds and dimensions of time. The album harkens back to the trailblazers of experimental rock music, while fitting nicely within the nest of neo-psyche brethren Dead Meadow, Entrance, Six Organs Of Admittance or Bright Black Morning Light. The Phantom Family Halo ia the missing link to the past and future, rooted deeply in the present.

Slip inside their house, it's recommended for good health and more hours in front of speakers.

The Phantom Family Halo Live:
08/13 Asheville, NC Static Age Records
08/14 Raleigh, NC Downtown Event Center
08/15 Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
08/16 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
08/17 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
08/19 Pitsburgh, PA Garfeild Artworks
08/20 Cleveland, OH Beachland TBA
08/21 Columbus, OH Skylab
08/22 Newport, KY Southgate House Parlour
08/23 Chicago, IL The Note

The Legend of Black Six
Stream The Album HERE
01. Black River (MP3)
02. Slender Head
03. Lady Blue (MP3)
04. In The Back of My Head
05. Broken By The Way
06. Electric God In Your Galaxy
07. Stop The Biting
08. The Legend of Black Six (In 3 Parts)

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