It’s been a whole year since this night… a night that none of us knew would be our only show for 2020 and that still remains our last show up to this point. It was also a brilliant night with incredible performances by our friends Zyl, A//tar, Glasghote and San Francisco’s Brume. We love the folks who put this show on, attended it, recorded and filmed it, and of course the staff at Kenton Club for always being the best and hosting underground Portland art. The song we are playing here is called “Bathed in Light” and will be on our fourth record that we have been working on all of this time.
Usnea have been hard at work on our fourth album so please excuse the radio silence but we do have this absolute banger of a show coming up this Spring and some new songs to debut at it. We hope you are all holding on in these dark times…
Usnea are hitting the road this Summer with our dear brethren of all things heavy and nasty CHRCH! Let there be tinnitus for all… Full dates:
7/05/2019 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
7/06/2019 Elbo Room Jack London – Oakland, CA
7/07/2019 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
7/08/2019 Space – San Diego, CA
7/09/2019 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ
7/10/2019 Lost Well/Beer Land – Austin, TX
7/11/2019 Santos – New Orleans, LA
7/12/2019 529 – Atlanta, GA
7/13/2019 Drkmttr – Nashville, TN
7/14/2019 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
7/15/2019 Lantern – Lexington, KY
7/16/2019 Fubar – St Louis, MO
7/17/2019 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
7/18/2019 Rhinoceropolis – Denver, CO
Work has commenced on our fourth record. Ethan at Heavy Talent is also working on a US tour for summer 2019. In the meantime, catch us at one of our regional shows this Spring and here is video taken by Frank Huang at St Vitus, NYC in September at our show there with Monolord and ILSA.
We are excited to announce Fall 2018 tour dates throughout North America, including shows with Monolord and Basilica Soundscape.
September 8 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
September 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus w/ Monolord
September 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Monolord
September 12 – Montclair, NJ @ Meat Locker
September 14 – Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundscape
September 15 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Casa de Popolo
September 16 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Coalition
September 17 – Syracuse, NY @ Spark Art Space
September 18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern
September 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
September 20 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
September 21 – Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works
Our guitarist Justin wrote this tour diary about the recent West Coast jaunt we did with Seattle’s UN. Check it out here!
USNEA w/ Un:
3/23/2018 Twilight Bar – Portland, OR w/ Sól
3/24/2018 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Body Void, Swamp Witch, CHRCH
3/25/2018 Hi-Hat – Los Angeles, CA w/ SKYEATER, Pendulous
3/27/2018 Space Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Sixes
3/28/2018 Club Paradise – Tijuana, MX w/ Iwokk, Dhatüra
3/29/2018 El Rio – San Francisco, CA w/ Atone, Malefic Levitation
3/30/2018 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA w/ CHRCH, Occlith
3/31/2018 Naked Lounge – Chico, CA w/ Shadow Limb
Usnea have been back from Europe for a little over a month, many thanks are due to all of the folks who put together the tour, befriended us, fed us, supported us and made it all so great and most of all to UFOMAMMUT! We will forever love those guys.
So we have a few Winter shows booked and then nothing until Spring 2018 when we are touring the West Coast for the first time since 2015 with our good friends from Seattle, Un (https://unvibes.bandcamp.com/). Hopefully we cross your path and in the meantime enjoy the harshest music during the darkest and harshest time of year.
We are flying to Europe tonight to commence this long-anticipated tour with our great friends Ufomammut. Check out their poster below for dates and if you are in the path of this we hope to see you!
If you’re in Portland tonight, we hope to see you at our album release tonight!
Here is an interview our vocalist/guitarist, Justin, did with Drunk In A Graveyard: https://drunkinagraveyard.com/2017/09/14/thursdayusnea/