Octaves - US Tour

Beginning on January 1st, 2011, Baltimore's Octaves will embark on a month-long tour of the United States in support of its newest album, Greener Pastures, which was released earlier this year by Hotfoot Records.
Joining the Maryland five-piece will be recent Topshelf Records signees Caravels (Las Vegas, NV). The two bands will be touring throughout much of the Midwest and Southwest, as well as a two-week run along the West Coast. Also appearing for a five-date stretch will be Denver, CO's Solar Bear.
Though Octaves takes its hardcore cues from the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, The Chariot and Pg. 99, Greener Pastures brings a certain level of melody and experimental acumen to the mix as well. Sure, these eight blistering tracks may find their biggest fans in those who prefer their music to be chaotic and absolutely relentless, but the band's tendency to play around with intriguing soundscapes will attract more than just the casual listener. It's here where the fractured structures and turn-on-a-dime dynamics share equal billing with the outfit's ability to serve songs with a spoonful of something sweeter, putting Octaves at the top of the hardcore heap and making the possibility of future endeavors all the more exciting.
On that note, Octaves has been writing songs for its next full-length, and in February it will begin pre-production with Mike York from fellow Baltimore brothers-in-arms, Pianos Become The Teeth. Final recording plans are TBA, but expect more substantial touring in March and April.
Currently the band is streaming several tracks from Greener Pastures on its myspace page and you can download album opener "Fix The Fern Back" here (free mp3).

JAN 01 - Chicago, IL @ Pancho's w/ Cave Bear, Beggars
JAN 02 - Waterloo, IA @ Amvets Post 19
JAN 03 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre w/ Solar Bear
JAN 04 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project w/ Caravels, Solar Bear
JAN 05 - Sacramento, CA @ The Naked Lounge w/ Caravels, Solar Bear
JAN 06 - Redding, CA @ Bombay’s Bar w/ Caravels, Solar Bear
JAN 07 - Portland, OR @ The Basement w/ Caravels, Solar Bear
JAN 08 - Seattle, WA @ Josephine w/ Caravels
JAN 09 - Olympia, WA @ The Snake Pit w/ Caravels
JAN 12 - Ukiah, CA @ The Mix w/ Caravels
JAN 13 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Unity Music w/ Caravels
JAN 14 - Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman w/ Caravels
JAN 16 - San Jose, CA @ Texas Toast House w/ Caravels
JAN 17 - Fresno, CA @ Chinatown Youth Center w/ Caravels
JAN 18 - Newbury Park, CA @ The Hot Chocolate w/ Caravels
JAN 20 - Riverside, CA @ Back to the Grind w/ Caravels
JAN 21 - San Diego, CA @ Che Café w/ Caravels
JAN 22 - Las Vegas, CA @ Meathead’s w/ Caravels
JAN 23 - Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
JAN 24 - Albuquerque, NM @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
JAN 25 - Pueblo, CO @ The Red Raven
JAN 26 - Kansas City, MO @ The Salt Water Taffy House w/ Canyons, Foreign Theaters, Landlocked
JAN 27 - Louisville, KY @ TBA (need help - email octavesband@gmail.com)
JAN 28 - Wheeling, WV @ Yesterday's w/ Ancient Shores
JAN 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose w/ Girlfight