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Imaad Wasif with Two Part Beast announces tour dates

By July 10, 2008No Comments

Imaad Wasif

Imaad Wasif

MP3: “Oceanic”


Imaad Wasif’s new album is Strange Hexes and his new band is Two Part Beast.
The songs that came to form Strange Hexes were written during 2006 while Wasif was touring the world in support of his self-titled debut. From thought streams penned on scraps of paper and carried via coat pocket through painstaking revisions and airport metal detectors, to melodies that floated unsuspectingly through hotel windows after midnight – interlacing themselves with the ubiquitous drones of an electronic tamboura – the narrator is a devotee of Barthes’ Lover’s Discourse and obsessed with the testament to vigilance and volatility in love, yet in a curious twist, he seems to be writing within the deranged emotional scope of a schizophrenic androgyne. He/She inhabits both sexes and perspectives at all times, channeling romantics Baudelaire and Rimbaud by way of speed freaks Bowie, Reed, Bolan and Iggy and seen through the eyes of surrealists Dali and Buñuel. The lyrical fragmentation we encounter here is akin to the absurdist methodology found in Alfred Jarry’s Visits of Love.


June 19 Oakland CA Stork Club*
June 20 San Francisco CA Hemlock*
June 21 Portland OR East End*
June 22 Seattle WA Comet Tavern*
June 23 Boise ID The Bouquet*
June 24 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge*
June 25 Denver CO Hi – Dive*
June 26 Omaha NE The Waiting Room*
June 27 Des Moines IA Vaudeville Mews*
June 28 Minneapolis MN First – Avenue*
June 29 Iowa City IA The Picador*
June 30 Nashville TN Springwater*
July 01 Louisville KY The Pour Haus*
July 02 Birmingham AL Bottletree*
July 04 Denton TX Hailey’s*
July 05 Austin TX Emo’s*
July 06 Houston TX Mink*
July 07 Baton Rouge LA Spanish Moon
July 08 Atlanta GA The Earl #
July 09 Chapel Hill NC Local 506
July 10 Charlotte NC Milestone
July 11 Charlottesville, VA Tea Bazaar
July 12 Baltimore MD Talking Head
July 13 Washington DC Velvet Lounge
July 14 Pittsburgh PA Garfield Artworks
July 16 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s @
July 17 Brooklyn, NY Shangri-La
July 18 New York NY Cake Shop $
July 19 Burlington, VT Tick Tick ~
July 20 Boston MA Milky Way
July 21 Bridgeport CT Two Boots
July 22 Rochester NY Bug Jar
July 23 Bowling Green, OH Howards Club
July 24 Toledo, OH Frankies
July 25 Dekalb, IL House Cafe
July 26 Chicago IL Abbey Pub
July 27 Kansas City MO Record Bar
July 28 Tulsa OK The Continental
July 30 Tucson AZ Plush
July 31 Los Angeles, CA The Smell+

* = with RTX
# = with Black Angels, The Warlocks
$ = with Mae Shi, The Death Set
~ = with Monotonix
+ = with Tweakbird
@ = with Love As Laughter