In what may be a tour for the ages, members of Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, and Wye Oak will hit the road together in January. As Pitchfork reports, they’ll be performing No Other, the 1974 album by Byrds’ founding member Gene Clark, none-for-note during four performances along the Eastern Seaboard.
The concert lineup will include Beach House’s Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, along with members of Lower Dens, Cass McCombs’ band, Celebration, and Mt. Royal.
Each performance will also feature a screening of a new documentary on Clark and No Other entitled The Byrd Who Flew Alone. Watch a trailer for the documentary here.
Beach House discussed the inspiration for the tour in a statement:
Though we generally love all of his music, we are most infatuated with his 1974 record, No Other. It feels like a special moment in Gene Clark’s songwriting. At first, the overdone, studio nature of the album feels overbearing: the electric violin, the female chorus, the bass riffs, the layered guitar sequences. However, with more listens, Gene Clark’s very unique lyrics, voice and spirit become the central focus. It’s one of those records where each time you listen, you love a different song the most. Every song is nuanced and amazing in its own way.
No Other Tour Dates:
01/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
01/23 – Baltimore, MD @ Floristree
01/24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
01/25 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg