Dredg resurfaces with “Saviour” from new album


DredgThese days, waiting 4 years between albums is basically the equivalent to a lifetime, and maybe that’s why it seems like Dredg basically disappeared from the face of the earth after they releaseed 2005’s Catch Without Arms. The growth that Dredg showed from their earlier releases to CWA was something quite remarkable (which may be why I didn’t appreciate it as much upon its initial release), and given 4 more years of growth, one couldn’t be very sure what to expect from Dredg’s forthcoming album The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion. Well, the time is soon coming for the release of the entire album – which is good, considering Dredg’s conceptual tendencies – but for now they have treated us to a new track! “Saviour” is an off-time, poppy, progressive rocker that combines both the upbeat, catchy charm of Catch Without Arms with the dirty, heady, psychedelic rock that Dredg perfected on Leitmotif. Personally, I’m still interested in hearing the somber experimentation they displayed on el Cielo, but if they’ve moved on, I guess I can try to move on with them. Listen for yourself:

MP3: Dredg, “Saviour” (from The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion, available 5/19)

UPDATE: File has been removed after request from WMG/Independent Label Group. Hopefully we’ll hear it again soon.

UPDATE 2!! After some pestering, they led me to Dredg AbsolutePunk.net profile, where they are currently streaming “Saviour”! Head over there to listen to this new jam from Dredg’s forthcoming album.

Keep reading for a full listing of Dredg’s spring tour dates, including a stop at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis with Torche and From Monument to Masses!

All the Torche/Dredg spring tour dates are…

April 3, 2009 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
April 4, 2009 Bellingham, WA Nightlight
April 5, 2009 Seattle WA Neumo’s
April 7, 2009 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater
April 8, 2009 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
April 10, 2009 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
April 11, 2009 Des Moines, IA Vaudville Mews
April 12, 2009 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
April 13, 2009 Pontiac, MI Eagle Theater
April 15, 2009 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs
April 16, 2009 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
April 17, 2009 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
April 18, 2009 Baltimore, MD Sonar
April 19, 2009 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
April 21, 2009 Raleigh, NC The Brewery
April 22, 2009 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
April 24, 2009 Orlando, FL The Social
April 25, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
April 26, 2009 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
April 30, 2009 Houston, TX Meridian
May 1, 2009 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
May 2, 2009 Austin, TX Emo’s
May 4, 2009 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
May 5, 2009 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch
May 6, 2009 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
May 8, 2009 Pomona, CA The Glass House
May 9, 2009 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
May 10, 2009 San Diego, CA House of Blues
May 12, 2009 Fresno, CA Starline
May 13, 2009 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew
May 15, 2009 Reno, NV The Underground
May 16, 2009 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
May 19, 2009 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
May 20, 2009 San Francisco, CA Bimbo’s 365 Club
May 21, 2009 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
May 22, 2009 West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
May 23, 2009 West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
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