o’death, Death Vessel, Ralph White, Colby Nathan
As o’death wrapped up production on their third studio album Outside at the end of 2010, lead-singer/guitarist Greg Jamie relocated to Biddeford, Maine, to take over a local music and arts venue and turn it into The Oak and The Ax. Since then, Maine and The Oak and The Ax have become a second home for o’death and eventually the location for the recording of their fourth full-length studio album.
The band convened in South Portland, ME, to work with lo-fi recording guru, Caleb Mulkerin (Big Blood, Fire On Fire, Cerberus Shoal) and to take advantage of the homey space in Biddeford they had performed in many times since 2011. On Out of Hands We Go, o’death return to a focus on live performances with Jamie’s voice and lyrics planted firmly in the center of the band’s dynamic arrangements, a stark departure from the multi-tracked and meticulously overdubbed Outside.
They’ll be joined by Death Vessel, the nom-de-rock of the Kennebunkport-raised Joel Thibodeau, whose latest Sub Pop release was recorded in Iceland with members of Sigur Ros.
Opening the night will be Texas avant-folk troubadour, Ralph White and Maine-born enigma, Colby Nathan (of Hyena & New England Patriots).