Spark & Shine Records released a split 7” single featuring Ken Stringfellow and The Maldives in stores July 9th. Stringfellow’s track “No Tears in July” was recorded in his studio in Paris and is centered around the esoteric and rare instrument, the Guitaret. He also recorded and produced the introspective track from the Maldives “Ten Years” at Electrokitty Studios in Seattle. This song was started by singer/songwriter Jason Dodson a number of years ago but not completed until just before it was recorded.
The Maldives and Stringfellow (backed by the Maldives) have several NW appearances together this summer including Sometimes A Great Notion Festival (July 20, Portland) and the Doe Bay Festival (August 10, Olga, WA). Stringfellow and Dodson (as Sons of Warren Oates) will also play Barboza on 8/7.
The Posies/Big Star/REM alum Ken Stringfellow announced west coast tour dates with fellow Spark & Shine artist The Maldives. They confirmed dates from Vancouver, BC to San Diego culminating in a Spark & Shine label showcase also featuring Curtains for You and Star Anna. Ken is touring in support of his critcally-acclaimed release “Danzig in the Moonlight” and The Maldives are supporting their latest release “Muscle for the Wing.”
1/23 @ Mississippi Studios (Portland)
1/24 @ Brick & Mortar (San Francisco)
1/25 @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club (Santa Barbara)
1/26 @ Satellite (Los Angeles)
1/27 @ Soda Bar (San Diego)
1/28 @ Fulton 55 (Fresno)
1/30 @ The Shakedown (Bellingham)
1/31 @ The Biltmore Cabaret (Vancouver BC)
2/1 @ The Tractor Tavern Spark & Shine label showcase w: Ken Stringfellow, The Maldives, Curtains for you
2/2 @ The Tractor Tavern Spark & Shine label showcase w: The Maldives, Ken Stringfellow, Star Anna