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Jessica Bailiff Touring with Drekka, Rivulets

Catherine Lewis reports:
Kranky recording artist Jessica Bailiff is launching a three-week tour with Chairkickers recording artists Rivulets and BlueSanct's Drekka. The Glacial Dreaming tour will play a few shows in the Midwest before embarking on an extended tour in Europe.

Toledo, Ohio's Jessica Bailiff has three records out on Kranky; her most recent, self-titled album was released on October 21st. Her first two albums were recorded and produced with Alan Sparhawk of Low; this third album continues her dreamy experimental sound, with morefocused songwriting and more mature song arrangements. This album is, according to Bailiff, about "stagefright, dreams, loss of creative energy/desire, love and time, living in the same place all your life, ghosts, [and] near-death experiences." With all that, one might wonder what ground she's got left to cover in her next record. Tracklist:

01 Swallowed
02 Hour of the Traces
03 The Hiding Place
04 Big Hill
05 You Were So Close
06 Disappear
07 Mary
08 Time is an Echo
09 The Thief

Bloomington, Indiana's Drekka is the solo project of BlueSanct owner/ Turn Pale vocalist Michael Anderson. Drekka's debut full-length Take Care to Fall was released on BlueSanct this spring and features an equal diet of lo-fi indie rock and noise. The thirteen songs are reminiscent of early Sebadoh; Anderson's sound is based on his shimmering guitar sounds over programmed background tracks and looped effects.

Minneapolis, Minnesota's Rivulets have released a full-length album on Chairkickers Music and EPs on BlueSanct and Silber; Rivulets' next full-length is due in early 2003 on Chairkickers. For the entirety of this tour, Rivulets will play a solo set as well as backing up Jessica Bailiff with bass and background vocals.

There will also be a seven-inch tour-only EP, released by HONEYSPIDERTHREE Records, which will feature one exclusive track by each artist as well as one collaborative track. The tracks on that one:

01 Drekka - "Silent Duty"
02 Rivulets - "Swans"
03 "In Dream" (collaboration among Drekka, Rivulets, Jessica Bailiff)
04 Jessica Bailiff - "Gray Sky, Gray Wind"

Glacial Dreaming tour dates:

11/03 Bloomington, IN - Space 101(w/ Stars of the Lid)
11/04 Chicago, IL - WNUR (to be broadcast November 9th)
11/05 Madison, WI - the Corral Room (w/ Tinsel)
11/06 Minneapolis, MN - Radio K (live collaborative performance)
11/06 Minneapolis, MN - Fireball Espresso Cafe
11/09 Stockholm, Sweden - Kilen, Kulturhuset
11/11 Copenhagen, Denmark - TBA
11/12 Hamburg, Germany - Astrastuben
11/14 Frankfurt, Germany - Clubskeller
11/15 Marburg, Germany - Cafe Trauma
11/16 Dortmund, Germany - Sissikingkong
11/17 Zichem, Belgium - Den Hemel
11/18 Brussels, Belgium - Studio Brussel radio (Jessica Bailiff only)
11/20 Amsterdam, Netherlands - VPRO radio (Jessica Bailiff only)
11/20 Louvain la Neuve, Belgium - Ferme du Biereau
11/21 Paris, France - Le Glaz'art
11/23 Reykjavik, Iceland - TBA

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.: Originally published: 28 October 2002
.: Items mentioned above on Take Care to Fall (Drekka, 2002).