Monday, November 30, 2009

Dave Davison may have magical powers: Cast Spells, Maps & Atlases frontman tours, records on otherworldly schedule


December 1st, 2009

Dave Davison may have otherworldly powers. Or so it might seem, judging by the busy musician's ability to accomplish so much in so little time. Cast Spells, his solo endeavor launches a tour of the eastern US with Good Old War this week in support of their split EP (stream HERE) out December 2nd via Sargent House. Immediately following those dates, Cast Spells records a Daytrotter session on December 17th, playing live with Band Of Skulls later that night in Rock Island, IL. Check out the MP3 for Cast Spells' "All Brass" from the split EP HERE.

All the while, Davison is completing writing a new album for his other band, Maps & Atlases and preparing for a Feb/March 2010 European tour with yet another of his projects, Hey Tonal. Please see complete tour dates below.

The tremendous intra-band camaraderie of the Sargent House roster continues as Cast Spells and Good Old War release a split EP together and tour sharing band members this month. Good Old War will serve as the backing band to Cast Spells on these dates. And to further the family love, Good Old War also contribute vocal harmonies to the forthcoming new album by Davison's other band, Maps & Atlases.

Cast Spells released its debut 6-song EP, Bright Works and Baton (Sargent House) in August 2009. Listen to Cast Spells HERE. Listen to Maps & Atlases HERE. Listen to Hey Tonal HERE.

Good Old War / Cast Spells tour:

12/03 Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory

12/04 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar

12/05 Boston, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs

12/06 Hamden, CT @ The Space

12/07 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

12/08 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's

12/09 Baltimore, MD @ The Quarter

12/11 Columbus, OH @ The Basement

12/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose Upstairs

Daytrotter Presents: Band of Skulls and Cast Spells

12/17 Rock Island, IL @ Humphrey's Pizza

Hey Tonal / Cast Spells - European Tour 2010

02/25 Lucerne, Switzerland - Treibhaus

02/26 Nantes, France - Blockhaus DY10

02/27 Paris, France - Espace B

03/02 Lille, France - La Meltarie

03/03 Namur, Belgium - Belvedere

03/05 Copenhagen, Denmark - Lades

03/06 Warsaw, Poland - Powiekszenie

03/07 Krakow, Poland - Klub Re

03/10 Fano, Italy - Boomker

03/12 Corneliano d'Alba Italy - Cinema Vekkio*

03/13 Lyon, France - Grrrnd Zero*

03/14 Geneva, Switzerland - L'Usine*

*Hey Tonal only

Tour EP track listing:

Good Old War

1. Texas Blues

2. Breaking Down

Cast Spells

1. Letters

2. All Brass (MP3)

Hi-res cover art, photos and bios:

Good Old War and Cast Spells are available for interviews. For more information, please contact Dave Clifford at

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