Here Lies Man announces Fall 2018 European & UK Tour

Here Lies Man band pic
Los Angeles quintet Here Lies Man have announced a massive European & UK tour, which kicks off in Milan on October 26th, 2018.

See all dates below.
European & UK Tour Dates 2018:
Oct 26th  MILAN – Ligera, Italy (with The Courtneys)
Oct 27th  BOLOGNA – Freakout, Italy
Oct 30th  MADRID – Moby Dick, Spain
Oct 31st  BARCELONA – Sala Razzmatazz 3, Spain
Nov 1st  BORDEAUX – Iboat, France
Nov 2nd  NANTES – Soy Festival, France
Nov 4th  BIRMINGHAM – Hare And Hounds, UK
Nov 5th  NEWCASTLE – The Cluny, UK
Nov 6th  GLASGOW – The Hug And Pint, UK
Nov 8th  LONDON – Garage, UK
Nov 9th  LIVERPOOL – The Shipping Forecast, UK
Nov 10th  CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach, UK
Nov 11th  SHEFFIELD – Picture House Social Club, UK
Nov 13th  PARIS – L‘Espace B, France
Nov 14th  GENT – Muziekcafe Charlatan, Belgium
Nov 15th  WIESBADEN – Kreativfabrik, Germany
Nov 16th  UTRECHT – Ekko, Netherlands
Nov 17th  HAMBURG – Nochtwache, Germany
Their new album “You Will Know Nothing” was released recently to great critical acclaim.

Here Lies Man took the music world by storm in 2017 with their self-titled debut positing the intriguing hypothesis: What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat?

Rough Trade named Here Lies Man in their prestigious Top 10 Albums of 2017. BBC 6 & Classic Rock Magazine deemed it among the year's best, as well as countless other press outlets singing its praises.

This June, the L.A. band comprised of Antibalas members quickly follow their auspicious debut with the even more thoroughly realized album “You Will Know Nothing”. Its 11 tracks expand upon the band's exploration of heavy riff-based rock and psych within the ancient rhythmic formula of the clave.

“We're very conscious of how the rhythms service the riffs”, explains founder and vocalist/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Marcos Garcia (who also plays guitar in Antibalas) of the band's sound. “Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) innovation was to make the riff the organizing principle of a song. We are taking that same approach but employing a different organizing principle: For Iommi it was the blues, for us it comes directly from Africa”.

Sonically, on “You Will Know Nothing” the dynamic range is thicker, crisper and more powerful. It glistens as much as it blasts. The songs are even catchier, more anthemic, and the production reflects that of a band truly come into its own. Lyrically, it's an equally more conceptualized effort that reflects upon states of being and consciousness - a driving force that carries throughout the words and moods of all of the band's releases, interconnected to their trancelike music. Here Lies Man have honed their sound and their focus, and soon, you will truly know Nothing.

“We wanted to go deeper with the sonic experience”, says Garcia. “Even though it sounds more hi-fi than the first record, it was important that it didn't sound too polished”.

While “You Will Know Nothing” certainly maintains its gritty grooves, there's an interesting conceptual mathematics to the entire proceedings. “There are interludes between each song that are 2/3 to 3/4 of the tempo of the previous song”, Garcia says. “The reason it breaks down to 2 over 3 or 3 over 4 is that everything in the music rhythmically corresponds to a set of mathematical algorithms known as the clave. The clave is an ancient organizing rhythmic principle developed in Africa”.

“We dove deep into the texture of the music, beyond the groove and the riff”, says HLM cofounder and drummer Geoff Mann (former Antibalas drummer and son of jazz musician Herbie Mann). “Although something might sound like one instrument, there are subtle layers shifting through. It's definitely a headphone album”.

Garcia and Mann recorded the album much like they did the debut, at their own L.A. studio on a Tascam 388 8-track tape machine. Congas were later recorded by percussionists Richard Panta and Reinaldo DeJesus. Then, Garcia went to NY to record interludes with former Antibalas keyboardist Victor Axelrod. Mixing took the most time in order to find the proper sonic space for each layer of musical detail, with first album engineer Jeremy Page mixing the drums and the band tackling the remainder while also juggling a hectic touring schedule.