Here’s a Taste of What Sumac Are Like Live

In case you’re late to the party, Sumac is the new project featuring Aaron Turner (ISIS, Old Man Gloom, Hydra Head Records), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists) Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch). They put out one of my favorite albums so far this year, The Deal, back in February. It’s a pretty incredible, complex piece of work, and one that I’m excited to grow with.

Now, since everyone in this band is pretty active, getting them all in a room together to play a show can be tough. But Sumac, who have made it clear that this is no side-project, have still found a way to get their butts on the road for some mini-tours. Our pals at CVLT Nation were onsite to catch a glimpse of this ridiculously talented band, and have recorded some high-quality footage, which you can view below.

If you’re a U.S. or Canada national, you too can catch these dudes live! And if you’re on the East Coast, then like me, you’ll be at one of their shows with Neurosis. Dates below:

06/26 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival
06/27 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival
08/02 – Montreal, QC Bar Le Ritz
8/03 – Toronto, ON @ The Smiling Buddha
08/04 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café
08/05 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
08/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
08/07 – Syracuse, NY @ Gorham Brothers Music
08/08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth/The Body)
08/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)
08/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)
08/12 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)
08/13 – Asheville, NC (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)
08/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (w/ Neurosis/Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)
08/15 – Washington, DC

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.