Durham, North Carolina’s own Bombadil is back. The indie-folk/pop act is back on the road for the first time in three years. The band is touring in support of its latest release, Metrics of Affection. The album is slated to be released July 23rd on Ramseur Records. The band kicks off its new tour Saturday, March 2nd at Carrboro’s famed Cat’s Cradle. The band has been on hiatus of no doing of its own. Daniel Michalak (bass, piano, harmonica) suffered a nerve injury that sidelined him indefinitely. His injury had such an effect on the use of his hands that he was unable to perform and record. But now with time, Michalak’s hands have healed enough to the point that he feels he can play again, thus leading to the recording of the band’s latest album.
The band already has one album out, titled Tarpits and Canyons. It was released to critical acclaim. One journalist even exclaimed of the album that the album in question should have been the one that made the band famous. But sadly, when Michalak sustained his injury, it also sidelined the entire band. That’s all in the past as the band is preparing to release its long awaited new LP. While fans wait on that album, they can check out some of the band’s music online now through YouTube. The band has a video for the song, ‘So Many Ways To Die’ posted. Audiences can check it out now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U4ybU1KVcQ&feature=youtu.be. The video features vintage footage of individuals and even a dog in somewhat dangerous situations. It even includes footage of the military’s atom bomb test. The images are rather well aligned with the song’s lyrics. It’s something that audiences have to experience for themselves to truly appreciate.
After checking out the band’s video, fans can also hear more music from the band live as it tours. As already noted, Bombadil will perform live at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro tomorrow, Saturday, March 2nd. That date is followed by a performance at Krankie’s Coffee in Winston-Salem, NC next Friday, March 8th. The band will be in Wilmington, NC the following day at The Whiskey alongside fellow bands Onward and Soldier. The band’s last NC date before heading out across the country comes March 21st at Legends in Boone. As the band hits the road, it will be touring alongside another well-known NC act, The Carolina Chocolate Drops. It will be a supporting act for the Chocolate Drops at a handful of dates and for Lone Madrone at others. For a full listing of tour dates and all of the latest news and more from the band, fans can go online to http://www.facebook.com/wearebombadil, http://www.bombadilmusic.com and http://twitter.com/wearebombadil.
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