Thus far, 2007 has been a good year for Chicago-based label Thrill Jockey, who has had standout releases from Adult., Trans AM, The Sea and Cake, OOIOO, and now, Pit er Pat. The latter has long spearheaded the artful post-rock movement, with a formula that revolves around hazy guitars and lots of clanking, lo-fi percussion. Following 2005’s Shakey, Pyramids, the trio’s latest full-length offering, finds the band at its most ethereal and transcendently ambitious (even more spacious, effect-heavy rhythms).

The band set out on May 10, and will continue across the continental US with Komado’s newest freebirds, Priestbird.

Pyramids is out now on Thrill Jockey.

Tour Dates
05/14 New Orleans, LA: One Eyed Jack’s
05/15 Houston, TX: Diverse Works
05/16 Austin, TX: Emo’s Lounge
05/18 Phoenix, AZ: Modified
05/19 Los Angeles, CA: The Smell
05/20 San Luis Obispo, CA: Steynberg Gallery
05/21 Monterey, CA: Monterey Live
05/22 Oakland, CA: Lobot Gallery
05/23 San Francisco, CA: Hemlock Tavern
05/24 Portland, OR: Dante’s
05/25 Seattle, WA: Atlas Clothing & Music
05/26 Vancouver, BC: Pat’s Pub
05/29 Fargo, ND: The Aquarium
05/30 St. Paul, MN: Turf Club
05/31 Iowa City, IA: The Picador
06/01 Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle