Heron Oblivion has just signed to Sub Pop. The San Francisco based group, featuring Meg Baird (Espers), Noel Von Harmonson (Comets on Fire, Six Organs of Admittance, Sic Alps, The Lowdown), Ethan Miller (Comets on Fire, Howlin’ Rain, Feral Ohms), and Charlie Saufley (Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound), will release their label debut worldwide in the spring of 2016.
Heron Oblivion’s origins date to 2013 in SF’s Bayview district, where its four members– fueled by a love of 60s/70s scuzz and commune jams, folk rock, noise, and P.S.F. Japanese underground—would get together for what Miller describes as “blistering, extended free jam sessions.” The four musicians realized that their initial chemistry (which was strong from the outset) was undeniable and it’s vision unified. Heron Oblivion was born.
Ultimately, Heron Oblivion fused song craft to its improvisational leanings. What materialized is a mesmeric compilation of English folk rock and earthy West Coast psychedelia spiked with feedback and explosive dissonant elements. The sum of these elements will make up their Sub Pop debut.
Preceding the release, Heron Oblivion will perform as support for Matador Records act Kurt Vile on his upcoming west coast tour. The trek begins October 14th in Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda Theatre and ends on October 18th in Seattle, WA at the Showbox at the Market.
Meg Baird: Drums, lead vocals
Ethan Miller: Bass, backing vocals
Noel Von Harmonson: Guitar
Charlie Saufley: Guitar
Oct. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre*
Oct. 15 – San Francisco, CA – Slims*
Oct. 16 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*
Oct. 17 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
Oct. 18 – Seattle, WA – Showbox*
* w/ Kurt Vile, Cass McCombs