Next weekend, Vail Valley, Colorado will play host to the first ever Snow Ball Festival. The festival, for which pass/ski lift combo packages and music only passes are being sold now, will take place outdoors. And, while organizers admit it won’t exactly be tropical temperatures outside, they believe the snowflakes, surrounding mountains, and wintery vibes will make for a nice change from standard music festival experiences.
Among the artists stated to appear are Twin Shadow, Miami Horror, Lord Huron, Parisian producer Onra, Gauntlet Hair, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and The Flaming Lips. For more information on the festival, visit the festival’s website HERE.
Shortly after the release of their EP Mystery tape earlier this year, the Colorado based group announces that they will release a new full length this January. The first single off the album (which is appropriately named Rare Forms) is entitled “Insects”, and is as hypnotic and gloomy as one would expect from this quartet.
Along with the release of “Insects” the band has also announced that they will begin a west coast tour with the experimental duo Gauntlet Hair. The tour is already underway and the rest of the dates are listed below along with the single Insects.
Woodsman – “Insects” by OctopusWindmill
November 9 Villanova, CA
November 10 Mama Buzz Café, CA
November 11 Milk Bar, CA
November 12 TBA Santa Cruz, CA
November 13 The Bacchus, CA
November 14 Origami Vinyl, CA
November 15 Acrobatics Everyday, CA
November 16 Soda Bar, CA
November 18 The Kosmos, NM