ISIS, the innovative Los Angeles-by-way-of-Boston-based band, is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a bi-coastal tour as well as the release of a pair of CD singles.
The singles, the original songs culled from the 2006 release of "In the Absence of Truth", are for "Holy Tears" and "Not In Rivers, But In Drops". The single for "Holy Tears" (Ipecac, November 21) features a live version recorded during the band's late 2006 outing with TOOL as well as a video directed by Dominic Hailstone ("Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone", "The Eel") for the song as well as a remix of "Not in Rivers, But In Drops" by labelmates THE MELVINS and dark, experimental artist LUSTMORD. The single release of "Not In Rivers, But In Drops" follows in January of 2008 with more details to come as to the accompanying extras.
The setlist for the celebratory tour will feature songs spanning the band's ten-year discography which includes four full length albums and a number of EPs, singles and split releases. Openers for the full range of dates will be longtime friends and collaborators 27 as well as a variety of artists on different dates including BIG BUSINESS, OXBOW, and THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES.
Nov. 01 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
Nov. 02 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero *
Nov. 03 - Boston, MA - The Middle East *
Nov. 04 - Boston, MA - The Middle East **
Nov. 14 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's #
Nov. 15 - Vancouver, BC - Richards on Richards #
Nov. 16 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Nov. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's ##
Nov. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour ##
* OXBOW & 27 open
** CLOUDS & 27 open
# THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES & 27 open
## BIG BUSINESS & 27 open
Watch fan-filmed video footage of ISIS performing the song "False Light" on June 10, 2007 at La Locomotive in Paris, France: