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  • 06/26/2014

Watch a Brief New Documentary on the Recording of Simian Mobile Disco's 'Whorl' LP

Back in April, longstanding UK pair Simian Mobile Disco made the trek to the desert of Southern California to record the basic tracks for a new album live in Pioneertown—a small town nestled directly outside of Joshua Tree. With the details of the resulting LP, Whorl, announced last week, a new documentary has surfaced chronicling SMD's three days recording in the desert. Put together by Ryan McNeill for Vans' YouTube channel, the four-plus minute doc pieces together interviews in which the pair discuss why it elected to record its new record in such a unique location, and what the group hoped it would get out of the process. The short film also provides a few glimpses of the hardware Simian Mobile Disco used for the recording, even capturing them tweaking their respective modular rigs in the middle of a desert landscape.

In addition to the documentary, Simian Mobile Disco has also unveiled details of an eight-date US tour set to take place this September. Those dates have been included beneath the mini-doc below, which can be watched in full below.

September 18 U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
September 19 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
September 20 The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
September 21 Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
September 23 Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
September 24-28 Decibel Festival - Seattle, WA
September El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
September 27 Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA

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