Portland doom quartet Usnea will return to the road this March on the 2018 'Spring Of Futility West Coast Tour.' The journey begins March 23rd in the band's hometown and ends March 31st in Chico, California with direct support by Seattle's Un. See all confirmed dates below.
Usnea will be touring in support of their "Portals Into Futility" full-length released via Relapse Records. Inspired by dystopian science-fiction and the painful intersection of today's crushing reality, "Portals Into Futility" is five songs and fifty-six minutes of expertly crafted and elegantly depressive doom/sludge. With an evolved sound of strength and dynamism, Usnea delves more into the worlds of dissonant death metal, varied vocal structures, and cinematic composition, all while maintaining the monumental heaviness, brutality, discord, anger, and mournful melodicism of their previous work. Across dark and brooding peaks and valleys, Usnea reminds us that no matter how many doors are opened to the human species, our self-aggrandizement and hubris all lead to futility.
Confirmed dates and venues are:
3/23/2018 Twilight Bar - Portland, OR w/ Sol, Hot Victory
3/24/2018 Golden Bull - Oakland, CA w/ Body Void, Swamp Witch, Chrch
3/25/2018 Hi-Hat - Los Angeles, CA w/ Skyeater, Pendulous
3/27/2018 Space Bar - San Diego, CA w/ Therapy, Sixes
3/28/2018 Club Paradise - Tijuana, MX w/ Therapy
3/29/2018 El Rio - San Francisco, CA w/ Serpents of Dawn, Malefic Levitation
3/30/2018 Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA w/ Chrch, Occlith
3/31/2018 Naked Lounge - Chico, CA w/ Amarok, Shadow Limb