Oxbow Announce New 12" And European Tour


A limited edition tour-only 12" release of the highest order

What you will read and how you will read it - these words off of an actual physical artifact - will be an experience shared by increasingly fewer of you given the quickly shifting relationship between art and commerce; but we are entrusting you with this dictum: explain it to the rest. That: thisSONGS FOR THE FRENCH is a highly conscious effort to do things exactly as we ourselves would never do them in order to create a compelling bridgework between THE NARCOTIC STORY of yesterday and THE THIN BLACK DUKE of tomorrow. Lyrically, musically, thematically this march into intuitive mind has been Russian rouletted into existence, with OXBOW ceding control where control has never been ceded. [Song order? Chosen by Golden Mastering. Intervals? Also Golden Mastering. Some lyrics penned in an in-studio state of fugue.] All randomized and all pointing purposefully toward everywhere. Or specifically: an untoward level of clarity. Of this we are clear. Yes, of this we are clear: the ship is sailing further from land. And truer words have never been spoken.

Songs for the French Tracklisting:

Side: HERE

Oxbow + Philippe Thiphaine

1.2 P.M.


3.Well-Dressed Man


Oxbow [live recordings]: Europe 2008

4.Frankly Frank [London]

5.La Luna [London]

6.The Duke: A Gentleman's Gentleman [London, Extempore]

7.Yoke [Rotterdam]

11/06 Metz, FRA @ Salle Ochs
11/07 Delemont, SWI @ Sas
11/08 Paris, FRA @ La Maroquinerie
11/09 Brighton UK @ The Engine Room
11/10 Manchester UK @ Star and Garter
11/11 Birmingham UK @ Vivid
11/12 London UK @ Corsica Studios
11/13 Diksmuide, BEL @ 4AD
11/14 Nantes, FRA @ Barakason
11/15 Orleans, FRA @ Astrolabe
11/16 Lyon, FRA @ Grrrnd Zero
11/17 Milan, ITA @ Magnolia
11/18 Verona, ITA @ Arci Kroen
11/19 Geneva, SWI @ Le Kab
11/20 Colmar, FRA @ Le Grillen
11/21 Brussels, BEL @ Magasin 4