Premiere: Being Man Forever

Man Forever's Kid Millions has put together this video to promote his unique touring strategy. Instead of bringing a band along with him, Kid will be joined in different cities by a revolving cast of local players; friends and collaborators from all over the country who have worked for Kid in the past. This makes sense, as Mr. Millions also follows this strategy in NYC, employing a range of musicians for one-night stands.

This video, as it were, is not a promotional video, but rather an instructional video. For this revolving cast, Kid explains his thesis and his methodology behind his new record on Thrill Jockey, Pansophical Cataract. The drum rolls are meditational, not improvisational, he explains. This primer, filmed by Matt Marlin of Pterodactyl and shared with the public, explains his whole musical philosophy.

But the real reason he has shared it with the world, instead of the express few he will be performing with, is because you now have a chance to BECOME one of those few. Anyone who pre-orders the album before the release on May 15 (including anyone who has already pre-ordered it now) is entered for a chance to Be In Man Forever on the upcoming North American Tour. On May 15, Thrill Jockey will randomly select and contact five winners, who will win a pair of tickets to their local Man Forever show, and the opportunity to play the "woodie" part at that show. "Woodie" is what the members of Oneida call vintage wooden electric organs, of which they have a lot. (NYC shows are not included in the contest.) This is obviously very exciting news for fans of the drum roll.

If you would like to find out more about the tour, here are the dates below.

Man Forever Tour Dates:
May 15 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge (RELEASE SHOW)
w/Colin Langenus Orchestra, Nymph; f/ Greg Fox (Guardien Alien, ex-Liturgy), James McNew (Yo La Tengo), Shahin Motia (Ex Models, Oneida), Richard Hoffman (Sightings), Sarah Richardson (Creeping Nobodies), Bryan Devendorf (The National) and Ryan Sawyer (Tall Firs).
May 20 Baltimore, MD The Wind Up Space
May 21 Washington, DC Velvet Lounge
May 22 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
May 23 Winston-Salem, NC Krankies
May 24 Chapel Hill, NC The Nightlight
May 25 Asheville, NC The Get Down
May 26 Nashville, TN Noa Noa
May 27 Atlanta, GA Local 529
May 28 Chattanooga, TN JJ's Bohemia
May 29 Knoxville, TN The Pilot Light
May 30 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
May 31 Bloomington, IN The Bishop
Jun 01 Columbus, OH Double Happiness
Jun 03 Erie, PA Basement Transmissions Art Gallery
Jun 04 Dayton, OH South Park Tavern
Jun 05 North Manchester, IN The Firehouse
Jun 06 Pittsburgh, PA Gooski's
Jun 07 Cleveland, OH Pat's In The Flats
Jun 08 Detroit, MI The El Club
Jun 09 Minneapolis, MN Turf Club
Jun 10 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
Jun 11 Madison, WI Mickey's Tavern
Jun 12 Chicago, IL The Burlington
Jun 13 South Bend, IN Langlab
Jun 14 Toronto, ON Double Double Land
Jun 15 Buffalo, NY The Polish Library
Jun 16 Montreal, QC The Plant
Jun 17 Burlington, VT The Monkey House
Jun 18 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
Jun 19 Easthampton, MA The Flywheel Arts Collective
Jun 20 Binghamton, NY Deddkathaus
Jun 21 Providence, RI The Black Box w/Black Pus
Jun 24 Hudson, NY The Spotty Dog
Jun 25 Boston, MA Great Scott
Jun 26 New London, CT 33
Jun 27 Bridgeport, CT Acoustic Cafe
Jun 28 Albany, NY Valentine's
Jun 29 Brooklyn, NY Issue Project Room
Jul 11 New York, NY The Stone