Maybe Mars 2016 tour!

With the announcement of this tour comes the music video to Alpine Decline‘s new single Dying to be Here from their 7th full-length album Life’s a Gasp. Hope to see some of you at the New York tour dates! More details below.

Far Out Distant Sounds is proud to announce that Chinese indie rock groups Carsick Cars, Chui Wan, and Alpine Decline will be headlining a series of dates throughout Canada and the United States for the only 2016 North American tour dates for Maybe Mars Records.

Carsick Cars are celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band this year and will be embarking on their first N.A. tour since the release of their 2014 album 3 and accompanying tour. Alpine Decline bring their brand new record Life’s A Gasp for their first U.S. dates since 2014. Chui Wan makes a triumphant return after a successful 2015 tour in support of their self-titled sophomore record.

Beginning in Canada with featured festival dates, including the UP+DT Music Festival in Edmonton, the bands trek through Seattle and California and finish with shows in New York City, including a special side-projects show at Trans-Pecos with performances from WHITE+, Alpine Decline Modular, Yan Yulong & Liu Xinyu, and Kid Millions & Zhang Shou Wang

Acclaimed experimental drummer & Oneida member Kid Millions will be joining the tour on the Canadian & Trans-Pecos dates for the first live performances by Kid Millions & Zhang Shou Wang since the release of their collaborative album on Genjing Records in late 2015.


Tour Dates:
Oct 07* – Calgary, AB – Royal Canadian Legion #1
Oct 08* – Edmonton, AB – UP+DT Music Festival (Tickets:
Oct 09* – Nelson, BC – The Royal
Oct 10* – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Tickets: )

United States of America
Oct 11 – Seattle, WA – Lo-Fi
Oct 13 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar
Oct 15 – Long Beach, CA – Psychic Temple
Oct 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Café NELA
Oct 20* – Brooklyn, NY – Trans-Pecos
(WHITE+, Alpine Decline Modular, Yan Yulong & Liu Xinyu,
Kid Millions & Zhang Shou Wang)
Oct 22 – New York City, NY – Baby’s All Right

*with Kid Millions

Alpine Decline’s seventh full-length album is a love/hate letter to their adopted home, the band’s deepest trip yet into Beijing’s dankest corners. The sound of ‘Life’s a Gasp’ zooms in from another world. Gone is the band’s previous obsession with disintegrating tape delay, replaced by a blinking, thinking modular synthesis dashboard. The album’s synthetic, ethereal thrum is held to the ground by a solid bass turn from legendary Beijing artist Yang Haisong, leader of veteran post-punk band P.K.14 and tireless promoter/producer of an entire rising generation of Chinese art rockers. Alpine Decline travel far and wide across China, cycling through, once again, the bitter and the sweet, the transcendent and the recidivist, the slow-burning enlightenment one gets staring at the sun through cancerous weather. Life’s a Gasp and then you die, repeat.


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