The quartet (rounded out by guitarist Jonathan Van Herik and bassist Damon Carruesco) released its full-length debut Lux in 2009 to wide praise. After recording their follow-up album Guider, Gibson announced he was leaving the band to focus his energies on Portland, OR-based Sub Pop band Fruit Bats. His departure on the eve of releasing Guider could have spelled trouble, but Disappears scored a better than suitable replacement when Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley accepted an invitation to join with the band.
Shelly would remain with the band through 2012, touring extensively and playing on the albums Live at Echo Canyon and Pre Language. The group would then tap Noah Leger (Electric Hawk, Anatomy of Habit) to take his place, producing the mesmerizing effort Era the following year. While the band has taken its time releasing a follow up, their latest recording Irreal has been called their most uncompromisingly experimental yet. Rising British drone rockers Hookworms were slated to co-headline Disappears' current tour, but were forced to cancel due to visa issues. Disappears takes the stage at the Rickshaw Stop with SF-based pop-punk noisemakers Terry Malts and opening act Skate Laws.
Monday, April 6, 8 p.m. $12
The Rickshaw Stop