Max Stern is quickly proving himself a rather prolific songwriter. Last year, his band Signals Midwest released Light On The Lake, all the while Stern was prepping for the sophomore album from his folkier project, Meridian. The resulting record is The Cathedral, an album that expands upon the singer-songwriter approach of Meridian’s debut Aging Truths, but maintains the urgency that Stern so often deals in with Signals Midwest. Youth Conspiracy Records will be releasing The Cathedral this August, and The A.V. Club is premiering the title track below.
Meridian tour 2014:
July 24–Mahall’s 20 Lanes–Cleveland, Ohio
July 25–Carabar–Columbus, Ohio
July 26–Sadie Lee House–Flint, Michigan
Aug. 1–Star Command–Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug. 2–St. Stephens Church–Washington, D.C.
Aug. 3–Paperhaus–Washington, D.C.
Aug. 5–House Show–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug. 6–Mr. Beery’s–Long Island, New York
Aug. 7–The Icehouse–Albany, New York
Aug. 8–House Show–Boston, Massachusetts
Aug. 9–Legion Bar–Brooklyn, New York
Aug. 10–The Shark Tank–Rochester, New York
Aug. 14–Euro Gyro–Kent, Ohio
Aug. 22–The Grog Shop–Cleveland, Ohio (The Cathedral release show)
Oct. 31–Nov. 2–The Fest 13–Gainesville, Florida