Fresh off the spring release of their much heralded album, Influence, Pageantry already has new music for us. That new music comes in the form of a new EP dubbed Vicious Wishes that will be out on July 11th. Additionally, they've worked with Novel Coffee Roasters for a special listening experience.
Novel Coffee Roasters worked with the band to develop a coffee blend meant to accompany the EP. The aptly named "Vicious Wishes" blend is an Ethiopian coffee that is "juicy, vibrant and ethereal" with flavors of nectarine and raspberry.
Pageantry and Novel aren't exactly new friends. Every individual member of Pageantry has at one time or another personally served Novel Coffee at various coffee shops around town. It was drummer Ramon Muzquiz (of both Pageantry and Shift Coffee) that had the original idea for this collaboration. Synergy is pretty awesome sometimes, huh?
While EP won't be out officially until July 11th (with a release show next Saturday at Dan's) you can check out Vicious Wishes a few days before then at a listening party at Shift Coffee on Friday, July 8th at 6pm. This event will feature both Pageantry's new EP, Novel's new blend, and is free to attend. While there will be plenty of free espresso, coffee, beer, and espresso cocktails at the event, $25 will get you a bag of "Vicious Wishes" beans from Novel Coffee, and a ticket to Pageantry's EP release show at Dan's Silver Leaf the following Satuday. (NOTE: All presale tickets also come with a free copy of the EP)
Novel recently won 1st place in the Western Conference of the U.S. Brewer's Cup (a national coffee competition). Assistant roaster, Ben Lytle, is pretty pumped for this collaboration and the possibility of more to come in the future. "Coffee and music intersect so frequently, especially in Denton, so collaborating on projects can be very mutually beneficial," Lytle told us via email.
We're always excited to see local organizations working together in new ways. You can check out Pageantry's new EP and sample Novel's new blend this Friday, July 8th at Shift Coffee from 6pm - 8pm. Vicious Wishes the EP will officially be out on July 11th. Check out the similarly-titled single, "Vicious Wishes," below. If you miss the event, there will be limited availability of the coffee blend for sale at both Shift and Harvest house later in July.