Our dear friends in Tartufi kick off a month-long tour this Saturday with a great lineup at El Rio. At recent shows, the band’s been playing a lot of material from Nests of Waves and Wire, which means that their sets are full of those wonderful soaring melodies and heavy passages that make them so engaging. The album won’t be released nationwide until January, but you can preorder it at their MySpace page.

[audio:http://www.tartufirock.net/Track%2001.mp3] Tartufi – “If We Had Daggers They Would Fly”

The group will be joined by progressive metalheads We Be The Echo and dynamic instrumental rockers Form and Fate. Our writers have lauded the Echo guys’ live show, and F&F just posted a song to their MySpace page that may well be their best yet. The show starts at 9pm and is $7.

[audio:http://www.myspace.com/webetheecho] We Be The Echo – “Cosmic Cosby Penguin Dance”