Franz Nicolay Team Science Records has relased a 10" EP from Franz Nicolay titled St. Sebastian of the Short Stage. The The Hold Steady and World/Inferno Friendship Society member has been supporting his acclaimed debut solo full lenth Major General that was released earlier this year.

The release is on clear vinyl and features art by VICE Magazine's Nicholas Gazin. A pull-out poster insert features a short stoy by Nicolay titled "Paraska Mikhailivna Is A Witch." The four songs on the 10" include a new collaboration with the The Dresden Dolls, a ballad to Watchmen comic character Hollis Mason, and a pair of songs dating from a set of 2001 demos.

Nicolay is on tour in europe this fall playing shows with Chuck Prophet and Mark Eitzel.

Franz Nicolay
Sep 13 End of the Road Festival North Dorset, UK w/ TBA
Sep 29 Winchester, UK The Railway w/ Chuck Prophet
Sep 30 Bristol, UK Fiddlers w/ Chuck Prophet
Oct 1 London, UK The Garage w/ Chuck Prophet
Oct 2 Bedford, UK The Civic w/ Chuck Prophet
Oct 4 Exeter, UK Phoenix w/ Mark Eitzel
Oct 6 Winchester, UK Tower Arts w/ Mark Eitzel
Oct 7 London, UK St. Giles Church w/ Mark Eitzel
Oct 8 Brighton, UK The Basement w/ Mark Eitzel
Oct 10 Spain Zaragoza Festiva w/ TBA
Oct 14 Spain Madrid Festival w/ TBA
Oct 24 Belgium Brugge Festival w/ TBA
Oct 25-29 Germany/Austria TBA w/ TBA
Oct 30 Aarhus, Denmark Music Cafeen w/ Mark Eitzel
Oct 31 Copenhagen, Denmark TBA w/ Mark Eitzel
Nov 1 Utrecht, The Netherlands TBA w/ Mark Eitzel
Nov 3 Bristol, UK TBA w/ Mark Eitzel
Nov 4 Birmingham, UK Glee Club w/ Mark Eitzel
Nov 5 Manchester, UK St. Margaret's Church w/ Mark Eitzel
Nov 7 Edinburgh, UK Cabaret Voltaire w/ Mark Eitzel
Nov 8 Newcastle, UK Cluny 2 w/ Mark Eitzel
Nov 9 Leeds, UK Brudnell Social Club w/ Mark Eitzel