21.04.2015 news
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Alabama Shakes ‘Sound & Color’ OUT NOW!

The day is finally here! We here at ATO Records are thrilled to share Alabama Shakes’ NEW album Sound & Color with you.

 

The album is available NOW on 180-gram black vinyl, clear vinyl, CD, or digital download. All vinyl comes with a free digital download.

 

Get Sound & Color:

ATO Store | iTunes | Amazon | Local Record Store (CD / Black Vinyl / Clear Vinyl)

 

WATCH Brittany’s tour of United Record Pressing, the vinyl plant where Sound & Color was pressed on clear vinyl.

WATCH the Sound & Color packaging reveal video. 

STREAM Sound & Color in its entirety at NPR.org

 

Sound & Color is the follow-up to the band’s Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls, which earned them three GRAMMY nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist.

 

“Soul-stirring, shape-shifting new sound.”  – NEW YORK TIMES

“This is a weirder, woozier, fiercer and sexier record than their debut in nearly every way.” – ROLLING STONE

“The Shakes’ furious energy can bridge geographical divides and remind you that rock and soul aren’t mutually exclusive” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

 

The album’s twelve songs reveal a band honed by years on the road, and drawing from a wide range of influences. The bluesy groove of “Shoegaze” or the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” give way to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini.” The gently swaying, chiming title song opens the album then explodes into the urgent, tightly-coiled funk of “Don’t Wanna Fight.” Long instrumental intros and passages create hazy atmosphere, and then the intensity of Howard’s vocals snaps everything back into riveting focus.

 

Check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look with Brittany Howard at the making of the vinyl, at the United Record Pressing plant in Nashville:

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13.04.2015 news
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Stream Alabama Shakes ‘Sound & Color’ on NPR First Listen!

You can now stream Alabama Shakes‘ new album Sound & Color, out April 21, at NPR. Listen to the album here. Ann Powers says of the new album:

“This album, so much more confident and wide-ranging than the band’s outstanding 2012 debut Boys & Girls, is not merely Southern rock, any more than the Allman Brothers are merely Southern rock. … It has punk elements, a song called “Shoegaze,” punishing heavy-metal chords, and falsetto singing that might make Prince envious. There are love songs like “Miss You,” spiked with charming little details, and cosmic adventures like “Future People” and the profane, biblical “Dunes.” These songs take their time, stretching time, turning it vertical and sideways through riffs, keyboard lines and rhythms that beg for organic metaphors of river currents and shifting sediment.

As a singer, Howard can deliver any blues or soul cliché with ease — or any rock cliché, for that matter — but her approach is singular. It’s punk in its refusal to conform, glam in its theatrical flair, jazz in its self-directed, often unexpected musicality.”

18.03.2015 news
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Look Behind the Scenes of “Sound & Color” with Brittany Howard at United Record Pressing

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Sound & Color as Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard takes us a tour of the United Record Pressing plant in Nashville, TN. Watch the video below, and get the album today!

Order the new Alabama Shakes album Sound & Color, out NOW:
iTunes | Amazon | ATO Official Store | Local Record Store (CD or Vinyl)

 

01.03.2015 news
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Watch Alabama Shakes Perform on SNL and Letterman

Watch Alabama Shakes perform songs from their new album Sound & Color, out April 21, on SNL last night. Watch the Saturday Night Live performances of “Don’t Wanna Fight” and “Gimme All Your Love” below, and receive both tracks as instant downloads when you preorder the album. The band’s performance of “Don’t Wanna Fight” from Letterman is below as well:

Preorder “Sound & Color”:
iTunes | Amazon | ATO Official Store | Local Record Store (CD or Vinyl)

24.02.2015 news

SOJA Releases New Music Video “Shadow”, Raises Awareness For Out-Of-School Children in Ethiopia

SOJA Releases New Music Video “Shadow”, Raises Awareness For Out-Of-School Children in Ethiopia

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The Video Is Part Of UNICEF’s “Out-of-School” Children Initiative; 3 Million Children Remain Out Of School In The East African Nation

SOJA, in collaboration with UNICEF, are helping to highlight the problem of out-of-school children in Ethiopia through their new music video, “Shadow,” which was filmed in Jigiga, Ethiopia. An estimated 3 million primary school-aged children remain out of school in the East African nation. For more information, visit: http://www.AllInSchool.org/ You can watch + share the video HERE.

The global initiative calls for a greater investment in better data and demonstrates that reaching the most marginalized children may initially cost more but also yields greater benefits. Visit the UNICEF website for more information about the initiative: http://www.unicef.org/education/bege_61659.html 

“Shadow is a song for people as a whole everywhere in the world,” explains SOJA lead guitarist and vocalist Trevor Young. “It’s about realizing that we are all equals and should be treated that way. Education should be a basic human right for all people. We are excited to be releasing a music video that will spotlight the power of education and the severe lack of access to schools in Ethiopia.”

The song “Shadow” is featured on the band’s new album Amid The Noise And Haste (ATO Records) which was recently nominated for a GRAMMY in the “Best Reggae Album” category. The album originally debuted at #20 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and #3 on iTunes Top Albums Chart. Rolling Stone said: “This new album will likely win friends, influence people, and make the country a better place.” USA Today gave the album 3 1/2 out of 4 stars, saying, “This band’s bouncy rhythms and soulful melodies carry potent messages of social justice.”

Amid The Noise And Haste was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend). Amid The Noise And Haste features special guests including Michael Franti, Damian Marley, and Collie Buddz.

SOJA Tour Dates

Feb 25 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC

Feb 26 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

Feb 27 – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA

Feb 28 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

Mar 1 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA

Mar 7 – Isla Grande Pier – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mar 14 – Festival Estéreo Picnic – Bogotá, Colombia

Apr 2-3 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Byron Bay, Australia

Apr 4 – The Triffid – Brisbane, Australia

Apr 5 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, Australia

Apr 6 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Byron Bay, Australia

Apr 18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

May 19 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV

May 20-21 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

May 22 – California Roots – Monterey, CA

Jun 11-14 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN

June 26-28 – Festival Garorock – Marmande, France

Jul 3 – Festival Au Foin de la Rue – St. Denis de Gastines, France

Jul 4 – Summerjam Festival – Cologne, Germany

Jul 9-11 – All Good Music Festival – Summit Point, WV

SOJAPIC

17.02.2015 news
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GRAMMY winners Old Crow Medicine Show Release The Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer EP; Out Now

Get the EP at iTunes // Amazon

Today, Old Crow Medicine Show releases The Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer EP. The release contains the latest single from The Crow – “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer.” This special 4 track EP also includes two tracks which were previously unavailable to fans – “Mother Church,” written in honor of Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and former long time home to the Grand Ole Opry, a live version of “The Warden”, and “I Done Wrong Blues” which was previously released on a limited edition 7″. A physical version of the EP will be available this spring.

Celebrated roots string band Old Crow Medicine Show won the GRAMMY for BEST FOLK ALBUM for their highly praised album Remedy on ATO Records. Remedy marked the highest Billboard debut in the band’s 18 year career and was praised by the press with coverage that included NPR Music, NPR Morning Edition, Garden & Gun, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Huffington Post, Associated Press and many more. Old Crow Medicine Show also performed on CONAN, headlined their biggest tour ever and most recently was the subject of an extensive profile on CBS This Morning.

Old Crow Medicine Show recently shot a video for their new single “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer”, at Nashville’s famed Tennessee State Penitentiary, which was also the location for the acclaimed Tom Hanks film, The Green Mile. CMT will debut the video via a 48 Hour Exclusive Premiere on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown, CMT, and CMT.com on February 21st and 22nd.

With fans ranging from hipsters to college students to music purists young and old, Old Crow Medicine Show have remained an unwavering force in roots music. Now being recognized as the torch-bearers of traditional old-time string music, or Country Music as they like to refer to it, they proudly and successfully are doing their part to celebrate the integrity of the genre in the modern era. The EP is available now on iTunes and Amazon.

11.02.2015 news
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Order Sound & Color (Out NOW) from the ATO Shop

Order the new Alabama Shakes album Sound & Color now from the ATO shop!

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10.02.2015 news
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Alabama Shakes on ‘Mad Men’ Series Finale Trailer

Alabama Shakes “I Found You” (from their 2012 debut “Boys & Girls”) is featured in the trailer for the series finale of “Mad Men”!

Preorder new Alabama Shakes album “Sound & Color”:
iTunes | Amazon | ATO Official Store | Local Record Store (CD or Vinyl)

Alabama Shakes are heading out on tour, and the New York Times just published a tremendous review of last night’s Beacon Theater show. Check out the tour dates below, and buy tickets at their website.

Mar 14 | Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre (SOLD OUT)

Mar 15 | Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre (SOLD OUT)

Mar 17 | Madison, WI @ Overture Center for the ARts

Mar 18 | Champaign, IL @ Virginia Theatre

Mar 20 | Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall (SOLD OUT)

Mar 21 | Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre (SOLD OUT)

Apr 10 | Coachella (SOLD OUT)

Apr 11 | Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre

Apr 17 | Coachella (SOLD OUT)

Apr 18 | Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

May 28 | St. Louis, MO @ The Fabulous Fox Theatre

May 29 | Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre

Ma 30 | Minneapolis, MN @ Hall’s Island (SOLD OUT)

Jun 2 | Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

Jun 3 | Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple

Jun 4 | Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival

Jun 5 | Monmouth, NJ @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

Jun 6 | Toronto, ON @ Garrison Common, Fort York

Jun 9 | Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion

Jun 10 | Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Jun 11 | Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

Aug 16 | Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

10.02.2015 news
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Listen to Rhett Miller’s “Most in the Summertime” from New Solo Album “The Traveler” (Out 5/12)

Rolling Stone just premiered the first track off of Rhett Miller‘s upcoming solo album The Traveler, out May 12, describing it as a “jubilant love song about picnicking in the sun”. The song is called “Most in the Summertime”, and you can instantly download it when you pre-order the album:

Pre-Order: Official Store |  iTunes 

Backing Rhett Miller on The Traveler is Black Prairie, a six-piece band composed of members of The Decemberists and R.E.M..  Comparing his new solo material to his work with Old 97s, Rhett Miller said, “Where the 97’s record was raw and raunchy, these songs needed a more delicate touch.”

Check out Rhett Miller’s tour dates below, and get tickets at his website.

4/23 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater#

4/24 – Bloomington, IN – Castle Theater#

4/25 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music#

4/26 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music#

5/13 – Somerville, PA – Johnny D’s

5/14 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

5/15 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki

5/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café

5/18 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head Tavern

5/21 – Wilmington, DE – World Café Live

6/11 – Fort Worth, TX – Shipping and Receiving Bar

6/12 – Austin, TX – Strange Brew

6/13 – Houston, TX – Mucky Duck

6/15 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

6/16 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

6/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

6/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café

6/20 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

6/21 – Hermosa Beach, CA – Sainte Rock

6/24 – New York, NY – City Winery

10.02.2015 news
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Watch “Wicked Waters” from Benjamin Booker’s Rough Trade Session; New Tour Dates

Watch a live version of “Wicked Waters” from Benjamin Booker‘s Rough Trade session, which premiered at Line of Best Fit, and check out his live show for yourself on one of his newly announced tour dates (below). Tickets are available at his website.

 

Tour Dates:

Apr 15 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Apr 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon

Apr 17 – Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot

Apr 18 – Coachella (Indio, CA)

Apr 22 – Austin TX @ Mohawk

Apr 23 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre

Apr 24 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

Apr 25 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

May 22 – Sasquatch Festival (George, WA)

May 28 – Primavera Sound Festival (Barcelona, SP)

Jun 4 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Jun 5 – Governor’s Ball Festival (New York, NY)

Jun 6 – Mountain Jam Festival (Hunter, NY)

Jun 6-7 – Free Press Summer Fest (Houston, TX)

Jun 9 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

Jun 11 – Bonnaroo (Manchester, TN)

Jun 13 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes

Jun 14 – Three Rivers Arts Festival (Pittsburgh, PA)

Jun 16 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall

Jun 17 – Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot

Jun 19 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

Jun 21 – Firefly Music Festival (Dover ,DE)

Jun 26-28 – Down the Rabbit Hole Festival (Netherlands)

Jul 9-11 – 2000Trees Festival (Cheltenham, UK)

Jul 16 – Latitude Festival (Suffolk, UK)

Jul 17 – Longitude Festival (Ireland)

Aug 7 – Squamish Valley Music Festival (Squamish, CAN)

Aug 9 – Outside Lands Festival (San Francisco, CA)

Aug 16 – Oya Festival (Norway)

Aug 21 – MS Dockville Festival (Germany)

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