18.01.2019 news

The Murlocs Share Video For New Single “Comfort Zone”

Australia’s The Murlocs, which features members of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, announced their first headlining North America tour and released a new single “Comfort Zone” with an accompanying video today. The tour includes stops at Shaky Knees, LA’s Teragram Ballroom, NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and Lincoln Hall in Chicago (all tour dates below). Tickets for all dates are on-sale now and available HERE.

 

Apple’s Beats 1 premiered The Murlocs’ new track “Comfort Zone” yesterday, and vocalist Ambrose Kenny-Smith explains poetically of it, “‘Comfort Zone is about finding shelter from the storm. Whilst others are out making a change most of us want to stay the same. Any fool can throw a punch but hate and violence won’t solve much.You can run but you can’t hide amongst the comfort zone of your own mind.” The song’s accompanying video is a dark and haunting tale, the juxtaposition between the music and the story the video tells making it all the more intriguing.

 

Inspired by the ganzfeld experiments of the 1970s which claim to provide compelling evidence for the existence of psychic abilities, director John Stewart explores what happens when this goes horrifically wrong in the “Comfort Zone” video. As he explains, “It is no surprise that the human psyche (whether one is aware of it or not) is soaked in fear and fascination with violence. I used the idea of a ‘comfort zone’ as an area to explore these fantasies and fears as they escalate. The ganzfield experiments used pseudo psychology to attempt to access the deeper recesses of a person’s ‘locked door’ of consciousness. What if they were to unlock some dark, ancient bloodlust buried deep?”

 

“Comfort Zone” is the band’s first new music since their 2017 album Old Locomotive. It was recorded in mid-2018 at Melbourne’s Newmarket studios, produced by Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard) and mixed by NYC musician Jarvis Taveniere (Real Estate, Woods, Parquet Courts).

 

Formed in late 2010 by harp player Ambrose Kenny-Smith, the five members of The Merlocs play their own blown-out, distorted brand of soulful RnB. They have already played numerous Australian music festivals as well as supporting acts such as Gary Clarke Jr., Mac Demarco, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Pixies, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Wavves and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Their up-tempo snare cracks and noisy guitars, accompanied by Ambrose’s warm vocals have been described as a mesmerizing, demented dance party.

 

 

The Murlocs will be playing as follows:

4/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

4/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

4/12 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

4/13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret

4/14 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza

4/16 – Bozeman, MT @ Filling Station

4/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

4/20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

4/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

4/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

4/24 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground

4/25 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

4/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

4/29 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine

5/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts – Black Box

5/02 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

5/03 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

5/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival

5/06 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

5/07 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda

 

15.01.2019 news

Emily King Shares New Single “Can’t Hold Me”

GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist Emily King releases a new track, “Can’t Hold Me”, today. Listen HERE.

Taken from her highly anticipated new album, Scenery (Feb 1, ATO Records), Emily says of the track, “I got tired of waiting around for someone else to please me. It became a song about self reliance. Realizing I didn’t need anyone else to make me feel good in any way, I only needed to trust myself.”

Scenery, produced by long time musical cohort Jeremy Most and mixed Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie) was recorded in upstate New York, nestled in the Catskill Mountains, where Emily now makes her home after a lifetime of Lower East Side living. “Can’t Hold Me” is the latest single off of Scenery — coming after “Remind Me” and “Look at Me Now.”

Scenery follows the critically acclaimed album The Switch (2015) which included the hit “Distance” (more than 13 million streams). Following the album’s release, King performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Conan, Prairie Home Companion, and toured with Alabama Shakes. This is her first release with ATO Records.

A proud New Yorker, Emily spent her first three decades living on the same Downtown block. She loved her home, her family, her friends, and her life there. But last year, when she finally resolved to challenge herself by moving out of her comfort zone, positive changes started taking shape immediately. In Upstate New York, the fresh air and fresh mentality gave her the proper space and perspective to create what would become the album of her career. Its name: Scenery.

Pre-Order Scenery HERE

 

EMILY KING ON TOUR (tix HERE)
1/22/2019 – The Music Box – San Diego, CA
1/23/2019 – Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
1/25/2019 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
1/26/2019 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
1/27/2019 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
1/31/2019 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
2/1/2019 – Schuba’s Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
2/2/2019 – El Club – Detroit, MI
2/4/2019 – The Mod Club – Toronto, ON

 

EUROPEAN DATES
2/26/2019 – Bush Hall – London SOLD OUT
2/27/2019 – Badaboum – Paris
2/29/2019 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam SOLD OUT
3/1/2019 – Maschinehaus – Berlin

 

Praise for Emily King:

 

“..an irresistible piece of anthemic R&B that captures the retro-cinematic quality of that first drive and the breathless feeling of greeting something new…flawless in its execution, every element a reminder of the joy through mastery and care that is King’s own.” – NPR Music

 

“Next level sass” – Pitchfork

 

“One of the best songwriters around at the moment.” – BBC’s Radio 1

 

“Unreal talent. In complete awe of this girl. Thank you for the music.” – Sam Smith

 

“I. Love. Her. Voice” – Justin Timberlake

09.01.2019 news

Natalie Prass Covers “Wild Horses,” On Tour with Kacey Musgraves

Natalie Prass released an Amazon Original cover of Prefab Sprout’s “Wild Horses.” Listen to “Wild Horses” today only available to stream and purchase on Amazon Music, and watch a live performance video of the song that was captured at Chop Suey in Seattle, WA.

 

Listen to “Wild Horses” only on Amazon Music

 

Last year, Prass released her critically-acclaimed sophomore album The Future and the Past on ATO Records. NPR Music said, “With interplay between old sounds and new technologies, a blurring of the personal and the political, and, of course, a stylistic evolution from Prass herself, this new album neither absolves us of the past it decries or lays a blueprint for the future it hopes for. But it does make the here and now sound a whole lot groovier,” while Consequence of Sound said, “Faced with the unexpected, Prass evolved, trading inward-facing confessionalism for outward-facing perseverance and releasing one of 2018’s minor masterpieces in the process.”

Prass is now currently on tour with Kacey Musgraves. Find a full list of tour dates below.

Amazon Music listeners can simply ask, “Alexa play the latest song by Natalie Prass” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices. In addition to the new track, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Originals featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.

 

Tour Dates:

1/9: Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre#

1/10: Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater#

1/11: Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall#

1/12: Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre#

1/15: Portland, ME – State Theatre#

1/17: Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre#

1/18: Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore#

1/19: Boston, MA – Wang Center#

1/23: Charlottesville, VA – The Southern

1/24: Washington, DC – The Anthem#

1/25: New York, NY – Beacon Theatre#

1/26: New York, NY – Beacon Theatre#

5/3-5: Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival

# – with Kacey Musgraves

13.12.2018 news

Nilüfer Yanya Shares New Single & Video “Heavyweight Champion of the Year”

 

 

Hear “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year” HERE
 
“The 22-year-old London-based singer-songwriter has a knack for writing lyrics that seem to stare you straight in the eye” – The FADER

 

“For a young artist, Yanya already has an impressive range, and her ability to render the highs and lows of life in her songs is no small feat” – Pitchfork

 
Nilüfer Yanya, London’s 23 year-old “effortlessly smooth new soul star” (The FADER) today shared a stunning, expansive new single ‘Heavyweight Champion of the Year’, with an intimate, self-reflective accompanying visual. The track was co-produced by Nilüfer herself, and live band members saxophonist Jazzi Bobbi and bassist Luke Bower. It is out now on ATO Records and precedes Nilüfer’s run of UK and European shows supporting Interpol.
 
‘Heavyweight Champion of the Year’ comes from a place of introspection, with Nilüfer describing the track, “‘Heavyweight Champion…’ for me is about reaching my own metaphorical bar, reaching my own limits within myself, and kind of forbidding myself to take it further. It feels like quite a physical song, quite physically tired – and mentally, but knowing the desire is still there to continue. I imagine it sometimes in my head as drawing a line around me and the outside world – a form of self protection and preservation.”
 
The video for ‘HCOTY’ is directed again by ENERGYFORCE, the creative team behind all of Nilüfer’s stunning DIY visuals including those for earlier tracks ‘Thanks 4 Nothing’ and ‘Baby Luv’. Nilüfer explains, “The video is about the concept of performance and the relation to the individual. We are never really sure who is the real me.” She continues, “This is because we are all in a state of constant performance, whether that be in everyday life or being in front of a camera. Even when we are not performing, how do we know we are not performing? Which is the genuine and which is the fake? Only in retrospect we can look back and realise ‘I wasn’t being myself’ or ‘I was completely myself’.”
 
This November, as previously mentioned, Nilüfer will head out on the road with Interpol across the United Kingdom and Europe. She recently announced a run of North American tour dates with Sharon Van Etten throughout February 2019 (all tour dates below).
 
Nilüfer’s 2018 Do You Like Pain? EP featured the widely acclaimed tracks ‘Baby Luv’ and ‘Thanks 4 Nothing’, both of which were awarded “Best New Track” by Pitchfork, the esteemed music site’s highest honor. In addition, the tracks and EP received accolades from an enormous number of outlets including Billboard, BBC Radio 1, Stereogum, Noisey, The Guardian, DIY, NME, FACT and KEXP. A further slew of tips lists, including DIY’s ‘Class Of’ and The FADER’s ‘British Artists To Watch’, as well as The Sunday Times’, GQ’s and Dork’s, firmly established Nilüfer as one of the most promising British songwriters and guitarists of her generation; attention will soon turn to her hotly-anticipated debut record – due in early 2019 on ATO Records.
 
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TOUR DATES

November 14 – Royal Albert Hall, London*
November 15 – Royal Albert Hall, London*
November 16 – O2 Apollo, Manchester*
November 18 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin*
November 19 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin*
November 23 – Mehr! Theater, Hamburg*
November 24 – TAP1, Copenhagen*
November 25 – Tempodrom, Berlin*
November 27 – Tivoli Vredenburg , Utrecht*
November 28 – Forest National, Brussels*
November 29 – La Salle Pleyel, Paris*
February 6 – 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.^
February 7 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA^
February 8 – Royale, Boston, MA^
February 9 – Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY^
February 11 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, CAN^
February 13 – Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI^
February 14 – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL^
February 16 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN^
February 18 – Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO^
February 19 – Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City, UT^
February 22 – The Imperial, Vancouver, CAN^
February 23 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA^
February 26 – The Filmore, San Francisco, CA^
February 28 – The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA^
March 1 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA^
April 29 – Les Nuits Botanique Festival, Brussels, Belgium

*with Interpol
^with Sharon Van Etten

01.12.2018 news

Emily King Unveils “Look At Me Now” Video Live From Apogee Studios

GRAMMY® nominated recording artist Emily King releases the video for “Look At Me Now” today, directed by George Mays and filmed at Apogee Studios in Los Angeles. 

 

 

Pre-Order Scenery HERE

 

Emily King will be releasing her upcoming album Scenery on February 1st via ATO Records.The album, produced by long time musical cohort Jeremy Most and mixed Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie) was recorded in upstate New York, nestled in the Catskill Mountains, where Emily now makes her home after a lifetime of Lower East Side living.

 

Scenery follows the critically acclaimed album The Switch (2015) which included the hit “Distance” (more than 13 million streams). Following the album’s release, King performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Conan, Prairie Home Companion, and toured with Alabama Shakes. This is her first release with ATO Records.

 

For Emily King, the pop-soul singer from New York City who spent her first three decades living on the same Midtown block, that notion was always easier said than done. A proud New Yorker, she loved her home, her family, her friends, and her life there. But last year, when she finally resolved to challenge herself by moving out of her comfort zone, positive changes started taking shape immediately. In Upstate New York, the fresh air and fresh mentality gave her the proper space and perspective to create what would become the album of her career. Its name: Scenery.

 

Without a doubt, King has carved out such a space for herself. With Scenery, she has challenged herself to create new roots, both in physical form as well as sonically. “For me, Scenery is about taking a chance and having an adventure, with themes of independence, confidence, and self-reliance throughout, and having a sense of freedom and self-worth,” she says. “I’m really proud of this record because we took time to make sure it was right. We let time pass in between creating, recording, and listening, so that my true judgment can be revealed, ego goes away, and you see it for what it is. Sometimes you have blinders on because you want it to be good so badly. When I listen to this record there are no cringe-y moments. I’m proud of the process.

 

EMILY KING ON TOUR (tix HERE)

12/31/2018 – with Lake Street Drive at Boch Center Wang Theatre – Boston, MA

1/22/2019 – The Music Box – San Diego, CA

1/23/2019 – Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA

1/25/2019 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

1/26/2019 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

1/27/2019 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC

1/31/2019 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN

2/1/2019 – Schuba’s Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

2/2/2019 – El Club – Detroit, MI

EUROPEAN DATES

2/26/2019 – Bush Hall – London

2/27/2019 – Badaboum – Paris

2/29/2019 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam

3/1/2019 – Maschinehaus – Berlin

29.11.2018 news

Amyl and the Sniffers Announces 2019 West Coast Tour

Amyl and the Sniffers announced today that they’ll be heading back to North America this spring for SXSW and a headlining West Coast tour in March, including a date at LA’s Bootleg HiFi Theater following their fall sold-out headliner at The Echo (all tour dates below). Tickets go on-sale this FridayNovember 30, at 10am PST and will be available HERE. Full dates below.
 

 
Alongside the announce, NYLON is featuring an interview with lead singer Amy Taylor and a new live video of their song ” I’m Not A Loser” filmed during their performance at The Echo.

 

Melbourne, Australia’s Amyl and the Sniffers took America by storm this fall with their first ever headlining tour in the States, selling out shows across the country including in NYC and LA. Their newest 7″, ” Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled) b/w “Cup of Destiny” sold out its first pressing in less than a week this fall and is currently in its second pressing. The punk four-piece has garnered rave reviews from local and national outlets alike including the New Yorker, Pitchfork, NYLON, Chicago Reader, and Nashville Scene, proving their sheer charisma is impossible to deny.

 

Amyl and the Sniffers are currently in the studio recording their hotly anticipated debut LP which will see a 2019 release on ATO/Flightless Records (North America) / Flightless Records (Australia & New Zealand) / Rough Trade (UK/Europe).

 

TOUR DATES

3/12 – 3/17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/18 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza

3/19 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret

3/20 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

3/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

3/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg HiFi Theater

3/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon

3/25 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

09.11.2018 news

Emily King Announces New Album Scenery & New Track “Look At Me Now”

LISTEN TO “LOOK AT ME NOW” HERE

 

 

Pre-Order Scenery HERE

Lauded NY songstress Emily King has announced release plans for her long awaited new album. Scenery will be released via ATO on February 1st. The news comes as she drops a second track from the album, “Look At Me Now”, available on DSPs now.  

 

 

The GRAMMY® nominated artist says of the track, “I wanted to write a song addressing someone who hurt you in the past. As if you just run into them on the street one day and now’s your chance to let them know how great you’ve been doing. But really, all you want is their attention. Insecurity disguised as swagger.”

 

News of Scenery’s impending release will delight King’s fans, who have been eagerly awaiting news since the release of new single “Remind Me” last month, and is already #8 on the KCRW airplay charts. The album, produced by long time musical cohort Jeremy Most and mixed Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie) was recorded in upstate New York, nestled in the Catskill Mountains, where Emily now makes her home after a lifetime of Lower East Side living.  Scenery follows the critically acclaimed album The Switch (2015) which included the hit “Distance” (more than 13 million streams). Following the album’s release, King performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Conan, Prairie Home Companion, and toured with Alabama Shakes. This is her first release with ATO Records.

 

King has also announced additional tour dates for 2019 – on the heels of her handful of shows this month. She will visit Seattle, Chicago, DC and Philly this winter. File under Not To Be Missed.

 

“..an irresistible piece of anthemic R&B that captures the retro-cinematic quality of that first drive and the breathless feeling of greeting something new.” – NPR Music

 


“Next level sass” Pitchfork

 


“One of the best songwriters around at the moment.” – BBC’s Radio 1

 


“Unreal talent. In complete awe of this girl. Thank you for the music.” – Sam Smith

 

“I. Love. Her. Voice” – Justin Timberlake

 

Tour Dates In Full:
11/10 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA (tix)

11/12 – El Rey Theater – Los Angeles, CA  (tix)

11/13 – Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco, CA (tix)

11/15 – Apollo Theatre – New York, NY  (tix)

Newly Added Dates for 2019:

1/22 – Music Box – San Diego, CA

1/25 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR

1/26 – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA

1/27 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC

1/31 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN

2/1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

2/4 –  Mod Club – Toronto Canada

06.11.2018 news

Old 97’s Holiday Album, Love The Holidays, Out Now

Old 97’s have released their holiday album, Love The Holidays today. It is the beloved band’s first-ever collection of original Christmas songs and was produced, mixed and engineered by John Pedigo in the band’s home state of Texas.

The LP presents a sack full of rockin’ new Yuletide favorites, as well as Old 97’s take on the New Year’s Eve standard, “Auld Lang Syne.” Among its many highlights are the title track, co-written with Kevin Russell (The Gourds, Shinyribs), “Gotta Love Being A Kid (Merry Christmas)” and “Snow Angels,” both co-written with acclaimed writer Ben Greenman, and the continuing saga of everyone’s favorite reindeer, “Rudolph Is Blue,” co-written by Old 97’s and Dan Bern.

Rhett Miller and Old 97’s will celebrate the release of Love The Holidays as well as Miller’s recently released solo album, The Messenger, with the “Old 97’s Holiday Extravaganza Tour,” an eagerly anticipated U.S. holiday tour, headlined by Old 97’s and opened by a solo acoustic set from Miller. The dates begin November 28 at The Neptune in Seattle, WA and then continue through late December.

“We’re going to hit the road right after Thanksgiving,” Miller says. “The evening will begin with me doing an acoustic set. I’ll play some of my new songs, some from my solo catalogue, and probably a few oddball songs too. Then I’ll leave the stage, Michael Casey will come out, he’s a punk rock magician from Raleigh, NC, he’s super-brilliant, he’s going to do a magic show before I come back out with the Old 97’s and we do the full Old 97’s Holiday Extravaganza.”

 

OLD 97’S ON TOUR

NOVEMBER

28 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune w/Rhett Miller solo

29 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom w/Rhett Miller solo

30 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore w/Rhett Miller solo

DECEMBER

1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour w/Rhett Miller solo

2 – Solana Beach, CA – The Belly Up w/Rhett Miller solo

3 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets w/Rhett Miller solo

6 – Richmond, VA – The National w/Rhett Miller solo

7 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA w/Rhett Miller solo

8 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! w/Rhett Miller solo

9 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair w/Rhett Miller solo

10 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall w/Rhett Miller solo

12 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom w/Rhett Miller solo

13 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar w/Rhett Miller solo

14 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza w/Rhett Miller solo

15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls w/Rhett Miller solo

28 – Austin, TX – Mohawk w/Rhett Miller solo

29 – Dallas, TX – Statler Ballroom w/Rhett Miller solo

JANUARY

26 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall w/Shooter Jennings

05.11.2018 news

Rhett Miller’s New Album The Messenger Out Now

“The Messenger is an intimate, unflinching reflection on what makes Rhett Miller tick… a personal, contemplative statement.” – American Songwriter Magazine

 

PURCHASE + STREAM THE MESSENGER

ATO is excited to announce that Rhett Miller’s new solo album, THE MESSENGER, is out today. Recorded earlier this year over five days at The Isokon in Woodstock, NY with producer/musician Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker), THE MESSENGER sees Miller playing it faster and looser than perhaps any other time in his quarter century career, instilling what might be his most personal songs to date with a groovy limberness that belies the reflective darkness within. Backed by a white hot backing combo comprised of Cohen (Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Pedal Steel Guitar, Piano, Organ, Second Drumset), Brian Betancourt (Bass), and Ray Rizzo (Drums), Miller goes deep into his own youthful experiences with suicide and depression, placing “a long distance phone call to myself as a 14-year-old” on surprisingly buoyant new songs like “The Human Condition” and “Permanent Damage.” Miller has also teamed with Caldecott Medalist and bestselling artist Dan Santat for No More Poems, a riotous collection of irreverent poems for modern families to be published March 5, 2019 by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers.

 

“I wanted this record to be less safe,” Miller says. “I wanted to put myself in the hands of a producer who was going to do things that I didn’t expect; I wanted to play with people I didn’t know and be surprised by what they came up with. And all of that really came to pass. That’s what you’re getting with this record. You’re getting this locked-in rhythm section with a crazy, psychedelic guitar maestro playing along with me singing my songs about depression and insecurity.”

 

ATO is also excited to announce that Old 97’s first-ever collection of original Christmas songs, LOVE THE HOLIDAYS, is available today to be streamed in its entirety via the Bitter Southerner. Out Friday, November 16, the album was produced, mixed & engineered by John Pedigo in the band’s home state of Texas. The LP presents a sack full of rockin’ new Yuletide favorites, as well as Old 97’s take on the New Year’s Eve standard, “Auld Lang Syne” and other holiday favorites. Among its many highlights are the title track, co-written with Kevin Russell (The Gourds, Shinyribs), “Gotta Love Being A Kid (Merry Christmas)” and “Snow Angels,” both co-written with acclaimed writer Ben Greenman, and the continuing saga of everyone’s favorite reindeer, “Rudolph Is Blue,” co-written by Old 97’s and Dan Bern.

LISTEN TO LOVE THE HOLIDAYS

Miller and Old 97’s will celebrate both LPs with an eagerly anticipated U.S. Holiday Extravaganza tour, headlined by Old 97’s and opened by a solo acoustic set from Miller. The dates begin November 28 at The Neptune in Seattle, WA and then continue through late December.

“We’re going to hit the road right after Thanksgiving,” Miller says. “The evening will begin with me doing an acoustic set. I’ll play some of my new songs, some from my solo catalogue, and probably a few oddball songs too. Then I’ll leave the stage, Michael Casey will come out, he’s a punk rock magician from Raleigh, NC, he’s super-brilliant, he’s going to do a magic show before I come back out with the Old 97’s and we do the full Old 97’s Holiday Extravaganza.”

 

For complete details, please visit old97s.com/shows and rhettmiller.com/shows.

OLD 97’S HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA TOUR

NOVEMBER
28 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune w/Rhett Miller solo
29 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom w/Rhett Miller solo
30 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore w/Rhett Miller solo

DECEMBER
1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour w/Rhett Miller solo
2 – Solana Beach, CA – The Belly Up w/Rhett Miller solo
3 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s w/Rhett Miller Solo
6 – Richmond, VA – The National w/Rhett Miller solo
7 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA w/Rhett Miller solo
8 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! w/Rhett Miller solo
9 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair w/Rhett Miller solo
10 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall w/Rhett Miller solo
12 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom w/Rhett Miller solo
13 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar w/Rhett Miller solo
14 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza w/Rhett Miller solo
15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls w/Rhett Miller solo
28 – Austin, TX – Mohawk w/Rhett Miller solo
29 – Dallas, TX – Statler Ballroom w/Rhett Miller solo

JANUARY
26 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall w/Shooter Jennings

25.10.2018 news

New Album From Oh Pep! – ‘I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…’ Out Now!

“Filled with magic” — NPR

“This is pop at its most kinetic” — Consequence of Sound

“Faultless folk-rock” Rolling Stone

“the independent music scene is currently booming in the Oceanic continent. Notable artists like Lorde, Flume, Courtney Barnett, etc. all call Australia and New Zealand their home, and Oh Pep! adds another name to the list.”  -Paste

ORDER NOW

Melbourne, Australia’s Oh Pep! are back with their sophomore effort, I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…, out now on ATO Records. Today, the duo share the first single and accompanying music video for the track, “What’s The Deal With David” directed by Samantha Scaffidi. Of the bright, irresistible sing-along track, Oh Pep!’s Olivia Hally’s notes, “I wrote that as a note for (bandmate) Pepi (Emmerichs). It’s that excited energy about two friends talking about their love life.” Oh Pep! will be out on tour throughout North America, Australia and Europe with both headlining dates and dates supporting Gregory Alan Isakov and Middle Kids. 

 

I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You… marks the follow up to Oh Pep!’s critically acclaimed debut Stadium Cake. The return at once captures their spirit, their curiosity, their imminent likability. Throughout, the new LP thoughtfully explores the melody-rich expanse between indie pop and alt-folk, while coming of age and seeing the world. The duo burst first onto the scene with with a series of EP’s that caught the attention of legendary artists and critics alike. NPR called them “thoughtful, deep, funny, and poetic,” and appearance “Tiny Desk” netted them a dedicated and passionate audience stateside that has continued to grow. The New York Times marveled at how adept they were at “sharing a melody that’s both angular and affectionate.”

Since meeting at a performing arts school in Melbourne, Liv and Pep have wowed audiences with their virtuosity as instrumentalists but it’s their storytelling that has won over the hearts of their fans. Being thrust into a life of touring the world after Stadium Cake only gave them a wider pool to net these tales – the people they’ve met and the wonder they’ve felt seeing the world make up the vignettes on I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…

Oh Pep! Will tour North America and Europe throughout the fall in support of I Wasn’t only Thinking About You…. Leg one kicks off in San Francisco on October 6th in support of Gregory Allen Isakov and includes headlining dates at World Cafe Live in Philly, U Street Music Hall in DC and Rough Trade in Brooklyn. The duo will then head to Europe for a tour with Middle Kids. 

 

Tour Dates

                                    

Nov 3 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique ^

Nov 4 – Cologne, DE @ MTC ^

Nov 5 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso ^

Nov 7 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow ^

Nov 8 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar ^

Nov 9 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain ^

Nov 11 – Vienna, AU @ Chelsea Club ^

Nov 13 – Munich, DE @ Kranhalle ^

Nov 14 – Zurich, CH @ Mascotte ^

Nov 16- London, UK @ The Islington

Nov 23-25-  Queenscliff, VIC, Australia @ Queenscliff Music Festival 2018

Nov 30-  Berry, NSW, Australia @ Fairgrounds Festival 2018

Dec 1- VIC, Australia @ Corner Hotel Richmond*

Dec 8- QLD, Australia @ The Old Museum, Brisbane*

Dec 14- SA, Australia @ The Wheatsheaf, Thebarton*

Dec 15- WA, Australia @ Mojo’s Bar, North Fremantle*

*  w/ RAThammock

^ w/ Middle Kids

 

Jan 19- Phillip Island, VIC, Australia @Ocean Sounds Festival 2019

Feb 25- Seattle, WA @Barboza

Feb 26- Portland, OR @Mississippi Studios

Mar 1- Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge

Mar 2- Tucson, AZ @Club Congress

Mar 5- Austin, TX @Stubbs BBQ

Mar 6- Dallas, TX @Three Links

Mar 8-  Nashville, TN @High Watt

Mar 9- East Atlanta, GA @The Earl

Mar 10- Durham, NC @The Pinhook

Mar 15- Allston, MA @Great Scott

Mar 20- Detroit, MI @El Club

Mar 21- Chicago, IL @Schubas Tavern

Mar 22- Milwaukee, WI @The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee

Mar 23- Minneapolis, MN @First Avenue & 7th St Entry

Mar 24- Davenport, IA @The Racoon Motel

Mar 25- Omaha, NE @Reverb Lounge

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