16.11.2017 news

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Release “Polygonadwanaland” for FREE

Polygondwanaland Is Available For Free below

Mp3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/eljsazq…/Polygondwanaland_Mp3.zip…

WAV: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5wstgte…/Polygondwanaland_Wav.zip…

ATO is working to have Polygondwanaland available on streaming services next week and will announce our physical pre-order on 12/1/17.

 

DIGITAL MASTERS & ARTWORK:
This is the best option if you wish to download the album for personal use. Available as high-quality MP3 files 320 kbps (≈100 MB) or uncompressed WAV files (≈500 MB). Each version contains hi-res digital artwork of the front cover at 4000 x 4000 resolution.

CD MASTERS & ARTWORK:
If you wish to press CDs you will need to download the DDP master and CD Artwork template. The DDP master is the format used for identifying information on optical discs. This master has the tracklist, ISRC codes & metadata embedded. In this .ZIP file you will also find a folder with a CD template, front cover art and extra artwork for back cover, inner tray, spine and booklet that you will need to put together yourself.

VINYL MASTERS & ARTWORK:
The vinyl master is a completely separate master to CD & Digital masters. There are physical limitations to what the head of the lathe can produce when cutting vinyl. For this reason these files will not sound normal on generic Hi Fi speakers. Only use this master if you wanna press vinyl. It will contain a Side A and a Side B WAV file as well as a PQ log for both sides with metadata for the pressing plant. In this .ZIP file you will also find a record cover template and a folder full of artwork ideas you can use to make your own back cover, spine and inner sleeve.

Ever wanted to start your own record label? GO for it! Employ your mates, press wax, pack boxes. We do not own this record. You do. Go forth, share, enjoy.

P.s. If u wanna make cassettes I don’t really know what you would do. Be creative. We did it once but it sounded really shit. Maybe try the WAVs idano.”

06.11.2017 news

Nilüfer Yanya plays first-ever US shows next week – listen to “Baby Luv” remix now!

Nilüfer Yanya, London’s 22-year-old “effortlessly smooth new soul star” (The FADER) is out today with the ALASKALASKA remix of her “Best New Track” (Pitchfork) current single “Baby Luv.” With a bass-heavy, psychedelic groove pulsing through in place of the sparse, Pixies-by-way-of-Jeff-Buckley guitar chords of the original “Baby Luv,” the remix proves Nilüfer’s boundless range and “her status as one of the most promising new artists of the year” (Pitchfork).

The original “Baby Luv” has been hailed as “enchanting in its plaintive simplicity” by Stereogum, and “lush and addictive, with all the organic pop pep of 90s anthems,” by The Line of Best Fit. The track is transformed into a seductive and trance-like banger on the remix by the eclectic London six-piece, and Billboard called it “hypnotic.” Listen to it HERE and stream or download the original “Baby Luv” HERE.

“Baby Luv” is Nilüfer’s first release on ATO Records — learn more about Nilüfer here, and stream or download the track here. Nilüfer will also travel to the U.S. for her first North American shows at New York’s Mercury Lounge (November 14th) and Los Angeles’ Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery  (November 16th).

Watch her video for the “sparse and arresting” track “Baby Luv” via The FADER:

“With Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone running through the veins of her songwriting, she uses her low, deadpan vocal and minimalist guitar to tell a deeply relatable story.” – The FADER

“A mesmerizing singer, with a haunting voice that suggests not only wisdom but also pain well beyond her years, as well as a killer ear for melody.” – NYLON

“BEST NEW TRACK…This is new music, post-post-punk, with some new wave guitar shimmer, the vocal cadence of snotty young rappers, and hints of jazz wafting.” Pitchfork

“Her voice and lyrics are all that’s needed to grab your attention and not let go.” – Pigeons & Planes

Emerging in 2016 with her debut EP ‘Small Crimes,’ Nilüfer Yanya has gone on to establish herself as one of the most promising British songwriters and guitarists of her generation. Nilüfer’s 2017 follow up EP, ‘Plant Feed,’ proved her breakthrough moment with Pitchfork crowning her a ‘Rising’ artist, MistaJam selecting her as a ‘New Name’ on BBC Radio 1 and Broken Social Scene and The XX all handpicking her to perform as support at their headline dates.

 

Watch the video for “Golden Cage,” which Pitchfork previously said “is the kind of song you love to sing, sure, but it’s as much the kind of song you want to be”:

 

Outside of her solo work, Nilüfer also runs a charitable organization, Artists In Transit, along with her sister Molly Daniel — who also co-directs Nilüfer’s stunning DIY videos with her boyfriend Patrick Chamberlain. Artists In Transit aims to assist displaced people entering Europe through arts and music lessons and is funded in part by a zine, My Friend, created by the sisters.

 

Supported extensively by Pitchfork (”Golden Cage’, Best New Track’ and ‘Rising’), The FADER, i-D (‘Class of 2017’), Pigeons and Planes, The Line Of Best Fit (‘Ones To Watch 2017’), NME, DIY (‘The Big Neu Thing’), The Sunday Times (‘Breaking Act’), The Observer (‘One To Watch’) and a host of BBC tastemaker DJs including Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Matt Wilkinson, Nilüfer has confirmed herself as a singular, exceptional, and in-demand new talent.

02.11.2017 news

Watch Benjamin Booker’s new “Believe” video via Pitchfork

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

In his new video for “Believe,” Benjamin Booker takes us on a surrealistic journey through military training with striking visuals from director James Lees (Unknown Mortal OrchestraBloc Party), who previously directed Booker’s double-video for “Slow Coming/Wicked Waters”. Watch now via Pitchfork.

“Believe” is from Benjamin Booker’s new album Witnessget it here now.

 

Says director James Lees: “We wanted to create something inherently musical and entertaining whilst still being a meditation on the themes within the song. Feeling lost and directionless, the inherent human need to find a sense of belonging and the many false roads you find yourself down that ultimately fail to provide a purpose in life we all feel pressured to identify in adulthood.”

“Believe” is off Booker’s latest album ‘Witness’, available now – get it HERE. which has earned career-best raves and spotlights from Time Magazine, FADER, the NY Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, NPR Music + more, as well as a performance on Conan last month. Check out the performance of psych-punk album highlight “Right On You” here.

Booker just wrapped up an extensive US tour last week with some of his biggest shows to date – including festival plays at ACL, Voodoo + more – with The Chicago Tribune calling his recent show at Thalia Hall “hypnotic…putting black pain to stripped yet powerful beats and rhythms that shake.” Booker heads overseas next month to kick off a European run – see all dates at his website.

30.10.2017 news

Jim James Announces “Tribute To 2”

After releasing the politically charged solo album Eternally Even in 2016, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James returns with Tribute To 2, a collection of cover songs that reverberate with fresh meaning. Blurring the boundaries of time and genre, James interprets songs made famous by a wide variety of artists – ranging from early 20th century standards by Ray Noble and Al Bowlly (“Midnight, the Stars and You,” “Love is the Sweetest Thing”) and 1960’s songs by Willie Nelson and Sonny & Cher to Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s 1970 breakthrough hit “Lucky Man” and 1990’s releases by Abbey Lincoln and Diane Izzo. Tribute To 2 will be released on December 8 via ATO Records. See below for track listing.

Today, James shared his version of “I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times,” which opens the album.

 


The pre-order for Tribute To 2 launched today and is available HERE.

 

Tribute To 2 – Track Listing

  1. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times —- by The Beach Boys
  2. Baby Don’t Go —- by Sonny & Cher
  3. Wild Honey —- by Diane Izzo
  4. Midnight, the Stars and You —- by Ray Noble & Al Bowlly
  5. Crying in the Chapel —- by The Orioles
  6. Funny How Time Slips Away —- by Willie Nelson
  7. Love is the Sweetest Thing —- by Ray Noble & Al Bowlly
  8. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight —- by Bob Dylan
  9. Lucky Man —- by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  10. The World is Falling Down —- by Abbey Lincoln
  11. Blue Skies —- by Irving Berlin

 

On December 8, ATO will also reissue 2009’s Tribute To with new cover art and a bonus track – James’ cover of Bob Dylan’s “If Not For You”, which was also recorded in the original 2001 session. SPIN then described the EP as “spare and somber – just that windy Americana tenor against a squeaky acoustic guitar … Many of us remember where we were when Harrison died; now we hear when James began to heal.”

24.10.2017 news

Lee Ann Womack’s new album ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ out today; read NY Times profile

Lee Ann Womack‘s new album ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone” is out today – read an extensive profile in the New York Times and pick up the album on red or black vinyl, CD, or digital download or stream it everywhere: http://smarturl.it/law-official 

 

NPR First Listen streamed the record before its release, calling it “an album that shows Womack to be one of American roots music’s foremost auteurs, one with a compelling voice for storytelling and the vision to use it to powerful effect,” while LA Times says the album is “one of the most personal albums of her impressive career.”

Produced by her husband Frank Liddell (2017 ACM Album of the Year winning producer for Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Weight of These Wings’) and largely recorded at the legendary SugarHill Studios in Houston, TX, ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone‘ features more Lee Ann Womack co-writes than all her previous albums combined, making it her most personal collection to date. The album mixes the country, soul, gospel and blues of her native East Texas, into an audacious, sharp-edged work of art.

Lee Ann will play three intimate shows in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York City to celebrate the release of ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,’ with performances at Nashville’s Grimey’s record store on Oct. 24, LA’s Troubadour on Nov. 1, and Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on Nov. 7, plus select shows with Alan Jackson and Willie Nelson. See all dates below.

Lee Ann Womack Upcoming Tour Dates:

Oct. 25 – Grimey’s – Nashville, TN

Oct. 27 – Resch Center – Green Bay, WI

Oct. 28 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN*

Oct. 29 – Bridge View Center – Ottumwa, IA

Nov. 1 – The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA

Nov. 3 – Lafayette Cajundome – Lafayette, LA*

Nov. 4 – Bell County Expo – Belton, TX*

Nov. 7 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY

Nov. 8 – Fairfield Theatre Company – Fairfield, CT

Nov. 10 – Shalin Liu Performance Center – Rockport, MA

Nov. 11 – The Egg Center for the Performing Arts – Albany, NY

Nov. 24 – Hartman Arena – Park City, KS +

Jan. 5 – The MusicFest at Steamboat – Steamboat, CO

Jan. 23 – Kent State Universtiy at Tuscarawas – New Philadelphia, PA

Feb. 4 – Cayamo Cruise – New Orleans, LA

Feb. 16 – Arizona Musicfest – Scottsdale, AZ

 

* with Alan Jackson

+ with Willie Nelson

 

 

23.10.2017 news

SOJA’s new album “Poetry In Motion” is out now!

SOJA, the internationally acclaimed GRAMMY-nominated eight-piece from Washington D.C., has just released its new album ‘Poetry in Motion’. Get it now on black and gold splatter vinyl, limited edition picture disc, CD or digital: http://smarturl.it/soja-pim

Billboard hosted a stream of the album in advance of its release , praising its “well-crafted songs offering profound yet poetic statements fueled by righteous rage and delivered with rock star bravura.” Watch SOJA’s live sessions with SalonPaste, and Billboard.

SOJA will host special album release shows at D.C.’s Anthem on December 29th and will headline 5,000+ capacity arenas across Brasil. Tickets are on-sale now at SOJA’s website.

Watch lyric videos for the tracks from the album “More”, “Bad News”, “Fire in the Sky”, and “Moving Stones” and instantly download when you pre-order the album.

SOJA’s core sound – an uplifting meld of reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock, and hip-hop – is as tight and compelling as it’s ever been in the group’s 20 year history, but now the group digs deeper on its message of finding peace and understanding in the world caught in tribulation. For the band, having fun and social awareness can, and should, co-exist. “More” is a Bob Marley-influenced manifesto to fight greed by being content with what you got and “Bad News” looks for hope in tragic headlines.

“‘More’ is about consumption and envy,” explains Lead singer Jacob Hemphill. “It’s about the false belief that you need more stuff to be happy [and] about trying to strip all that away and finding happiness in the truth that less is more.”

Hemphill continues, “‘Poetry in Motion’ is about us, the human race. We’re beautiful. We’re the caretakers of this earth and everything that lives here, calls it home. But something is wrong. Something in us is lost. That’s the focus – how to get back to the beauty and away from… well, this.”

The members of SOJA, some of whom met in middle school, are stars among the international reggae and jam-band worlds. The band has over 400 million YouTube views and over 7 million social media followers. They have headlined shows in over 30 countries and just wrapped up a 31-date U.S. co-headline tour with The Dirty Heads that included a sold out show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado.

SOJA’s last two albums ‘Amid The Noise and Haste’ (2014) and ‘Live In Virginia’ (2016) each earned the band a GRAMMY nomination in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category. They have received recent media acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, The Washington Post, and more. With all these accolades and devoted global fan base, these talented musicians use explosive energy and positivity to reach its audience and help them relate to the world and to each other.

‘Poetry in Motion’ track list:

1. Moving Stones

2. I Can’t Stop Dreaming

3. Tried My Best

4. More

5. Fire In The Sky

6. Everything To Me

7. Life Support

8. Bad News

9. To Whom It May Concern

10. Sing To Me

11. I Found You

SOJA:

Jacob Hemphill – Vocals / Guitars

Robert ‘Bobby Lee’ Jefferson – Bass + Vocals

Ryan Berty – Drums

Patrick O’Shea – Keyboards / Pianos / B3 Organ

Kenneth Brownell – Percussion

Hellman Escorcia – Saxophone / Aerophone + add’l Percussion / Rhodes / Harmony Vocals

Rafael Rodriguez – Trumpet / Harmony Vocals

Trevor Young – Guitars / Harmony Vocals / Vocals / Bass

UPCOMING SOJA TOUR DATES

Oct. 26 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Nov. 1 – Sao Paulo, Brasil @ Espaco Das Americas

Nov. 3 – Rio de Janeiro, Brasil @ Fundicao Progresso

Nov. 4 – Balneario Camboriu, Brasil @ Music Park

Nov. 5 – Curitiba, Brasil @ Live Hall – Curitiba

Nov. 8 – Porto Alegre, Brasil @ Pepsi On State

Nov. 11 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Personal Festival

Dec. 13 – Ecatepec De Morelos, Mexico @ Closer To The Sun Festival

Dec. 29 – Washington, DC @ Anthem

19.10.2017 news

Listen to New King Gizzard song “Crumbling Castle”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard has released a new song “Crumbling Castle” – listen to it above. The band shared the track with a cryptic message:

In the presence of a mirror, my sensory foax-organs detect discontent on my facial image. I cry a digital tear. Motor fluid. Escaping to the floor, it reflects my silhouette. Frigid, slouched, callous. My smell escapes me. A rancid odour. I am everywhere. I am light. I am a reflection. I am that which I am. And I am violent. And I want it to end. Stillness from the grinding gears. I am a raging droid, with a full tank of propellant. Flick the switch. Turn them off. Standby. Cut the cord. Death is a lamb in a wolf’s clothes. A blessing from the lord satan. I am on the altar. I want it. The saccharine of eternal rest. I wish to consume it’s sickly syrup, and lick it from my many fingers. Take me into the moonless night. I need it. Any way I pass will do.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard has announced a plan to release five albums in 2017. Their first three, Flying Microtonal BananaMurder of the Universe, and Sketches of Brunswick East are out now and the band has done two sold-out headlining tours in the US this year. Pick up the albums now at the ATO store and follow the band for updates:
http://kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com
http://facebook.com/kinggizzardandthelizardwizard
https://twitter.com/kinggizzardband
10.10.2017 news

Watch Nick Hakim’s eerie, sensual “Cuffed” video – on tour now

Nick Hakim‘s music video for “Cuffed” evokes and reimagines the rituals of the Venezuelan followers of Maria Lionza – watch the video now, which was directed by Daniel Kaufman (Diddy; DJ Khaled feat. Future & Jay Z) and features the performance art of FlucT, and read an interview with the director via The FADER.

Of the video, Kaufman said, “For me, the video is about a violent expulsion of negativity–because catharsis is always violent. I’d like people to feel that odd mix of disbelief, confusion, aversion, and perverse joy.” Nick Hakim added, “my favorite part of this process was getting to know everyone else in the couple days we spent working on this video: in one day all of us connected with one another and found trust within one another. It was truly therapeutic. The land we were on was extremely beautiful. I feel blessed to have worked with such talented and amazing artists.”

Nick Hakim is on tour now in the US, and heads to Europe for extensive dates with Fleet Foxes and Bonobo next month – see full dates below.

10/10:  New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
10/12:  Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs
10/13:  Austin, TX @ Antone’s
10:14: Austin, TX @ ACL Festival 
10:15:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room
10/17:  Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/18:  Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10/19:  Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/20:  San Francisco, CA @ The Independant
10/21: Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club 
10/23: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir 
10/24:  Seattle, WA @ Barboza
11/01:  Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Avant-Garde
11/02:  Belfort, FR @ La Poudrière
11/03:  Rotterdam, NL @ BIRD
11/04: Eindhoven, NL @ So What’s Next Festival 
11/07:  Zurich, CH @ X-Tra*
11/08:  Vienna, AT @ Gasometer*
11/09: Zagreb, HR @ Tvornica Kulture*
11/10:  Milan, IT @ Fabrique Milano*
11/13: Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle*
11/15: Belgium, BE @ Forest National^
11/16: Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live^
11/17: Hamburg, GER @ Uberjazz Festival 
11/18: Paris, FR @ Le Zenith^
11/23: Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo*
11/24: Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall*
11/26: London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton*
11/27: London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton*
11/28: Bexhill-On-Sea @ De La Warr Pavilion*
11/29: Southampton, UK @ O2 Guildhall*
12/01: Cologne, DE @ Palladium*
12/03: Stockholm, SE @ Annexet*
12/04: Stockholm, SE @ Annexet*
12/05: Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene*
12/06: Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene*
12/12: Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds 
02/13: Bristol, UK @ The Lantern 
02/14: London, UK @ KOKO 
02/15: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club 
02/16: Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s 
02/17: Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute

^ with Bonobo
* with Fleet Foxes

Watch Nick Hakim’s Pitchfork Live performance and his live session of “Needy Bees”:


29.09.2017 news

New Jessica Lea Mayfield Album ‘Sorry Is Gone’ Out Now!

Jessica Lea Mayfield’s anticipated new album, Sorry Is Gone, is out today on ATO Records – get it now on vinyl (clear wax with a sticker sheet!), CD, cassette, or digital: http://smarturl.it/sorryisgone

Of the record, Mayfield comments, “The whole record is about me taking my life back, without really realizing it. I realized I’m the only person that is going to look out for me. I have to be my main person. No one else.” She continues, “I have to sing about things and write about things that have happened to me as therapy. That’s what connects me to other music I listen to. I want music to make me feel things. This is my inner dialogue, and my chance to get the last word.”

Watch Jessica’s video for “Sorry is Gone”:

“She doesn’t hide or hold back—a raw, fierce attitude runs through the confessional stanzas.”
NPR Music

“Jessica Lea Mayfield is sweet and lonesome, and maybe a little mischievous, on this, the beautiful, gentle country-rock title track from her coming fourth studio album.”
The New York Times

“Jessica Lea Mayfield’s fourth album, Sorry Is Gone, sees the sharp-tongued and suave Ohio musician more confident than ever before.”—Stereogum

Sorry Is Gone is clamorous and dynamic, reflective of Mayfield’s rare gift of seeming equally steady and chameleonic from album to album.”—LENNY

“She succeeds with this tricky balance due to a great band, expertly rendered songs that split the difference between angst and honesty, and a voice that’s both vicious and resigned while singing about a horrific time that you hope is finally behind her.  The backstory leading to Sorry is Gone may not be the type you’d wish on anyone, but in the hands of Jessica Lea Mayfield, it has resulted in compelling art.”—American Songwriter

 

Following an extensive fall tour, Mayfield and her band will embark on a series of newly announced dates in 2018 including shows in Dallas, Austin, San Diego, L.A., San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and more. All tickets are now on-sale at https://site.jessicaleamayfield.com/tour. See below for complete dates!

The 11-track record was recorded at Water Music and Electric Lady studios with producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Phosphorescent). In addition to Mayfield, the album features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Seth Avett on backing vocals and keys, drummer Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Sun Kil Moon), bassist Emil Amos (Grails, Holy Sons) and guitarist Cameron Deyell (Sia, Streets of Laredo.) with additional production from Patrick Damphier (The Mynabirds).

Sorry Is Gone is Mayfield’s first solo album since 2014’s Make My Head Sing…, which was released to widespread acclaim. Of the album, Rolling Stone asserted, “…Mayfield’s echo-laden bluegrass vocals mesh with scorching electric guitar lines to render remarkable results,” while Pitchfork praised, “There’s something certainly compelling about this raw, minimalist sound” and NPR’s Fresh Air proclaimed, “The music is heavy, but it soars.” Additionally Interview Magazine declared, “Mayfield sounds like she’s finally arrived” and USA Today affirmed, “Her evolution as an artist has been fascinating to hear.” Most recently, in 2015, Mayfield collaborated with Seth Avett on Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith.

SORRY IS GONE TRACK LISTING

  1. Wish You Could See Me Now
  2. Sorry Is Gone
  3. Meadow
  4. Maybe Whatever
  5. Soaked Through
  6. Safe 2 Connect 2
  7. Bum Me Out
  8. WTF
  9. Offa My Hands
  10. World Won’t Stop
  11. Too Much Terrible

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD TOUR

October 8—Charleston, WV—Mountain Stage

October 12—Columbus, OH—Rumba Café*

October 13—Lakewood, OH—Mahall’s 20 Lanes*

October 14—Pittsburgh, PA—Club Café*

October 15—Toronto, ON—The Rivoli*

October 17—New York, NY—Baby’s All Right*

October 19—Boston, MA—Great Scott†

October 20—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle†

October 21—Washington, DC—Songbyrd†

October 23—Charlottesville, VA—The Southern†

October 24—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle Back Room†

October 25—Knoxville, TN—The Open Chord†

October 26—Asheville, NC—The Altamont†

October 27—Atlanta, GA—The Earl†

October 28—Charlotte, NC—Stage Door Theater†

November 3—Nashville, TN —The Basement East‡

November 8—Indianapolis, IN—Hi-Fi†

November 9—Chicago, IL—The Empty Bottle

November 10—Milwaukee, WI—The Back Room at Colectivo

November 11—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry

November 12—Madison, WI—The Frequency†

November 14—Davenport, IA—The Raccoon Motel†

November 15—Des Moines, IA—Vaudeville Mews†

November 16—Kansas City, MO—The Riot Room†

November 17—St. Louis, MO—Off Broadway†

November 18—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar†

January 18—Little Rock, AR—Stickyz Rock‘n’Roll Chicken Shack#

January 19—Dallas, TX—Three Links#

January 20—Austin, TX—Barracuda#

January 22—Santa Fe, NM—Meow Wolf#

January 23—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar#

January 24—San Diego, CA—The Casbah#

January 26—Los Angeles, CA—The Echo#

January 27—Joshua Tree, CA—Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace#

January 28—Costa Mesa, CA—The Wayfarer#

January 30—San Francisco, CA—The Independent#

February 1—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge#

February 2—Vancouver, BC—The Cobalt#

February 3—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern#

February 6—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room#

February 8—Boulder, CO—eTown

February 9—Denver, CO—Larimer Lounge#

February 10—Wichita, KS—Barleycorn’s#

*with support from Mal Blum

†with support from Blank Range

‡with support from Idle Bloom

#with support from Sun Seeker

24.09.2017 news

New J. Roddy Walston & The Business Album “Destroyers of the Soft Life” Out Now; Watch CONAN performance

J. Roddy Walston & The Business has melded engaging, melodic songwriting with sharp observations about American culture on Destroyers of the Soft Life, their new album out NOW.

Get it now on gleaming white vinyl or CD, and stream/download everywhere: http://smarturl.it/jroddydestroyers

Watch the band’s CONAN performance and read an exclusive interview with Noisey:

Produced by studio veteran Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, Father John Misty) and mixed by M. Allen Parker (Dan Auerbach, Sheryl Crow), Destroyers of the Soft Life began two years ago when Rod Walston (lead singer / guitarist / piano), Billy Gordon (guitar), Logan Davis (bass) and Steve Colmus (drums) purchased space in a Richmond, Virigina WWII era bomb shelter turned lumber yard. The foursome gutted and subsequently spent seven months transforming it into their own recording studio. As they put down roots Walston also became a father for the first time, inspiring lyrics that take an unflinching look at family dynamics and parental motivations.

“We had never been a band where we pretended that it’s 1965,” Walston said. “Loud rock and roll music has become less relevant because it’s just been on a loop,” he says. “If there was any rule on this record, it was, let’s be a part of music right now. I want to be part of living music in this moment.”

TOUR DATES

9/30 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up

10/4 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall

10/5 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

10/7 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits

10/8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

10/10 – Orlando, FL – The Social

10/11 – Ybor City, FL – Crowbar

10/13 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre

10/14 – Greenville, SC – Fall for Greenville

10/15 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre

 

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