12.09.2018 news

Jim James Announces New Solo Album Uniform Clarity Out 10/5/18

Jim James has announced the release of Uniform Clarity, a new companion piece to his acclaimed 2018 album, Uniform Distortion.  The new LP comprises acoustic renditions of the songs originally found on Uniform Distortion and also includes two all new tracks.  Uniform Clarity was produced by Grammy-Award winner Shawn Everett and arrives on October 5th on white colored vinyl, CD, and digital download/streaming services.


Pre-orders are available here.


“The idea for UNIFORM CLARITY came from UNIFORM DISTORTION,” says James, “an album of intentional chaos/dirt: literal and figurative distortion of lyrics and sound meant to echo and hopefully shed some light on the twisted times and distortion of the truth in which we now live. UNIFORM CLARITY is meant to illuminate the other side – raw and real, but very clear, much like in the early days of recording where all you could hear was the truth because there were no ways to manipulate recordings in the studio. Working with Shawn Everett, we created a document style recording of these songs- just vocals, guitar and the space itself- no special FX. A crystal clear illustration of the flawed beauty of what a song starts off as or sometimes remains- a thought. a seed. a light from the womb of the universe brought to life down here on earth.”





16 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at Ace Hotel


1 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern SOLD OUT

2 – Los Angeles, CA – Cathedral Sanctuary SOLD OUT

3 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre

5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room SOLD OUT

6 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre SOLD OUT

8 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater

9 – Chicago, IL – The Vic SOLD OUT

10 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre

13 – New York, NY – Town Hall SOLD OUT

14 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre

16 – Boston, MA – “Pathways to Paris” @ Theatre at Act Hotel

17 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre SOLD OUT

19 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle

20 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center

21 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace

21.08.2018 news

Announcing A New Album From Oh Pep! – I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…

“Their pop sensibilities offer more twists and turns than the usual ‘verse/chorus’ formula, but there are still big, catchy hooks. It’s just that those hooks seem to happen after you’ve taken a journey through a story, so the hook sinks much deeper and offers a kind of emotional relief.” -NPR

“The duo’s humorous lyrics and off-beat instrumentation make for some very catchy tunes” -WXPN

“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



Melbourne, Australia’s Oh Pep! are back with their sophomore effort, I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…, out October 26th 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 Was Only Thinking About You will be released digitally on CD and on xx vinyl and can be pre-ordered today (insert pre-order links).


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.

10.08.2018 news

King Gizzard Announces 5 Reissue Titles

ATO is partnering with Flightless Records to bring you five King Gizzard reissues on November 2, 2018 !
The first five titles from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s incredible back catalogue will be reissued on 12” vinyl for the first time this year with re-imagined artwork, packaging, liner notes and wax colors. ⁣


The reissued titles are: 12 Bar Bruise, Eyes Like The Sky, Float Along – Fill Your Lungs, Oddments, Willoughby’s Beach EP.
ATO will be shipping both LP and CD versions of the reissues for a November 2 release date.
Stay tuned for more details.


Our friends at Flightless have done an extraordinary job on the re-packaging. We’re incredibly stoked and proud to be involved.



10.08.2018 news

Drive-By Truckers Finally Unveil “Lost” Adam’s House Cat Album

On September 21st, ATO is proud to release the “lost” album by Adam’s House Cat titled Town Burned Down. Formed in 1985 by Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, Adam’s House Cat appeared primed for success in the Our Band Could Be Your Life / pre-Nirvana-era of indie-rock. The tracks have a fierce Replacements-like edge to them, but Hood’s vocals and melodies are unmistakable, and this collection is a stunning preview of the songwriter he would eventually become. This lone album was recorded in 1990, but things fizzled out for the band shortly after as members moved away or got real jobs. Hood and Cooley stayed in touch, of course.


The master tapes were unearthed a few years ago and Hood decided to give them a full re-mix, he cleaned up the vocals and sent them to Sterling Sound for mastering. The resulting album sounds fantastic, and the package comes with short-story length liner notes from Patterson detailing the rise and fall of the band. The LP comes on yellow vinyl.

Pre-order the record here. 



August 25 – Amsterdam NL – Once in a Blue Moon Festival

September 2 – Sausalito, CA – Sausalito Art Festival

September 3 – Richmond, VA – Stone’s Throw Down

September 22 – Chicago, IL – Goose Island Block Party

September 27 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre #

September 28 & 29 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse #

September 30 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker Theatre

October 2 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall *

October 3 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre *

October 5 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater *

October 6 & 7 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s

November 6, 7 & 8 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn

November 9 & 10 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom &*

November 13 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room *

November 14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *

November 15 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

November 16 & 17 – Austin, TX – The Scoot Inn *

January 27 – Feb 1 – Tampa, FL – Outlaw Music Cruise – SOLD OUT

# – w/Adam’s House Cat

 *- w/T. Hardy Morris

& – w/Lily Hiatt


October 12 – San Diego, CA – Music Box

October 13 – Santa Monica, CA – McCabes

October 14 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall

DIMMER TWINS DATES (Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley)

September 7 – Cockeysville, MD – Drool of Rock

09.08.2018 news

Alabama Shakes “Platinum Anniversary” Vinyl Reissue of Boys & Girls

In stores July 13, we’re excited to announce the Alabama Shakes “Platinum Anniversary” Vinyl Reissue of Boys & Girls, in celebration of the platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning 2012 breakthrough debut album which features the hit single “Hold On”.

Order it here!

The limited edition package features pink/turquoise swirl-colored vinyl, and includes a black and metallic

silver gloss deluxe heavyweight jacket with a custom inner sleeve.

There’s an exclusive version for US independent retail that contains a bonus 7” featuring the b-sides “Heavy Chevy”, “Mama” and “Pocket Change.”

ATO Records web-store is shipping both versions now, all orders are entered to win a Grand Prize Certified RIAA Boys & Girls Platinum Album Plaque, with the winners name engraved on the plaque.

05.08.2018 news

Natalie Prass Covers Dionne Warwick for Spotify Singles + Shares New Video

Watch “The Fire” Video HERE

“One of 2018’s catchiest records” -Entertainment Weekly

“The sound of a musician hitting her stride” -Rolling Stone

“Fascinating… a call to arms… brilliant” -NPR

“Magnificent… fights oppression with optimism” -The Guardian

“A dazzling artist entering her prime” -Daily Mirror


NPR is sharing a powerful new video for Natalie Prass’ track “The Fire” today from her sophomore album The Future And The Past. Directed by Alex Germanotta, the video is “a statement on power dynamics between people in relationships and in society,” according to Prass. Shot in the remains of Presidents Park outside Richmond, Virginia – a now defunct open-air museum where visitors could walk among 43 presidential busts, each standing over 18 feet tall – the crumbling monument visually encapsulates the themes of Prass’ new album; her heartbreak over the 2016 presidential election and her newly born awareness that she could use her music to talk about social justice.

Prass’ Spotify Singles Session was released today as well, and includes a new version of her lead single “Short Court Style” and a cover of Dionne Warwick’s “Deja Vu”.

Prass will continue her breakout year by kicking off a headlining North America tour next week with support from Stella Donnelly, taking her through Los Angeles, Chicago and Nashville among numerous other stops. Following that run, she will head to Europe for a month-long jaunt. Early 2019 will see the musician supporting Kacey Musgraves on her “Oh, What A World” tour (all tour dates below).

The Future and the Past, out now on ATO Records, saw the rising star performing on Conan and CBS Saturday, as well as rave reviews from NPR, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, NY Mag and more. A deeply personal and political album, it is a powerful feminist statement that taps into women’s struggles for autonomy and equality, and resonates profoundly in this climate. Though the album was born out of a sense of deep disappointment, doubt and fear after the 2016 election, the result is a record that insists on faith and optimism, succeeding in assuring the listener that they can make a difference.


Sept 18 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Sept 19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Sept 20 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon*
Sept 21 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Sept 24 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey*
Sept 25 – Vancouver BC @ Fox Cabaret
Sept 26 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Sept 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s*
Sept 29 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
Sept 30 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
Oct 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
Oct 6 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Oct 7 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard*
Oct 8 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Oct 10 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
Oct 12 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 13 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
Oct 14 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa*
Oct 16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Oct 17 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Oct 18 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
Oct 19 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Nov 2 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Nov 3 – Manchester, UK @ NOW WAVE
Nov 5 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Nov 6 – Dublin, IE @ The Workman’s Club
Nov 7 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Nov 8 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
Nov 10 – Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves 2018
Nov 11 – Kobenhavn K, DK @ Hotel Cecil
Nov 13 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
Nov 14 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
Nov 15 – Munich, DE @ orangehouse
Nov 16 – Dudlingen, CH @ Café Bad Bonn
Nov 18 – Cologne, DE @ Studio 672
Nov 19 – Brussels, BE @ Rotonde
Nov 20 – Paris, FR @ CAFÉ DE LA DANSE
Nov 21 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
Nov 23 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Super Bock em Stock Festival
Nov 24 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Galileo Galilei
Jan 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre#
Jan 10 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater#
Jan 11 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall#
Jan 12 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre#
Jan 15 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre#
Jan 17 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre#
Jan 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore#
Jan 19 – Boston, MA @ Wang Center#
Jan 23 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
Jan 24 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem#
Jan 25 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre#
Jan 26 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre#

# w/ Kacey Musgraves
* w/ Stella Donnelly



19.07.2018 video, videopage
13.07.2018 news

New Okkervil River EP – “New Blood” b/w “Skiptracer”

“ Celebratory and uplifting ”  – NPR


“The best album of his band’s often-excellent run. ” – Rolling Stone



“The way Will Sheff uses his voice remains the thing that makes every new Okkervil River album exciting. He’s been in a lane of his own for years, making reliably good music and never sounding like anyone else.”  – Brooklyn Vegan


Fresh off three months of touring, Okkervil River are preparing for a trio of East Coast dates in support of their new album  In The Rainbow Rain , released via ATO Records this year. Following those dates, Will Sheff and his bandmates will head across the Atlantic for a European jaunt.


Ahead of their upcoming dates in Brooklyn, Asbury Park and Philadelphia, Okkervil River are pleased to unveil two brand new tracks, New Blood and Skiptracer – both written and recorded during sessions for  In The Rainbow Rain . Songwriter Will Sheff explains, “ I wrote a ton of songs for the album… Some of these songs that didn’t end up on the record were very dear to me, and I was excited to get a chance to come back and put on the finishing touches. ”


The two tracks depict both ends of Sheff’s creative axis, with  New Blood representing the buoyant and emotionally candid  In The Rainbow Rain, while Skiptracer inhabits the more introspective landscape of its predecessor, Okkervil River’s 2016 album Away.


US September Dates
13 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
14 – Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NY
15 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA


September EU
21   Reeperbahn Festival, HAMBURG-NORD, DE
22   Vega Small Hall, Copenhagen, DK
23   Rockefeller Music Hall, OSLO, NO
24   Debaser Strand, STOCKHOLM, SE
26   Lido, BERLIN, DE
27   Gebäude 9, KOLN, DE
28   Sugar Factory, AMSTERDAM, NL
29   Rotown Rotterdam, ROTTERDAM, NL
30   Le Botanique, SAIT-JOSSE-TEN-NOODE, BE


October EU
01   Point Ephemere, PARIS, FR
03   Glee Club, BIRMINGHAM, UK
04   Thekla, BRISTOL, UK
05   Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS, UK
06   Stereo, GLASGOW, UK
07   Gorilla, MANCHESTER, UK
09   The Haunt, BRIGHTON, UK
10   Koko, LONDON, UK
12   Roisin Dubh, GALWAY, IE
13   The Grand Social, DUBLIN, IE
05.07.2018 news

Cordovas – That Santa Fe Channel – Out Now!


East Nashville’s Cordovas have released their ATO Records debut That Santa Fe Channel in stores. Produced by the Milk Carton Kids Kenneth Pattengale, Billboard says “Cordovas and That Santa Fe Channel are Americana through and through, with a clear-cut influence from traditional country and the Grateful Dead along with rich melodies and tight harmonies.” The band celebrated the release of the album with an in-store at Grimey’s in Nashville which was broadscast live on Lightning 100. The band head back out on the road next week, and will showcase at AmericanaFest on September 15th at the High Watt.


Prior to their current U.S. summer tour, Cordovas were out on a five-week European tour. In London, the band stopped by the famed Toe Rag Studios (where the White Stripes recorded Elephant), and taped a session. You can watch their pulsating cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Truckin’” here and That Santa Fe Channel lead single “This Town’s A Drag” here.


“This Town’s A Drag” has already begun to get early adds at radio, including at Lightning 100 (Nashville, TN), WXPN (Philadelphia, PA), WUMB (Boston, MA) and WYEP (Pittsburgh, PA). After highlighting the song in their “New Music Friday” playlist week of release, Spotify has added “This Town’s A Drag” to their “The Pulse of Americana” playlist as well.


Years before Cordovas’ formation, bandleader Joe Firstman traveled the country as a solo musician. Raised in North Carolina, he moved to Hollywood as a determined 20 year-old, signing a major-label deal with Atlantic Records. When a dizzying blur of acclaimed shows — including opening dates for Sheryl Crow and Willie Nelson — weren’t enough to satisfy the expectations of a big-budget record label, Firstman lost his contract and took a new job as music director on Last Call with Carson Daly. It was good work, with Firstman performing nightly alongside first-rate musicians like Thundercat and Kamasi Washington.


Cordovas – 2018 Summer Tour Dates
Aug 14 – Rockford, IL – Anderson Japanese Gardens
Aug 16 – Chicago, IL – Haymarket Americana Concert Series
Aug 19 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal*
Aug 23 – Washington, DC – Pearl Street Warehouse
Aug 24 – Harrisonburg, VA – Clementine Café
Aug 25 – Wise, VA – RTE 23 Music Festival
Aug 30 – Ft. Worth, TX – Magnolia Motor Lounge
Aug 31 – Helotes, TX – Floore’s Country Store^
Sept 1 – Fredricksburg, TX – Backyard at Fritztown^
Sept 2 – Lewisville, TX – Coyote Drive-In
Sept 5 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Sept 6 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
Sept 7 – Chicago, IL – Fitzgerald’s
Sept 8 – Bowling Green, OH – Black Swamp Arts Festival
Sept 9 – St Louis, MO – Off Broadway%
Sept 14 – Oak Park, IL – Downtown Oak Park
Sept 15 – Nashville, TN – AMERICANAFEST
Sept 21-22 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Sept 28 – Iowa City, IA – Big Grove Brewery
Sept 29 – Baileys Harbor, WI – Door Country Brewing Music Hall
Oct 4 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre#
* w/ JJ Grey and Mofro
# w/ Blackberry Smoke
^ w/ Charley Crockett
% w/ Shinyribs


Cordovas are: bassist/vocalist Joe Firstman, drummer Graham Spillman, keyboardist Sevans Henderson, guitarist/vocalist Lucca Soria and guitarist/vocalist Toby Weaver.

03.07.2018 news

Allen Stone Releases New Single “Warriors”

Watch the new “Warriors” lyric video


Washington state R&B/soul singer-songwriter Allen Stone has released a new single, “Warriors”. On Sunday, July 1st, he performed the new track on ABC’s broadcast of the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle, backed during the performance by a 2000 member choir.  The single, produced by Jamie Lidell, will be featured on an as-yet-to-be announced full-length album, which Stone has been putting the finishing touches on.


Watch Allen Stone perform new single “Warriors” LIVE at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony


Discussing the song, Allen stated, “This song came in a period of struggle. Inspiration hadn’t come through to visit for a while. I had felt like I was just pushing a big rock up a hill while wearing flip-flops. I was reminded in that moment that true success comes when you face adversity head on and push through those moments of hardship. Walk tall like Warriors even when terrified.”

Allen appeared on “American Idol” in April, performing a powerful duet of “Unaware” with contestant Dennis Lorenzo, that blowing away the judges, including Lionel Richie who stated, “That was spectacular.”  The performance led to more than 15,000 sales of the digital single of “Unaware” and more than 5,000 album downloads in the weeks following. Additionally Allen’s spring track release, “Brown Eyed Lover”, broke into the Spotify Viral Charts and made it to #11 in the U.S. The song now has more than 3 million streams.

Stone has additionally announced 20+ new dates to his already massive fall headlining tour.  The tour will kick off October 11 in Portland, OR and wrap back in Seattle, December 17.


Tour Dates:
07/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Truck Stop
07/15 – Colwood, BC @ Rock The Shores
09/24 – Melbourne, AU @ Croxton Bandroom
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater ^
10/12 – Napa, CA @ Jam Cellars Ballroom ^
10/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom ^
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^a
10/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory ^
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre ^
10/20 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay ^
10/21 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole ^
10/23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre ^
10/24 – San Antonio, TX @ Rustic ^
10/26 – Dallas, TX @ The Statler Ballroom ^
10/27 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s ^
10/28 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues ^
10/31 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen ^
11/02 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater ^
11/03 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor ^
11/04 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live ^
11/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage ^
11/07 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm ^
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom ^
11/10 – Chattanooga, TN @ Walker Theatre ^
11/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Mill & Mine ^
11/13 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate ^
11/14 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre ^
11/15 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa ^
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
11/18 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents ^
11/20 – Harrisburg, PA @ Capitol Room ^
11/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
11/23 – Boston, MA @ Royale ^
11/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts ^
11/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall ^
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
11/28 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café ^
11/30 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ^
12/01 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre ^
12/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater ^
12/04 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar ^
12/05 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon ^
12/07 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre ^
12/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^
12/09 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre ^
12/11 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory ^
12/17 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
^ Nick Waterhouse supports

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