ATO Records is proud to announce the signing of Baltimore’s own Sun Club! Watch the video for “Tropicoller Lease”, in which the band fends off life-size troll dolls with only their wits and their instruments to protect them, below! The band heads out on tour tonight – check out dates below and get tickets at their website.
Sun Club‘s debut LP, titled The Dongo Durango, joyously deconstructs the traditional pop song and rebuilds it with off-kilter time signatures, gleefully unhinged vocals, and sunny hooks that sink deep into your already fevered brain.
The members of Sun Club became a band as childhood friends over ten years ago and with the release of a well-received 7″ and EP have toured endlessly ever since, moving from basement gigs to bars to opening up shows for the likes of Alvvays, FIDLAR, and Fat White Family. Catch them this fall on a 5-week tour with The Districts. See dates below.
The Baltimore band then set about recording The Dongo Durango using an old warehouse space just outside of their hometown as a makeshift studio. They recorded the album live, all the better to capture the raw and raucous energy of their concerts. There they channeled influences of fellow Baltimore greats from Future Islands to Dan Deacon, as well as drawing from their own musical libraries that include DEVO, The Beach Boys, and The White Stripes.
“We made this video at a time when not a lot of us had jobs and we had just spent a month recording the new album almost everyday,” Sun Club said of the video. “It was this weird in-between phase right after we finished recording, before we went on tour or had any idea of how the album would be released. It was also the end of so many years where we booked our own tours and made short releases. We’ve reached a new step where we are all psyched to properly release some of our music.”
8/24 – Palisades – Brooklyn, NY
9/22 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
9/26 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY#
9/28 – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge – South Burlington, VT#
9/29 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, Canada#
9/30 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Canada#
10/2 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH#
10/3 – Metro – Chicago, IL#
10/4 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN#
10/5 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI#
10/7 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO#
10/9 – Top Hat – Missoula, MT#
10/10 – Neurolux – Boise, ID#
10/11 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR#
10/12 – Neumos – Seattle, WA#
10/14 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA#
10/16 – The Irenic – San Diego, CA#
10/17 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA#
10/20 – The Parish – Austin, TX#
10/21 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX#
10/22 – Studio at Warehouse Live – Houston, TX#
10/23 – Hi-Hi Lounge – New Orleans, LA#
10/24 – Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN#
10/26 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA#
10/27 – The High Watt – Nashville, TN#
10/28 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY#
10/29 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY#
10/31 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC#$
11/2 – 9:30 Club – Washington DC#$
11/3 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA#$
11/4 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY#$
11/5 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY#$
# = The Districts
$ = Lady Lamb
Listen to King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s “Paper Mache Dream Balloon” on Stereogum, Pre-Order Album Now!
Stereogum just premiered the title track from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard‘s upcoming album Paper Mâché Dream Balloon, out November 13 on ATO Records, calling it “charming, a pastoral psych-pop breeze laden with flutes and spiraling harmonies”. You can listen HERE, and download the track instantly when you pre-order the album.
8/25 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar | TICKETS
8/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo | TICKETS
8/27 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door | TICKETS
8/28 – Felton, CA @ Don Quixote’s | TICKETS
8/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop | TICKETS
8/31 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios | TICKETS
9/1 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Caberet | TICKETS
9/2 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza | TICKETS
9/3 – Missoula, MT @ Stage 112 | TICKETS
9/5 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue & 7th | TICKETS
9/6 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean | TICKETS (Available at Door)
9/7 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
9/9 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 | TICKETS
9/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa | TICKETS
9/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl | TICKETS
9/12 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival | TICKETS
9/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s | TICKETS
9/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hallf of Williamsburg | TICKETS
Paul McCartney invited Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes onstage during his set at Lollapalooza to perform the Beatles classic “Get Back”. Check it out here, and see the Alabama Shakes on tour now.
The Drive-By Truckers are thrilled to announce a massive, career-spanning live box set comprised of 35 tracks recorded last fall at The Fillmore in San Francisco. “It’s Great To Be Alive!” will be in stores October 30th in a variety of formats. The deluxe box set include: 5 LPs, 3 CDs, a 16 page LP sized booklet with liner notes from Patterson Hood and 6 mini concerts posters with artwork from Wes Freed. A lighter 3 CD version is also available (with all of the track from the box), then a shorter deluxe 2xLP highlights edition entitled “This Weekend’s The Night” will also be released. All editions are available to preorder from the Drive-By Truckers and iTunes.
As Patterson Hood tells NPR Music: “We sequenced it to be like kind of an ultimate DBT set list. We never use a set list from night to night so the show is ever evolving, but for this it was like, what would be the ultimate three hour show we could play right now?” Hear the live take of “Birthday Boy” below and pre-order the album HERE:
Phish frontman Trey Anastasio has announced his newest album, Paper Towns, to be released October 30! Preorder it now at the official store, where you can order the deluxe limited edition that includes two 180-gram splatter vinyl LPs (45 RPM) and a die-cut gatefold package with six unique sleeves. Only 4,000 of these special packages will be manufactured.
Trey Anastasio Band will celebrate the release of PAPER WHEELS with a headline tour kicking off on October 16th. Check out tour dates and get tickets at treytickets.shop.ticketstoday.com. Tickets for all shows will be available through a real-time presale beginning Thursday, August 27th at noon eastern and ending Wednesday, September 2nd at 5pm eastern at treytickets.shop.ticketstoday.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Thursday, September 3rd.
Produced by Anastasio and longtime collaborator Bryce Goggin, PAPER WHEELS was recorded last year at The Barn, the Phish founding guitarist’s Vermont farmhouse-turned-rehearsal space/recording studio. Anastasio and the members of Trey Anastasio Band (TAB) developed the material on stage while touring and at soundcheck on the tour leading up to the sessions, allowing them to track the album in just under a week. Taking a cue from the energetic immediacy of classic Stax Studio recording sessions, TAB worked fast and loose, playing together live in The Barn and wrapping up tracks after one or two takes. Written and co-written by Anastasio alongside frequent lyric partners Tom Marshall and Steve “The Dude of Life” Pollak, songs like the funk-driven “Bounce” and the elegiac “Invisible Knife” (written solely by Anastasio) are among the legendarily diverse artist’s most infectious and inventive, alive with creative vigor, robust musicianship, and true soul power (see the complete tracklisting below).
PAPER WHEELS features the classic TAB line up of drummer Russ Lawton, bassist Tony Markellis, and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, augmented by a full horn section (including trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman, multi-instrumentalist James Casey, and longtime TAB trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick). The album was mixed by 8x GRAMMY® Award-winning sound engineer Elliot Scheiner (Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Derek & The Dominos).
Anastasio’s 10th solo album and follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed TRAVELER, PAPER WHEELS has been heralded in recent months by a series of new song premieres launched via his website featuring cover art shrouded in code, showcasing such tracks as “Bounce,” “Speak To Me,” and “Never.” “Bounce” and “Never” were both originally featured on a limited edition 7″ single, released exclusively for Record Store Day 2015.
“Rayland builds melodies with lush guitars, keyboards and harmonies far closer to the Shins than Blake Shelton”
– The New York Times
You can also listen to an in-depth interview tackling Rayland’s influences and musical background on NPR’s Morning Edition.
ATO Records is thrilled to announce that the Aussie psych-rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have signed to the label and we’re all excited to come along on their music’s mind-altering ride.
Described as “psych-soul-surf-fuzz-garage-space rock-jazz-DIY-shamans” by The Guardian, the band is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio album to be released Fall 2015 via ATO.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard has also revealed a new run of US tour dates including FYF Fest, Hopscotch and a headlining date at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg; all of them can be found below.
8/23 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
8/25 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
8/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
8/27 – Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
8/28 – Felton, CA – Don Quixote’s
8/29 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
8/31 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
9/1 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
9/2 – Seattle, WA – Red Bull Sound Select at Barboza
9/3 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112
9/5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
9/6 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
9/7 – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
9/9 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (Inside)
9/10 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
9/11 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
9/12 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
9/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
9/16 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Alabama Shakes has just released two new video for the songs “Over My Head” and “Future People” off of their new album Sound & Color. The clips, which can be viewed HERE (Over My Head) and HERE (Future People), are the last in a series of four videos helmed by acclaimed director/photographer Danny Clinch (Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews). It captures Alabama Shakes in their purest form, performing live in Capitol Records’ legendary Studio A, where hit albums by such iconic artists as Frank Sinatra and the Beach Boys were recorded.
Get Sound & Color:
Over My Head:
Don’t Wanna Fight:
6/9 – Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion
6/10 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
6/12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
6/24-28 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury
6/27 – Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole
6/28 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
6/30 – Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
7/1 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
7/4 – Dublin, Ireland @ Marlay Park
7/5 – Belfort, France @ Les Eurockeennes
7/6 – Köln, Germany @ Live Music Hall
7/8 – Lucca, Italy @ Summer Festival Lucca
7/9 – Montreux, Switzerland @ Montreux Jazz Festival
7/10 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival
7/12 – Auchterarder, UK @ T In The Park
7/30 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
7/31 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/1 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
8/4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden SOLD OUT
8/5 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden
8/7 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield SOLD OUT
8/8 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park
8/9 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
8/12 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
8/14 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
8/16 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre SOLD OUT
8/18 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
8/20 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
8/21 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park
9/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
9/18 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/19 – Forest Hills, Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
9/22 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
9/25-27 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
10/2-4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
11/18 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
11/19 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
“I was 15 years old in 1989. This record sounds like the record I wanted to make when I was 15. It just took 25 years of mistakes to get it done.” – Ben Nichols
Following the release of 2012’s Women and Work, Lucero’s new album All A Man Should Do contains some of the most resonant lyrics Ben Nichols has ever written. They read like chapters from his life: the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world and more.
Working with producer Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Flogging Molly) for a third time at Memphis’s Ardent Studios, the band felt comfortable enough to take some chances with a palette of new tones that sound understated yet powerful, bringing life to the stories behind the lyrics without overshadowing them. Listen to the soulful track “Went Looking For Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles” below.
And for the first time they put a cover song on a record, with a full band version of Big Star’s “I Fell in Love with a Girl”. The track features Jody Stephens from Big Star singing back-up vocals, making it that much more special.
This is a Memphis record in the greatest sense and a perfect finish to the three-part love letter to a city that brought them up and made Lucero what they are today.
Sailor Jerry Presents: An Evening With Lucero
10/1 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
10/2 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10/3 – New Orleans, LA – The Grove at Patriot’s Point
10/4 – Charlotte, NC – The Neighborhood Theatre
10/5 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
10/8 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/9 – Boston, MA – Royale
10/10 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
10/11 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
10/14 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
10/15 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/16 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/17 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
10/20 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/22 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
10/23 – Chicago, IL – Metro
10/24 – Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird
11/10 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
11/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
11/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
11/17 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/18 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/21 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11/23 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
12/3 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vendra Concert Hall
12/4 – Orlando, FL – The Social
12/5 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
12/6 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
12/8 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
12/10 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
12/12 – Houston, TX – Numbers
12/15 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
12/16 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
Alabama Shakes stopped by CONAN to perform “Future People” and “Gimme All Your Love” – WATCH both performances at Team Coco, and catch Alabama Shakes on a sold-out tour. Dates are below the videos, and tickets are at the band’s website.