15.06.2015 news
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Lucero Announces New Album “All A Man Should Do” and North American Tour

“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


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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

09.06.2015 news
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Watch Alabama Shakes “Dunes” Video dir. Danny Clinch

Alabama Shakes has just released a new video for their single “Dunes” off of the new album Sound & Color.  The clip, which can be viewed HERE, is the second 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:

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Dunes:

 

Don’t Wanna Fight:

TOUR DATES

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

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07.06.2015 news
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12.05.2015 news
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Watch Rhett Miller’s New Video for “Most in the Summertime” at Salon

Head to Salon to watch the new music video for Rhett Miller‘s “Most in the Summertime”, directed by Max Nichols. A standout track from Miller’s latest solo album The Traveler, the warm, bouncy song with darker undertones now has a video to match.

Rhett Miller’s new album, The Traveler, is out now. After twenty years as the lead singer and guitarist of the Old 97’s, Miller’s restless drive to create meaningful music and perform for the audiences it inspires is clearly nowhere near slowing down.

Although the album was written and performed by Miller he also had some help, most notably by the members of Black Prairie, the Portland-based that plays everything from bluegrass to klezmer to country and shares members with the Decemberists. Peter Buck of REM also added additional guitar work. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.

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Rhett Miller is the type of singer/songwriter whom would need no introduction in a just world – but life’s not fair and his string of mini-masterpieces solo and with the Old 97’s have found a sizable cult audience with songs that deserve to make him a household name. – SPIN

 

 

TOUR DATES 

RHETT SOLO
6/24 – New York, NY – City Winery
7/2 – Dallas, TX – Barefoot at the Belmont
7/24 – Cambridge, MA – Atwood’s Tavern
8/27 – Amangansett, NY – The Stephen Talkhouse
9/25 – Greenough, MT – Paws Up

OLD 97’S
7/18 – New Braunfels, TX – White Water Amphitheater
8/8 – San Antonio, TX – Lone Star Brewery
8/15 – Houston, TX – Silver Street Studios
8/22 – Dallas, TX – Gilley’s
8/29 – Austin, TX – Fair Market
9/10 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
9/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
9/12 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
9/13 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
9/14 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
9/16 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews
9/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
9/18 – Hollywood, CA – Troubador
9/19 – Del Mar, CA – KAABOO
9/20 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
9/21 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
9/23 – Amarillo, TX – Golden Light Cinema
9/24 – Tahlequah, OK – Medicine Stone Festival
10/3 – Dallas, TX – Lake Highlands Oktoberfest
10/15 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center
10/16 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/17 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
10/19 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/20 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
10/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/23 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
10/24 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
10/26 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
10/27 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
10/28 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/29 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
10/30 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room

29.04.2015 news
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Watch New Video for ‘Sound & Color’ from Alabama Shakes

To celebrate Sound & Color‘s #1 debut in the US and Canada, Alabama Shakes have shared the new video for the album’s title track. Directed by James Frost (Radiohead, Coldplay, Norah Jones) and based on a concept by Brittany Howard, you can watch the video below.

 

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Pitchfork gave the album an 8.1 ranking, hailing it as “stadium soul with one eye peeking toward another galaxy.” USA Today named Sound & Color “Album of the Week” while Entertainment Weekly put it on “The Must List,” awarding it an A- and proclaiming Brittany Howard a “national treasure.” Rolling Stone observed, “This is a weirder, woozier, fiercer and sexier record than their debut in nearly every way” and The New York Times Magazine praised the band’s “soul-stirring, shape-shifting new sound.

The Alabama Shakes will kick off the next leg of their US tour on May 28. Check out tour dates below, and get tickets at their website.

 

Alabama Shakes – Upcoming Tour Dates

 

With special guests Father John Misty (May 28 – June 3), Strand of Oaks (June 9) and Courtney Barnett (June 10).

Very special guests Drive-By Truckers will open on August 16 and September 17-19.
5/3 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus

5/13 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham

5/15 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival  SOLD OUT

5/16 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo

5/28 – St. Louis, MO @ The Fox Theatre w/very special guest Father John Misty

5/29 – Kansas City, MO @ The Starlight Theatre w/very special guest Father John Misty

5/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Hall’s Island w/very special guest Father John Misty SOLD OUT

6/2 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park w/very special guest Father John Misty

6/3 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre w/very special guest Father John Misty

6/5 – Seaside Heights, NJ @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

6/6 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Music & Arts Festival

6/7 – Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival

6/9 – Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion w/special guest Strand of Oaks

6/10 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park w/special guest Courtney Barnett
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

7/1 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival

7/4 – Dublin, Ireland @ Marlay Park

7/5 – Belfort, France @ Les Eurockeennes

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

7/31 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

8/1 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel

*8/4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden

8/9 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival

8/16 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers

9/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers.
9/18 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers
9/19 – Forest Hills, Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers

11/18 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton

 

* Tickets go on sale on May 4 at 9AM to the General Public.

 

21.04.2015 news
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Watch Alabama Shakes Debut “Over My Head” on Fallon

In case you missed it, watch Alabama Shakes perform “Over My Head” last night on Fallon.

Get Sound & Color:

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It’s no secret that frontwoman Brittany Howard has some of the best vocal pipes in the business, but last night’s simmering rendition of “Over My Head” was truly something to behold.” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

Show-stopping ‘Over My Head’… a beautiful showcase for Howard and the rest of the band.” – STEREOGUM

The sparsely arranged number made for an incredible showcase for singer Brittany Howard, the frontwoman transfixing on stage with her singular wail.” – SPIN

21.04.2015 news
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Alabama Shakes ‘Sound & Color’ OUT NOW – #1 Album in US + Canada!

We here at ATO Records are thrilled to share Alabama Shakes’ NEW album Sound & Color with you! And after a #1 debut in the US and Canada, we’re happy to say that the rest of the country agrees that this is an incredibly special record.

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

Get Sound & Color:

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

WATCH the Sound & Color packaging reveal video. 

STREAM Sound & Color in its entirety at NPR.org

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

17.03.2015 news
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Watch Benjamin Booker’s Bonnaroo Performance

Didn’t make it to the Farm this year? You can check out Benjamin Booker’s performance at Bonnaroo courtesy of Red Bull TV. Head to the links below to watch two songs from his set, and check him out on tour this summer.

Happy Homes: http://smarturl.it/broo_happyhomes
Violent Shiver: http://smarturl.it/broo_ViolentShiver

Tour Dates:

6/26 – Pilton, UK – Glastonbury

6/27 – Beningen, Netherlands

6/28 – Paris, France – Festival Solidays

7/2 – Cognac, France – Cognac Blues Passions Festival

7/4 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival

7/5 – Milan, Italy – DIZ Festival

7/8 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy 2

7/9-7/11 – 2000Trees Festival – Cheltenham, UK

7/12 – Scotland, UK – T in the Park

7/13 – Montreaux, Switzerlamd – Montreux Jazz Festival

7/17 – Rathfarnham, Ireland – Longitude Festival

7/18 – Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival

7/24 – Ansan, South Korea – Ansan Valley Rock Festival

7/26 – Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival

8/6 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

8/7 – BC, Canada – Squamish Valley Music Festival

8/8 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

8/9 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Fest

8/13 – Haldern, Germany – Haldern Pop Festival

8/14 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Stay out West

8/15 – Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival 2015

8/17 – Stavanger, Norway – Folken

8/18 – Bergen, Norway – Little Ole Bull

8/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier

8/20 – Aarhus, Denmark – Atlas

8/21 – Dornstadt, Germany – Obstwiesenfestival

8/22 – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop

8/23 – Hamburg, Germany – MS Dockville

8/28-8/30 – Sparta, KY – NiFi Music Ignited

9/11-9/13 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

9/18 – Madison, WI – Live on King Street

9/19 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park

10/4 – Atlanta, GA – Afro–Punk

11/6-11/8 –Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival

11/21-11/22 – Mexico City, Mexico – Festival Corona Capital

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