01.08.2015 news
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Watch Paul McCartney + Brittany Howard perform “Get Back” at Lollapalooza

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.

 

27.07.2015 news
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Drive-By Truckers announce “It’s Great To Be Alive!” 35 track live box set

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:

07.07.2015 news
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ATO Welcomes King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard!

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.

Tour Dates
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
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10.06.2015 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.

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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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09.06.2015 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

07.06.2015 news
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Inspired by Zac Cockrell’s epic Bonnaroo performance, we’ve knocked 20% off all ATO merch in our store for a limited time.

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07.06.2015 news
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Watch Benjamin Booker’s Live Videos for “Wicked Waters” + “Violent Shiver” at MTV

Benjamin Booker has been named one of MTV’s Artists to Watch this summer! Check out the exclusive live videos for “Wicked Waters” and “Violent Shiver” below.

Pick up Benjamin Booker‘s debut album at iTunes for just $5.99, or head to your local independent record store to score $2 off the CD.

 

07.06.2015 news
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Watch Benjamin Booker’s short film music video “The Future Is Slow Coming”

We’re very excited to share the NPR premier of Benjamin Booker‘s new short film “The Future Is Slow Coming”, featuring the songs “Slow Coming” and “Wicked Waters”. NPR’s Ann Powers describes it as “a kind of mash-up of Selma and Beasts of the Southern Wild, with Booker as an unwilling time traveler recalling both the segregated Deep South and current controversial police actions.

“The first song, “Slow Coming” was written before Eric Garner or Michael Brown were killed, when I first moved to New Orleans in 2012. I was seeing friends fight for gay rights. I was seeing people who immigrated to the States struggle for decent wages and a good education. I was seeing an astounding amount of gun violence and people marching on the streets of Central City for a stop to the crime.
I know the difference between right and wrong and I couldn’t understand how these issues I was reading about in books about the 1950s, from people like James Baldwin, could still be unresolved.” – Benjamin Booker

12.05.2015 news
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Watch Fly Golden Eagle’s New Video for “Tangible Intangible”

In their new video for the song “Tangible Intangible”, Fly Golden Eagle has pulled out all the stops: back-up dancers, bathtubs of Pepto Bismol, spitting teeth, cake smashing, synchronized hair cutting and other off the wall imagery showcase what their psychedelic fever dreams are made of. Shot entirely on the iPhone of lead singer Ben Trimble, you can watch + share it HERE courtesy of BrooklynVegan.

“Why wait for people to do what you can do yourself?” explained Trimble when discussing his directorial vision for the video. “The divide between lyrics, music, and visual imagery is now dissolved and poetry triumphs like Orion’s belt’s knife.”

 

“Tangible Intangible” is featured on Quartz, a 26-song epic collection of songs that join together to form a narrative arc describing a story that is sometimes vulgar, sometimes profane, and sometimes beautiful. A more condensed 12-song version was also released titled Quartz Bijou.

The album lines up with the groundbreaking 1973 film The Holy Mountain, an avant-garde masterpiece directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, produced by The Beatles’ manager Allen Klein, and funded by John Lennon and George Harrison.

This summer Fly Golden Eagle will be making festival appearances at Forecastle, XPoNential Fest, Gathering of the Vibes, the Basilica Block Party and more. All upcoming tour dates can be found below, and tickets are available at their website. 

 

TOUR DATES

 

7/10 – Des Moines, IA – 80/35 Festival

7/11 – Minneapolis, MN – Basilica Block Party

7/14 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s

7/15 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s

7/16 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

7/17 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

7/18 – Columbus, OH – The Basement

7/20 – Winooski, VT – The Monkey House

7/21 – Boston, MA – Great Scott

7/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl

7/24 – Washington DC – Gypsy Sally’s

7/25 – Camden, NJ – XPoNential Fest

7/26 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

7/29 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater 1894

7/30 – Bridgeport, CT – Gathering of the Vibes

8/1 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local506

8/2 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl

8/6 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight @ Mr. Fred’s

8/7 – Bristol, TN – Border Bash

8/22 – Louisville, KY – Seven Sense Festival – The New Vintage

9/18 – 9/19 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

10/3 – Mount Pleasant, SC – Patriots Point, Hogs For The Cause

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

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