20.09.2017 news

Re-Saturating The Seven Contest

Purchase The Desaturating Seven from any participating independent record store and receive a black and white ‘Desaturated Seven’ coloring poster.  Colorize the poster and way you see fit and post on Instagram with hashtag #desaturatingseven.  The top three entries chosen by ATO Records on 10/20 will receive a pair of tickets to any headlining show on the 2017 Fall tour (10/22-11/13), a $100 gift card to the Primus online store, and a $100 gift card to the ATO Records online store.  Available while posters last! 

 

Participating Stores

Cactus Houston TX
Central Square Santa Rosa Beach FL
Cheap Thrills Beckly WV
Darkside Records Poughkeepsie NY
Dearborn Music Dearborn MI
Easy Street Seattle WA
Electric Fetus Minneapolis MN
Euclid Records St. Louis MO
Euclid Records New Orleans LA
Fingerprints Long Beach CA
Homer’s Omaha NE
Indy CD & Vinyl Indianapolis IN
Looney Tunes West Babylon NY
Lou’s Records Encinitas CA
Magnolia Thunderpussy Columbus OH
Music Millennium Portland OR
Omega Music Dayton OH
Oz Music Tuscaloosa AL
Park Avenue CD Orlando FL
Peaches New Orleans LA
Plan 9 Richmond VA
Pure Pop Burlington VT
Record Archive Rochester NY
Record Exchange Boise ID
Rhino/Mad Platter Claremont CA
Rockin’ Rudy’s Missoula MT
Salzer’s Ventura CA
Schoolkid’s Raleigh NC
Schoolkid’s Durham NC
Schoolkid’s Chapel Hill NC
Skip’s Records & CD World Eugene OR
Streetlight San Jose CA
Strictly Discs Madison WI
The Long Ear Coeur d’Alene ID
T-Bones Records Hattiesburg MS
Tunes Hoboken NJ
Tunes Marlton NJ
Tunes Voorhees NJ
Twist and Shout Denver CO
Vinyl Renaissance Overland Park KS
Waterloo Records and Video Austin TX
Wooden Nickel Fort Wayne IN
BIRDLAND MUSIC VIRGINIA BEACH VA
BOO BOO RECORDS SAN LUIS OBISPO CA
CD CENTRAL LEXINGTON KY
CRIMINAL RECORDS ATLANTA GA
CULTURE CLASH TOLEDO OH
DADDY KOOL RECORDS ST PETERSBURG FL
END OF AN EAR AUSTIN TX
EXILE ON MAIN ST BRANFORD CT
GOOD RECORDS DALLAS TX
GRIMEY’S NASHVILLE TN
GUESTROOM RECORDS NORMAN OK
GUESTROOM RECORDS OKLAHOMA CITY OK
GUESTROOM RECORDS LOUISVILLE KY
HOT POOP WALLA WALLA WA
JACKPOT RECORDS PORTLAND OR
LANDLOCKED MUSIC BLOOMINGTON IN
LUNA MUSIC INDIANAPOLIS IN
LUNCHBOX RECORDS CHARLOTTE NC
M-THEORY MUSIC SAN DIEGO CA
NEAT NEAT NEAT RECORDS AND MUSIC FORT WAYNE IN
RADIO-ACTIVE RECORDS FT LAUDERDALE FL
SEASICK RECORDS BIRMINGHAM AL
SHAKE IT CINCINNATI OH
STINKWEEDS PHOENIX AZ
THE END OF ALL MUSIC OXFORD MS
UHF RECORDS ROYAL OAK MI
VERTIGO MUSIC GRAND RAPIDS MI
VINTAGE VINYL ST LOUIS MO
WAITING ROOM RECORDS NORMAL IL
YOUNG ONES KUTZTOWN PA
BK Music Richmond VA
Bull Moose Music Portland ME
Dimple Records Sacramento CA
Down In The Valley Golden Valley MN
Down In The Valley Crystal MN
Down In The Valley Maple Grove MN
Gallery Of Sound Wilkes-Barre PA
Graywhale Taylorsville UT
Independent Records Colorado Springs CO
Monster Charleston SC
Rasputin Music Berkeley CA
Reckless Records Chicago IL
Reckless Records Chicago IL
Reckless Records Chicago IL
Silver Platters Seattle WA
Sound Garden Baltimore MD
Sound Garden Syracuse NY
The Exclusive Company Oshkosh WI
Vintage Vinyl Fords NJ
Zia Record Exchange Phoenix AZ
Angelos Aurora CO
EARSHOT (SC) Greenville SC
Everyday Music Portland OR
Josey Records Dallas TX
Love Garden Sounds Lawrence KS
Main Street Music Philadelphia PA
Mills Record Company Kansas City MO
Mojo Books & Music Tampa FL
Permanent Records Los Angeles CA
Princeton Record Exchange Princeton NJ
Rough Trade Brooklyn NY
Repo Records Philadelphia PA
Shuga Records Chicago IL
Siren Records Doylestown PA
The Groove Nashville TN
Touch Vinyl Los Angeles CA
Wuxtry Records Athens GA
Sonic Boom Seattle WA
Sisters of Sound Manhattan KS
Rainy Day Records Olympia WA
Rolling Stones Norridge IL
Superfly Music San Marcos TX
House Of Records Eugene OR
Finders Records Bowling Green OH
Wax Trax Denver CO
Eagle Valley Music Minturn CO
Dyno Records Newburyport MA
Mobius Records Fairfax VA
Port of Sound Records Costa Mesa CA
Creep Records Philadelphia PA
Sweat Records Miami FL
The Record Lounge Lansing MI
Wild Honey Records Knoxville TN
Freakbeat Records Sherman Oaks CA
Turntable Lab New York NY
Green Light Music Kalamazoo MI
Breakaway Records Austin TX
Lagniappe Records Lafayette LA
Songbyrd Music Washington DC

 

15.09.2017 news

The Bronx Release “Two Birds” Video, from “V” out 9/22

The Bronx released a new video for “Two Birds” from their forthcoming album V out 9/22 – pre-order now.
The video, directed by Steven Hanft, follows the band as they perform across the seedy, off the beaten path L.A. landscape, away from the typical Beverly Hills and Hollywood sights. The clip is populated with a variety of Hollywood sirens, oddballs and masked characters adding new flavor to a vintage, classic rock video.

The Bronx’s V was produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, FIDLAR), and follows the bands alter-ego’s 2014 album Mariachi El Bronx III.

Guitarist Joby Ford says of the album: “It has the angst and social commentary that has characterized us from the beginning, only now the angst is aimed at more than just superficial things and the social commentary is directed at more than just people who like different music than us.”

The band will hit the road on release date, circling the US in October. Check out dates below.

FRI 9/22 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, US

SAT 9/23 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ, US

SUN 9/24 – 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ, US

TUE 9/26 – Barracuda, Austin, TX, US

WED 9/27 – Curtain Club, Dallas, TX, US

THU 9/28 – White Oak Music Hall Upstairs, Houston, TX, US

FRI 9/29 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, US

SAT 9/30 – The Loft, Atlanta, GA, US

SUN 10/1 – Exit/In, Nashville, TN, US

TUE 10/3 – Strange Matter, Richmond, VA, US

WED 10/4 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD, US

FRI 10/6 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA, US

SAT 10/7 – House of Independents, Asbury Park, NJ, US

SUN 10/8 – Brooklyn Bazaar, Brooklyn, NY, US

TUE 10/10 – El Club, Detroit, MI, US

WED 10/11 – Subterranean, Chicago, IL, US

THU 10/12 – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO, US

SAT 10/14 – Globe Hall, Denver, CO, US

SUN 10/15 – Globe Hall, Denver, CO, US

TUE 10/17 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT, US

WED 10/18 – The Bunkhouse Saloon, Las Vegas, NV, US

THU 10/19 – The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US

THU 10/26 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

FRI 10/27 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

SAT 10/28 – Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

SUN 10/29 – Enmore Theatre, Newtown, NSW, Australia

MON 10/30 – Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia

TUE 10/31 – Panthers, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

THU 11/2 – Hq, Adelaide, SA, Australia

FRI 11/3 – Metropolis, Fremantle, WA, Australia

15.09.2017 news

Mike Gordon’s “OGOGO” Out Now!

Mike Gordon’s new solo album OGOGO has arrived via Megaplum / ATO Records. Produced by GRAMMY© Award-winning engineer Shawn Everett (The War On Drugs, Weezer, Alabama Shakes), OGOGO was recorded earlier this year in Boston and Los Angeles, and features Mike’s regular touring band: Scott Murawski (guitar/vocals), Robert Walter (keyboards), John Morgan Kimock (drums), and Craig Myers (percussion).

BUY HERE 

“It was clear right from the opening track, “Equilibrium,” the LP was more inspired by the pop world than the likes of Phish and The Allman Brothers Band. Gordon had been listening to a lot of pop music when he drove his 8-year-old daughter Tessa to school each morning and the influence of the contemporary hits he heard seeped into his new music. Everett made full use of the studio to layer multiple tracks to create each of the songs found on OGOGO, in some cases using a dozen tracks or more of the same instrument on one tune. The result is unlike anything Mike has put out in the past and the insanely catchy “Let’s Go” just may be the bassist’s first crossover hit.”  – Jambase



Gordon will celebrate the release of OGOGO with a North American headline tour that will kick off at the Georgia Theater in Athens, GA on September 22. The run will include shows at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto (September 30), the Metro in Chicago (October 6), and a two-night stand at the Boulder Theatre (October 13 + 14).

 

MIKE GORDON – FALL 2017 TOUR DATES

9/22 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre

9/23 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

9/24 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

9/26 – Richmond, VA @ The National

9/27 – New Haven, CT @ College St. Music Hall

9/29 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater

9/30 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

10/1 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

10/3 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bells Eccentric Café

10/4 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater

10/5 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

10/6 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro

10/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre

10/10 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

08.09.2017 news

Listen to New Joseph ‘Stay Awake’ EP and see on tour this fall!

Joseph returns with a seven-track EP, Stay Awake, out today to stream or download at http://smarturl.it/joseph-stayawake. The collection includes three new songs – “All,” which opens the set, a demo of “50, 60, 80” and the closing track, “Stay Awake” – plus reimagined versions of two older songs and stunning covers of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and the Rolling Stones’ “Moonlight Mile.” 

Natalie Schepman, who founded Joseph with her two sisters, Allison Closner and Meegan Closner, says,Stay Awake is a small collection of songs we put together to help ourselves deal with heaviness. It’s a bit of telling it like it is. It’s a bit of a ‘keep going.’” 

NPR Music premiered Joseph’s glistening version of “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” today – listen HERE. 

“When we were recently reminded of Tears for Fears’ song ‘Everybody Wants to Rule The World,’ it hit us how pertinent it is today even though it was written in the 80’s. Today, maybe more than ever,” explains Natalie, who added a few lines after the bridge that especially speak to the times we live in:

 

“Make the most of freedom and pleasure.

All I know is take care of each other.

An open door, a seat at the table, there’s enough to go around.”

 

“In all honesty, it feels like the house is falling down around us, but the lyric ‘holding hands while the walls come tumbling down’ resounds in our minds,” says Natalie. “We hope that our music can be a force of togetherness when it seems like everything’s trying to divide us.”  

The band recorded Stay Awake at Sound Emporium in Nashville. It was produced by longtime friend Andrew Stonestreet, who co-wrote several tracks on Joseph’s most recent album, I’m Alone, No You’re Not.

The band’s fall headline tour kicks off next week with a September 13 show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. The run includes an evening at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY (September 15) and a concert at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre (October 13). Tickets are available at http://smarturl.it/josephtour.

Stay Awake – Track Listing

 

1.     All

2.     Everybody Wants to Rule The World

3.     Lifted Away 

4.     Planets

5.     50, 60, 80 (Demo)

6.     Moonlight Mile

7.     Stay Awake

 

Joseph – North American Tour Dates

9/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *

9/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *

9/16 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *                                                 SOLD OUT

9/17 – Burlington, VT @ Grand Point North Festival @ Waterfront Park

9/19 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon *

9/20 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club *

9/22 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *

9/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

9/24 – Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

9/26 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre #

9/27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi #

9/29 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City #

9/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #

10/1 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall #

10/2 – Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall #

10/4 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s #

10/6 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s (ACL Late Night Show) #

10/7 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival

10/8 – Dallas, TX @ Tree’s #

10/10 – Albuquerque, NM @ KiMo Theatre #

10/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #

10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre #

11/18 Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capitol 

* Bailen opening

# Liza Anne opening

17.08.2017 news

Surprise Surprise. New King Gizzard Out Now!

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard has surprise released their third album of 2017, Sketches of Brunswick East, a jazz and Tropicalia infused collaboration with Mild High Club.  The album is available now for digital download, and you can now pre-order it on high fidelity 180-gram black vinyl, limited edition cassette, or CD. All physical pre-orders placed through the ATO shop will receive a free Gizzard Gator sticker, and orders will arrive before the album is available in record stores or other third-party retailers.

Buy / Pre-Order Here

Sketches is a soothing balm of a record, a chance to get to know King Gizzard’s sunny, playful side. Where previous albums have slipped down sonic worm-holes to explore distant galaxies, this one is an examination of (and homage to) the Melbourne suburb in which King Gizzard write and record in their own studio, and from where they run their planet-spanning psychedelic operation.

“We’re always walking up and down the street all the time,” described lead singer Stu Mackenzie. “Going to get coffee, lugging amps, just constantly wandering Lygon Street and spending a lot of time looking out into the distance, seeing the terrain change as new apartment buildings are erected, watching the cranes build bigger cranes. In that respect, perhaps it represents greater changes that are happening in the wider world, and this is our attempt to find beauty within a place that we spend so much time.”

A knowing nod to Miles Davis’s Sketches of Spain, this album also sees the band further exploring a Tropicalia element their music only ever previously hinted at. The band’s various sketches about time and place were reworked and pieced together, akin to “sampling-culture, in which old ideas are reshaped and suddenly things make sense,” explained Mackenzie. “It was like we were continually jamming with ourselves.”

Sketches Of Brunswick East is the third of five projected albums to be released by King Gizzard in 2017. “We don’t expect everyone to like everything that we release, but I hope people can view these five records as one body of work,” says Stu of this grand creative undertaking. “They’ve been made at the same time, by the same people, in the same place, and they all overlap.”

The band has a final run of US tour dates in 2017, beginning on September 23 in Michigan and ending at Joshua Tree, CA’s psychedelic Desert Daze Music Festival in mid-October. All upcoming dates are listed below.

 

US TOUR DATES

9/23 – Kalamazoo, MI – Audiotree Music Festival

9/24 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #

9/25 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #

9/26 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom #

9/28 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s

9/30 – Austin, TX – Mohawk Outside

10/1 – Dallas, TX – Trees

10/3 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar

10/4 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

10/5 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre %

10/6 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall %

10/7 – Boise, ID – Neurolux %

10/8 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %

10/9 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom %

10/10 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre %

10/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore %

10/13 – 10/15 – Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze 2017

 

# with Mild High Club

% with Tropical Fuck Storm

17.08.2017 news

Lee Ann Womack Announces ATO Debut “The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone” out October 27

LEE ANN WOMACK DIGS DOWN TO HER TEXAS ROOTS ON ATO RECORDS DEBUT ’THE LONELY, THE LONESOME & THE GONE’ OUT OCTOBER 27 

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LISTEN TO NEW SONG “ALL THE TROUBLE” VIA NPR MUSIC

 

Lee Ann Womack, one of the most distinctive and decorated vocalists in modern music, will make her debut for ATO Records on October 27 with the release of ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,’ an album that mixes the country, soul, gospel and blues of her native East Texas, into an audacious, sharp-edged work of art.  Produced by Womack’s husband and fellow Texan Frank Liddell (fresh off a 2017 ACM Album of the Year win for Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Weight of These Wings’), and featuring songs mostly co-written by Womack, ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,’ is her most personal album to date, marking the culmination of a journey that began with her 2005 CMA Album of the Year ‘There’s More Where That Came From’ toward an authentic American music that celebrates her roots and adds to the canon.

 

Listen to new song “All The Trouble,” co-written by Womack and her band mates Adam Wright and Waylon Payne via NPR Music here.

 

‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ features fourteen new songs, recorded with Womack’s core band of top shelf musicians including bassist Glenn Worf, songwriters and guitarists Wright, Payne and Ethan Ballinger, and drummer Jerry Roe.  The album was mostly recorded at the legendary SugarHillStudios in Houston, TX.  Formerly known as Gold Star and open since 1941, SugarHill is one of the oldest continuously run studios in the country and home to seminal early recordings by many artists who had a formative influence on Womack, including George Jones, Willie Nelson and Lightnin’ Hopkins.  Among the album’s three cover songs, Womack recorded a haunting version of George Jones’ “Please Take the Devil Out of Me” standing on the same gold star linoleum floor where he cut the 1959 original.

 

“I wanted to get out of Nashville, and tap the deep music and vibe of East Texas,“ says Womack.  “I wanted to make sure this record had a lot of soul in it, because real country music has soul.  I wanted to remind people of that.”

 

‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ follows Womack’s acclaimed 2014 album ‘The Way I’m Livin’,’ which SPIN deemed “the best of her career” to date.  Highlights from that career include performances for presidents and other world leaders, duets partners ranging from George Strait to John Legend, a Grammy, five Academy of Country Music awards, and six Country Music Association awards including Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, and two Singles of the Year.

 

 ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ Track List: 

1. All The Trouble

2. The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone

3. He Called Me Baby

4. Hollywood

5. End Of The End Of The World

6. Bottom of the Barrel

7. Shine On Rainy Day

8. Mama Lost Her Smile

9. Wicked

10. Long Black Veil

11. Someone Else’s Heartache

12. Sunday

13. Talking Behind Your Back

14. Take The Devil Out of Me 

 

Lee Ann Womack Upcoming Tour Dates:

Aug. 25 – Ford Center – Evansville, IN*

Aug. 26 – State Farm Center – Champaign, IL*

Aug. 27 – Plaza Theatre – Glasgow, KY

Sept. 8 – The Family Arena – St. Charles, MO*

Sept. 9 – U.S. Cellular Center – Cedar Rapids, IA

Sept. 10 – St. Croix Casino – Turtle Lake, WI

Sept. 14 – AmericanaFest – Nashville, TN

Sept. 22 – Charleston Civic Center – Charleston, WV*

Sept. 23 – Erie Insurance Center – Erie, PA*

Sept. 28 – Trans-Pecos Festival – Marfa, TX

Oct. 7 – Museum of Appalachia – Clinton, TN

Oct. 20 – Music In The Mill – Hickory, NC

Oct. 27 – Resch Center – Green Bay, WI

Oct. 28 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN*

Oct. 29 – Bridge View Center – Ottumwa, IA

Nov. 3 – Lafayette Cajundome – Lafayette, LA*

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

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

 

 *denotes shows w. Alan Jackson

 

More Info on Lee Ann Womack

http://shorefire.com/client/lee-ann-womack

http://www.leeannwomack.com

https://www.facebook.com/LeeAnnWomack

https://twitter.com/leeannwomack

https://www.instagram.com/leeannwomack

16.08.2017 news

Primus Announces New Studio Album and Fall Tour

Primus are excited to announce their ninth studio album The Desaturating Seven.  

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This is the first studio album of original material since 1995’s Tales From The Punchbowl with the classic Primus line-up of Les Claypool (vocals, bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums). The Desaturating Seven is inspired by a 1970’s children’s book Claypool often read to his kids when they were growing up. The book tells a story of seven goblins – one representing each color of the rainbow – who simultaneously pull all of the color out of the world.

 

 

“Many years ago when my children were little kidlets scurrying around the place wreaking havoc and whatnot till it was time for bed and book time, my wife turned them on to a book called “The Rainbow Goblins” by Ul De Rico,” Claypool explained. “The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately and I thought, ‘this would make good fodder for a piece of music.’ The use of color and darkness both in the paintings and the writing was compelling and now, near two decades later, the metaphor of greed, gluttony and deceit vs unity of the masses is eerily relevant. I brought the notion to the Primus guys and they were all for it. Plus, I figured it’s about time someone brought ‘Goblin Rock’ back to the fold.”

 

TOUR DATES
8/1 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
8/2 – Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheater
8/4 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheater
8/5 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads
8/6 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
8/8 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
8/9 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
8/11 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
8/12 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
8/13 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
8/15 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
8/17 – Stateline, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
8/18 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater
with Clutch

10/20 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens
10/21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Lawn
10/22 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live
10/24 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial
10/27 – Albany, NY – Palace Theater
10/28 – Washington DC – The Anthem w/ Clutch
10/29 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater
10/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11/2 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater
11/3 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theater
11/4 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theater
11/5 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Theater
11/7 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater
11/9 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11/10 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Hotel
11/11 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/13 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
12/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12/30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

16.08.2017 news

J. Roddy Walston & The Business Announce “Destroyers of the Soft Life”

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 set for a September 29 release on ATO Records. Produced by studio veteran Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, Father John Misty) and mixed by M. Allen Parker (Dan Auerbach, Sheryl Crow) the album is now available for pre-order.

PRE-ORDER HERE 

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

8/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

8/24 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar 20th Anniversary Residency

8/25 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar 20th Anniversary Residency

8/26 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar 20th Anniversary Residency

9/2 – Snowshoe, WV – Snowshoe Mountain Resort

9/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors

9/10 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall

9/12 – Green Bay, WI – Badger State Brewing Company

9/14 – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barnstormers

9/15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

9/16 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s

9/18 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre

9/19 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up

9/22 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

9/23 – Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub

9/24 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

9/26 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine

9/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

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

 

15.08.2017 news

Nick Hakim: Pitchfork Live, VEVO mini-doc, and fall tour!

Watch Nick Hakim and his band perform live from the Pitchfork headquarters, and catch them on tour in North America and Europe this fall – see all tour dates below and get tickets here:

VEVO also spent a day with Nick Hakim as he mentored NYC student artists in songwriting and production, and explained what arts education means to him. Check it out:

Nick Hakim’s song “Needy Bees” was featured on HBO’s hit show Insecure! Read Complex’s interview with Nick and watch a live session of the song, recorded at Strange Weather Studios in Brooklyn:

Catch Nick on tour this fall:

10/3 Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/4 Baltimore MD @ Metro Gallery
10/5 Raleigh NC @ Kings
10/6 Nashville TN @ Basement East
10/7 Atlanta GA @ Vinyl
10/9 Birmingham AL @ The Nick
10/10 New Orleans LA @ Gasa Gasa
10/12 Houston TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/13 Austin TX @ Antone’s
10/14 Austin TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/15 Dallas TX @ House of Blues
10/17 Tuscon AZ @ Club Congress
10/18 Santa Ana CA @ Constellation Room
10/19 Los Angeles CA @ Echoplex
10/20 San Francisco CA @ The Independent
10/21 Oakland CA @ Starline Social Club
10/23 Portland OR @ Doug Fir
10/24 Seattle WA @ Barbosa
11/1 Paris FR @ Pitchfork Avant-Garde
11/3 Rotterdam NL @ BIRD
11/4 Eindhoven NL @ So What’s Next Festival
11/7 Bristol UK @ The Lantern
11/8 London UK @ KOKO
11/9 Manchester UK @ The Deaf Institute
11/11 Leeds UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11/13 Cologne DE @ Stadtgarten
11/15 Brussels, BE @ Forest National *
11/16 Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live *
11/17 Hamburg DE @ Uberjazz Festival
11/18 Paris, FR @ Le Zenith *
* supporting Bonobo
15.08.2017 news

Gill Landry announces new album “Love Rides A Dark Horse”

Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show has announced the release of his new studio album, ‘Love Rides A Dark Horse,’ due Oct. 6 on ATO Records. The first single and video from the 9-song collection, “Berlin,” was premiered today at American Songwriter. You can pre-order the album now in the ATO shop: http://smarturl.it/gill/officialstorepreorder

Listen to “Berlin”:

Following his critically acclaimed, self-titled 2015 ATO debut, ‘Love Rides A Dark Horse’ reflects the better part of a year Landry spent picking up the pieces of a failed relationship. Touring and recording alone during this period, he wrote with unflinching honesty about depression and expectation and desire.

“Love and hate need each other for either to have meaning and I feel like it’s the same way with people,” says Landry. “I’d like to believe love always wins coming down the stretch—it just might not be the way you envisioned it. In my experience love often isn’t what I expected and wouldn’t be half as good if it was. That basically is what I wrote this album about. The dark horse is the unexpected winner.”

‘Love Rides A Dark Horse’ breaks new ground for Landry with contributions from fiddler Ross Holmes (Mumford & Sons, Bruce Hornsby), keyboard player Skylar Wilson (Andrew Combs, Rayland Baxter), and drummer Logan Matheny (Roman Candle, Rosebuds). The songs spill over with gorgeous female harmonies by Klara Soderberg (First Aid Kit), Karen Elson and Odessa. Landry’s own vocals are front and center with the arrangements built around his husky baritone, often calling to mind Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. EndFragment

Landry will perform at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville in September. More tour dates will be announced soon – get tickets at http://www.gilllandrymusic.com/tour/: 

September 14 – Nashville, TN – High Watt*

October 2 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall (stage 2)

November 22 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day**

November 23 – Edinburgh, UK – The Voodoo Room**

November 24 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – Live Theatre**

November 26 – Nottingham, UK – The Maze**

November 27 – London, UK – The Borderline**

November 30 – Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts^

December 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Globe^

December 2 – San Luis Obispo, CA – The Fremont Theatre^

December 3 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre^

December 4 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore^

December 5 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows^

December 7 – Seattle, WA – Showbox^

December 8 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater^

December 9 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater^

* Americanafest

** w/ Ian Felice

^ w/ Valerie June

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