21.06.2016 news
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Listen to “What It Means” from Drive-By Truckers new album out 9/30 – See New Tour Dates

Listen to a new politically-charged song “What It Means” from Drive-By Truckers upcoming album American Band, in stores September 30th. A powerful and provocative work, American Band is made up of 11 new songs (split almost evenly between Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood compositions). Watch the lyric video for “What It Means” below via Rolling Stone, and instantly download “Surrender Under Protest” and “What It Means” when you pre-order the album.

Pre-order American Band: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon

Hood says of the record: 

“American Band” is a sort of rock and roll call to arms as well as a musical reset button for our band and the country we live in. Most of all, we look at it as the beginnings of some conversations that we, as a people very much need to begin having if we ever hope to break through the divisions that are threatening to tear us apart. 

Drive-By Truckers are celebrating our twentieth anniversary as a band in an election year where some people are trying to define what it is to be American. Definitions based on some outdated ideology of prejudice and fear. We are loudly proclaiming that those people don’t speak for us. America is and always has been a land of immigrants and ideals. Ideals that we have often fallen short of achieving, but it’s the striving that has given us whatever claims to greatness we have had. That’s what America means to us and “We’re an American Band’.

The band will begin touring this summer, with a headlining date at Red Rocks Ampitheater in August. Live dates below, and tickets available at the band’s website.

ON TOUR

7/13 – Lowdown Hudson Music Festival – New York, NY *

7/17 – 12th Annual Targee Fest – Alta, WA *

8/19 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO

8/20 – Red Rocks Ampitheater – Morrison, CO †

8/27 – Moontower Music Festival – Lexington, KY *

9/16 – Toronto Urban Roots Festival – Toronto, ON *

9/17 – Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival – Fredericton, NB *

9/23 – Crossroads – Kansas City, MO ‡

9/24 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN §

9/25 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD §

9/28 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT §

9/29 – Showbox at The Market – Seattle, WA §

9/30 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR §

10/1 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR §

10/2 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC §

10/5 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA §

10/6 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA §

10/7 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA §

10/8 – Montbleau Resort Casino – Lake Tahoe, CA §

10/11 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA §

10/12 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA §

10/14 – Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA §

10/15 – Livewire – Scottsdale, AZ §

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* – festival appearance

† – w/ Yonder Mountain String Band and special guests Preservation Hall Jazz Band

‡ – w/ Son Volt Trio

§ – w/ special guest Lydia Loveless  

16.06.2016 news
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Joseph on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – Thurs 6/23!

Joseph will be making their late night television debut next Thursday, June 23 on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, performing their new single “White Flag” from their upcoming album I’m Alone, No You’re Not out August 26. The band also announced a fall headlining tour in the US – check dates below, and head to their website for tickets (on sale Friday 6/17).

Pre-order I’m Alone, No You’re Not and instantly download “White Flag”:

Official Store | iTunes | Amazon

 

“Joseph will make you cry (in the best, most cathartic way possible)” – PAPER Magazine

“The power and range that Joseph display live cannot be captured in prose” – The Observer

TOUR DATES:

6.27 – Luxembourg, LUX – Rackhal *

6.29 – Munich, GE – Toll wood Festival *

7.1 – Nr. Brandon, Suffolk, UK – Thetford Forest (Forest Live) *

7.2 – Gloucestershire, UK – Barn on the Farm

7.3 – London, UK – Hyde Park w/Carole King

7.6 – Manchester, UK – Castle Field Bowl *

7.8 – Cannock, UK – Cannock Chase Forest *

7.12 – Scarborough, UK – Scarborough Open Air Theater *

7.13 – Hillsborough, UK – Java Lounge

7.14-17 – Beccles, UK – Latitude Festival

7.17 – Dublin, IE – Longtitude Festival

7.18 – London, UK – St. Pancras Old Church

7.20 – Hamburg, GE – Knust Acoustic Session

7.22 – Berlin, GE – Berghain Kantine

7.23 – Haldern, GE – Haldern Pop Bar

7.24 – Nurnberg, GE – Fold Im Park

7.29 – Los Angeles, CA – FIG at 7th // Arts Brookfield Series

8.5-7 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon

8.10 – Boulder, CO – The Fox – Triple A Summit

9.7 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett ^

9.8 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s ^

9.10 – Eugene, OR – HiFi ^

9.13 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour ^

9.15 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up ^

9.16 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s ^

9.19 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live * 

9.21 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami at Gleason Theater *

9.23-24 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium *

9.25 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte *

9.27 – Richmond, VA – The National *

9.28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *

9.30 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall *

10.1 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *

10.3 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater *

10.4 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit *

10.6 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Ballroom *

10.7 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant *

10.8 – Kansas City, MO – Arrest Bank Theatre at The Midland *

10.9 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note ^

10.11 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s ^

10.13 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge ^

10.15 – Carrboro, NC – Arts Center ^

10.16 – Washington, DC – U Street ^

10.19 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live-Downstairs ^

10.20 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall ^

10.21 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ^

10.22 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^

10.23 – Montreal, QC – Divan Orange ^

10.25 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall ^

10.27 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall ^

10.29 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Culture Center ^

11.2 – Paris, FR – La Cigale #

11.3 – Antwerp, BE – Trix Hall #

11.5 – Copenhagen, DK – DR Koncerthuset #

11.6 – Oslo, NO – Folketeateret #

11.9 – Berlin, DE – Postbahnhof #

11.10 – Munich, DE – Technikum #

11.11 – Zurich, CH – Kaufleuten #

11.13 – Milan, IT – Fabrique Milano #

11.14 – Montpellier, FR – Le Rockstore #

11.16 – Barcelona, ES – Bikini Barcelona #

11.18 – Bordeaux, FR – Rock School Barbey #

11.20 – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne #

11.21 – Strasbourg, FR – La Laiterie #

11.22 – Cologne, DE – Kantine #

 

* Supporting James Bay

# Supporting Michael Kiwanuka

^ Headlining show

08.06.2016 news
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FINAL 150 King Gizzard Nonagon Infinity Picture Discs Released Today at 4PM!

We’re releasing the FINAL 150 copies of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s Nonagon Infinity 2LP picture disc today at 4PM EST on the ATO Store. Only 1500 copies exist, so this is your last chance to get one before the rest hit retailers on June 17:

ORDER AT THE ATO STORE || FIND YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE

 

We’re also releasing the second vinyl pressing of Nonagon Infinity, a two-color variant we’re calling “Evil Death Blob” – these are on sale now at the ATO Store. And if you still haven’t picked up the green and black splatter vinyl, move fast – there’s less than 150 left in the ATO store!

 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard‘s new album “Nonagon Infinity” is out now. This high-octane, face-melting 9-song collection has been ingeniously crafted as the world’s first infinitely-looping LP – each track seamlessly flows into the next, with the final song linking straight back into the top of the opener.

Get Nonagon Infinity: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon | Your Local Record Store | Stream

Recorded at Daptone Studios in Brooklyn, work on the album began in 2014, around the release of the band’s acclaimed LP I’m In Your Mind Fuzz. Ever-prolific, it took King Gizzard two years and two additional albums to fine-tune the concept and music that would become Nonagon Infinity.

“King Gizzard’s latest, Nonagon Infinity, is not only the band’s most explosively ambitious work; it’s also a thoroughly realized journey, embedded in a frenzied barrage of riff-heavy head-bangers … a high-octane and attention-demanding album”. – NPR Music First Listen

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard tour dates:

Sun 5-1 Austin, TX – Levitation at Carson Creek Ranch *
Mon 5-2 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa *
Tue 5-3 Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Cafe *
Wed 5-4 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge *
Thu 5-5 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
Fri 5-6 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall *
Sat 5-7 Indianapolis, ID – The Hi-Fi *
Sun 5-8 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *
Mon 5-9 Cleveland, OH – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum *
Tue 5-10 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
Wed 5-11 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
Thu 5-12 Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace *
Fri 5-13 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair *
Sat 5-14 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
Sun 5-15 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
Mon 5-16 New York, NY – Webster Hall #
Wed 5-18 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *
Fri 5-20 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom *
Sun 5-22 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door *
Tue 5-24 Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley *
Wed 5-25 San Francisco, CA – Independent *
Thurs 5-26 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
Fri 5-27 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
Sat 5-28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Mon 5-30 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival at The Gorge Amphitheater

* w/ The Murlocs
# w/ Mac DeMarco

03.06.2016 news
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Watch “Bubbles Burst” Video from The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s “Monolith of Phobos”, Out Now!

Two worlds have collided, and what glorious and odd worlds they are. After a successful summer tour pairing Primus with The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon have decided to combine their abstract talents into a project called The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Their efforts thus far have spawned the upcoming, full-length release called Monolith of Phobos

 

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Official StoreiTunes | Amazon | Spotify

Watch the video for “Bubbles Burst”:

After some impromptu, backstage jams and an epic live sit-in on Primus’s psychedelic opus, “Southbound Pachyderm,” Claypool approached Lennon about doing a recording project. “I was trying to wrangle up an Oysterhead reunion since Primus was taking a rest for 2016 but the planets just wouldn’t align for that,” said Claypool. “I don’t like sitting around, so when Sean said he didn’t have plans for this next year, we started kicking around the notion of making an old-school, psychedelic/prog record 

 

“Sean is a musical mutant after my own heart,” said Claypool. “He definitely reflects his genetics–not just the sensibilities of his dad but also the abstract perspective and unique approach of his mother. It makes for a glorious freak stew.” Over the course of six weeks or so, the two wrote and recorded a total of ten songs with both of them sharing various vocal and instrumental responsibilities, going beyond their core instruments of bass and guitar.

In astronomical terms, the Monolith of Phobos is a large rock on Mars’s potato shaped moon Phobos. As the phrase implies, this album is an old-school approach to a psychedelic space rock record. The Claypool Lennon Delirium will begin their Summer tour on album release day and the touring band includes Les Claypool (bass, vocals), Sean Lennon (guitar, vocals), Mark “Money Mark” Ramos Nishita of the Beastie Boys (keyboards), and Paul Baldi of the Fungi Band (drums). All upcoming tour dates including Bonnaroo and other summer festivals are below.

 

On Tour

6/4 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham*
6/5 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor*
6/7 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre#
6/9 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre#
6/10 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel#
6/11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6/12 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant#
6/14 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads#
6/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre#
6/17 – Garrettsville, OH – Nelson Ledges Quarry Park$
6/18 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre$
721 – Seattle, WA –Showbox SODO*
7/22 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion*
7/23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre*
7/25 – Jackson Hole, WY – Pink Garter Theatre*
7/26 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre*
7/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
7/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre*
7/30 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre*
7/31 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl*
8/2 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory*
8/3 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park*
8/4 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre*
8/5 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
8/5 – 8/7 – Buena Vista, CO – Vertex Festival
8/9 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre*
8/11 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre*
8/12 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Indoor Pavilion*
8/13 – Scranton, PA – Peach Fest
8/25 – Buffalo, NY – Canalside Concert Series*
8/26 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
8/27 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall*
8/28 – Portland, ME – State Theatre*
8/30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
8/31 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore%
9/1 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club%
9/2 – 9/4 – Chicago, IL – Northcoast Music Festival

* – with JJUUJJUU
# – with Chicano Batman
$ – with The Dean Ween Group
% – with Marco Bevento

24.05.2016 news
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Listen to Joseph’s New Song “White Flag”; Preorder New Album Out 8/26

You can now hear the first single from Joseph‘s upcoming album I’m Alone, No You’re Not, out August 26, at NPR Music’s Songs We Love. NPR says of the song: “The band has said “White Flag” is about facing what scares you. But its triumphant chorus tells you that Joseph is only moving confidently forward.”

Pre-order the new album and instantly download “White Flag”:

OFFICIAL STORE | ITUNES | AMAZON

Watch the band’s announcement video:

 

There is nothing like the sound of siblings singing together. Whether it’s the Beach Boys, the Everly Brothers or First Aid Kit, absorbing the same breathing rhythms and speech patterns adds an element to vocal harmonies that can be pure magic. With the August 26 release of ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’, the mesmerizing, hypnotic sound of the trio known as Joseph – sisters Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner – joins this elite company.

 

‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’ was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Jenny Lewis), and features eleven original songs exploding with a mystical exuberance and heart-on-sleeve emotion.  In advance of the album’s release, Joseph have already been named a 2016 Spotify Spotlight artist, toured with James Bay, and confirmed festival performances this summer at Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Pickathon and more.  They’ll also join Michael Kiwanuka for a European run, and reconnect with James Bay this fall for his next US tour, including dates at Radio City Music Hall, The Ryman Auditorium and more.

 

Choosing their name in deference to their grandfather Jo, and the tiny Oregon town of Joseph where he lived, Natalie Closner and her younger twin sisters Meegan and Allison, grew up in a musical household, but didn’t sing together until just a few years ago.  Joseph officially formed when Natalie, an aspiring performer looking for a creative jolt, asked her sisters to form a band together. They quickly discovered their gift for songwriting and vocal alchemy.

 

‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’ is a masterclass in pristine 3-part harmony, traversing melodies and rhythms that are indelible and ambitious.  Lead single “White Flag” is a cathartic rallying cry, with the sisters’ voices starting as a hum, then verging on a scream by the chorus.  The anthemic album opener, “Canyon,” channels Fleetwood Mac at their soaring finest.  Elsewhere golden, shimmering pop songs are tucked next to the most delicate ballads: love lost and found, amplified by three unwavering voices.

 

 

TOUR DATES:

5.30 – Goerga, WA – Sasquatch Festival – Yeti Stage

6.9 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo

6.22 – Bristol, UK – Summer Series – Harbourside *

6.24 – Somerset, UK – Glastonbury Festival

6.27 – Luxembourg, LUX – Rackhal *

6.29 – Munich, GE – Toll wood Festival *

7.1 – Nr. Brandon, Suffolk, UK – Thetford Forest (Forest Live) *

7.6 – Manchester, UK – Castle Field Bowl *

7.8 – Cannock, UK – Cannock Chase Forest *

7.12 – Scarborough, UK – Scarborough Open Air Theater *

7.14-17 – Beccles, UK – Latitude Festival

7.17 – Dublin, IE – Longtitude Festival

7.18 – London, UK – St. Pancras Old Church

7.20 – Hamburg, GE – Knust Acoustic Session

7.22 – Berlin, GE – Berghain Kantine

7.23 – Haldern, GE – Haldern Pop Bar

7.24 – Nurnberg, GE – Fold Im Park

7.29 – Los Angeles, CA – FIG at 7th // Arts Brookfield Series

8.5-7 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon

8.10 – Boulder, CO – The Fox – Triple A Summit

9.19 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live *

9.21 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami at Gleason Theater *

9.23-24 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium *

9.25 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte *

9.27 – Richmond, VA – The National *

9.28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *

9.30 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall *

10.1 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *

10.3 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater *

10.4 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit *

10.6 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Ballroom *

10.7 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant *

10.8 – Kansas City, MO – Arrest Bank Theatre at The Midland *

11.3 – Antwerp, BE – Trix Hall #

11.5 – Copenhagen, DK – DR Koncerthuset #

11.6 – Oslo, NO – Folketeateret #

11.9 – Berlin, DE – Postbahnhof #

11.10 – Munich, DE – Technikum #

11.11 – Zurich, CH – Kaufleuten #

11.13 – Milan, IT – Fabrique Milano #

11.14 – Montpellier, FR – Le Rockstore #

11.16 – Barcelona, ES – Bikini Barcelona #

11.18 – Bardeaux, FR – Rock School Barbey #

11.20 – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne #

11.21 – Stasbourg, FR – La Laiterie #

11.22 – Cologne, DE – Kantine #

 

* Supporting James Bay

# Supporting Michael Kiwanuka

 

23.05.2016 news
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Lisa Hannigan announces new album “At Swim”, listen to “Prayer for the Dying” at NPR

Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan’s highly anticipated new album, At Swim, will be released August 19 via ATO Records.

PREORDER AT SWIM: Official StoreiTunes

The release follows her second full-length album, Passenger, which NPR Music praised as “lush and beautiful,” while Rolling Stone furthered, “Her voice is light and agile, her phrasing like exquisite plumage, and her folksy songs move with deceptive power, sailing on guitars, strings and Irish drama.” “Prayer for the Dying,” the first track to be revealed off At Swim, premiered today at NPR Music. As NPR notes, the track “showcases Hannigan’s considerable gift for slow-burning melancholy. Setting her lustrous voice against a backdrop of piano, slide guitar and swooning backing vocals, the song sways sweetly for four and a half languid, hypnotic minutes.” Listen to it now:

After touring in support of Passenger for nearly two years, Hannigan began writing songs for her new record. Although she struggled to write new material while living in London, away from home and from what she describes as her “usual anchors and points of reference,” Hannigan had a breakthrough when she got an email out of the blue from Aaron Dessner—guitarist in The National and producer of Dark Was the Night and records by Sharon Van Etten, This is the Kit and Frightened Rabbit among others. Working with Dessner and rediscovering the collaborative spirit she’d missed in Dublin enabled Hannigan to see her life in London in a different light. Hannigan and Dessner (guitar) started recording the new record with Logan Coale (bass) and Ross Turner (drums) in rural Hudson, NY at Future Past Studio. In the weeks that followed, Dessner produced the record at his home studio. “He didn’t want it to sound too pretty,” Hannigan says. “He wanted it to have a texture rather than have big arcing melodies.” At Swim is in part about homesickness and isolation as well as about love.

Hannigan will be appear at Edmonton Folk Festival and Eaux Claires Festival in August. Look for more North American tour dates to follow.

23.05.2016 news
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My Morning Jacket – “It Still Moves (Deluxe Reissue)” Out Now

My Morning Jacket has re-issued 2003’s It Still Moves, remixed and remastered as a special deluxe package with new artwork and exclusive photos. It includes frontman Jim James’ ten original demos plus three unheard tracks from the original sessions on 4 x LP 180 gram vinyl, 2 CD set, or digital download. With the help of the band’s longtime friend Kevin Ratterman behind the mixing desk, James revisited and tweaked all the old material. Remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, this new version still has that shimmering grandeur that lent it such a singular identity, but there is an increased strength and clarity to it now.

Order from Official Store | iTunes | Amazon

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“Everybody can relate to something they’ve done in their life where you didn’t know it at the time, but you were rushed through finishing it,” James said. When ATO approached him about the idea of reissuing It Still Moves as a part of the label’s fifteenth anniversary, he took the opportunity to dig back in and remix the album.

In addition to pillars of My Morning Jacket’s catalog such as “One Big Holiday” and “Golden”, the re-issue is also accompanied by James’ original acoustic demos of It Still Moves. This is still the way James writes, getting down the core snapshot of an idea before bringing it to the band and reworking it with their titanic sound. “I feel lucky to have had so many songs that feel like there are chances to go in other directions,” James said.

 

 

It would’ve been hard to tell back when My Morning Jacket released It Still Moves, but the then-young band’s third album would serve as a conclusion to one part of their story. It Still Moves both expanded their early style outward as far is it could go, while also grounding it. Everything would shift for My Morning Jacket after It Still Moves. As the conclusion to their initial trilogy of albums, it remains one of their most pivotal releases.

 

Tour Dates
5/28 – Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheater ^
5/29 – Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheater *
8/25-28 – Arrington, VA at Lock’n Festival
10/28-10/30 – Suwanee Hulaween
2/4/17 – 2/8/17 – One Big Holiday Festival, Riviera Maya, Mexico

* w/ The Barr Brothers
^ w/ The Fruit Bats

18.05.2016 news
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Okkervil River Announces New Album ‘Away’ + Tour – Listen to “Okkervil RIP” at Pitchfork

ATO is pleased to announce the new Okkervil River album Away, available September 9th. Grab the exclusive pre-order colored vinyl version in our webstore, and check out the album’s opening track “Okkervil River R.I.P.” via Pitchfork

Pre-order Away: Official Store  | iTunes | Amazon

 

Okkervil River’s Will Sheff says of the album: 

“2013-2015 had been a strange time for me. I lost some connections in a music industry that was visibly falling apart. Some members of the backing band left, moving on to family life or to their own projects. I spent a good deal of time in hospice sitting with my grandfather, who was my idol, while he died. I felt like I didn’t know where I belonged. When there was trouble at home, a friend offered me her empty house in the Catskills where I could go and clear my head. New songs were coming fast up there, so I set myself the challenge of trying to write enough to make a whole record. I didn’t really think about what the record was going to be or if I’d even release it—the idea was just to write quickly and directly. Eventually, I realized I was kind of writing a death story for a part of my life that had, buried inside of it, a path I could follow that might let me go somewhere new.”

Tour dates:

6/30 @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (Outdoors) in Austin, TX%

7/01 @ The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX%

7/02 @ White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX%

7/03 @ Aztec Theater in San Antonio, TX%

7/14 @ Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME

7/15 @ 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH

7/16 @ Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY

7/17 @ Higher Ground in Burlington, VT

7/20 @ National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY

9/14 @ The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA*

9/15 @ The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA*

9/16 @ Theatre Fairmount in Montreal, QC

9/19 @ 9:30 Club in Washington, DC*

9/20 @ Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC*

9/21 @ Terminal West at King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta, GA*

9/23 @ 1884 Lounge in Memphis, TN*

9/24 @ One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA*

9/30 @ The Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ*

10/01 @ Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA*

10/04 @ Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, CA

10/05 @ The Independent in San Francisco, CA

10/07 @ Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR*

10/08 @ Neptune Theatre in Seattle, WA*

10/10 @ Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT*

10/11 @ Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO*

10/13 @ Fine Line Music Café in Minneapolis, MN*

10/14 @ Metro in Chicago, IL#

10/15 @ The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI^

10/16 @ Mr. Small’s Theatre in Millvale, PA^

10/18 @ Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA^

10/30 @ Parkteatret in Oslo, Norway

10/31 @ Pustervik in Gothenburg, Sweden

11/02 @ Debaser Strand in Stockholm, Sweden

11/03 @ Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark

11/04 @ Rolling Stone Weekender in Weissenhauser Strand, Germany

11/05 @ Paradiso Nord in Amsterdam, Holland

11/07 @ Petit Bain in Paris, France

11/08 @ Botanique Rotonde in Brussels, Belgium

11/10 @ Islington Assembly Hall in London, UK

11/11 @ Thekla in Bristol, UK

11/12 @ Gorilla in Manchester, UK

11/13 @ Stereo in Glasgow, UK

*with Landlady

#with Lip Talk

^with Landlady & Lip Talk

%with Shovels & Rope, Matt Vasquez, and Girl In A Coma

21.03.2016 news
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Watch Rayland Baxter’s Two Part Music Video for “Yellow Eyes” + “Mr. Rodriguez”

Head to Rolling Stone to watch Rayland Baxter‘s two new music videos for “Yellow Eyes” and “Mr. Rodriguez” off of his “impeccable sophomore breakout” (Stereogum) Imaginary Man. 

We wanted to film simple, elegant imagery that would conjure up some of the isolation and lost love that runs through both “Mr. Rodriguez” and “Yellow Eyes“,” explained the directors, Finley and Morgan Wise. “And a silver-hued character standing alone in the world-beautiful, proud, but also somehow mournful-felt like an interesting, honest concept to play with.”

Watch the videos below, and check out the full feature at Rolling Stone.

Get Imaginary Man: iTunes | Amazon | Official Store 

Having previously toured alongside Jason Isbell, Kasey Musgraves, Grace Potter and more, Rayland is hitting the road with The Lumineers this summer for many amphitheater dates in addition to appearances at Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival and more.

TOUR DATES

4/22 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki

4/23 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 w/ Houndmouth

4/24 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint

4/27 – Louisville, KY – WFPK Waterfront Wednesday

5/21 – Richmond, VA – Dominion Riverrock 2016

5/28 – Martinsville, VA – Rooster Walk 8

6/10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

6/11 – Fort Worth, TX – Untapped Festival

7/8 – 7/10 – Winnipeg, MB Canada – Winnipeg Folk Festival

7/23 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival

7/28 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre#

7/30 – Cooperstown, NY – Ommegang Brewery#

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21.03.2016 news
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The Claypool Lennon Delirium Announce “Monolith of Phobos”

Two worlds have collided, and what glorious and odd worlds they are. After Primus and The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger completed a successful summer tour, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon decided to combine their abstract talents into a project called The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Their efforts thus far have spawned the upcoming full-length release Monolith of Phobos.

To be released on June 3rd via ATO, the album takes listeners on a stimulating psychedelic journey through the cosmos.

 

Pre-Order: Official Store | iTunes 

“Sean is a musical mutant after my own heart,” said Claypool. “He definitely reflects his genetics–not just the sensibilities of his dad but also the abstract perspective and unique approach of his mother. It makes for a glorious freak stew.”

Over the course of six weeks or so, the two wrote and recorded a total of ten songs with both of them sharing various vocal and instrumental responsibilities, going beyond their core instruments of bass and guitar.

Claypool explained, “Usually I play the drums and percussion on my records but Sean has such a different feel than I do, it just made more sense for him to man the kit on most of the tunes on this project. I took the helm at my old vintage API console and let him bang away. His drumming is like a cross between Ringo and Nick Mason. But I think folks will be most surprised by what a monster guitar player he is, especially when you prod him a bit.”

 

In astronomical terms, the Monolith of Phobos is a large rock on Mars’s Phobos moon. As the phrase implies, this album is an old-school approach to a psychedelic space rock record. The Claypool Lennon Delirium will begin their Summer tour on album release day and the touring band includes Les Claypool (bass, vocals), Sean Lennon (guitar, vocals), Mark “Money Mark” Ramos Nishita of the Beastie Boys (keyboards), and Paul Baldi of the Fungi Band (drums). All upcoming tour dates including Bonnaroo and other summer festivals are below.

 

TOUR DATES
6/4 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
6/5 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
6/7 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
6/9 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
6/10 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
6/11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6/12 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
6/14 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads
6/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
6/17 – Garrettsville, OH – Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
6/18 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
721 – Seattle, WA –Showbox SODO
7/22 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
7/23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
7/25 – Jackson Hole, WY – Pink Garter Theatre
7/26 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
7/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
7/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
7/30 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
7/31 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
8/2 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
8/3 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
8/4 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
8/5 – 8/7 – Buena Vista, CO – Vertex Festival
8/9 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre
8/11 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
8/12 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
8/13 – Scranton, PA – Peach Fest
8/25 – Buffalo, NY – Canalside Concert Series
8/26 – Boston, MA – HOB Boston
8/27 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
8/28 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
8/30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
8/31 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
9/1 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club

 

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