21.11.2019 news

ATO Records Receives 7 GRAMMY Nominations




ATO Records is thrilled to have received seven nominations at the 2020 Grammy Awards — the most in the label’s history — and congratulates the incredible artists below!




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WATCH: Official “Colors” Live Session

Sam Cooke meets Wu-Tang Clan in the Texas-based duo’s surprisingly fresh take on 70s soul… a debut so perfectly realised.” – THE GUARDIAN


Black Pumas is Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada. The band’s self-titled debut album was produced by Quesada in his Austin home studio and colored by Burton’s dark imagery and haunting vocals. It is equally indebted to East Coast hip-hop as it is to classic funk and soul, resulting in a project that is of the moment rather than retro. Quesada had been working on a new project inspired by a mix of woozy Ghostface Killah instrumentals, crispy Motown soul, and the introspective grandeur of dusty highway folk-rock, and, after hearing him audition over the phone, Burton slotted in beautifully. Pulling from his myriad performance backgrounds — singing in the church, acting in musical theater, and busking at the Santa Monica Pier — Burton injects Quesada’s instrumentals with a howling croon and surrealist lyrical bent.





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Exceptional…a thrilling opus that pushes the boundaries of voice, sound, and soul to new extremes.” – PITCHFORK


“History Repeats” was the first single on the debut solo album from Brittany Howard, the frontwoman and guitarist for Alabama Shakes. Howard has become one of music’s most celebrated figures—the band has won four Grammys (out of its nine nominations), and she has performed everywhere from the Obama White House to the main stage at Lollapalooza, where she sang with Paul McCartney at his invitation. But for her solo debut, Jaime, Howard boldly decided to explore new directions, with diverse instrumentation and arrangements and intimate, revelatory lyrics. As the first project to come out under Brittany Howard’s own name, Jaime represents an enormous step both musically and personally.






“Sleek, vibrant R&B that’s packed with 1980s soundtrack flourishes and big moments; it’s the perfect frame for her extraordinary voice.” – PITCHFORK


For Emily King, the artist from New York City who spent her first three decades living on the same downtown block, that notion was always easier said than done. A proud New Yorker, she loved her home, her family, her friends, and her life there. But she resolved to challenge herself by moving out of her comfort zone, positive changes started taking shape immediately. In Upstate New York, the fresh air and fresh mentality gave her the proper space and perspective to create what would become the album of her career. Its name: Scenery. Following its release, Emily has performed at Coachella and Lollapalooza as well as TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live and Seth Meyers. She is currently on a national arena tour with Sara Bareilles.




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With a relentless and thought-out counterpoint of rhythm and melody that renders percussion (and vocals) unnecessary, Rodrigo and Gabriela’s signature acoustic sound, grounded on heavy metal influences, is virtuoso rock ‘n roll.” – BILLBOARD


Acclaimed guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela have been nominated for their album ‘Mettavolution.’ This marks the first time the duo has ever been nominated in their remarkable two-decade career – it’s their fifth studio LP and first album in five years. The LP embraces the duo’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution, and the liberation of the potential we have as a species, all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars. Conceived and composed in their studio in Ixtapa on the Mexican Pacific Coast, ‘Mettavolution’ was produced by multiple GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Band of Horses).




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Altin Gün’s groovy globalism is infectious.” – NPR


Psychedelic Turkish folk rock group Altin Gün have been nominated for their sophomore album. The nomination puts an exclamation point on an already exciting year for the Amsterdam-based group, for whom 2019 saw a tour supporting Tame Impala, festival slots at Outside Lands, Pickathon, Desert Daze and more, as well as sell-out performances in Brooklyn, Seattle, Philadelphia and more. Self described as “a folk band who play traditional standards,” the six-piece reinterprets lesser-known Anatolian rock and folk songs.


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20.11.2019 news

Drive-By Truckers Announce New Album ‘The Unraveling’


Drive-By Truckers have announced the release of their much-anticipated new album. The Unraveling arrives on Friday, January 31, 2020. The Unraveling is heralded by today’s premiere of the bracing new single, “Armageddon’s Back In Town,” available now for streaming and download. The track is joined by an official lyric video streaming now.

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Drive-By Truckers’ 12th studio album and first new LP in more than three years – the longest gap between new DBT albums – The Unraveling was recorded at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis, TN by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and longtime DBT producer David Barbe. Co-founding singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood both spent much of the time prior doing battle with deep pools of writer’s block. “How do you put these day to day things we’re all living through into the form of a song that we (much less anybody else) would ever want to listen to?” says Hood. “How do you write about the daily absurdities when you can’t even wrap your head around them in the first place? I think our response was to focus at the core emotional level. More heart and less cerebral perhaps.”


The songs that eventually emerged are among Drive-By Truckers’ most direct and pointedly provocative, tackling the myriad horrors of our new normal through sincere emotion and unbridled heart. Indeed, “Armageddon’s Back in Town” takes a whirlwind joyride through the whiplash of events we collectively deal with each day while the concluding “Awaiting Resurrection” dives headfirst into the despair and pain roiled up by these troubled times.


“The past three-and-a-half years were among the most tumultuous our country has ever seen,” says Hood, “and the duality between the generally positive state of affairs within our band while watching so many things we care about being decimated and destroyed all around us informed the writing of this album to the core.


“While a quick glance might imply that we’re picking up where 2016’s American Band album left off, the differences are as telling as the similarities. If the last one was a warning shot hinting at a coming storm, this one was written in the wreckage and aftermath. I’ve always said that all of our records are political but I’ve also said that ‘politics is personal’. With that in mind, this album is especially personal.”


The remarkable songcraft found on The Unraveling receives much of its musical muscle from the sheer strength of the current Drive-By Truckers line-up, with Hood and Cooley joined by bassist Matt Patton, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Gonzalez, and drummer Brad Morgan – together, the longest-lasting iteration in the band’s almost 25-year history. The LP also features a number of special guests, including The Shins’ Patti King, violinist/string arranger Kyleen King (Brandi Carlile), and North Mississippi All-Stars’ Cody Dickinson, who contributes electric washboard to the strikingly direct “Babies In Cages.”


Hailed by Stereogum as “perhaps the greatest extant American rock and roll band,” Drive-By Truckers will mark The Unraveling with an epic world tour, to be announced soon. In the meantime, the band is set for a series of upcoming live dates, including a two-night-stand at Englewood, CO’s Gothic Theatre (January 17-18) and the annual HeAthen’s Homecoming, a three-night extravaganza marking the 26th anniversary of Hood’s first visit to Athens, GA’s world famous 40 Watt Club (February 13-15). In addition, both Hood and Cooley will spend December traveling on solo concert tours.


16 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theater

17 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre

18 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre



13 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

14 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

15 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

19 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater

21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

22 – Boston, MA – Somerville Theatre

23 – Portland, ME – State Theatre

25 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

27 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

29 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club



20 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

21 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

22 – Arcata, CA – Van Duzer Theatre

24 – Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre

26 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater

28 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

31 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater



2 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

3 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn

4 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn

16 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

17 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

18 – Charleston, NC – High Water Festival *

21 – Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat

23 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall

24 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

25 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

27 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

28 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live

29 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall



1 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City

2 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees *



1 – Raalte, NL – Ribs and Blues

3 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street

5 – Leeds, UK – Irish Centre

6 – London, UK – O2 Forum

7 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

8 – Antwerp, BE – De Roma

9 – Koln, DE – Kantine

11 – Berlin, DE – Kesselhaus

12 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio

13 – Stockholm, SE – Sthlm Americana *

14 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller

15 – Arhaus, DK – Train




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SOLO 2019



22 – Huntsville, AL – Tangled String Studios (EARLY SHOW/LATE SHOW)



2 – York, PA – Appell Center For The Performing Arts

3 – Bethesda, MD – AMP by Strathmore

5 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House

6 – Tampa, FL – The Attic

7 – Tampa, FL – The Attic

9 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic

10 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic

12 – Austin, TX – Cactus Café

13 – Austin, TX – Cactus Café

14 – Dallas, TX – Sons of Hermann Hall

16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room

17 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall

18 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall

20 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

21 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge


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SOLO 2019



4 – Portland, OR – The Old Church

5 – Seattle, WA – Ballard Homestead

6 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

7 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

11 – Pensacola, FL – Ashmore Auditorium at Pensacola State College

12 – Jacksonville, FL – Blue Jay Listening Room

13 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic (EARLY SHOW/LATE SHOW)

14 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn


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20.11.2019 news

Mattiel Release New Music Video “Millionaire” and Announces Tour

Lauded Atlanta band Mattiel have shared the video to “Millionaire”, taken from their much acclaimed second album, Satis Factory, which was released in June. The band have also revealed touring plans and will be making their first run of coast-to-coast American dates since Satis Factory’s release, kicking off in Houston, Texas on January 23rd and winding their way around the country, taking in Los Angeles, the West Coast, the South, the Midwest, Canada, New York City and the East Coast. Tickets on sale Friday, November 22nd @ 10am local time. All dates below!


Filmed at a Southern state fair, and directed by frontwoman Mattiel Brown, the “Millionaire” video documents the faces of the hardworking fairground ride operators, sidestall workers and bucking broncos as day turns to dusk and then into evening. Says Mattiel, “Besides the nostalgia factor from my childhood, I wanted to shoot the video at a state fair because there’s such an eerie juxtaposition between the bright lights and the actual people who run the cheap thrills. The need for instant gratification is a very American, western-world thing. No matter the mental or physical cost, entertainment is always readily available. But funny enough, inside this huge funfair of rides and games, a lot of the people I ran into didn’t look entertained at all.”


The song itself, a languid lament delivered in Nico-esque tones, was written, she explains, “about high expectations and empty promises. I suppose it serves as my own warning against complacency.  It’s also the song that inspired the title of the album.”


Watch the video below


The last few months have been action packed for the band who first won international praise for their self titled Burger Records’ debut in 2017. Championed by Jack White – who took them out on arena shows around the US – they’re making their way back to the US with their brilliant album Satis Factory. Their dynamic live performances landed them their TV debut, first in the UK on the BBC’s prestigious Later…with Jools Holland and then on NBC’s Last Call in the U.S, before touring extensively in the UK Europe, on a run that included an impressive three sets – on three different stages – at this summer’s Glastonbury Festival. “Millionaire” follows previous impressive videos, “Keep The Change”, “Je Ne Me Connais Pas” and “Food For Thought.


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The band, anchored by the impressive talents of guitarist and co-songwriter Jonah Swilley, initially met in 2014 through the local music scene in Atlanta. Mattiel Brown, who had never fronted a band before and was working full time as a graphic designer, found the musical camaraderie and shared vision that she’d been seeking.The process of recording Satis Factory was built upon the success of Swilley and Mattiel’s time working together on their debut album. It’s a team that just works. “Jonah will put a structure together and send it to me through an email,” Mattiel explains. “And then we’ll restructure it if we need to and I’ll write a melody and lyrics to it and eventually record it.


Where the first record was confident, Satis Factory is even more so. This is probably down to the chemistry between them; they seem in awe of each other. “Some of Mattiel’s best lyrical writing is effortless,” Jonah says. “She’s thoughtful with what she wants to say as an artist, but also understands pop sensibilities.”


Catch Mattiel Live:

1/23/20 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Upstairs – Tickets

1/24/20 – Dallas, TX – Three Links – Tickets

1/25/20 – Austin, TX – Barracuda – Tickets

1/28/20 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar* – Tickets

1/29/20 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room* – Tickets

1/31/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg* – Tickets

2/1/20  – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord* – Tickets

2/4/20  – Portland, OR – Doug Fir* – Tickets

2/6/20 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret* – Tickets

2/8/20 – Seattle, WA – Sunset* – Tickets

2/11/20 – Boise, ID – Neurolux* – Tickets

2/12/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge* – Tickets

2/15/20 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake* – Tickets

2/18/20 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room – Tickets

2/19/20 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill – Tickets

2/21/20 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt – Tickets

2/22/20 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl – Tickets


*With Calvin Love supporting

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19.11.2019 news

Honey Harper Announces Debut Album “Starmaker”

Today, Honey Harper returns to announce his debut album, Starmakerdue March 6th via ATO Records.  Pre-orders are available now from the ATO Store.  Starmaker comes as a collection of contradictions in both subject matter and style. Written with his wife and writing partner Alana Pagnutti over the past three years, the album itself is primarily about the journey to create it. Its self-awareness is largely the result of Harper’s inner monologues about his fear of failure, desire for success, and the toll that journey has taken on him and his loved ones. It’s an attempt at honesty through the veil of a country singer lost in the stars.  After explorations in other vastly different styles, Harper recognized the value he could add to a genre with beautiful sounds but negative connotations. On Starmaker, Harper seeks to revitalize country music for people who don’t like country music.



The latest offering from the album, “In Light Of Us,” arrives with a fittingly tender video. Directed by Joshua Gary, the visual compiles VHS footage of Harper and his friends (including the director) from the ages of 15 through 21, the song an ode to them and the times they spent together. Harper says it best: “When I turned 18 I left home and moved to Decatur, GA with my best friends. ‘In Light of Us’ is a significant song for me as it represents that time; the light and dark psychedelic paths that led and inspired the beginning of my journey to Starmaker.” 



Starmaker also includes previous singles “Tomorrow Never Comes,” “Vaguely Satisfied,” and “Strawberry Lite,” the latter two are available to purchase on 7″ vinyl now. The album itself is primarily about the journey to create it, following his mysterious emergence with “Secret” from 2017’s critically-acclaimed Universal Country EP. The new album’s self-awareness is largely the result of Harper’s inner monologues about his fear of failure, desire for success, and the toll that journey has taken on him and his loved ones. It’s an attempt at honesty through the veil of a country singer lost in the stars. With album appearances from Sébastian Tellier, Austra, and John Kirby, the contrast of the songs becomes even more apparent and set Honey Harper apart to become the torch-bearer for a revitalized country sound.

08.11.2019 news

Allen Stone Releases New Album ‘Building Balance’

The R&B/soul singer-songwriter is embarking on his biggest U.S. headlining tour yet in support of the record on February 2020


“the eagerness and frisky syncopations of Mr. Wonder, coupled at times with Michael Jackson’s percussive flourishes” —The New York Times


“heartwarming…meaningful” — Billboard


“A pitch-perfect powerhouse” — USA Today


“The long-haired singer has a knack for creating catchy, soulful tunes that are full of heartfelt sentiment and foot-tapping grooves” — Soulbounce




R&B singer-songwriter Allen Stone releases his latest album Building Balance today. Building Balance is rooted in a mix of genres from 70s D.C. go-go music and hip-hop to soul and funk. Allen Stone’s third record is built around the central and very human question of finding balance, largely constructed at a vital point in the 32-year old musician’s life when he was figuring out how to balance the new and old parts of his life, the romance and rest of domesticity with the intensity of his career as a touring musician. “The balance through the turmoil of strife and struggle is the best balance you can build because you’re growing, you’re strengthening, you’re utilizing muscles,” Allen Stone says of the album. “If it was a cake walk then you’re not gonna fortify those tendons or that willpower.”


Watch “Sunny Days” music video below



Building Balance is Allen Stone’s third record, and arguably his most sentimental and experimental, diving headfirst into the depths of emotion on cuts like “Brown Eyed Lover” and “Consider Me” while tapping into the nostalgic funk sound that has put him on the map on “Back to the Swing” and “Sweaters”. Building Balance sees the soul vanguard continuing to draw inspiration from ’70s-era genre icons, his tremulous voice sitting amid D’Angelo in its sultrier moments and Stevie Wonder at its most melodic. A textured amalgam of R&B and soul, Building Balance puts Allen Stone front & center as an artist that has not only grown into his own, but one that has learned to balance and appreciate all parts of his life from the vices of the past to the gifts of the present.


To support the soul-stirring collection of R&B and funk tracks, the soulful crooner will be embarking on his biggest headlining U.S. tour yet. The sprawling 35-date outing kicks off in Austin, TX on February 7th and promises an intimate and fun-loving deep-dive into Allen Stone’s catalogue from fan favorites and cuts from the new record. Allen Stone will bring the show to major cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and more.


Buy tickets for Allen Stone’s Building Balance 2020 U.S. Tour HERE




11.09 – Nashville, TN – Analog – Sold Out!

11.11 – Denver, CO – The Soiled Dove Underground- Sold Out!

11.12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)- Sold Out!

11.13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre

11.15 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door- Sold Out!

11.16 – Portland, OR – The Jack London Revue- Sold Out!

11.18 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door



2.7- Austin, TX- Empire Control Room and Garage

2.8 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

2.10 – Nashville, TN- Marathon Music Works

2.12 – Atlanta, GA- Buckhead Theatre

2.18 – Fort Lauderdale FL  -Culture Room

2.19 – Orlando, FL- The Plaza Live

2.21- Pensacola, FL- Vinyl Music Hall

2.24 – Charlotte, NC   – The Underground – Charlotte

2.25 – Washington, DC  – 9:30 Club

2.27- Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes

2.29 – Brooklyn, NY- Brooklyn Steel

3.1- Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

3.3 – Boston, MA- Royale

3.4 – Portland, ME- Aura

3.6 – Cleveland, OH- House of Blues

3.8 – Toronto, ON- Phoenix Concert Theatre

3.9 – Pittsburgh, PA- Mr. Smalls Theatre

3.10 – Columbus, OH-Newport Music Hall

3.12 – Memphis, TN- Minglewood Hall

3.13 – Saint Louis, MO-Delmar Hall

3.14 – Chicago, IL- Vic Theatre

3.16 – Minneapolis, MN- First Avenue – Mainroom

3.17- Omaha, NE- Slowdown

3.18 – Kansas City, MO- The Truman

3.20- Denver, CO- Summit Music Hall

3.22 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House

3.23 – Spokane, WA- Knitting Factory Concert House

3.25 – Seattle, WA- The Showbox

3.27- Vancouver, BC- The Commodore Ballroom

3.28 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

3.30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

4.1- San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre

4.3- Los Angeles, CA -The Fonda Theatre

4.4- Santa Ana, CA -The Observatory Santa Ana

4.5 – San Diego, CA -The Observatory North Park


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08.10.2019 news

Watch Black Pumas Perform “Colors” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last night, Black Pumas — the Austin upstarts who have emerged as “the breakout band of 2019” (NPR) on the back of their “perfectly realized” (The Guardian) self-titled debut album — performed “Colors” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!


“Colors” took off after a live version racked up over 4 million views on YouTube, and is the #1 Most Added song at Triple A Radio. Watch last night’s Kimmel performance below:



From winning Best New Band and Best Song (“Black Moon Rising”) at the 2019 Austin Music Awards and attracting praise from Rolling Stone for their “tireless, charismatic” performances at SXSW to sold-out dates across the US and debut television performances, Black Pumas are having an ascendent 2019. Black Pumas recently captured “lightning in a bottle” at a recent Austin City Limits taping, and just last month performed on CBS This Morning.


Check out a Spotify feature on Black Pumas frontman Eric Burton, and his journey from busking on the Santa Monica boardwalk to touring the world: https://bit.ly/2oCDnaJ



10/10 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM

10/11 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO (SOLD OUT)

10/12 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO (SOLD OUT)

10/13 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO

10/14 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT

10/16 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

10/18 – Neumos – Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)

10/19 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

10/21 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

10/22 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA (SOLD OUT)

10/23 – Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

10/24 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)

10/25 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)

10/26 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ

10/27 – 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ

11/7 – La Roche-sur-Yon, FR – Le Fuzz’yon

11/8 – Paris, FR – La Boule Noire (SOLD OUT)

11/9 – Ajaccio, FR – Aghja

11/10 – Ris-Orangis, FR – Le Plan

11/12 – Berlin, DE – Frannz Club (SOLD OUT)

11/13 – Cologne, DE – Helios 37 (SOLD OUT)

11/14 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord (SOLD OUT)

11/15 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique (SOLD OUT)

11/16 – Rotterdam, NL – BIRDfest

11/17 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix

11/19 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana (SOLD OUT)

11/20 – London, UK – Dingwalls (SOLD OUT)

11/21 – Manchester, UK – YES (The Pink Room) (SOLD OUT)

11/22 – Glasgow, UK – Audio Glasgow (SOLD OUT)

11/23 – Dublin, IE – The Grand Social (SOLD OUT)

11/30 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX

12/14 – Lightning 100 Festivus – Nashville, TN

1/10 – The Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX

1/31 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

2/5 – Dublin, IE – The Academy

2/6 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy 3

2/7 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall

2/8 – Paris, FR – Alhambra

2/10 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

2/11 – Groningen, NL – De Oosterport

2/12 – Eindhoven, NL – Effenaar

2/14 – Antwerp, BE – Trix

2/15 – Heidelberg, DE – Karlstorbahnoff

2/16 – Cologne, DE – Gloria-Theater

2/18 – Hamburg, DE – Uebel & Gefahrlich

2/19 – Berlin, DE – Metropol

2/21 – Vienna, AU – Grelle Forelle

2/22 – Zurich, CH – Mascotte


07.10.2019 news

Temples Release Third Album “Hot Motion”

“Hot Motion is their third album and shows such a gigantic growth from either of their two previous albums as to leave the listener giddy with delight…This is bright, progressive, shimmeringly psychedelic rock music of the highest order. Under The Radar


Order Hot Motion from the ATO Store

Beloved British band Temples’ highly anticipated third album, Hot Motion – is out today.  Renowned for their mesmerizing live performances, Temples  take to the road in support of Hot Motion with North American  touring in the fall and winter. The band arrives in the US in October for a first leg of dates which begins with a stop at Desert Daze in Lake Perris, California. (All tour dates below.)



With their third brilliantly crafted and ingeniously intricate album, Temples have found new ground and a deeper, darker creative well.  A glorious technicolor infuses much of the album but there is a David Lynch-ian undertone that adds a gravity to Hot Motion’s soaring moments. “It felt like there was a darker edge to what we were coming up with and we wanted to make sure that carried through the whole record,” said bassist Thomas Walmsley. “It’s not a ten track, relentless rock record from start to finish, it’s got a lot of light and shade and more tender moments, but that heavier, darker sound is something we wanted to explore further.”


Setting up their recording studio in an outbuilding of lead singer James Bagshaw’s house in the midlands of England, the space proved a factor in the gestation of the record. “We’ve gone from bedroom to living room to a dedicated space. We could all set up in the same room and allow things to play out a lot more like a band. That played a huge part in the sound of the record,said Walmsley.


Lyrically too, this record has seen Temples embrace “purer, primal” feelings. “I’m really proud of “You’re Either On Something” lyrically,” admitted Bagshaw. “On that track, I can hear influences of stuff that I listened to when I was growing up. There’s almost a nostalgia to that track, even though it’s very forward-looking. Equally, while the words on [album closer] “Monuments” are a little cryptic, it’s very much about the time we live in. I wouldn’t say it’s a political song but you can’t help but write about the things that are happening.


North American Tour Dates In Full:

10/11/19 – 10/13/19 – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze Festival

10/14/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

10/15/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

10/17/19  – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room

10/18/19 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre

10/19/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf

10/21/19 – Dallas, TX @ The Granada Theatre

10/22/19 –  Austin, TX @ Stubbs

10/24/19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

10/25/19 – 10/27/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience

10/29/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

1/20/20- Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

1/21/20 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

1/23/20 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

1/24/20 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at The Filmore

1/26/20 – Montreal, QC – L’Astral

1/28/20 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

1/30/20 – Detroit, MI – Shelter

1/31/20 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

2/1/20 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

2/4/20 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret

2/6/20 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

2/7/20 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile Cafe

04.10.2019 news

Rodrigo y Gabriela Release New Track “Gamma State” Only on Amazon Music

Today, Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela released a brand-new Amazon Original song, “Gamma State”, available only on Amazon Music. Originally a demo from the sessions for their most recent album, Mettavolution, the band returned to the studio to flesh out the song into an intense and exhilarating guitar-centric sprint. Amazon Music is releasing the track as a part of the newly launch playlist, La Guitarra, a new, global playlist spotlighting Latin guitar greats.


“The first sketches of this song started a couple of years ago, when we started writing for the new album. We road-tested it on tour in Australia last year and it went down well with our fans there. However, as we zoomed in on recording Mettavolution with Dave Sardy in Los Angeles, it became apparent that it didn’t quite sit with the rest of the songs on the record,” said Rodrigo Sanchez.  “So we are very happy that ‘Gamma State’ is now finally coming out into the world.”


Listen to “Gamma State (Amazon Original)” by Rodrigo y Gabriela here:


Over the last 20 years, Rodrigo y Gabriela have defined and redefined instrumental guitar rock, remaining one of the most internationally recognized and revolutionary acts performing in the genre. Five years since their last album, the group returned this year with their most ambitious album yet, Mettavolution. Recorded in Los Angeles with noted producer Dave Sardy — best-known for his work with Oasis, LCD Soundsystem and Fall Out Boy — the new album brought together the group’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species. A long list of new material was distilled down to six new Rodrigo y Gabriela compositions and one audacious, jaw-dropping cover version. The album was released earlier this year, and Rodrigo y Gabriela are currently out on tour supporting the album. Full tour dates below.



Rodrigo y Gabriela Tour Dates:

10/4: UK, London @ Eventim Apollo

10/5: Belgium, Liege @  Forum

10/7: Germany, Hamburg @ Gruenspan

10/8: Netherlands, Utrecht @ TivoliVrendenburg (Ronda)

10/9: Switzerland, Zurich @ Kaufleuten

10/11: Switzerland, Lausanne @ Les Docks

10/12: France, Montpellier @ Opera (Festival International de la Guitare)

10/13: France, Strasbourg @ La Laiterie

10/15: France, Toulouse @ Bikini

10/16: France, Bordeaux @ Rocher de Palmer

10/17: France, Nantes @ Stereolux

10/19: France, Marseille @ Docks Des Suds

10/21: France, Paris @ Le Trianon

10/22: France, Paris @ Le Trianon

10/23: France, Paris @ Le Trianon

10/25: France, Lille @ L’Aeronef

10/26: France, Reims @ La Cartonnerie

10/27: Belgium, Antwerp @ De Roma

11/15: Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

11/16: Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall

11/17: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Jones Assembly

11/19: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

11/20: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

11/22: Madison, WI @ The Sylvee

11/23: Cedar Rapids, IA @ Paramount Theater

11/24: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre

11/26: Joliet, IL @ Rialto Square Theatre

11/27: Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre

11/29: McKees Rocks, PA @ Roxian Theater

11/30: Harrisburg, PA @ The Forum Auditorium

12/2: Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center

12/3: Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Civic Center Auditorium

12/4: Charleston, SC @ Charleston Gallard Center

12/6: Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater


For more information, please contact:

David Marek // Amazon Music


01.10.2019 news

Turkish Psych Rockers Altin Gün Share New Tracks Ahead of Tour Supporting Tame Impala & Headline Run







“Altin Gün’s groovy globalism is infectious.”-NPR


“An instant party package of Turkish freakbeat, soundtrack funk and psychedelic synth-pop.”-Uncut


“Altin Gün are easy to love. They create music that combines the influences of Turkish folk songs with 70’s glam-psych…”-KCRW


“They are one of the grooviest acts on the road these days.

I take every chance to catch them live – it’s a great time guaranteed.”-Julien Barbagallo / Tame Impala




Psychedelic Turkish folk rock group Altin Gün have shared two new tracks ahead of their dates supporting Tame Impala, which will be followed by their own headline US tour dates. The new tracks, “Gelin Halayi” and “Div Div,” premiered via FLOOD Magazine — hear “Gelin Halayi” HERE and “Div Div” HERE. The Tame Impala dates begin in Irving, TX, which will be followed by a night in Houston, TX and a two-night stand in Denver, CO. Their headline dates follow closely behind, and will include stops at Desert Daze FestivalThe Independent in San Francisco, CANeumos in Seattle, WA, a return to Brooklyn, NY at Elsewhere and more. See below for the full list of upcoming tour dates.


The band will also reissue their breakthrough album On this year for the first time ever on vinyl in the U.S., to be released this month. Pre-order the reissue HERE.


Watch their KEXP Session below



Altin Gün completed their first-ever U.S. tour earlier this year, which included stops at Pickathon and Outside Lands, a support slot for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes at LA‘s Greek Theater, sellout performances in BrooklynSeattle and Philadelphia, and sessions with KEXP and KCRW.


“Turkish psych-folk troupe Altin Gün dazzled with a harmonious blend of tropical synths, hypnotic polyrhythms and baglama (a Turkish lute) riffs,” The Seattle Times raved about their Pickathon performance. “It would be great to see Altın Gün lead a revival of this fantastic sound in the West,” The Stranger said, “as it’s one of the richest seams of rock that’s ever rippled an eardrum.” PopMatters noted that “Altin Gün’s Outside Lands appearance was the last show of their tour, and they used their mid-afternoon slot to bewitch us with dual percussionists and a Turkish string instrument called the saz.”


The group recently released their sophomore album Gece earlier this year, which received praise from NPR, Aquarium DrunkardMOJOUncut, and The Guardian. The Amsterdam-based six-member band are inspired by Turkish folk and psychedelia from the 60s & 70s, re-interpreting Anatolian rock and folk music and opening the doors between traditional Turkish folk songs and psych. The band was discovered and signed to ATO Records after an explosive performance at King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Gizzfest 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.



Altin Gün tour dates


10/2 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX #

10/3 – Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX

10/5 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX #

10/7 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO #

10/8 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO #

10/11 – Fingerprints (In-Store & Signing) – Long Beach, CA

10/11-12 – Desert Daze Festival – Moreno Beach, CA

10/13 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

10/14 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

10/15 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

10/15 – Mississippi Studios (late show) – Portland, OR

10/17 – Theatre Rialto – Montreal, QC

10/18 – Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT

10/19 – Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY


# – w/ Tame Impala

01.10.2019 news

Emily King Remix EP + Sara Bareilles Tour Launch This Weekend

Digital EP Change of Scenery Out October 11th


Featuring Remixes by Wynne Bennett, Taylor McFerrin, Wantigga, King Britt


Emily King On Tour Across the U.S. with Sara Bareilles Beginning This Saturday, Including Dates at Madison Square Garden & Hollywood Bowl


Photo credit: Shotti


Emily King will release Change of Scenery: Remix EP, a collection of fresh remixes of five tracks from her critically acclaimed album Scenery, on October 11, and today ATO releases the remix of her dynamic single “Can’t Hold Me” by the renowned producer MachinedrumBillboard premiered the track today, writing, “The intimate, sensual tension that King dances around on the original track becomes an all-out sultry affair as the new production makes space for an irresistible dance beat led by propulsive production and spacey synths.”


“When ATO approached me with the remix concept I was really excited about the prospect of having a fresh take on these records,” says King, “plus I grew up in the 90’s when remixes were almost mandatory to an artist’s catalogue. It’s been super fun hearing how these talented artists interpret the music in ways I wouldn’t have imagined.”


Listen to “Can’t Hold Me (Machinedrum Remix” Below


“‘Can’t Hold Me,’ like most of Emily’s songs, is such a powerfully visual song,” says Machinedrum. “This feeling of independence that the lyrics evoke inspired me to make a celebratory version of the song.”


Change of Scenery: Remix EP, due out October 11 on ATO Records, features additional remixes by Taylor McFerrinWantiggaKing Britt, and Wynne Bennett’s previously released remix of “Forgiveness.” The EP is available for pre-order HERE.


Since its release in February, Scenery has received critical praise across the board for its sparkling R&B sound and delicate, emotive vocals. In addition to high-profile performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, King performed her single “Can’t Hold Me” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and also appeared on CBS This Morning. Listen to Scenery HERE.


King also co-wrote and contributed vocals to “If I Can’t Have You,” a track on Sara Bareilles’ latest record Amidst the Chaos. She will cap off her incredible 2019 opening Bareilles’ massive U.S. arena tour, which kicks off October 5 in Detroit and includes dates at Madison Square Garden on October 13 and the Hollywood Bowl on November 2. All dates are below and tickets are available HERE


Emily King – Change of Scenery: Remix EP

  1. Forgiveness (Wynne Bennett Remix)
  2. Can’t Hold Me (Machinedrum Remix)
  3. Blue Light (Taylor McFerrin Remix)
  4. Go Back (Wantigga Remix)
  5. Running (King Britt Anthem Remix)


Rave Reviews for Scenery:


Scenery is a precise-yet-fluid blend of ’80s pop and rock, contemporary R&B and light jazz touches that, together, reveal a starry-eyed earnestness.” – NPR


“Sleek, vibrant R&B that’s packed with 1980s soundtrack flourishes and big moments; it’s the perfect frame for her extraordinary voice.” – PITCHFORK


“Wide and expansive and embraces all manners of genre befitting a child of ’90s hip-hop and pop music who also adored traditional soul music.” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE


“A lithe vocalist who deftly employs subtlety, rewarding close listening.” – WBEZ SOUND OPINIONS


Scenery rings out with joy and hope. The production is a stunning combination of jazz-inflected R&B and ’80s pop that’s precise but not fussy, textured but never overdone.” – KPCC THE FRAME


“The vulnerability that’s implied in King’s calming vocal caress is remarkable… The skill she shows elevates her above much of the competition, imbuing her with a decided level of class and credence.” – PASTE




Emily King on Tour with Sara Bareilles: 

10/05: Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI

10/06: Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN

10/08: Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC

10/11: Agganis Arena – Boston, MA

10/12: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT

10/13: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

10/15: United Center – Chicago, IL

10/16: Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN

10/18: Pepsi Center – Denver, CO

10/19: Maverik Center – West Valley City, UT

10/22: WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA

10/24: Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR

10/26: Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
10/27: Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, CA

10/29: Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU – San Diego, CA

10/30: Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ

11/01: Mandalay Bay Events Center – Las Vegas, NV

11/02: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA

11/11: Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land, TX

11/12: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX

11/15: UPMC Events Center – Moon Township, PA

11/16: The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

11/18: The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

11/19: The Anthem – Washington, DC

11/20: The Anthem – Washington, DC

11/22: Daily’s Palace – Jacksonville, FL

11/23: BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL

11/24: Amway Center – Orlando, FL

11/26: Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA


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