02.11.2017 news

Watch Benjamin Booker’s new “Believe” video via Pitchfork

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

In his new video for “Believe,” Benjamin Booker takes us on a surrealistic journey through military training with striking visuals from director James Lees (Unknown Mortal OrchestraBloc Party), who previously directed Booker’s double-video for “Slow Coming/Wicked Waters”. Watch now via Pitchfork.

“Believe” is from Benjamin Booker’s new album Witnessget it here now.


Says director James Lees: “We wanted to create something inherently musical and entertaining whilst still being a meditation on the themes within the song. Feeling lost and directionless, the inherent human need to find a sense of belonging and the many false roads you find yourself down that ultimately fail to provide a purpose in life we all feel pressured to identify in adulthood.”

“Believe” is off Booker’s latest album ‘Witness’, available now – get it HERE. which has earned career-best raves and spotlights from Time Magazine, FADER, the NY Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, NPR Music + more, as well as a performance on Conan last month. Check out the performance of psych-punk album highlight “Right On You” here.

Booker just wrapped up an extensive US tour last week with some of his biggest shows to date – including festival plays at ACL, Voodoo + more – with The Chicago Tribune calling his recent show at Thalia Hall “hypnotic…putting black pain to stripped yet powerful beats and rhythms that shake.” Booker heads overseas next month to kick off a European run – see all dates at his website.

24.10.2017 news

Lee Ann Womack’s new album ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’ out today; read NY Times profile

Lee Ann Womack‘s new album ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone” is out today – read an extensive profile in the New York Times and pick up the album on red or black vinyl, CD, or digital download or stream it everywhere: http://smarturl.it/law-official 


NPR First Listen streamed the record before its release, calling it “an album that shows Womack to be one of American roots music’s foremost auteurs, one with a compelling voice for storytelling and the vision to use it to powerful effect,” while LA Times says the album is “one of the most personal albums of her impressive career.”

Produced by her husband Frank Liddell (2017 ACM Album of the Year winning producer for Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Weight of These Wings’) and largely recorded at the legendary SugarHill Studios in Houston, TX, ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone‘ features more Lee Ann Womack co-writes than all her previous albums combined, making it her most personal collection to date. The album mixes the country, soul, gospel and blues of her native East Texas, into an audacious, sharp-edged work of art.

Lee Ann will play three intimate shows in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York City to celebrate the release of ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,’ with performances at Nashville’s Grimey’s record store on Oct. 24, LA’s Troubadour on Nov. 1, and Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on Nov. 7, plus select shows with Alan Jackson and Willie Nelson. See all dates below.

Lee Ann Womack Upcoming Tour Dates:

Oct. 25 – Grimey’s – Nashville, TN

Oct. 27 – Resch Center – Green Bay, WI

Oct. 28 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN*

Oct. 29 – Bridge View Center – Ottumwa, IA

Nov. 1 – The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA

Nov. 3 – Lafayette Cajundome – Lafayette, LA*

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

Nov. 7 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY

Nov. 8 – Fairfield Theatre Company – Fairfield, CT

Nov. 10 – Shalin Liu Performance Center – Rockport, MA

Nov. 11 – The Egg Center for the Performing Arts – Albany, NY

Nov. 24 – Hartman Arena – Park City, KS +

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


* with Alan Jackson

+ with Willie Nelson



23.10.2017 news

SOJA’s new album “Poetry In Motion” is out now!

SOJA, the internationally acclaimed GRAMMY-nominated eight-piece from Washington D.C., has just released its new album ‘Poetry in Motion’. Get it now on black and gold splatter vinyl, limited edition picture disc, CD or digital: http://smarturl.it/soja-pim

Billboard hosted a stream of the album in advance of its release , praising its “well-crafted songs offering profound yet poetic statements fueled by righteous rage and delivered with rock star bravura.” Watch SOJA’s live sessions with SalonPaste, and Billboard.

SOJA will host special album release shows at D.C.’s Anthem on December 29th and will headline 5,000+ capacity arenas across Brasil. Tickets are on-sale now at SOJA’s website.

Watch lyric videos for the tracks from the album “More”, “Bad News”, “Fire in the Sky”, and “Moving Stones” and instantly download when you pre-order the album.

SOJA’s core sound – an uplifting meld of reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock, and hip-hop – is as tight and compelling as it’s ever been in the group’s 20 year history, but now the group digs deeper on its message of finding peace and understanding in the world caught in tribulation. For the band, having fun and social awareness can, and should, co-exist. “More” is a Bob Marley-influenced manifesto to fight greed by being content with what you got and “Bad News” looks for hope in tragic headlines.

“‘More’ is about consumption and envy,” explains Lead singer Jacob Hemphill. “It’s about the false belief that you need more stuff to be happy [and] about trying to strip all that away and finding happiness in the truth that less is more.”

Hemphill continues, “‘Poetry in Motion’ is about us, the human race. We’re beautiful. We’re the caretakers of this earth and everything that lives here, calls it home. But something is wrong. Something in us is lost. That’s the focus – how to get back to the beauty and away from… well, this.”

The members of SOJA, some of whom met in middle school, are stars among the international reggae and jam-band worlds. The band has over 400 million YouTube views and over 7 million social media followers. They have headlined shows in over 30 countries and just wrapped up a 31-date U.S. co-headline tour with The Dirty Heads that included a sold out show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado.

SOJA’s last two albums ‘Amid The Noise and Haste’ (2014) and ‘Live In Virginia’ (2016) each earned the band a GRAMMY nomination in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category. They have received recent media acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, The Washington Post, and more. With all these accolades and devoted global fan base, these talented musicians use explosive energy and positivity to reach its audience and help them relate to the world and to each other.

‘Poetry in Motion’ track list:

1. Moving Stones

2. I Can’t Stop Dreaming

3. Tried My Best

4. More

5. Fire In The Sky

6. Everything To Me

7. Life Support

8. Bad News

9. To Whom It May Concern

10. Sing To Me

11. I Found You


Jacob Hemphill – Vocals / Guitars

Robert ‘Bobby Lee’ Jefferson – Bass + Vocals

Ryan Berty – Drums

Patrick O’Shea – Keyboards / Pianos / B3 Organ

Kenneth Brownell – Percussion

Hellman Escorcia – Saxophone / Aerophone + add’l Percussion / Rhodes / Harmony Vocals

Rafael Rodriguez – Trumpet / Harmony Vocals

Trevor Young – Guitars / Harmony Vocals / Vocals / Bass


Oct. 26 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Nov. 1 – Sao Paulo, Brasil @ Espaco Das Americas

Nov. 3 – Rio de Janeiro, Brasil @ Fundicao Progresso

Nov. 4 – Balneario Camboriu, Brasil @ Music Park

Nov. 5 – Curitiba, Brasil @ Live Hall – Curitiba

Nov. 8 – Porto Alegre, Brasil @ Pepsi On State

Nov. 11 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Personal Festival

Dec. 13 – Ecatepec De Morelos, Mexico @ Closer To The Sun Festival

Dec. 29 – Washington, DC @ Anthem

19.10.2017 news

Listen to New King Gizzard song “Crumbling Castle”

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard has released a new song “Crumbling Castle” – listen to it above. The band shared the track with a cryptic message:

In the presence of a mirror, my sensory foax-organs detect discontent on my facial image. I cry a digital tear. Motor fluid. Escaping to the floor, it reflects my silhouette. Frigid, slouched, callous. My smell escapes me. A rancid odour. I am everywhere. I am light. I am a reflection. I am that which I am. And I am violent. And I want it to end. Stillness from the grinding gears. I am a raging droid, with a full tank of propellant. Flick the switch. Turn them off. Standby. Cut the cord. Death is a lamb in a wolf’s clothes. A blessing from the lord satan. I am on the altar. I want it. The saccharine of eternal rest. I wish to consume it’s sickly syrup, and lick it from my many fingers. Take me into the moonless night. I need it. Any way I pass will do.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard has announced a plan to release five albums in 2017. Their first three, Flying Microtonal BananaMurder of the Universe, and Sketches of Brunswick East are out now and the band has done two sold-out headlining tours in the US this year. Pick up the albums now at the ATO store and follow the band for updates:
10.10.2017 news

Watch Nick Hakim’s eerie, sensual “Cuffed” video – on tour now

Nick Hakim‘s music video for “Cuffed” evokes and reimagines the rituals of the Venezuelan followers of Maria Lionza – watch the video now, which was directed by Daniel Kaufman (Diddy; DJ Khaled feat. Future & Jay Z) and features the performance art of FlucT, and read an interview with the director via The FADER.

Of the video, Kaufman said, “For me, the video is about a violent expulsion of negativity–because catharsis is always violent. I’d like people to feel that odd mix of disbelief, confusion, aversion, and perverse joy.” Nick Hakim added, “my favorite part of this process was getting to know everyone else in the couple days we spent working on this video: in one day all of us connected with one another and found trust within one another. It was truly therapeutic. The land we were on was extremely beautiful. I feel blessed to have worked with such talented and amazing artists.”

Nick Hakim is on tour now in the US, and heads to Europe for extensive dates with Fleet Foxes and Bonobo next month – see full dates below.

10/10:  New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
10/12:  Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs
10/13:  Austin, TX @ Antone’s
10:14: Austin, TX @ ACL Festival 
10:15:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room
10/17:  Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/18:  Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10/19:  Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/20:  San Francisco, CA @ The Independant
10/21: Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club 
10/23: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir 
10/24:  Seattle, WA @ Barboza
11/01:  Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Avant-Garde
11/02:  Belfort, FR @ La Poudrière
11/03:  Rotterdam, NL @ BIRD
11/04: Eindhoven, NL @ So What’s Next Festival 
11/07:  Zurich, CH @ X-Tra*
11/08:  Vienna, AT @ Gasometer*
11/09: Zagreb, HR @ Tvornica Kulture*
11/10:  Milan, IT @ Fabrique Milano*
11/13: Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle*
11/15: Belgium, BE @ Forest National^
11/16: Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live^
11/17: Hamburg, GER @ Uberjazz Festival 
11/18: Paris, FR @ Le Zenith^
11/23: Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo*
11/24: Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall*
11/26: London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton*
11/27: London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton*
11/28: Bexhill-On-Sea @ De La Warr Pavilion*
11/29: Southampton, UK @ O2 Guildhall*
12/01: Cologne, DE @ Palladium*
12/03: Stockholm, SE @ Annexet*
12/04: Stockholm, SE @ Annexet*
12/05: Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene*
12/06: Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene*
12/12: Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds 
02/13: Bristol, UK @ The Lantern 
02/14: London, UK @ KOKO 
02/15: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club 
02/16: Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s 
02/17: Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute

^ with Bonobo
* with Fleet Foxes

Watch Nick Hakim’s Pitchfork Live performance and his live session of “Needy Bees”:

29.09.2017 news

New Jessica Lea Mayfield Album ‘Sorry Is Gone’ Out Now!

Jessica Lea Mayfield’s anticipated new album, Sorry Is Gone, is out today on ATO Records – get it now on vinyl (clear wax with a sticker sheet!), CD, cassette, or digital: http://smarturl.it/sorryisgone

Of the record, Mayfield comments, “The whole record is about me taking my life back, without really realizing it. I realized I’m the only person that is going to look out for me. I have to be my main person. No one else.” She continues, “I have to sing about things and write about things that have happened to me as therapy. That’s what connects me to other music I listen to. I want music to make me feel things. This is my inner dialogue, and my chance to get the last word.”

Watch Jessica’s video for “Sorry is Gone”:

“She doesn’t hide or hold back—a raw, fierce attitude runs through the confessional stanzas.”
NPR Music

“Jessica Lea Mayfield is sweet and lonesome, and maybe a little mischievous, on this, the beautiful, gentle country-rock title track from her coming fourth studio album.”
The New York Times

“Jessica Lea Mayfield’s fourth album, Sorry Is Gone, sees the sharp-tongued and suave Ohio musician more confident than ever before.”—Stereogum

Sorry Is Gone is clamorous and dynamic, reflective of Mayfield’s rare gift of seeming equally steady and chameleonic from album to album.”—LENNY

“She succeeds with this tricky balance due to a great band, expertly rendered songs that split the difference between angst and honesty, and a voice that’s both vicious and resigned while singing about a horrific time that you hope is finally behind her.  The backstory leading to Sorry is Gone may not be the type you’d wish on anyone, but in the hands of Jessica Lea Mayfield, it has resulted in compelling art.”—American Songwriter


Following an extensive fall tour, Mayfield and her band will embark on a series of newly announced dates in 2018 including shows in Dallas, Austin, San Diego, L.A., San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and more. All tickets are now on-sale at https://site.jessicaleamayfield.com/tour. See below for complete dates!

The 11-track record was recorded at Water Music and Electric Lady studios with producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Phosphorescent). In addition to Mayfield, the album features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Seth Avett on backing vocals and keys, drummer Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Sun Kil Moon), bassist Emil Amos (Grails, Holy Sons) and guitarist Cameron Deyell (Sia, Streets of Laredo.) with additional production from Patrick Damphier (The Mynabirds).

Sorry Is Gone is Mayfield’s first solo album since 2014’s Make My Head Sing…, which was released to widespread acclaim. Of the album, Rolling Stone asserted, “…Mayfield’s echo-laden bluegrass vocals mesh with scorching electric guitar lines to render remarkable results,” while Pitchfork praised, “There’s something certainly compelling about this raw, minimalist sound” and NPR’s Fresh Air proclaimed, “The music is heavy, but it soars.” Additionally Interview Magazine declared, “Mayfield sounds like she’s finally arrived” and USA Today affirmed, “Her evolution as an artist has been fascinating to hear.” Most recently, in 2015, Mayfield collaborated with Seth Avett on Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith.


  1. Wish You Could See Me Now
  2. Sorry Is Gone
  3. Meadow
  4. Maybe Whatever
  5. Soaked Through
  6. Safe 2 Connect 2
  7. Bum Me Out
  8. WTF
  9. Offa My Hands
  10. World Won’t Stop
  11. Too Much Terrible


October 8—Charleston, WV—Mountain Stage

October 12—Columbus, OH—Rumba Café*

October 13—Lakewood, OH—Mahall’s 20 Lanes*

October 14—Pittsburgh, PA—Club Café*

October 15—Toronto, ON—The Rivoli*

October 17—New York, NY—Baby’s All Right*

October 19—Boston, MA—Great Scott†

October 20—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle†

October 21—Washington, DC—Songbyrd†

October 23—Charlottesville, VA—The Southern†

October 24—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle Back Room†

October 25—Knoxville, TN—The Open Chord†

October 26—Asheville, NC—The Altamont†

October 27—Atlanta, GA—The Earl†

October 28—Charlotte, NC—Stage Door Theater†

November 3—Nashville, TN —The Basement East‡

November 8—Indianapolis, IN—Hi-Fi†

November 9—Chicago, IL—The Empty Bottle

November 10—Milwaukee, WI—The Back Room at Colectivo

November 11—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry

November 12—Madison, WI—The Frequency†

November 14—Davenport, IA—The Raccoon Motel†

November 15—Des Moines, IA—Vaudeville Mews†

November 16—Kansas City, MO—The Riot Room†

November 17—St. Louis, MO—Off Broadway†

November 18—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar†

January 18—Little Rock, AR—Stickyz Rock‘n’Roll Chicken Shack#

January 19—Dallas, TX—Three Links#

January 20—Austin, TX—Barracuda#

January 22—Santa Fe, NM—Meow Wolf#

January 23—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar#

January 24—San Diego, CA—The Casbah#

January 26—Los Angeles, CA—The Echo#

January 27—Joshua Tree, CA—Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace#

January 28—Costa Mesa, CA—The Wayfarer#

January 30—San Francisco, CA—The Independent#

February 1—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge#

February 2—Vancouver, BC—The Cobalt#

February 3—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern#

February 6—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room#

February 8—Boulder, CO—eTown

February 9—Denver, CO—Larimer Lounge#

February 10—Wichita, KS—Barleycorn’s#

*with support from Mal Blum

†with support from Blank Range

‡with support from Idle Bloom

#with support from Sun Seeker

24.09.2017 news

New J. Roddy Walston & The Business Album “Destroyers of the Soft Life” Out Now; Watch CONAN performance

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 out NOW.

Get it now on gleaming white vinyl or CD, and stream/download everywhere: http://smarturl.it/jroddydestroyers

Watch the band’s CONAN performance and read an exclusive interview with Noisey:

Produced by studio veteran Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, Father John Misty) and mixed by M. Allen Parker (Dan Auerbach, Sheryl Crow), 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.”


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


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
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

New Primus album ‘The Desaturating Seven’ Out Today; On Tour this Fall

“Strange-as-ever” – BrooklynVegan

“Appropriately garish” – SPIN

Deeply off-kilter” – Stereogum

“The masters of weirdness” – Loudwire

San Francisco rock legends Primus are pleased to release The Desaturating Seven, their first original studio album in six years, today via ATO Records. Described as “an ever-mutating epic filled with marching rhythms, jarring tempo shifts and a prog-funk groove (cleverly set in 7/8) that recalls early Eighties King Crimson” by Rolling Stone, it’s available now on rainbow splatter vinyl, CD, download or streaming – GET IT NOW.

Get the album at your local record store, and you’ll receive a “desaturated” poster. Colorize the poster (be creative!) and share with #desaturatingseven – the five best entries will win a Primus prize pack!

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 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.”

Watch Les Claypool read the full ‘Rainbow Goblins’ storybook:


This fall their Ambushing the Storm Tour will feature a complete performance of the new record—a show with a set of Primus material and then “an entire set of Goblin Rock, with full production and fancy eye candy.” All upcoming tour dates are listed below.



2017 Ambushing The Storm Tour

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

10/25 – Richmond, VA – The National

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

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

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