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Order the new Alabama Shakes album Sound & Color now from the ATO shop!

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10.02.2015 news
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Alabama Shakes on ‘Mad Men’ Series Finale Trailer

Alabama Shakes “I Found You” (from their 2012 debut “Boys & Girls”) is featured in the trailer for the series finale of “Mad Men”!

Preorder new Alabama Shakes album “Sound & Color”:
iTunes | Amazon | ATO Official Store | Local Record Store (CD or Vinyl)

Alabama Shakes are heading out on tour, and the New York Times just published a tremendous review of last night’s Beacon Theater show. Check out the tour dates below, and buy tickets at their website.

Mar 14 | Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre (SOLD OUT)

Mar 15 | Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre (SOLD OUT)

Mar 17 | Madison, WI @ Overture Center for the ARts

Mar 18 | Champaign, IL @ Virginia Theatre

Mar 20 | Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall (SOLD OUT)

Mar 21 | Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre (SOLD OUT)

Apr 10 | Coachella (SOLD OUT)

Apr 11 | Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre

Apr 17 | Coachella (SOLD OUT)

Apr 18 | Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

May 28 | St. Louis, MO @ The Fabulous Fox Theatre

May 29 | Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre

Ma 30 | Minneapolis, MN @ Hall’s Island (SOLD OUT)

Jun 2 | Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park

Jun 3 | Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple

Jun 4 | Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival

Jun 5 | Monmouth, NJ @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

Jun 6 | Toronto, ON @ Garrison Common, Fort York

Jun 9 | Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion

Jun 10 | Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Jun 11 | Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

Aug 16 | Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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Listen to new Rayland Baxter song “Yellow Eyes” on NPR; New Album Out Aug 14

Yellow Eyes,” the new single from acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Rayland Baxter, premiered today at NPR Music and can now be purchased at iTunes. You can pre-order his upcoming album Imaginary Man (Out Aug. 14) NOW.

Of the song, NPR Music’s Ann Powers praises, “Many musicians can craft about one-third of an excellent pop song. Some write beautiful bare melodies that drip into your head like honey into cake. Others are masters of tone, using genius arrangements and technical wizardry to craft a sound that transports, no matter the shape of the tune. Still others employ wit to craft characters that feel like friends. Rarely, a musician manages to do all three. On the new ‘Yellow Eyes,’ Rayland Baxter comes pretty darn close to such perfection.”

The song is from Baxter’s anticipated new full-length album, Imaginary Man, which will be released August 14 and is now available for pre-order.

Recorded in Nashville, the 11-track album was produced by Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Diamond Rugs) and Eric Masse (Andrew Combs, Robert Ellis) and features Bucky Baxter on pedal steel as well as Jessie Baylin, Isaaca Byrd (MYZICA), Mikky Ekko, Jordan Lehning (Caitlin Rose, Steelism) and Matt Vazquez (Delta Sprit) on background vocals.

Of the album, Baxter comments, “To me, Imaginary Man is an audible record of my journey down the bright blue river of imagination. It is a multicolored dream of song, a sonic birdbath if you may. The sounds and songs are as visual as they are tactile and it shows a bit more of who I have become as an artist, as continual and never ending as that process is.”

Imaginary Man follows Baxter’s highly praised debut feathers & fishHooks, which was released in 2012. Since then, Baxter has toured alongside Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Kacey Musgraves, The Head and the Heart, Shakey Graves, Boz Scaggs and Tedeschi Trucks Band, among many others. In celebration of the new album, Baxter will embark on a series of tour dates this summer and fall, including an appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. See below for more details. Additional dates to be announced shortly.

IMAGINARY MAN TRACK LISTING

1. Mr. Rodriguez

2. Oh My Captain

3. Mother Mother

4. Yellow Eyes

5. Rugged Lovers

6. Young Man

7. All In My Head

8. Freakin Me Out

9. Memories Of Old Hickory

10. Your Love

11. Lady Of The Desert

RAYLAND BAXTER TOUR DATES

June 10—Nashville, TN—Basement East

June 23—Bergen, Norway—Ole Bull Teater*

June 24—Oslo, Norway—Vulkan Arena*

June 25—Trondheim, Norway—Byscenen*

June 26—Ostersund, Sweden—Gamla Teatern*

June 27—Uppsala, Sweden—Katalin*

June 28—Stockholm, Sweden—Mosebacke Establissement*

June 30—Falkenberg, Sweden—Hwitan*

July 3—Berlin, Germany—Monarch Berlin

July 24 & 25—Floyd, VA—Floydfest

August 6—Boulder, CO—Triple A Radio Conference

August 25—Sparta, KY—Nifi Festival

October 2-4— Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival

October 9-11—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival

January 6-9—Miami, Belize City, Cozumel—Jam Cruise

*as part of the Rolling Rootsy Review

10.02.2015 news
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My Morning Jacket “The Waterfall” Out Now!

My Morning Jacket‘s new album The Waterfall is now available. Get the album at iTunes.

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The Waterfall is the band’s most adventurous album in years.” – Rolling Stone

“[The Waterfall] reaffirms that MMJ are one of the most exciting American rock bands going.”  – Pitchfork

My Morning Jacket returns with a monumental new album.”NPR

The Waterfall is easily their best studio album to date” – Relix

Best album in a decade.”Grantland

My Morning Jacket Tour

May 15 at Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA

May 16 at Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN

May 17 at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL

May 23 at Boston Calling Festival in Boston, MA

June 3 at State Theatre in Cleveland, OH w/ Floating Action

June 4 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA w/ Floating Action

June 5 at Governors Ball Music Festival in New York, NY

June 7 at Field Trip Festival in Toronto, ON

June 9 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger

June 10 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger

June 11 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger

June 13 at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN

June 16 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI w/ Hiss Golden Messenger

June 17 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI w/ Hiss Golden Messenger

June 19 at Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Waverly, IA

June 20 at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI w/ Floating Action

June 21 at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI w/Floating Action

June 23 at Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH w/ Floating Action

June 24 at Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH w/ Floating Action

June 26 at Northrup Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN w/ Hippo Campus

June 27 at Northrup Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN w/ Lizzo

July 18 at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY

July 21 at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA w/ Lizzo

July 22 at Artpark Series in Lewiston, NY w/ Lizzo

July 25 at Xponential Music Festival in Camden, NJ w/ St. Vincent

July 26 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD w/ Jason Isbell

July 28 at Red Hat Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC w/ Lucius

July 29 at Uptown Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC w/ Lucius

July 31 at Champions Square in New Orleans, LA w/ Lucius

August 1 at Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL w/ Mini Mansions

August 3 at The Fillmore in Miami, FL w/ Mini Mansions

August 4 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL w/ Mini Mansions

August 7 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA w/ Mini Mansions

August 8 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA w/ Mini Mansions

August 10 at BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL w/ Mini Mansions

August 12 at The Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO w/ Hippo Campus

August 13 at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO w/ Hippo Campus

August 14 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO w/ Sylvan Esso

August 28-30 at Rock en Seine Festival in Paris, FR

September 1 at Rivierenhof Amphitheatre in Antwerp, BEL

September 2 at Gloria in Koln, GER

September 4 at Electric Picnic Festival in Dublin, IRE

September 5 at End of the Road Festival in Larmer Tree Gardens, UK

September 6 at The Ritz in Manchester, UK

September 8 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, UK

September 10 at Paradiso in Amsterdam, HOL

September 12 at Take Root Festival in Groningen, HOL

September 13 at Lollapalooza in Berlin, GER

September 30 at Keller Auditorium in Portland, OR w/ Strand of Oaks

October 2 at Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA w/ Strand of Oaks

October 3 at Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA w/ Strand of Oaks

October 6 at Revolution in Boise, ID w/ Strand of Oaks

October 7 at Magna Salt Air Pavilion in Salt Lake City, UT w/ Strand of Oaks

October 9 at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV w/ Strand of Oaks

October 10 at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV w/ Strand of Oaks

October 11 at County Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA w/ Fruit Bats

October 13 at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA w/ Fruit Bats and Dr. Dog

October 15 at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, CA w/ Fruit Bats

October 16 at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, CA w/ Fruit Bats

October 17 at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, CA w/ Fruit Bats

October 19 at SDSU Open Air Theatre in San Diego, CA w/ Fruit Bats

October 20 at Comerica Theater in Phoenix, AZ w/ Fruit Bats

October 22 at Music Hall in Austin, TX w/ Fruit Bats

October 23 at Music Hall in Austin, TX w/Fruit Bats

October 24 at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX w/ Fruit Bats

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10.02.2015 news
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Stream Rhett Miller’s New Album “The Traveler” (Out 5/12) in full at SPIN

You can now stream the new album The Traveler (out May 12) from Rhett Miller featuring Black Prairie in full on SPIN. Listen to the album here, and preorder it below:

Pre-Order: Official Store |  iTunes | Amazon

Backing Rhett Miller on The Traveler is Black Prairie, a six-piece band composed of members of The Decemberists and R.E.M..  Comparing his new solo material to his work with Old 97s, Rhett Miller said, “Where the 97’s record was raw and raunchy, these songs needed a more delicate touch.”

Check out Rhett Miller’s tour dates below, and get tickets at his website.

5/13 – Somerville, PA – Johnny D’s

5/14 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

5/15 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki

5/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café

5/18 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head Tavern

5/21 – Wilmington, DE – World Café Live

6/11 – Fort Worth, TX – Shipping and Receiving Bar

6/12 – Austin, TX – Strange Brew

6/13 – Houston, TX – Mucky Duck

6/15 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

6/16 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

6/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

6/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café

6/20 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

6/21 – Hermosa Beach, CA – Sainte Rock

6/24 – New York, NY – City Winery

10.02.2015 news
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Watch “Wicked Waters” from Benjamin Booker’s Rough Trade Session; New Tour Dates

Watch a live version of “Wicked Waters” from Benjamin Booker‘s Rough Trade session, which premiered at Line of Best Fit, and check out his live show for yourself on one of his newly announced tour dates (below). Tickets are available at his website.

Tour Dates:

Apr 15 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Apr 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon

Apr 17 – Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot

Apr 18 – Coachella (Indio, CA)

Apr 22 – Austin TX @ Mohawk

Apr 23 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre

Apr 24 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

Apr 25 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

May 22 – Sasquatch Festival (George, WA)

May 28 – Primavera Sound Festival (Barcelona, SP)

Jun 4 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Jun 5 – Governor’s Ball Festival (New York, NY)

Jun 6 – Mountain Jam Festival (Hunter, NY)

Jun 6-7 – Free Press Summer Fest (Houston, TX)

Jun 9 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

Jun 11 – Bonnaroo (Manchester, TN)

Jun 13 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes

Jun 14 – Three Rivers Arts Festival (Pittsburgh, PA)

Jun 16 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall

Jun 17 – Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot

Jun 19 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

Jun 21 – Firefly Music Festival (Dover ,DE)

Jun 26-28 – Down the Rabbit Hole Festival (Netherlands)

Jul 9-11 – 2000Trees Festival (Cheltenham, UK)

Jul 16 – Latitude Festival (Suffolk, UK)

Jul 17 – Longitude Festival (Ireland)

Aug 7 – Squamish Valley Music Festival (Squamish, CAN)

Aug 9 – Outside Lands Festival (San Francisco, CA)

Aug 16 – Oya Festival (Norway)

Aug 21 – MS Dockville Festival (Germany)

10.02.2015 news
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Brandi Carlile “The Firewatcher’s Daughter” Out NOW; Watch CONAN Performance

Brandi Carlile’s new album (and her first on ATO) The Firewatcher’s Daughter is now available on iTunes, Amazon, or from the Official Store.

 

Watch her performance on CONAN below, and read her interview with NPR’s Ann Powers, who calls the album “a glorious storm”. Brandi will host intimate release shows in LA (March 4) and NYC (March 11) as well as a limited capacity acoustic, unamplified SXSW “Pin Drop” concert at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church on March 18. See the rest of Brandi’s tour dates here.

 

‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter’ was recorded almost entirely as first takes without any demoing and little rehearsal before gathering at Bear Creek Studio in Washington State.

The result is immediate and electrifying. “The Eye,” a song influenced by Crosby, Stills and Nash, is so intimate and hushed you can hear the quiver of Brandi’s voice in a flawless 3-part harmony.  Lead-off track and first single “Wherever Is Your Heart” captures a fiery intensity.

The creative spirit of the album is also exemplified in Brandi’s sold-out Pin Drop Tour, which wowed audiences this fall.  Playing historic rooms, Brandi and The Twins performed songs new and old without any amplification – no mics, no amps, no PA – relying only on their voices, acoustic instruments and the venues themselves.  The Chicago Tribune attributed Carlile to proving “that sometimes music has more to say than speakers can communicate.”

‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter’ follows 2012’s ‘Bear Creek,’ which debuted in the Billboard Top 10, was hailed as “gorgeous” by Rolling Stone and “tremendously assured” by NPR.  Brandi has sold out venues like Red Rocks, back to back nights at The Beacon Theater and performed at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and more.

Track listing:

1. Wherever Is Your Heart

2. The Eye

3. The Things I Regret

4. Mainstream Kid

5. Beginning To Feel The Years

6. Wilder (We’re Chained)

7. Blood Muscle Skin & Bone

8. I Belong To You

9. Alibi

10. The Stranger At My Door

11. Heroes And Songs

12. Murder In The City

10.02.2015 news
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Listen to “Quarterback” from New Kopecky Album Out 5/19!

Kopecky are thrilled to announce their second album, Drug for the Modern Age, set to be released on May 19 via ATO Records. Listen to the lead single “Quarterback”, which SPIN premiered and praised as a “melodic three-minute blast with piercing guitar riffs and an adrenaline-pumped chorus.”  The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and Kopecky’s official store.

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Formerly known as the Kopecky Family Band, the Nashville based group has had their music appear on a variety of hit television series including Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, The Vampire Diaries, and MTV’s Awkward to name a few. They’ve also toured all over the world and have played at some of the largest music festivals including Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. This year they will be performing at SXSW.

Their upcoming release, Drug for the Modern Age, explores such life-altering events as the sudden loss of a loved one, divorce, and struggles with addiction, along with more joyful happenings like new love and marriage. “The album was written in this weird time of so much pain but also happiness, and that really informed the writing and recording,” says vocalist/guitarist Gabe Simon, who co-founded the group with vocalist/keyboardist Kelsey Kopecky in 2007. “Our goal was to talk about all these very serious things we were dealing with, but in a way that felt nothing like wallowing and more like standing triumphantly, or even dancing our way through it.”

In achieving that dynamic, Kopecky (whose lineup also includes guitarist Steven Holmes, bassist Corey Oxendine, cellist Markus Midkiff, and drummer David Krohn) offer moments of symphonic grandeur alongside edgy, electronic-leaning innovation. Meanwhile, their daringly intimate lyrics both unsettle and engage, asking questions and encouraging reflection on the part of the listener.

As on their 2012 debut Kids Raising Kids, Kopecky teamed up with Konrad Snyder, but this time around the band took a more slowed-down and deliberate approach. This allowed them to bring new level of sophistication and soulfulness to their songcraft.

Drug for the Modern Age serves up its share of intricately layered love songs as well, revealing Kopecky’s endless grace in merging sweetness and melancholy. In its quietly devastating narrative of sex and heartbreak, “Closed Doors” is an epic breakup ballad built on dreamy guitar tones and sensually charged lyrics. A shimmering piece of dance-pop genius, “My Love” sheds light on the ephemeral nature of romance on the road. And with its gritty guitar riffs and bombastic drumbeats, “Quarterback” spins the slyly feel-good story of an underdog who misrepresents himself to get the girl before realizing that, as Gabe explains, “he can love as good as anyone else, and it doesn’t matter who he is.”

With the band forever bound by their shared passion for purposeful songwriting, all that revelation and sometimes-painful truth-telling ultimately fulfills something central to Kopecky’s mission: a deeper and stronger connection with each person listening.

Tour Dates

3/18 – 3/20 at SXSW in Austin, TX

3/20 at Common Grounds in Waco, TX

3/26 at the Hi Fi in Indianapolis, IN

3/27 at Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI

3/28 at Verve Night Club in Terre Haute, IN

4/2 at Club Café in Pittsburgh, PA

4/3 at Musica in Akron, OH

4/10 at The Loft in Columbus, GA

4/11 at One Spark Festival in Jacksonville, FL

4/12 at Second Sunday in Macon, GA

4/28 at Pour House in Charleston, SC

4/29 at Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA

5/4 at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY

5/5 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY

5/8 at Artisphere in Greenville, SC

5/14 at Camp House in Chattanooga, TN

5/15 at Vinyl in Atlanta, GA

5/17 at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL

5/19 at Basement in Nashville, TN

5/22 at Live Oak in Fort Worth, TX

5/28 at Club Bahia in Los Angeles, CA

5/29 at Bottlerock Festival in Napa, CA

6/4 at Wakarusa in Ozark, AR

10.02.2015 news
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Listen to New Alabama Shakes Songs “Don’t Wanna Fight” & “Gimme All Your Love”

Alabama Shakes has announced the release of their new album Sound & Color (out April 21, 2015), and now you can stream the first two tracks, “Don’t Wanna Fight” and “Gimme All Your Love”. Listen to them below, and pre-order the album to receive an instant download of both tracks:

Preorder “Sound & Color”:
iTunes | Amazon | ATO Official Store | Local Record Store (CD or Vinyl)

 


“We took our time to write this record, and I’m really glad we did,” says Brittany Howard, lead singer and guitarist of Alabama Shakes, about the band’s new album Sound & Color. “We were able to sit down and think about what’s exciting to us, explore all the things we wanted to on our first album. This record is full of genre-bending songs – it’s even harder now when people ask, ‘What kind of band are you?’ I have no clue.

The album’s twelve songs reveal a band honed by years on the road, and drawing from a wide range of influences. The bluesy groove of “Shoegaze” or the garage-rock freakout on “The Greatest” give way to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini”. The gently swaying, chiming title song opens the album with what Howard calls “more of a visual thing, I think of this whole scene going in,” then explodes into the urgent, tightly-coiled funk of “Don’t Wanna Fight”. Long instrumental intros and passages create hazy atmosphere, and then the intensity of Howard’s vocals snaps everything back into riveting focus.

For more on the new album and the band’s writing process, check out their artist page.

10.02.2015 news
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Alabama Shakes Announce New Album “Sound & Color”; Preorder Now

Alabama Shakes announced today that they will be releasing the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2012 Grammy-nominated debut. The new album is titled Sound & Color and will be released on April 21, 2015. Pre-order the album now, and you’ll receive an instant download of the first single, “Don’t Wanna Fight”.

Preorder “Sound & Color”:
iTunes | Amazon | ATO Official Store | Local Record Store (CD or Vinyl)

 

“We took our time to write this record, and I’m really glad we did,” says Brittany Howard, lead singer and guitarist of Alabama Shakes, about the band’s new album Sound & Color. “We were able to sit down and think about what’s exciting to us, explore all the things we wanted to on our first album. This record is full of genre-bending songs—it’s even harder now when people ask, ‘What kind of band are you?’ I have no clue.”

The album’s twelve songs reveal a band honed by years on the road, and drawing from a wide range of influences. The bluesy groove of “Shoegaze” or the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” give way to the psychedelic space jam  “Gemini.” The gently swaying, chiming title song opens the album with what Howard calls “more of a visual thing, I think of this whole scene going on,” then explodes into the urgent, tightly-coiled funk of “Don’t Wanna Fight.” Long instrumental intros and passages create hazy atmosphere, and then the intensity of Howard’s vocals snaps everything back into riveting focus.

For more on the new album and the band’s writing process, check out their artist page.

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