29.10.2015 news
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Watch Alabama Shakes Perform “Joe” on Colbert

Alabama Shakes visited The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “Joe”, a staple of their live set that has previously only been released on certain editions of Sound & Color. Watch the performance below, and download the live version of “Joe” at iTunes.

Get Sound & Color:

ATO Store | iTunes | Amazon | Local Record Store (CD / Black Vinyl / Clear Vinyl)

26.10.2015 news
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Listen to new King Gizzard song “Bone” at NPR’s All Songs Considered

Head to NPR’s All Songs Considered to listen to a new track, “Bone”, from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard‘s upcoming album Paper Mâché Dream Balloon!

LISTEN HERE (Jump to 13:55)

Preorder the album, out November 13, and instantly download both the title track and “Trapdoor”. Head to the ATO Store to pick up the record on orange vinyl, CD, digital download, or a just added lime-green cassette!

Preorder Paper Mâché Dream Balloon: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon | Google Play

“Paper Mâché Dream Balloon”

“Trapdoor”

 

22.10.2015 news
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Drive-By Truckers’ Live Album “It’s Great To Be Alive!” Out Now!

In stores now is the new 35-track live album from the Drive-By Truckers. You can get the CD now, and the vinyl versions will be coming in November.

Get the CD: Amazon | Official Webstore | iTunes

Recorded last fall over a sold out 3 night run at The Fillmore in San Francisco, “It’s Great To Be Alive!” is a career-spanning greatest hits which showcases the live side of the band, in what Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley believe to be their best incarnation yet. As Patterson explains: “We have always considered ourselves first and foremost a songwriter’s band and always said that “song is king” should be the basis of all artistic decisions. That said, we also built our reputation as a ‘Live’ band and as proud as I’ve always been of our records, we’ve also always been aware that there’s an element of our stage show that the records just cannot quite capture or parlay. Our previous live album had always been something we were proud of, but it captured the band in a much earlier incarnation with different songs and musical priorities. It was well past the time to make a new one. Also, 2014 turned out to be a sort of new peak in the life of this band.”

22.10.2015 news
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Brittany Howard Named Billboard’s 2015 Women in Music ‘Powerhouse’ Artist

Congratulations to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, who has been named Billboard’s Women in Music “Powerhouse” Artist!

Howard will accept her award, along with the already announced Woman of the Year Lady Gaga, on Dec. 11 at Billboard’s annual Women in Music ceremony. The honors come in conjunction with Billboard’s Women in Music list that names the year’s 50 most powerful female music industry executives.

The event will be broadcast for the first time via Lifetime on Dec. 18.

“Brittany Howard is the true definition of a powerhouse, from her unique and crushing vocals, to her meteoric rise in the last four years,” said Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which consists of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. “She led Alabama Shakes to a massive year that included their Coachella debut and is quite deserving of Billboard’s recognition.”

 

 

08.10.2015 news
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Trey Anastasio’s “Paper Wheels” Out Now!

Phish frontman Trey Anastasio’s long-awaited new album, Paper Wheels, is now available everywhere. 

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Trey’s Official Store | iTunes | Amazon 

PAPER WHEELS is now available digital, on CD, and as a deluxe limited edition vinyl that includes 180 gram 45 RPM 2x LP splatter vinyl and a die cut gatefold package with six unique sleeves. Only 4,000 of these special packages will be manufactured. 

Produced by Anastasio and longtime collaborator Bryce Goggin, PAPER WHEELS was recorded last year at The Barn, the Phish founding guitarist’s Vermont farmhouse-turned-rehearsal space/recording studio. Anastasio and the members of Trey Anastasio Band (TAB) developed the material on stage while touring and at soundcheck on the tour leading up to the sessions, allowing them to track the album in just under a week. Taking a cue from the energetic immediacy of classic Stax Studio recording sessions, TAB worked fast and loose, playing together live in The Barn and wrapping up tracks after one or two takes. Written and co-written by Anastasio alongside frequent lyric partners Tom Marshall and Steve “The Dude of Life” Pollak, songs like the funk-driven “Bounce” and the elegiac “Invisible Knife” (written solely by Anastasio) are among the legendarily diverse artist’s most infectious and inventive, alive with creative vigor, robust musicianship, and true soul power.

PAPER WHEELS features the classic TAB line up of drummer Russ Lawton, bassist Tony Markellis, and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, augmented by a full horn section (including trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman, multi-instrumentalist James Casey, and longtime TAB trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick). The album was mixed by 8x GRAMMY® Award-winning sound engineer Elliot Scheiner (Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Derek & The Dominos)

On Tour

1 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

6 & 7 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

9 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

10 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO

12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

13 – 14 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

 

07.10.2015 news
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ATO Records’ Official CMJ Showcase – THUNDERBITCH headlining (Brittany Howard side project)!

Party with us at Knitting Factory Brooklyn for a FREE showcase of ATO Records’ fiercest new talent, brought to you by She Shreds. First 20 people to RSVP at info@atorecords.com will receive guaranteed entry. CMJ badge holders are welcome, and will recieve priority entry.

RSVP on Facebook!

Featuring:
Joseph
Margaret Glaspy
Jessica Lea Mayfield
THUNDERBITCH (feat. Brittany Howard from the Alabama Shakes, members of Fly Golden Eagle + Clear Plastic Masks)

THUNDERBITCH unleashed their surprise self-titled release to a standing ovation earlier this fall. The New York Times’ Jon Pareles said, “The music reaches back to Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones, charged with late-1960s adrenaline. It’s a joy to hear.” On the heels of Alabama Shakes’ groundbreaking Sound & Color, Brittany Howard formed Thunderbitch and recorded in secret, enlisting the talents of Clear Plastic Masks and ATO label mates Fly Golden Eagle. In the words of the band, “Thunderbitch. Rock ‘n’ Roll. The end.

Get a taste of the supergroup’s engine-revving sound here:

 


JOSEPH is a bewitching trio of sisters from the Pacific Northwest. The band is currently recording their full-length album with Mike Mogis (Conor Oberst, First Aid Kit).

“The sounds that they are able to summon from their bodies are heaven sent, roundly giving you chills and making you feel as if you’ve just been kissed” – Daytrotter

Watch the ATO Session for Joseph’s enchanting “Eyes to the Sky”:


MARGARET GLASPY, ATO’s newest signing, boasts a diverse of musical background from competitive fiddle to marching band trombone. But with influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Elliott Smith, she focuses her talents in fiercely raw, guitar-driven pop songs. She is currently cutting her debut album, due out next year, at Sear Sound with Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Lucius, Har Mar Superstar) in New York City.

“[Margaret Glaspy’s] croons and minimalist folk guitar have a knack for sending shivers down any spine.” – WNYC Radio

Watch Margaret play “No Matter Who”:


JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD released her ATO debut Make My Head Sing… last year, marking a new, grungy direction for her music. Mayfield is currently in Brooklyn laying down demos for a new album coming in 2016.

“Mayfield makes you feel as though she’s pouring everything she’s got into the song; that when it’s through, she’ll have nothing left.” -NPR

Watch the fiery video for “I Wanna Love You”:

 

16.09.2015 news
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Joseph signs to ATO – watch their ATO Session now!

ATO Records is proud to introduce you to the newest additions to our roster, Joseph! Joseph is a bewitching trio of sisters from the Pacific Northwest with honest words and genetically perfected harmonies. The band will begin recording their full length album next month, due out in Spring/Summer 2016. Watch their ATO session below, and meet the band at www.atorecords.com/joseph!

14.09.2015 news
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Lucero’s New Album ‘All A Man Should Do’ Out Now!

Get All A Man Should Do: Official Store | iTunes | Amazon | Google Play |

“I’m not sure if it was a conscience effort or [if it] just happened, but we’ve been wanting to get back to the older prettier sound,” said guitarist Brian Venable of the more acoustic direction the band has taken in this latest effort. The record was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis with producer Ted Hutt, who worked with the band on their previous two records and has also produced albums for Flogging Molly and Old Crow Medicine Show.

“I like the ideas of trilogies,” said Venable. “Once we break in a producer and learn how each other communicate, it becomes easier to work together.”

While an impressive collection of new original numbers on the album showcase Ben Nichols’ continued growth as a songwriter, All A Man Should Do also includes Big Star cover “I’m In Love With a Girl,” featuring Big Star drummer Jody Stephens.

“We are part of Memphis, and they are definitely a part of Memphis history,” said Venable. “We had never done a cover song on a record before, and it just seemed to make sense—especially with the sounds we were experimenting with on the new record. Jody was stoked to be apart of it. Recording at Ardent, he was always poking his head in to listen and say hey.”

Head To Your Local Independent Record Store

Exclusive to indie record stores and limited to only 1,372 copies (a nod to the band’s old home address and album “1372 Overton Park”), each jacket is individually hand-stamped and numbered by ATO Records.  The vinyl is made with a combination of randomly mixed colors, making each copy of this release truly unique.

Select independent retailers will also be giving away free Lucero patches with the purchase of the record.  Call your local record store to find out. 

09.09.2015 news
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Watch Brittany Howard Jam with Mavis Staples, Stephen Colbert, Aloe Blacc, Ben Folds and More in Late Show Premiere

The series premiere of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert had a star-studded musical welcome, with New Orleans bandleader Jon Batiste leading a rousing rendition of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People”. The performance, billed as “Mavis Staples and friends”, included the legendary Mavis Staples, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, Aloe Blacc, Buddy Guy, Ben Folds, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Paul Janeway, members of Beirut, and Stephen Colbert. Watch the performance below, and catch Alabama Shakes on tour now. 

07.09.2015 news
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Watch Paul McCartney + Brittany Howard perform “Get Back” at Lollapalooza

Paul McCartney invited Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes onstage during his set at Lollapalooza to perform the Beatles classic “Get Back”. Check it out here, and see the Alabama Shakes on tour now.

 

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