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Aloha – new album, MP3 & 2010 tour dates (Knitting Factory)

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Aloha – Moonless March (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Aloha – Waterwheel (MP3)

Aloha

“Moonless March” is possibly most in your face, immediate song Aloha has ever written. For a band known best for their intricate arrangements and atmospheres (and ever-present, otherworldly marimba), it signals a new page for their upcoming, fifth record, Home Acres, which comes out March 9th on on Polyvinyl. If “Moonless March” is the straight-away single, “Waterwheel,” a song you can get exclusively above, is its gentler cousin. Both come with warm overdriven layers and cryptic, possibly apocalyptic lyrics rich in imagery.

After the record’s release, Aloha will head out a series of April shows around the US. Most of those will be opened by Cincinati’s Pomegranates, who worked with Aloha’s TJ Lipple on their 2009 record, Everybody Come Outside. The bands visit NYC on April 17th for a show at Knitting Factory. Tickets info to come.

The remaining tour dates, new album info, and older videos are below…

Aloha

‘Home Acres’ tracklist
1. Building a Fire
2. Moonless March
3. Microviolence
4. Searchlight
5. Everything Goes My Way
6. White Wind
7. Cold Storage
8. Blackout
9. Waterwheel
10. I’m in Trouble
11. Ruins
Recording Info

Recorded by T.J. Lipple and Nick Anderson. Addition recording by Tony Cavallario and T.J. Lipple in Rochester, NY, Arlington, VA, Jamaica Plain, MA and Wellfleet, MA. Mixed by T.J Lipple.

T.J. Lipple – Production, marimba, vibraphone, keyboards, backing vocals (Washington D.C.)
Tony Cavallario – Singing, guitar, keyboards (Boston)
Cale Parks – Drums, percussion (Brooklyn)
Matthew Gengler – Bass (Cleveland)

Aloha – Summer Away

Aloha – You’ve Escaped (Acoustic) @ Baybeats 2007

Aloha – 2010 Tour Dates
April 09 – Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club
April 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fung Necktie
April 12 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub *
April 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn +
April 14 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 +
April 15 – Washington, DC @ DC9 +
April 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory +
April 18 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East +
April 21 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room +
April 22 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle +
April 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop +
April 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox +
* with Holiday Shores
+ with Pomegranates

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