Posted in music | tour dates on August 14, 2012

Advance Base - 'The Shut-In's Prayer'
Advance Base

Advance Base (the current project of Owen Ashworth formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) released his debut album for the project, A Shut-In's Prayer, earlier this year. Stream two of its tracks, "New Gospel" and "Summer Music," and watch the video for the latter below.

Advance Base has a number of upcoming shows this year including a few support dates for Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters) on his upcoming tour which brings both musicians to NYC on September 29 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show are still on sale. Advance Base also plays another NYC show one day earlier (9/28) at Union Hall with Pendulum Swings and Jennifer O'Connor. Tickets for that show are not yet on sale.

It's also just been announced that Advance Base will support Ben Gibbard on many of the dates on his upcoming solo tour, incuding the NYC show which happens on November 5 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show are still available. When we last spoke, The Town Hall date was the only announced date on Ben Gibbard's tour but that tour has just been revealed in full and is mostly with Advance Base except for a few California dates with Damien Jurado (who plays his own NYC show on his tour). All Ben Gibbard dates are listed below.

All lists of dates, song streams, and videos are below.

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Advance Base - "Summer Music" Official Video

Advance Base - "Summer Music"

Advance Base - "New Gospel"

Advance Base -- 2012 Tour Dates
09/28/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall (w/ Pendulum Swings & Jennifer O'Connor)
09/29/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of WIlliamsburg^
10/01/12 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall^
11/01/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Assembly Hall at The Women's Club*
11/02/12 Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre*
11/04/12 Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre*
11/05/12 New York, NY @ Town Hall*
11/07/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Keswic Theatre*
11/08/12 Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue*
11/10/12 Chapel Hill, NC @ Haw River Ballroom*
11/11/12 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
* - supporting Ben Gibbard
^ - supporting Mark Kozelek

Ben Gibbard -- 2012 Tour Dates
Wed Sep 26 - Big Sur CA @ Henry Miller Library
Sun Oct 14 - Toronto ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Thu Nov 01 - Minneapolis MN @ Assembly Hall at The Women's Club*
Fri Nov 02 - Chicago IL @ Athenaeum Theatre*
Sun Nov 04 - Somerville MA @ Somerville Theater*
Mon Nov 05 - New York NY @ Town Hall*
Wed Nov 07 - Glenside PA @ Keswick Theatre*
Thu Nov 08 - Washington DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue*
Sat Nov 10 - Saxapahaw NC @ The Haw River Ballroom *
Sun Nov 11 - Atlanta GA @ Variety Playhouse*
Tue Nov 13 - San Francisco CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre w/ Damien Jurado
Wed Nov 14 - Los Angeles CA @ Wilshire Ebell^
* - w/ Advance Base
^ - w/ Damien Jurado

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Comments (6)

Advance Base sounds exactly like Casiotone, which isn't a bad thing, but why change the name?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 2:47 PM

i like dudes with beards

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 2:58 PM

2:47 beat me to it. Why retire perfectly lovely casiotone songs when your new band is the exact same sound?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 3:08 PM

I think the name change is due to the fact that Owen's brother is also a part of the band, so it is no longer a solo project. Also can you really call yourself painfully alone, when you are married witha kid?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 4:43 PM

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone also had a series of other members. Owen didn't always play alone.

But I think the married with kid point is well taken. The music of Casiotone was very much for people with early 20s angst. He's not there anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 5:01 PM

I just love his glasses.

Posted by jordon | July 24, 2013 2:22 PM

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