Entries tagged with: Advance Base
Onetime Casiotone for the Painfully Alone main man Owen Ashworth will release his second album as Advance Base, titled Nephew in the Wild, on August 21. While it's been three years since Advance Base's debut album, Ashworth has stayed busy, having published a book of drawings, made beats for Chicago rapper Serengeti, collaborated with Sun Kil Moon on 2014's Benji, released a covers EP as well as running his own label, Orindal Records. The new LP is more of his signature style, mixing elements of folk with junkshop keyboards and other electronics. We've got the debut of "Trisha Please Come Home" which you can stream below.
Advance Base will be touring this summer and, while no NYC show has been announced, there are dates for other parts of the country. All are listed, along with album artwork, tracklist and new song stream, below...
Chicago lo-fi pop outfit Advance Base, the current project of Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), is heading out for a few dates in February, including a stop at Brooklyn's Silent Barn on February 27 with support from Hello Shark, Real Life Buildings and a solo set from Adult Mom. All dates are listed below.
Advance Base released a collection of covers and rarities titled Plastic Owen Band back in November. It includes a wide swathe of covers such as Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Lodi," Neil Young's "Philadelphia" and a version of his old project Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's "Natural Light." There are a handful of demos and instrumental pieces scattered among the covers, and Julie Byrne, Gordon Ashworth and Katrina Dixon all make guest appearances.
Check out all of Advance Base's upcoming dates and stream Plastic Owen Band in it's entirety below...
Frankie Cosmos is the project of singer/songwriter Greta Kline, who also plays in Porches, whose frontman Aaron Maine in turn plays in Frankie Cosmos. She's got a number of releases dating back to 2009 on her bandcamp, including this past June's Why Am I Underwater?. Her material hints at the type of understated anti-folk perfected by the Moldy Peaches, most notably Kimya Dawson. You can stream that recent release below.
Frankie Cosmos played a Brooklyn show last night at Shea Stadium (8/18) with Spook Houses (who are streaming their new split with Fat History Month). Did anyone catch that? She plays Brooklyn again tonight (8/19) at Silent Barn as part of the previously discussed lineup that also includes Advance Base, Krill, and Thin Hymns. Doors for tonight's show are at 8 PM and admission is $7 at the door.
Song streams below...
by Andrew Sacher
Krill at WBAR-B-Q 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Boston indie rockers Krill put out their new album, Lucky Leaves, earlier this year. It's a fine collection of loud rock songs indebted to the lo-fi of '90s bands like Built to Spill, but with the vocal quirks of someone like Spencer Krug. They've now made a video for its opening track, "Theme From Krill," which you can check out, along with a stream of the whole album, below.
Krill have been doing some shows this year (including a few in NYC) and they've now got a full tour coming up which includes two more NYC shows. The first happens on August 19 at Silent Barn with Advance Base (the current project of Owen Ashworth formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), Thin Hymns and Frankie Cosmos; and the second is on September 6 at 285 kent with Darlings. They also play a New Brunswick show a day earlier at Cooler Ranch (9/5) with Speedy Ortiz and Aye Nako (we first mentioned the show before Krill was added and the venue was still TBA). All tour dates are listed below.
Krill's September shows will be with new drummer Ian Becker, as regular drummer Luke will be heading overseas to study in London.
Krill frontman Jonah Furman also recently contributed vocals to a Kal Marks song off that band's upcoming new album, Life Is Murder, which is due out September 17 via Exploding In Sound/Sophomore Lounge/Midnight Werewolf. Krill themselves also recently went back to Silent Barn (where they recorded Lucky Leaves) to lay some new tracks down, so stay tuned for that as well.
All dates are listed, along with the new video and LP stream, below...
The Rosebuds are one of the many acts announced for this year's Hopscotch Music Festival which happens in Raleigh, NC from September 5 - 7. Their performance there will be a special one, as they'll be performing their version of Sade's Love Deluxe album in full. Three-day Hopscotch wristbands are on sale now. If you haven't heard their version of Sade's album, you can stream it below or download it for free.
Right after Hopscotch, The Rosebuds will head north for a short East Coast tour, where they'll also be doing Love Deluxe, including a stop in NYC at Mercury Lounge on September 12. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (5/3) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
In other Rosebuds news, the band have contributed a new song to the accompanying soundtrack DC Pierson's young adult novel Crap Kingdom. The soundtrack also includes new, original songs from Ted Leo, Jean Grae, Free Energy, Advance Base and more. You can download the whole thing for free here and stream it below.
Jack White @ Radio City Music Hall, 9/30/2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
In addition to the Fleetwood Mac cover story (and Rumours cover CD that comes with it), the new issue of MOJO is the 2012 Year-End wrap-up with the best albums list which is topped by Jack White's Blunderbuss. Their list is definitely different than most, but also in line with the mag that puts the Beatles on the cover at least once a year. You can check out MOJO's Top 20 below.
Ben Gibbard at Hi-Fi Bar in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben GIbbard, who played a single intimate show in NYC during CMJ, kicked off his tour with Advance Base in Minneapolis last week and they're set to hit NYC TONIGHT (11/5) at Town Hall. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
Ben also just recently released a video for "Teardrop Windows" off of his debut album, Former Lives (out now via Barsuk), which was directed by Tom Scharpling, who also recently directed videos for Aimee Mann, Nude Beach, and others. The video stars comedian Kurt Braunohler, who plays a record label executive that tries to turn Ben into a "bad boy." Check out that video and an updated list of dates below.
Advance Base - 'The Shut-In's Prayer'
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.
DOWNLOAD: Sun Kil Moon - "Sunshine in Chicago" (MP3)
Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek has scheduled a few North American dates to happen this fall. One of those will take place in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 29 with support from Caldo Verde labelmate Advance Base (aka Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), who interviewed Mark last year about the film Mark Kozelek: On Tour. Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on sale Friday (4/6) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/4) at noon. All dates are listed below.
In related news, Mark Kozelek is readying his fifth full length album for his Sun Kil Moon project, Among the Leaves, which is due out May 29 via Caldo Verde. Like 2010's Admiral Fell Promises, the album focuses almost entirely on Mark's voice and nylon string guitar, but Among the Leaves also features an "ensemble of players [joining] Mark for a portion of the record." Download the lead single, "Sunshine in Chicago," above or stream it below, along with the album's artwork and tracklist.
All dates, stream, album art and tracklist below...
photos by Tim Griffin, words by Andrew Sacher
YACHT @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
At the beginning of December, YACHT will kick off another string of dates that includes the previously mentioned NYC show at Santos Party House on December 3 with Parenthetical Girls and Midnight Magic. Tickets are still available.
Earlier that day (12/3), both YACHT and Parenthetical Girls will perform at Purchase College for 'House Our Queer Youth: A Benefit for the Ali Forney Center,' whose mission is to "protect the LGBTQ youth from the harm of homelessness, and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood." The show also includes sets by DOM, MEN, DJ/Rupture, Tearist, Advance Base, Sam Mickens, Hilly Eye, and others. Tickets for the all ages show which is open to the public, are on sale now.
Updated dates and more pics below...
The Advance Base tour arrives in NYC tonight (8/30), hitting Death by Audio where (Angel) Deradoorian (of the Dirty Projectors) will play a headlining set on a bill that also includes Sam Mickens Ecstatic Showband & Revue. It should be a (slow) rockin' (and at times jivin') good time.
It's one of three shows the Strokes-covering Deradoorian has coming up on the east coast. They are all listed below...
Advance Base (via facebook)
Owen Ashworth, who ended Casiotone for the Painfully Alone last year, has a new project called Advance Base and it comes in at least two forms. The Advance Base Family Band is Owen along with Nick Ammerman, Ed Crouse, and Jody Weinmann. Advance Base can also be a duo consisting of Owen and his brother Gordon aka Concern who the Advance Bass duo is touring with this month (in other words, Gordon opens as "Concern" and then plays with Owen in/as "Advance Base"). The tour includes NYC shows on August 30 at Death By Audio and on August 31 at Mercury Lounge. Sam Mickens is also on the DbA bill. All dates are listed below...