centro matic

Denton, TX's Centro-Matic have been together for nearly 20 years, mining a vein of psych somewhere between Crazy Horse and The Flaming Lips, having released 11 albums -- all pretty good -- including this year's rootsy Take Pride in Your Long Odds (stream it via Rdio). All good things must (should?) come to an end, and Centro-matic recently announced that the band are going on indefinite hiatus. Wrote frontman Will Johnson:

For a handful of reasons, the time finally feels right to celebrate the existence of this thing, then let it rest. I do think that the four of us will embark on some musical endeavor together again, but can't say that it will be within the realm or tone of what Centro-matic has done.

Before that, however, Centro-Matic will be going on one last tour, which will include two NYC stops: December 11 at Rough Trade with Joseph O'Connell's long-running lo-fi indie project Elephant Micah and December 12 at Mercury Lounge with Will's New Multitudes bandmate Anders Parker & Cloud Badge. Tickets for both those shows go on sale Friday (9/26) at noon with an AmEx presale for the Mercury Lounge show beginning Wednesday (9/24) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with a video from the new album, below...


Centro-matic - Salty Disciple

Centro-Matic - 2014 Tour Dates:
Dec 04 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
Dec 05 Athens, GA Georgia Theater #
Dec 06 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade *
Dec 07 Washington, DC DC9 *
Dec 09 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle *
Dec 11 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade *
Dec 12 New York, NY Mercury Lounge ^
Dec 13 Allston, MA Great Scott ^
Dec 14 Buffalo, NY Sportmen's Tavern &
Dec 15 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern ~
Dec 16 St Louis, MO Off Broadway ~
Dec 18 Austin, TX The Parish +
Dec 19 Denton, TX Dans Silverleaf ~
Dec 20 Denton, TX Dans Silverleaf @

# with Dead Confederate
* with Elephant Micah
^ with Anders Parker and Cloud Badge
& with Roger Bryan and the Orphans
~ with Telegraph Canyon
+ with Monahans
@ with Slobberbone

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