The Baseball Project ready split #RSD15 12″ w/ The Minus 5, touring, playing Rough Trade (dates)
The Baseball Project, which features Young Fresh Fellows' Scott McCaughey, The Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn and REM's Mike Mills, have a Record Store Day 12" coming out that's a split with one of McCaughey's other bands, The Minus 5 (which also includes an REM member). It was recorded at the Redeye Residency in Austin during SXSW 2014. More details from the band:
We teamed up with the Minus 5 (boy, that was easy - we didn't even have to change our socks) and our awesome label Yep Roc Records for a big ol' 12-inch mini-LP (is that a contradiction?) that captured both bands LIVE at SXSW last year. It's called RED-EYED IN AUSTIN and it's a raw and raunchy blazer, featuring not-so-secret weapon Josh Kantor all-the-way-from-Fenway on the organisms, squeeze box and piano forte. Look for our lil' baby on bleary-eyed colored vinyl way early in the morning on RECORD STORE DAY in April, at your favorite vinyl opiates dealer. Before it's gone gone gone like a Reggie Jackson moonshot. Or an ice cold bottle of Topo Chico.
With Opening Day coming up soon, The Baseball Project will be playing some spring shows, including a stop at Brooklyn's Rough Trade on May 2. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/20) at noon.
The Baseball Project will also be throwing out the first pitch when the Mets host the Cardinals for a Spring Training game at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, FL on April 1. All dates are listed below...
THE BASEBALL PROJECT - 2015 TOUR DATES
MARCH 31 FORT MYERS, FL @ YABO FORT MYERS
APRIL 01 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL @ THE STACHE
APRIL 02 ORLANDO, FL @ THE SOCIAL
APRIL 03 ST. AUGUSTINE, FL @ COLONIAL QUARTER - Chuck Prophet supports
APRIL 04 TAMPA, FL @ CROWBAR
MAY 02 BROOKLYN, NY @ ROUGH TRADE
JUNE 25 CHICAGO, IL @ SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN BASEBALL RESEARCH CONVENTION, PALMER HOUSE HILTON
JUNE 27 NASHVILLE, TN @ CITY WINERY