Friday, September 16, 2016

Brooklyn-based improvisatory jazz --slash-- electro-classical --slash-- psychedelic rock ensemble, Loop 2.4.3, takes its “Time-Machine_music” on the road.

Upcoming dates led by percussionist Thomas Kozumplik, a collaborator with Kronos Quartet, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Sufjan Stevens, The National.

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Thomas Kozumplik of Loop 2.4.3 as photographed by Jamal Ahmed

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Hear the studio version of “Out to War” from Time-Machine_music by Loop 2.4.3 and see a live performance via the links below!




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Loop 2.4.3 – Live

09/17 Marshall, VA @ Stillwaters 8PM
09/19 Arlington, VA @ Galaxy Hut 9PM
10/11 Tacoma, WA @ Slavonian Hall 7PM
10/13 Seattle, WA @ Wayward Music Series 8PM
10/20 Oakland, CA @ Studio Grand w/ Alex Vittum, 9PM
10/25 Geneva, NY @ Hobart and William Smith Colleges 8PM
10/26 Buffalo, NY @ University at Buffalo

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“It all sounds like part of a well-thought-out tradition. Only the tradition has never existed until now.” – NPR

Loop 2.4.3 creates original music steeped in percussion and electronics, with sounds both experimental and familiar at its core. Rooted in the classical chamber music tradition, the music still has an undeniable psychedelic edge with improvisatory jazz and rock foundations.

Loop 2.4.3’s founder, percussionist, and composer, Thomas Kozumplik (also a member of Clogs along with The National’s Bryce Dessner and Padma Newsome), leads a flexible ensemble that rotates players and varies in size, but the powerful sense of exploration and freedom is constant.

Kozumplik’s latest iteration of Loop 2.4.3 has expanded the integration of electronic sounds, samples, and “ghost musicians” that Kozumplik creates via waves of delay. Kozumplik literally brought this music into new terrain by touring this latest “group” throughout the US, creating hour-long structured improvisations, and later harnessing these performances to create Time-Machine_music, the fourth Loop 2.4.3 album, released last year.

Composed solely by Kozumplik, the album explores literal and figurative manipulations of time, probing the experience from a personal and social perspective. With the album now available, Kozumplik is bringing Time-Machine_music out on the road again this fall for a handful of dates on the East and West coasts. See above for full itinerary.

Time-Machine_music explores the spaces, or the connections between points in time,” Kozumplik explains. “It acknowledges that brilliance and sagacity may come from a place that is entangled with conflict, controversy, emotional instability, and the surreal, hyperreal, hallucinatory receptors of the mind.”

The album’s lead track is “Out to War,” which Kozumplik says is “as much about being treated with disrespect as it is about world conflict, and the seemingly unending need for humans to resolve conflict through violence.”

A sampling of the instruments heard on Time-Machine_music include an electro-acoustic percussion set of Chinese tom-toms, Indian bells, crotales, log drums, tambourim, marimba, vibraphone, Thai gongs, piano, Wurlitzer, steel drum, and kalimba. Kozumplik also brings voices, strings, and found sounds into the mix, embracing a notion of journeyed story-telling, and ultimately creating an alternate universe and immersive experience best brought to life in Loop 2.4.3’s acclaimed live show.

Thomas Kozumplik of Loop 2.4.3 is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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Loop 2.4.3
Time-Machine_music
(Music Starts From Silence)
Out Now
  

Track Listing:

01. Out to War (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
02. MK Ultra
03. Time-Machine_music
04. Song of the Eldar
05. The Moving Finger of Time
06. Prelude (for Sophia)

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Loop 2.4.3 Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Brother-sister duo, Phil and Lu, playing music together in their family band since childhood, to release debut album “Mood Rock” on Sept. 30th.

Venice, California-based siblings’ single “Oh, My My” is “testament to the true emotion and reminiscence that goes into their songwriting.”

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Phil and Lu (L-R): Phil Stancil, Laura Stancil. Photo by Greer K. Bratschie.

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Hear "Oh, My My" from Mood Rock by Phil and Lu via The Line of Best Fit or at the links below!




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“Impeccably layered in such a way that allows the listener to hear a different element of the track with every play.” – The Line of Best Fit

Phil and Lu is Phil and Laura Stancil, siblings based in Venice Beach, California who have been playing music together their entire lives.  The duo will release its debut album Mood Rock on Sept. 30th, 2016, preceded by the single “Oh, My My,” the album’s opener and first glimpse into a sound well-defined by the album’s title. Hear “Oh, My My” now via The Line of Best Fit.

“We grew up in a family band, playing roots-rock and folk music at festivals and local watering holes throughout Michigan, where we’re originally from,” Phil explains. “Our Dad taught us everything we know about music, and we fell in love with Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jose Feliciano, and Sergio Mendes by digging through his record collection.”

Phil and Laura also idolized The Beach Boys and pretty much everything “California” growing up, and Mood Rock listeners will hear those influences immediately, as well as the Stancil’s passion for Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, set to more modern instrumentation and production techniques. All of this combines to make Mood Rock a stand-out first record.

Speaking of California, there’s a distinct Sea Change-era Beck tone to Phil’s reedy, mournful vocal on “Oh, My My” that helps the track feel instantly familiar.

‘Oh, My My’ was one of the first songs we finished, and it set the tone for the entire record,” he explains. “It’s our personal favorite, and illustrates the vibe we have here in Venice Beach. It’s haunting, sad, and nostalgic.”

Mood Rock was written and recorded in a one-month period, and because Phil and Laura play all of the instruments on the record, in addition to writing and recording together, they were able to create on-the-fly, an essential part of what makes these songs feel so easy. 

“We write in a quick, free-flowing setting, and the songs constantly change until we find the right recipe,” Phil explains. Indeed, every track on Mood Rock reaches in a different direction, but ultimately arrives at a satisfying destination.

Mood Rock, the debut album by Phil and Lu is scheduled for release on Sept. 30th, 2016. The album’s first single “Oh, My My” is streaming now. The brother-sister duo is currently working its second album, and will be performing live in around Los Angeles throughout the rest of 2016.​ See below for full itinerary.

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Phil and Lu – Live

09/22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint 8PM
10/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Escondite (Hideout) 9PM
10/27 Los Angeles, CA @ TRiP 930PM
11/05 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe 7PM
11/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Escondite (Hideout) 9PM
12/09 Los Angeles, CA @ The Escondite (Hideout) 9PM

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Phil and Lu
Mood Rock
Sept. 30th, 2016


Track Listing:

01. Oh, My My (STREAM | MP3)
02. Stranger
03. Until You’re Mine
04. Believe Me
05. Behave
06. Run Away
07. Sad Eyed Boy
08. Sea Lies
09. Follow Me Into The Sun
10. I’m Already Gone
11. Brother

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Phil and Lu Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion


Friday, September 9, 2016

The March Divide launches fall tour, including trio of dates with Texas Is The Reason’s, Garrett Klahn. All-new EP, “Bribing Jace” out Nov. 4th.

Three, Three, Three: Upcoming EP marks San Antonio-based Jared Putnam’s first release following three full-length, three-EP releases over three years.

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Jared Putnam of The March Divide as photographed by Greg Gabrisch

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The March Divide – In The Press

“Catchy hooks and memorable lines.” – Innocent Words

“A lovely surprise.” – Independent Clauses

Big Star-informed, strummy acoustic reverie.” – BLURT

“Completely clever.” – Performer

“Impressively hooky.” – American Songwriter

“Gifted with a serious set of pipes.” – The Aquarian

“Quality pop at its best.” – Popdose

“All about lyrics and melodies.” – Babysue

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“I love horror movies,” says Jared Putnam of The March Divide. “From the great old ones, to the new super-cheesy, I find my thrills in them.”




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Jared Putnam, the main man that is the San Antonio-based band, The March Divide, has launched a fall tour (see itinerary below) in support of Saturdays, his most recent album. The run of dates will take Putnam throughout Texas (including shows with Texas Is The Reason’s, Garrett Klahn) and out west to California in November where Putnam will be supporting the upcoming all-new EP, “Bribing Jace,” which marks the artist’s first release following three full-length, and three EP releases, in just three years.

While “Bribing Jace” is being readied, Putnam has offered up the music video for the latest Saturdays single “Go To Sleep,” a Grindhouse-style clip with production values rivaling current studio-produced horror films.

“I love horror movies,” Putnam says about the video. “I can't explain why, but from the really great old ones, to the new super cheesy, I find my thrills, comedy, drama, and romance in them.”  When director Daniel E. Martin came to Putnam with the concept for “Go To Sleep,” Putnam initially thought it was too ambitious, but after falling in love with it, concluded that anything less would be settling.

Martin explains, "'Go To Sleep' is unique among March Divide songs in that it has a darker feel. Themes of secrecy, duplicity, vitriol, and a nocturnal setting, all playing to an upbeat, almost punk-rock jangle. It really led us to extrapolate the villainy of it all.”


Saturdays, the latest album from The March Divide is out now. An all-new EP, “Bribing Jace,” arrives on Nov. 4thJared Putnam is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

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The March Divide – On Tour

09/09 Austin, TX @ Cherrywood Coffeehouse Solo acoustic, 730PM
09/10 Fort Stockton, TX @ The Garage Solo acoustic, 7PM
09/11 Hobbs, NM @ Center For The Arts Solo acoustic, 7PM
09/12 Amarillo, TX @ The 806 Solo acoustic, 8PM
09/13 Clovis, NM @ House Show E-mail info@themarchdivide.com for info
09/14 Norman, OK @ Red Brick Bar Solo acoustic, 9PM
09/15 Wichita Falls, TX @ The Office Tavern Solo acoustic, 9PM
10/08 San Antonio, TX @ The Park Point & Eats Solo acoustic, 6PM
11/04 Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall Full band, 8PM
11/05 Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar Full band, 8PM
11/06 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight w/ Garrett Klahn (Texas Is The Reason)
11/07 El Paso, TX @ Bowie Feathers w/ Garrett Klahn (Texas Is The Reason)
11/08 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar w/ Garrett Klahn (Texas Is The Reason)
11/09 San Diego, CA @ The Merrow Solo acoustic, 8PM
11/10 Anaheim, CA @ World Famous Doll Hut Solo acoustic, 7PM
11/11 Roswell, NM @ Stellar Coffee Co. 3PM
11/12 Long Beach, CA @ The Prospector
11/13 Reno, NV @ Spectre Records
11/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Dawg Pound 8PM
11/15 Wichita Falls, TX @ Fre Mar Valley Space
11/17 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits

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The March Divide – Saturdays
(S/R – Out Now)
  

Track Listing:

1. Exit Signs (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
2. What Will I Do
3. Take Me Out
4. Take Your Chances
5. Who Are You (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
6. I Give Up
7. Kathrine Loves The Fall
8. Go To Sleep (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
9. I Don’t Recall
10. Because I Wanted To
11. This Infatuation
12. Over and Over
13. Stacey
14. This Argument

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The March Divide Links


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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion