Mr. Gnome announces fall U.S. tour, wild short film for "Vampires" track, completing new album recorded at Josh Homme's studio
The Cleveland duo with a rapidly growing cult following among musicians, critics and fans alike, Mr. Gnome announces fall 2010 U.S. tour dates in November.
The band is currently putting the finishing touches on a new album, again recorded at Josh Homme's (QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures) Pink Duck Studios in Los Angeles, where Mr. Gnome also recorded its previous album, Heave Yer Skeleton.
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Just in time for Halloween, the duo will soon release an extended video for the song "Vampires" (more like a complete short narrative film, really.)
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Chan "Cat Power" Marshall fronting Queens of the Stone Age? Karen O leading Death From Above 1979? Mr. Gnome has been given many unusual comparisons, all of which seem to indicate the band's spectacularly unique sound. And, while none seem to fully capture the band's loftily heavy-beautiful music, Mr. Gnome continues to captivate and inspire writers and audiences alike.
The band's stunning performance video for "Spain" is a perfect example.
Upon completing recording their latest album in Los Angeles, the endlessly touring pair of guitarist/vocalist Nicole Barile and drummer/vocalist Sam Meister mixed the tracks with Beau Sorenson (Death Cab For Cutie, Sparklehorse, The Secret Machines, Garbage, Tegan and Sara).
"Even better than their last album, which I loved. Sounds like ethereal icelandic fairies being pummeled by concrete guitars in a dirty Cleveland parking lot. AKA: awesome." - 'Eight Criminally Underrated Albums of 2009' - Paste Magazine
"The Rollicking 'Plastic Shadow' is a rust bucket rocker that Cat Power should have recorded, and 'Pixie Dust' glitters like some lost 4AD band from 1988: light as a feather, but heavy enough to weaken the knees, much like the album as a whole." - Bust Magazine
"The awesome rush of sound that comes out of Nicole Barile's lungs and guitar and Sam Meister's drums seems much bigger and more powerful than anything two people are capable of. Mr. Gnome don't really sound like anyone else, and their ghost-ridden songs only make sense with a dreamtime logic." - LA Weekly
Mr. Gnome 2010 US tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
11/03 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
11/04 Pittsburgh, PA @ Lava Lounge
11/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
11/06 Taunton, MA @ Steve's Backstage Pass
11/11 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
11/13 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
11/15 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
11/16 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
11/19 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/20 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern
11/23 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
11/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
11/26 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
11/27 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
11/29 Tulsa, OK @ Soundpony
11/30 Springfield, MO @ The Outland
12/02 Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
12/04 San Antonio, TX @ Lone Star Studios
12/06 Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
12/08 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
12/09 Nashville, TN @ The End
12/10 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird
12/18 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
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