A Fine Frenzy, the musical identity of Alison Sudol, has announced dates for a five-week tour of North America in support of her brand new album, Pines.
The tour kicks off at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Barbara, CA on October 11, includes the third annual City Arts Festival in Seattle, WA on October 18, and wraps up at Los Angeles' historic Wiltern on November 16.
All shows are co-headlining with singer-songwriter Joshua Radin.
The third full-length from A Fine Frenzy, Pines will be released on October 9, 2012.
This imaginative fable about a pining tree who is given the unheard-of chance (for a conifer) to make a life of her own choosing was crafted by Sudol in response to our accelerating pace of life in the 21st century. Drawing inspiration from the redwood forests and dramatic landscapes of Northern California and Washington's Cascade Mountains, the thirteen new original songs survey a sonic landscape as vast and deep as the woods, their namesake.
A sensory experience of music, storytelling and emotion, the adventure of Pines is further realized in a companion book and short film. The animated film Pines integrates hand-cut sets, puppets, stop motion, physical effects, and layered glass to augment the depth and texture of the film.
The book is a collaboration with illustrator Jen Lobo, whose aesthetic Sudol chose for her blend of "scientific precision and whimsical beauty."
Since A Fine Frenzy's 2007 debut One Cell In The Sea, which spawned the hit "Almost Lover," Sudol has proven herself a consummate, imaginative storyteller. Produced by Keefus Green (Everlast, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Henry, Benji Hughes), and recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios, Pines rekindles Sudol's childlike sense of wonder after her 2009 electro-pop outing Bomb In A Birdcage.
Keep an ear out for the first track "Now Is The Start" which currently can be heard in advertising for American Eagle Outfitters and American Greeting's Wink cards.
A Fine Frenzy - Album Trailer:
A Fine Frenzy October/November 2012 tour dates (all shows with Joshua Radin):
(Dates and information subject to change.)
10/11 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
10/12 San Francisco Warfield Theatre
10/13 Newport Beach, Balboa Beach Fest
10/16 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
10/17 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
10/18 Seattle, WA City Arts Festival
10/20 Edmonton, AB McDougall Church
10/21 Calgary, AB Knox United Church
10/23 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
10/25 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
10/26 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
10/27 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
10/29 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
10/30 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
11/1 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Fall
11/2 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
11/3 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
11/5 Charlottesville, VA Paramount Theatre
11/7 Durham, NC Carolina Theatre
11/8 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
11/9 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
11/10 Birmingham, AL Workplay Soundstage
11/12 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/13 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre
11/14 Dallas, TX House of Blues
11/16 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern
Photo credit: Angela and Ithyle
For the latest tour dates and information, go to:
A Fine Frenzy Official Website