Wednesday, August 20, 2008

An Albatross Announce Album Details * US and European Tourdates!

Announce Album Details for Eyeball Debut Out October 21st * Full US Tour, UK Dates w/ Enter Shikari, and European Tour w/ Yip-Yip!

Aptly named “The An Albatross Family Album,” An Albatross’ second official full-length, (the follow-up to 2006's Blessphemy of The Peace-Beast Feastgiver And The Bear-Warp Kumite), will see the light of day on October 21st via Eyeball Records.

The band has released the official artwork and tracklisting for the album, as well as all US and European tourdates below (UK dates w/ Enter Shikari, full European tour w/ Yip-Yip, US dates alongside Don Caballero, Powerful PWR, Chinese Stars, DMBQ, as well as festival appearances @ PopMontreal w/ Career Suicide and Brutal Knights, and CMJ appearances w/ Aids Wolf, Monotonix, Genghis Tron, and more).

Additional information about “The An Albatross Family Album”

Recorded over 3 sessions from February of 2008 through July of 2008, the album features nine tracks loosely based on a story of desert-dwelling pilgrims who voyage into the cosmos & return with blueprints for human peace and harmony. The album's narration depicts a world gone absolutely tumult and the resolution of undying love conquering in the end.

An Albatross has spent well over 300 hours of studio time between Daniel Schlett's Hypersnakes Studio in South Amboy, NJ, and Matt Boynton's Vacation Island Studios (Butthole Surfers, Lemonheads) laboring with upwards to 13 musicians over lush string, horn, and woodwind arrangements. The design of the album is a proper reference to the golden age of the Psychedelic/Progressive rock era whilst retaining a heavy modern-production "feel" retaining the groups sound while branching out in new sonic directions.

Currently, a rough-mixed version of their single "...And Now Emerges The Silver Pilgrim" can be heard at the band's Myspace page.

Tracklist for The An Albatross Family Album:
1.) Neon Guru
2.) ...And Now Emerges The Silver Pilgrim
3.) The Hymn of the Angel People
4.) The Psychonaut & The Rustbelt
5.) Starving on Rabbit Meat
6.) A Convivial Feast of the Peace Beast
7.) Floodgates Released
8.) The Electric Proletariat Rides A Velvet Chariot
9.) 3,000 Light Years By Way of the Spacehawk

An Albatross Live!


08.22.08 Fri Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Johnny Brenda's w/ Don Caballero

08.23.08 Sat New York, New York. Knitting Factory Main Space w/ Don Caballero

09.26.08 Fri Brooklyn, New York. Death By Audio w/ Pwrfl Power, Grampall Jookabox, Pleaseeasaur
09.27.08 Sat Providence, Rhode Island. the Living Room
09.28.08 Sun Danbury, Connecticut. Heirloom Arts
09.29.08 Mon Northampton, Massachusetts. Elevens
09.30.08 Tue Medford, Massachusetts. Oxfam Midnight Cafe - Tufts University
10.01.08 Wed Burlington, Vermont. The 5th Element
10.02.08 Thu Quebec City, Quebec. L'Agitée
10.03.08 Fri Montreal, Quebec. Divan Orange POP Weird Punk Series! w/ BRUTAL KNIGHTS, CAREER SUICIDE, JAPANTHER (POP MONTREAL)
10.04.08 Sat Toronto, Ontario. Sneaky Dee's w/ Chinese Stars
10.09.08 Thu Grand Rapids, Michigan. DAA
10.10.08 Fri Bloomington, Indiana. Cinemat
10.11.08 Sat Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Borg Ward
10.15.08 Wed Cincinnati, Ohio. Gypsy Hut
10.16.08 Thu Bowling Green, Ohio. Howard's w/ DMBQ
10.17.08 Fri Chicago, Illinois. Abbey Pub w/ DMBQ, Pit er Pat, Plastic Crimewave
10.18.08 Sat Lansing, Michigan. Mac's Bar w/ DMBQ
10.20.08 Mon Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mister Roboto Project
10.22.08 Wed Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Cafe Metropolis w/ DMBQ
10.23.08 Thu Baltimore, Maryland. Sonar w/ YIP YIP

10.24.08 Fri New York City, New York. Knitting Factory (Panache Booking CMJ Showcase) w/ MONOTONIX, AIDS WOLF, YIP YIP, THE MAE SHI, THE APES, AKIMBO, PANTHER, FIASCO, Aa, CATCALL, Shellshag DMBQ, SOLE AND THE SKYRIDER BAND

Oct 31 : Folkestone, UK @ Leas Cliff Hall w/Enter Shikari
Nov 01 : London, UK @ Old Blue Last w/Trencher
Nov 02 : London, UK @ Mean Fiddler w/Enter Shikari
Nov 03 : London, UK @ Mean Fiddler w/Enter Shikari
Nov 04 : London, UK @ Mean Fiddler w/Enter Shikari
Nov 6 : St Ouen-Paris, France @ Mains d'Oeuvres w/Yip Yip
Nov 8 : Poligny, France @ Moulin de Brainans w/Yip Yip
Nov 9 : Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof w/ Yip Yip
Nov 10 : Vienna, Austria @ Arena w/ Yip Yip
Nov 11 : Dresden, Germany @ AZ Conni w/ Yip Yip
Nov 12 : Nurnberg, Germany@ K4 w/ Yip Yip
Nov 13 : Esslingen, Germany @ Koma w/ Yip Yip
Nov 15 : Neuchatel, Switzerland @ Case à Chocs w/ Yip Yip
Nov 19 : Prague, Czech Republic @ 007 w/ Yip Yip
Nov 20 : Munster, Germany @ Gleiss 22 w/ Yip Yip
Nov 21 : Dortmund, Germany @ FZW w/ Yip Yip
Nov 22 : Antwerp, Belgium @ Scheldapen w/ Yip Yip

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