Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TK Webb & The Visions Release "Ancestor" Today!

Release and Stream Debut Album, Ancestor, Today on Kemado * Ready US Tour w/ Witchcraft!

Thomas Kelly Webb made the jump from Kansas City to Brooklyn in search of musical opportunity, and now the success he has found and cultivated will lead him back across the country for his first U.S. tour. - Spin.com

You can tell a lot about TK Webb just by listening to his voice. His scruffy, gritty, Petty-like pipes tell the story of a Kansas City boy with big dreams. Having played in several bands, TK made the move to Brooklyn, got a new backing band, The Visions, and transformed his own musical foresight into a reality. - Filter Magazine

Full of spaced-out feedback jams and heavy riffs, Webb still pulls from the past, but with this accomplished cast of characters behind him it all sounds somehow fresh, urgent and flat-out mean. - Blurt-Online

Ancestor opens floodgates similar to the giant door that sits front and center on its cover. - Pitchfork

"It felt like gravity pulling the sound towards being bigger. From solo acoustic to a trio to a four- piece electric group. I found myself surrounded by bland half-baked folk acts and wanted out. This project feels right. It feels like a band should." - TK Webb

TK (Thomas Kelly) Webb was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and began his musical journey around the age of 9 when he picked up his first guitar. By the age of thirteen, he had already played in a bunch of punk rock bands around town and continued honing his playing throughout the 90s. In 1999, TK made the decision to relocate to Brooklyn, NY, where he built a loyal following through his live performances, which ranged from blues-soaked acoustic shows to spaced out, feedback jams.

One thing that became clear was that TK was a truly gifted player, capable of producing some startlingly convincing Delta Blues. Following the release of TK Webb's second solo LP, Phantom Parade (Social Registry, 2006), dubbed by Rolling Stone Magazine as an “oddly gripping” effort, it was evident that Webb's songwriting was beginning to outgrow the sound that had peppered his solo efforts. The new songs that would go on to comprise the Ancestor record referenced the rock music that Webb had grown up on. This sparked his decision to form The Visions in the summer of 2007.

Joining Webb in the new band on second guitar is Brian Hale (ex-Love As Laughter), who had previously been accompanying Webb on bass following the release of Phantom Parade, Nic Gonzales (The Comas, Love As Laughter, Blood on the Wall) on drums, and Jordan Gable rounding out the line up on bass. This new cast helps take TK’s acoustic visions and plugs them in through the Marshall, making for a heavier, more cohesive listen than Webb’s previous work.

Produced by Matt Boynton at his Vacation Islands Studios in Brooklyn, Ancestor speaks of modern day paranoia, love, and a host of other human emotions many of us face in our day-to-day, making for not only an amazingly heavy, but also a sincerely beautiful recording.

Look out for Webb and his Visions as they plan to tour heavily in 2008 in support of their new effort, one that Webb is “very excited for people to hear.”

Stream "Ancestor" here!

Tracklist for Ancestor:

1. Teen is Still Shaking
2. Year 33
3. God Bless The Little Angels
4. Closed Caption Slag
5. Patience and Fortitude
6. Shame
7. Hope You All Are Gone
8. Dreen Drone Death
9. 1000 Horns
10. Isle of Grizzly White
11. Time To Go

TK Webb & The Visions Live!

w/ Witchcraft
Thu/Sep-04 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Fri/Sep-05 Portland, OR Dantes w/ Witchcraft, Akimbo, Danava, and Graveyard
Sat/Sep-06 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Sun/Sep-07 Los Angeles, CA The Echo w/ Earthless, Witch, The Warlocks, Graveyard, Ancestors, Night Horse, Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound
Mon/Sep-08 Phoenix, AZ The Clubhouse
Wed/Sep-10 Austin, TX Red 7
Thu/Sep-11 Houston, TX Rudyards
Fri/Sep-12 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
Sat/Sep-13 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
Sun/Sep-14 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Mon/Sep-15 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
Tue/Sep-16 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
Wed/Sep-17 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

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