NEPHEW IN THE WILD, THE NEW ALBUM BY ADVANCE BASE, IS OUT NOW!
NORTH AMERICA: Pre-order CD/LP/Digital from Orindal Records HERE
EU/UK: Pre-order CD/LP/Digital from Tomlab Records HERE
Read the 4 star MOJO review HERE!
Advance Base is new music by Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
Walking the line between electronic pop & more traditional singer/songwriter forms, Owen Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed tunes around his conversational, baritone vocals, using electric pianos, Omnichords, orchestral samples, & drum machines. The sound of Advance Base has been described as "depressed," "lo-fi," & "pop."
Advance Base has recently supported live dates for The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard, David Bazan, Dean Wareham, Mark Kozelek & Stephin Merritt.
The debut Advance Base album is called A Shut-In's Prayer & it was released in North America by Caldo Verde Records (CD) & Orindal Records (vinyl/digital). Tomlab Records released special edition CDs & LPs for Europe & UK.
All available merchandise, including t-shirts, vinyl records, & MP3s can be purchased from Orindal Records.
Advance Base is named after the Antarctic meteorological station & psychedelic death trap that nearly killed Admiral Richard E. Byrd during the winter of 1934.
September 25, 2015 - Chicago, IL @ Pinky Swear !
October 15, 2015 - Columbus, OH @ Tree Bar
October 16, 2015 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project *
October 17, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA @ Sound Hole *
October 19, 2015 - Manhattan, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
October 20, 2015 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn #
October 21, 2015 - Nanuet, NY @ Nanuet Arcade *
October 22, 2015 - Albany, NY @ Low Beat *
October 24, 2015 - Bar Harbor, ME @ Lompoc *&
October 25, 2015 - Portland, ME @ Apohadion Theater *&
October 26, 2015 - Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
October 27, 2015 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
October 29, 2015 - Detroit, MI @ Lager House
November 2, 2015 - DeKalb, IL @ House Cafe +
November 4, 2014 - Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Firehouse %
November 6, 2015 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn %
November 7, 2015 - Greenville, NC @ Art Avenue %
November 8, 2015 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 %
! with More Ease, Fast Femme & Fastness
* with Amy Bezunartea
# with Julie Byrne
& with Lisa/Liza
+ with Elvis Depressedly
% with Nathan K
Advance Base/Hello Shark Split 7" (PIAPTK)
Advance Base/Concern- "Traditionals" Split 7" (Orindal)
Advance Base- Our Cat 7" (Orindal)
Advance Base- A Shut-In's Prayer LP/CD (Orindal/Caldo Verde/Tomlab)
Advance Base- Instrumentals #1 tape (Orindal)
Various Artists- Casiotone Compilation 4 3" CD (Aotoao)
Various Artists- Business Selects Vol. 1 mixtape (The Business)
Various Artists- The Holidays Don't Have To Be So Rotten Vol. 3 mixtape (Flannelgraph)
Advance Base- The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere 7"/CD-EP (Orindal/Caldo Verde)
Advance Base- Tomorrow's Homes Today CS (Orindal)
Various Artists- The Rising Cost of Livin’ High and Lovin’ Hard: A Tribute to Kris Kristofferson 2LP (PIAPTK)
Various Artists- Tony Trimm Presents Charcuteries and Champagne mixtape
Various Artists- Songs For "Crap Kingdom:" A Young Adult Novel By DC Pierson mixtape
Advance Base- Plastic Owen Band: Collected Covers, Compilation Tracks, Demos & Rarities 2011-2014 mixtape
Advance Base- Nephew in the Wild LP/CD (Orindal/Tomlab)
Advance Base- Four Abstractions: Nephew in the Wild Demos & Versions 10" (PIAPTK)
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Interviews & reviews
Chicago Reader // Spin // All Music // Ghettoblaster // Consequence of Sound // Sound of Confusion // AV Club // Impose // Gig Soup // Pittsburgh City Paper // Louisville Weekly // Pitchfork // Chicago Tribune // CMJ // AV Club (again) // BuffaBLOG // Fake Plastic Tunes // Metro Times // Beats Per Minute // 405 // Music OHM // Prefix // Pop Matters // College Times // Grand Abandon // SF Guardian // MOJO // Beats Per Minute // Modern Vinyl // Library Journal // Performer
Read my interview with Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters)
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