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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


In Bloomington
IN BLOOMINGTON FULL-BAND LIVE ALBUM OUT NOW!!!
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Advance Base is 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 "lo-fi," "depressed" & "weirdly uplifting."

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, A Shut-In's Prayer (2012), was released in North America by Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde Records (CD) & Ashworth's own Orindal Records (vinyl/digital). Tomlab Records released special edition CDs & LPs for Europe & UK.

Nephew in the Wild, the second album by Advance Base, was released on August 21, 2015 by Orindal Records (US/AQ) & Tomlab Records (EU/UK). PopMatters named Nephew in the Wild the #1 Indie Pop Album of 2015.

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.


SHOWS:
April 01 Grand Rapids, MI @ Sage House (w/ Ribbons of Song & Karima Walker)
April 02 Kalamazoo, MI @ Satellite Records (3PM show w/ Karima Walker)
April 03 Windsor, ON @ The Rondo (w/ Karima Walker)
April 04 Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar Room (w/ Karima Walker)
April 05 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place (w/ Karima Walker)
April 06 Nyack, NY @ Kiam Records Shop (w/ Amy Bezunartea & Karima Walker)
April 07 Brooklyn, NY @ Our Wicked Lady (Orindal Records label showcase w/ Hello Shark, Lisa/Liza & Karima Walker)
April 08 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater (w/ John Davis, Karima Walker)
April 09 Portland, ME @ Oxbow (w/ Greg Jamie, Lisa/Liza, Karima Walker)
April 10 Boston, MA @ Atwood's Tavern (w/ John Davis, Karima Walker)
April 11 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA (w/ Hello Shark, John Davis, Karima Walker)
April 12 Baltimore, MD @ EMP Collective (w/ Yana, Gusher, Karima Walker)
April 13 Norfolk, VA @ Charlie's American Cafe (w/ Karima Walker)
April 14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project (w/ John Davis, Karima Walker)

For booking information, contact Joe at Greenbelt Touring: Joe@greenbelttouring.com

Spring tour


DISCOGRAPHY:
2011
Advance Base/Hello Shark Split 7" (PIAPTK)
Advance Base/Concern- "Traditionals" Split 7" (Orindal)
2012
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)
2013
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
2014
Advance Base- Plastic Owen Band: Collected Covers, Compilation Tracks, Demos & Rarities 2011-2014 mixtape
2015
Advance Base- Nephew in the Wild LP/CD (Orindal/Tomlab)
Advance Base- Four Abstractions: Nephew in the Wild Demos & Versions 10" (PIAPTK)
Advance Base- Pamela 7" (Orindal)
2016
Advance Base- In Bloomington LP (Orindal)

     

LINKS:

Mailing List // Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud // Bandcamp //  iTunes // YouTube // Orindal Webstore

PRESS:

The Rumpus // Chicago Reader // Spin // All Music // Ghettoblaster // Consequence of Sound // Sound of Confusion // Wake the Deaf // AV Club // Impose // Gig Soup // Pittsburgh City Paper // Louisville Weekly // MOJO // Pitchfork // Chicago Tribune // CMJ // AV Club (2) // Fake Plastic Tunes // Metro Times // Beats Per Minute // 405 // Music OHM // Prefix // PopMatters // College Times // Grand Abandon // SF Guardian // Modern Vinyl // Performer // Beats Per Minute // Library Journal // Tidal // Stereogum // The Night Mail // Ondarock // Liberation // PopMatters (2)

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CONTACT:
Owen Ashworth
c/o Orindal Records
P.O. Box 471432
Chicago, IL 60647
U.S.A.

advancebase@gmail.com