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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 JULY 8!!!
PRE-ORDER VINYL & DIGITAL HERE





























































































































































































    

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 "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, 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.

The Dakotas & Beyond SHOWS:
June 21, 2016 - Eau Claire, WI @ Ambient Inks
June 22, 2016 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag
June 23, 2016 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
June 24, 2016 - Grand Forks, ND @ Ojata Records
June 26, 2016 - Gimli, Manitoba @ Real Love Summer Fest
June 27, 2016 - Duluth, MN @ Red Herring Lounge
June 28, 2016 - Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club %
June 29, 2016 - Marquette, MI @ Gitche Gumee Cafe & Records
July 11, 2016 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean ?
July 13, 2016 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
July 18, 2016 - Portland, OR @ The Waypost
July 23, 2016 - Seattle, WA @ Ink Knife
July 24, 2016 - Anacortes, WA @ The Business (3PM)
July 24, 2016 - Bellingham, WA @ Make.Shift (7PM)
July 31, 2016 - Chicago, IL @ Township (noon all ages show) #
August 16, 2016 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout *
August 17, 2016 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
August 18, 2016 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub *
August 19, 2016 - Atlanta, GA @ The 529 *
August 21, 2016 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
August 22, 2016 - Charlottesville, VA @ Tea Bazaar *
August 24, 2016 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn *
August 26, 2016 - Portland, ME @ Apohadion Theatre *
August 27, 2016 - Bar Harbor, ME @ Lompoc Cafe *
August 28, 2016 - Montreal, Quebec @ Casa del Popolo *
August 29, 2016 - Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House *
August 30, 2016 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub *
August 31, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA *
September 01, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
September 10, 2016 - Houston, TX @ The Satellite #
September 13, 2016 - Fayetteville, AR @ Nomads Music Lounge #
September 16, 2016 - St Louis, MO @ Foam #

% w/ Air Traffic Controller
? w/ Told Slant, Bellows & Spencer Radcliffe
* w/ Hello Shark
# w/ Mike Adams at his Honest Weight


DISCOGRAPHY:
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)

     

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