A whole three months have passed since we first shared with you the above video for "Only In My Double Mind,"the awesome lead single off Centro-matic's forthcoming release, Candidate Waltz
. So, we'll excuse you if you haven't seen it yet, I guess.
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Some things have changed over that time, though -- namely, the fact that the album, which we were promised would see the light of day in April, has been pushed back to a later release according to a new press release. Now, the disc will be coming out on June 21.
Turns out, though, that there's more news to share: The press release also spreads word that Centro-matic will embark on an almost three-week tour, from late June to early July, with fellow Denton-dweller, Sarah Jaffe, which includes a stop at Denton's own cozy Dan's Silverleaf on Thursday, July 7. Expect that to be the easiest ticket in town to get come summertime. Right.
After the jump, check out the press release in full -- if only to see the entire run of the tour and to read frontman Will Johnson giving some choice quotes on the new release, like when he refers to it as a "meat-and-potatoes pop record" that's "peeled back... with new approaches and ideas." Nice.
CENTRO-MATIC TO RELEASE
CANDIDATE WALTZ ON JUNE 21, 2011
"Centro-matic grind out weathered but tightly wound indie rock." - Pitchfork
Denton, TX Centro-matic will release Candidate Waltz on June 21, 2011. Candidate Waltz is Centro-matics tenth release and was recorded and produced by Scott Solter (Spoon, Mountain Goats) and Matt Pence at the Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas. The band will be self-releasing the record with marketing and distribution provided by Thirty Tigers/RED.
Will Johnson (songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist) and his compatriotsScott Danbom (keyboards, violin, harmonies) Matt Pence (drummer, producer), Mark Hedman (bass, guitar)have been making music together for fifteen years.
Johnson started writing these songs back in August 2009 but took a break to play drums with Monsters of Folk. Theyd return to the record in 2010. The distance did them some good; the songs told the boys to back off, give them some breathing room. Theyve made what Johnson calls the bands meat-and-potatoes pop record. Johnson goes on to say its a peeled back album with new approaches and ideas. Fifteen years later, Candidate Waltz manages to sounds like some young bands debutits exuberance is infectious; its vigor, visceral.
Centro-matic will kick off the first leg of their tour on June 22nd in Nashville and end in Austin on July 9th. Sarah Jaffe will open this leg of the tour.
1) Against The Line
2) All The Talkers
4) Estimate x 3
5) Only In My Double Mind
6) Solid States
7) Shadow, Follow Me
8) Mercedes Blast
9) If They Talk You Down
Wednesday 06/22 The Basement Nashville, TN
Thursday 06/23 - The Earl Atlanta, GA
Saturday 06/25 - Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Tuesday 06/28 North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday 06/29 Great Scott Cambridge, MA
Thursday 06/30 The Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Friday 07/01 - Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
Saturday 07/02 - Cleveland Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH
Sunday 07/03 Schubas Chicago, IL
Tuesday 07/05 - Off Broadway St. Louis, MO
Thursday 07/07 Dans Silverleaf Denton, TX
Friday 07/08 Fitzgeralds Houston, TX
Saturday 07/09 - Ghost Room Austin, TX
All dates with Sarah Jaffe www.sarahjaffe.com.