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May 29th, 2012

NPR claimed this is ‘The best Radiohead album since Kid A’. Ladies and gents, the new Liars album. Brilliant, simply Brilliant.

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January 27th, 2010

‘Ghosts’, One For The Team’s third album, will be released on Afternoon Records on March 16, 2010. The disc is the greatly anticipated follow-up to the Minneapolis quartet’s critically acclaimed ‘Build It Up’, which came out in August of 2008 and attracted attention from NPR, MTV, Daytrotter, and even Gossip Girl. Ghosts was recorded in San Francisco at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone Studios in August and produced by singer/guitarist Ian Anderson, who made the decision to record the disc on tape. 

“Recording to tape was really important to me for how the record turned out in general, Anderson says. “Nowadays you can make everything perfect during the recording process, but you can’t do that on tape. The way it is is the way it is and that was really important to us as a band. A lot of the record was also done live. The sound of the tape is really warm, you can really hear the room more. There’s a sense of breathing in and out.” 

The palpable life force in the record’s sonic elements is mirrored in Anderson’s lyrics, which tell an overarching story. Due to the time constraints of a European tour and the time the band had already booked in Tiny Telephone, Anderson wrote and demoed all ten songs in five weeks. The result is a collection of ten songs that interact with one another, crafting a layered narrative. 

“There’s a cohesive story line in all ten songs and I don’t think I would have pulled that off if I’d done it over several months,” Anderson says. “That thread exists because they were all there growing together at the same time. They all make sense together. This sounds weird, but I wanted to ask the question ‘What would it be like if I became friends with a ghost?’ How would we interact and talk? How could I help him move on to the next phase of life? Ultimately, it reflected what was going in my real life-getting out of a serious relationship and dealing with that transition and being okay with moving forward and rebuilding my life from what was leftover.” 

“I’ve Been Here So Long,” the record’s opening number, acts an overture, setting the tone for the entire disc with both its intricate instrumentation and the compelling mélange of Anderson and Fiddler’s vocals as they begin explore the indecision of feeling stuck and the confusion of moving on. “I Got Tamed,” a hushed, introspective track that features Vanderslice, is what Anderson calls a manifesto for his year, questioning what it means to become an adult when you feel like you haven’t grown up at all. The record concludes with “Garden,” drawn from the band’s recent EP Build A Garden, which was released in April. 

“I think fans of our last record who became fans for the surface elements-the guitars, the melodies, the boy-girl harmonies-are going to like this one,” Anderson says. “They might like it as a breakup album. That’s the mindset of it. But there will be that small percent who dig deeper and get into the cohesive thread. We’re getting older and thinking about music more instead of just writing pop songs. I feel like all the records up until this point were part of the maturation process. And now we’ve gotten here.” 

One for the Team, which features Anderson, singer/synth player Grace Fiddler, drummer Elliot Manthey and bassist Jacob Huelster, was formed in 2006 by Manthey and Anderson, who also runs the band’s label Afternoon Records. They’ve played over 200 shows since the release of Build It Up, sharing the stage with numerous bands, including Frightened Rabbit, Dressy Bessy, the French Kicks and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. On January 28th the band will embark on a two month tour and have committed to donating 10% of the proceeds from their entire tour toward the Red Cross to help out with the earthquake damages in Haiti. 


1/28 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas *

1/29 – Champaign, IL @ Courtyard Cafe *

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Rohs Street Cafe

1/31 – Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar (Sponsored by You Ain’t No Picasso)

2/01 – Louisville, KY @ Nachbar’s (Sponsored by Buzzgrinder)

2/10 – Ames, IA @ Ames Progressive

2/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

2/13 – Springfield, MO @ The Outland

2/14 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

2/15 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

3/05 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium ^

3/08 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews ^

3/09 – Iowa City, IA @ Public Space ^

3/10 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen ^

3/11 – Athens, OH @ The Union

3/12 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit #

3/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks #

3/15 – New York, NY @ The Cake Shop

3/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls (Sponsored by The Culture Of Me)

3/19 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre

3/24 – Valparaiso, IN @ Blackbird Cafe

3/25 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Miramar

* = w/Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

^ = w/We All Have Hooks For Hands

# = w/This Is My Suitcase


January 19th, 2010

ATO Records is thrilled to announce that Dawes has confirmed a co-headlining winter tour with Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons. The dates will kick off on February 5th at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, CA, and loop around the country, culminating with a show in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA, on March 11th. Today, NPR made the Dawes song, “When You Call My Name” their song of the day.

Dawes has spent the past several months on the road, as they’ve been celebrating the release of their debut record, North Hills. Musician and producer Jonathan Wilson (Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis) produced the album, which was recorded in his cottage studio. The album was recorded completely live, which led to the raw, beautifully rootsy songs that have gained attention from fellow musicians as well as critics in both America and the UK. Rolling Stone did a “Breaking” feature on the band and proclaimed their songs “authentically vintage.” The magazine also said, “frontman Taylor Goldsmith sings like a less-tortured Richard Manuel while the band backs him up with goose-bump-y CSN-style harmonies.” Daytrotter immediately became a big supporter of Dawes, and hailed, [North Hills is] “hands down one of the finest records of 2009.”

Dawes’ soulful and emotional stage performances have garnered new fans in every city they’ve played in across the country. Each band member brings his own enthusiasm, honesty and palpable commitment to the mission at hand, creating a stage presence that is engaging, charming and charismatic. 2009 proved to be a great first year for Dawes, and 2010 will surely take them to new heights.

The tour dates are below:

02.05.10 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place

02.06.10 San Francisco, CA The Rickshaw Stop

02.08.10 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios

02.09.10 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern

02.12.10 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock

02.13.10 Madison, WI University of Wisconsin

02.14.10 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall

02.15.10 Rock Island, IL Daytrotter Presents @ Rock Island Brewing Co.

02.16.10 Chicago, IL Double Door

02.17.10 Columbus, OH The Rumba Café

02.18.10 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom **New date

02.19.10 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

02.20.10 Allston, MA Great Scott

02.23.10 Arlington, VA IOTA Club and Café

02.24.10 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brendas

02.25.10 Charlottesville, VA The Southern

02.26.10 Louisville, KY Zanzibar

02.27.10 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge

02.28.10 Atlanta, GA Eddies Attic

03.02.10 Little Rock, AR Sticky Fingers

03.03.10 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory

03.04.10 Dallas, TX The Cavern

03.05.10 Houston, TX Rudyards

03.06.10 Austin, TX Emos

03.09.10 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room

03.10.10 San Diego, CA The Loft at UCSD

03.11.10 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour


January 18th, 2010

Rhode Island trio The Low Anthem will embrace an exciting new decade by headlining their first North American tour in March and April after making their US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, January 14th. They will also spend much of February supporting The Avett Brothers on the road. 

2009 was a benchmark year for The Low Anthem: they toured for the larger part of it behind their Nonesuch debut, ‘Oh My God, Charlie Darwin’, which was named Magnet‘s #1 Album of 2009, UNCUT‘s “Americana Album of the Year,” and ‘Boston Music Awards’ “Album of the Year.” The record figured prominently on year-end lists in ‘Paste’, MOJO, Q Magazine, and Uncut. It was also a New York Times Critic’s Pick, and NPR‘s Bob Boilen coined the song “Charlie Darwin” one of the best of the year. The nearly ceaseless tour included stints with Ray Lamontagne, Elvis Perkins, and Josh Ritter, as well as festival stops at Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and Newport Folk, among others.

On a short break from the road, the band has been busy working on the followup to Charlie Darwin, holing up in an abandoned pasta sauce factory in Central Falls, RI. The band is no stranger to recording in unique spaces, having ferried 27+ instruments over to Block Island, RI in January 2008 for the recording of Darwin. You can follow their updates at the band’s website. On January 31st, The Low Anthem will also premiere their new weekly radio show on WOXY called the “Trala-Lala Radio Hour w/ The Low Anthem.” The show will be at 10am ET on Sundays, 8pm ET Mondays. They will keep up their radio streak with a performance on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” when they’ come through LA on tour.

In keeping with their forward momentum, Ben Knox Miller also recently collaborated on Anais Mitchell’s upcoming album, Hadestown, alongside Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Greg Brown. Ani DiFranco and the Haden Triplets (Petra, Rachel, and Tanya). The band’s gorgeous stop-motion video for “Charlie Darwin” was also premiered by Stereogum, whose write-up said, “If you’re unfamiliar with the group, fans of Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes should take note. Fans of Low, too.”


Thu. 1/14 New York, NY The Late Show with David Letterman

Fri. 1/15 New York, NY Abrons Art Center Festival of New Trumpet Music

Wed. 1/27 Belfast, N. IRELAND Black Box Theatre SOLD OUT

Thu. 1/28 Glasgow, SCOTLAND Old Fruitmarket – Celtic Connections

Sat. 1/30 Brussels, BELGIUM Ancienne Belgique

Sun. 1/31 Groningen, NETHERLANDS Vera

Mon. 2/01 Frankfurt, GERMANY Mousonturm

Tue. 2/02 Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Paradiso

Wed. 2/03 Berlin, GERMANY Frannz Club

Thu. 2/04 Dresden, GERMANY Beatpol

Fri. 2/05 Ottersum, NETHERLANDS Culture Podium Roepaen

Sun. 2/07 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy Birmingham

Mon. 2/08 Dublin, IRELAND Whelan’s SOLD OUT

Tue. 2/09 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy

Thu. 2/11 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire

Tue. 2/23 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe

Wed. 2/24 Athens, OH* Ohio University – Memorial Auditorium*

Fri. 2/26 Ithaca, NY State Theatre*

Sat. 2/27 Cleveland, OH House of Blues* SOLD OUT

Sun. 2/28 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room*

Tues. 3/02 Columbia, MO Missouri Theatre*

Wed. 3/03 Midwest City, OK Rose State College*

Fri. 3/05 Minneaapolis, MN First Avenue* SOLD OUT

Sat. 3/06 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom*

Sun. 3/07 Chicago, IL House of Blues*

Tue. 3/09 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theatre *

Thu. 3/11 Washington, DC Kennedy Center (Free)

Thu. 3/11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club (Late Show)

Fri. 3/12 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church

Sat. 3/13 Carborro, NC Cat’s Cradle

Sun. 3/14 Atlanta, GA TBD

Mon. 3/15 Nashville, TN Belcourt

Wed. 3/17 Austin, TX SXSW

Thu. 3/18 Austin, TX SXSW

Fri. 3/19 Austin, TX SXSW

Sat. 3/20 Austin, TX SXSW

Mon. 3/22 Santa Fe, NM Brewing Company

Tue. 3/23 Tucson, AZ Plush

Wed. 3/24 Los Angeles, CA Largo at the Coronet Theatre

Thu. 3/25 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theatre

Fri. 3/26 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

Sun. 3/28 Portland, OR Doug Fir

Tue. 3/30 Vancouver, BC St. James Cathedral

Wed. 3/31 Seattle Crocodile

Fri. 4/02 Salt Lake City, UT State Room

Sat. 4/03 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre

Mon. 4/05 Rock Island, IL Daytrotter Presents at Huckleberry’s

Tue. 4/06 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

Wed. 4/07 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark

Sat. 4/10 Toronto, ON Church of the Redeemer

Mon. 4/12 Montreal, QC Gesu

Wed. 4/14 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Fri. 4/16 Brooklyn, NY Bell House

Sat. 4/17 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Ballroom

*w/Avett Brothers