Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mr. Gnome announces spring tour dates, new EP recorded at Josh Homme's studio

March 2nd, 2010

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Mr. Gnome announces spring tour dates, new EP recorded at Josh Homme's studio

"Even better than their last album, which I loved. Sounds like ethereal icelandic fairies being pummeled by concrete guitars in a dirty Cleveland parking lot. AKA: awesome." 'Eight Criminally Underrated Albums of 2009' -- Paste Magazine

"The Rollicking 'Plastic Shadow' is a rust bucket rocker that Cat Power should have recorded, and 'Pixie Dust' glitters like some lost 4AD band from 1988: light as a feather, but heavy enough to weaken the knees, much like the album as a whole." -- Bust Magazine

"The awesome rush of sound that comes out of Nicole Barile's lungs and guitar and Sam Meister's drums seems much bigger and more powerful than anything two people are capable of. Mr. Gnome don't really sound like anyone else, and their ghost-ridden songs only make sense with a dreamtime logic." -- LA Weekly

Critically-praised Cleveland duo Mr. Gnome has announced U.S. tour dates beginning in March in support of a new EP due out later this month. The EP, titled Tastes Like Magic will be released on vinyl and digital download on March 16th. The new songs were recorded at Josh Homme's (QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures) Pink Duck Studios in Los Angeles, where Mr. Gnome also recorded its recent album, Heave Yer Skeleton

Check out an MP3 for the lead track, "Three Red Birds" from Tastes Like Magic HERE. The band has also released a third song from its latest full-length, Heave Yer Skeleton -- the swooning "Plastic Shadow" is available HERE

Chan "Cat Power" Marshall fronting Queens of the Stone Age? Karen O leading Death From Above 1979? Cleveland duo Mr. Gnome has been given many unusual comparisons, all of which seem to indicate the band's spectacularly unique sound. And, while none seem to fully capture the band's loftily heavy-beautiful music, Mr. Gnome continues to captivate and inspire writers and audiences alike. The band's stunning performance video for "Spain" is a perfect example. Watch HERE

Upon completing recording in Los Angeles, the endlessly touring pair of guitarist/vocalist Nicole Barile and drummer/vocalist Sam Meister mixed the tracks at Butch Vig's Smart Studios in Madison, WI with Beau Sorenson (Death Cab For Cutie, Sparklehorse, The Secret Machines, Garbage, Tegan and Sara). Extending and experimenting on elements only touched on in their first full-length, Mr. Gnome’s Heave Yer Skeleton was released on November 10th, 2009 via El Marko Records. 

Mr. Gnome on tour:

03/27  Brooklyn NY @ Union Pool
03/28  Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club and Cafe
03/29  Philadelphia PA @ North Star Bar
03/30  Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage
03/31  Charlotte NC @ Evening Muse
04/01  W. Columbia SC @ New Brookland Tavern
04/03  Atlanta GA @ Drunken Unicorn 
04/04  Orlando FL @ Backbooth 
04/05  Pensacola FL @ The Handle Bar
04/06  Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe (w/ Red Sparowes, Doomriders)
04/07  New Orleans, LA @ The Saint
04/08  Houston TX @ Rudyard's British Pub
04/09  Austin TX @ Stubb's JR
04/10  Dallas TX @ The Cavern
04/12  Denver, CO @ The Hi-Dive
04/14  Salt Lake City UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
04/15  Boise ID @ The Bouquet
04/16  Portland, OR @ Kelly's Olympian
04/17  Seattle WA @ Sunset Tavern
04/19  San Francisco CA @ Elbo Room
04/20  Los Angeles CA @ Silver Lake Lounge
04/21  San Diego CA @ X1FM Studios (live show and radio broadcast)
04/22  Phoenix AZ @ The Sail In
04/23  Tucson AZ @ Plush
04/24  Albuquerque NM @ Atomic Cantina 
04/26  Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory   
04/27  Springfield MO @ The Outland Ballroom
04/28  Lawrence KS @ Replay Lounge
04/29  Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's
04/30  Madison WI @ The Frequency
05/01  Grand Rapids, MI @ 
05/05  Nashville, TN @ Springwater
05/06  Indianapolis, IN @ Vollrath Tavern
05/07  Ft Wayne IN @ Columbia Street West
05/08  Columbus, OH @ Ruby Tuesday
05/13  Chicago, IL @ The Darkroom
05/14  St Louis MO @ The Firebird     
06/04  Newport, KY @ Southgate House

Artist: Mr. Gnome
Release: Tastes Like Magic EP
Label: El Marko Records
Release Date: March 16th, 2010

01. Devil Be Gone
02. Three Red Birds (MP3)

Artist: Mr. Gnome
Album: Heave Yer Skeleton
Label: El Marko Records
Release Date: November 10th, 2009

1. Spain (VIDEO)
2. Hills, Valleys and Valium
3. Slow Side (MP3)
4. Plastic Shadow (MP3)
5. Sit Up & Hum
6. Titor
7. Vampires (MP3)
8. Cleveland Polka
9. Pixie Dust
10. Today Brings a Bomb
11. Searider
12. Heave Yer Skeleton

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Mr. Gnome are available for interviews. For more information, contact Dave Clifford at dave@usthemgroup.com

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