Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mr. Gnome announces fall U.S. tour, wild short film for "Vampires" track, completing new album recorded at Josh Homme's studio

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"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

The Cleveland duo with a rapifly growing cult following among musicians, critics and fans alike, Mr. Gnome announces fall 2010 U.S. tour dates beginning in November. The band is currently putting finishing touches on a new album -- once again 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

Just in time for Halloween, the duo will soon release an extended video for the song "Vampires" (more like a complete short narrative film, really.) Check out the trailer for the film HERE

Check out an MP3 for the lead track, "Three Red Birds" from the recent Tastes Like Magic EP 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 their latest album in Los Angeles, the endlessly touring pair of guitarist/vocalist Nicole Barile and drummer/vocalist Sam Meister mixed the tracks with Beau Sorenson (Death Cab For Cutie, Sparklehorse, The Secret Machines, Garbage, Tegan and Sara). The album is slated for release in 2011. 

Mr. Gnome on tour:
11/03 Rochester NY @ Bug Jar
11/04 Pittsburgh PA @ Lava Lounge
11/05 Brooklyn NY @ Union Pool
11/06 Taunton MA @ Steve's Backstage Pass
11/10 Toledo OH @ Woodchucks
11/11 Indianapolis IN @ Radio Radio
11/12 Chicago IL @ The Hideout
11/13 Madison WI @ The Frequency
11/15 Kansas City MO @ Riot Room
11/16 Denver CO @ Hi-Dive
11/17 Salt Lake City UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
11/19 Portland OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/20 Seattle WA @ The Sunset Tavern 
11/23 San Francisco CA @ Elbo Room
11/24 Los Angeles CA @ Silverlake Lounge 
11/26 Tucson AZ @ Plush
11/27 Albuquerque NM @ The Launchpad
11/29 Tulsa OK @ Soundpony 
11/30 Springfield MO @ The Outland
12/02 Dallas TX @ Double Wide
12/04 San Antonio TX @ Lone Star Studios
12/06 Pensacola FL @ Handleba
12/08 Atlanta GA @ Drunken Unicorn 
12/09 Nashville TN @ The End
12/10 St Louis MO @ The Firebird
12/18 Cleveland OH @ Beachland Ballroom

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 and 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

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