Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Empty Space Orchestra premiere new video, release free Dark Matters EP

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"They rock in an In the Court of the Crimson King-era King Crimson kind of way but with a sound all their own. These guys (and gal) have a kind of talent rarely seen outside of jam-band/festival circles." -- SSG Music

"Part jazz, part The Mars Volta bizarro world, part stoner/spacey rock, part post-rock, Empty Space Orchestra is a band that don't want to pigeonhole themselves into anything, so instead they encompass everything -- and they do that on display in quite a loud fashion." -- Redefine Magazine

"This band could be considered The Mars Volta of their ilk. They mesh and meld everything so well that it ends up sounding like something special in and of itself." -- Delusions of Adequacy  

Empty Space Orchestra premiere a new video today performed live in-studio courtesy of TerroreyesTV. Watch video HERE. The clip, directed by Sean Stout features the virtuoso quintet performing a song from their new Dark Matters EP. The 2-song, 18-minute digital single is released today for FREE download via Bandcamp.  

The group will be playing shows in the Pacific Northwest this Fall. Please see complete dates below.

Empty Space Orchestra unleashed the impressive instrumental heft of its new Robert Cheek (Deftones, Tera Melos) engineered, Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Pearl Jam, ISIS) mixed self-titled album back in May 2011.  

ALARM Press premiered an MP3 from the album, "Exit Strategy" which is available HERE. Check out additional album tracks, "Intergalactic Battle Cruiser" HERE and "El Viento" HERE.  

Their recently released self-titled album is a hook-laden marriage of heft and harmony that veers far away from the navel-gazing jamming often associated with music of such explorative origins. Elements of The Mars Volta's most frenetic moments merge with soaring post-rock of Russian Circles, as well as hints of King Crimson, Deftones, Dub Trio and lilting chamber pop all colliding in brilliant synergy from one song to the next.

The group of well-trained musicians is anchored by the stunning power and precision of drummer Lindsey Elias -- clearly a musician soon to hold rank amongst her most celebrated male counterparts. Guitarist Shane Thomas and bassist Patrick Pearsall provide a balance of head-bobbing riffs interspersed with tasteful and inventive lines that weave like musical narrative throughout. Meanwhile, multi-instrumentalists Keith O'Dell (keyboards, piano, lap steel) and Graham Jacobs (saxophone, flute, synths) add myriad melodic layers and cinematic moods that often deftly counterbalance heavy riffs with glissando piano melodies and swaggering horns.

09/10    Portland, OR @ Widmer Brothers Brewing Company 
09/24    Bend, OR @ Century Center - Bend Roots Festival 
10/14    Missoula, MT @ The Badlander     
10/31    Bend, OR @ Century Center  

Artist: Empty Space Orchestra
Album: Dark Matters EP  (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Label: Empty Space Unlimited
Release Date: August 23rd, 2011

01. New Breed of Skank (VIDEO)
02. Sad Panda

Artist: Empty Space Orchestra
Album: Empty Space Orchestra
Label: Empty Space Unlimited
Release Date: May 10th, 2011

01. Brainjar (VIDEO)
02. Exit Strategy (MP3) (VIDEO)
03. Intergalactic Battle Cruiser (MP3) (STREAM)
04. El Viento MP3) (STREAM) (VIDEO)
05. Get Some
06. Tiger Puss
07. Tennessee Red
08. The Hangar
09. Clouds

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Members of Empty Space Orchestra are available for interviews. For more information, please contact Dave Clifford at dave@usthemgroup.com

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