Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Zechs Marquise announce co-headlining dates with And So I Watch You From Afar

"Forget the Van Halens, if you want to know about a true musical dynasty, look no further than the Rodriguez-Lopez's! In between Omar, Marcel, and Marfred, these talented hermanos are changing the face of free-form jamming." -- MTV Tres
"Thrusting listeners into chase scenes through psychedelic dreamscapes is nothing new for El Paso prog rock instrumentalists Zechs Marquise. However, the major difference on Getting Paid isn't the fear of being chased, but of what's running up behind you." -- Los Angeles Times

The Mars Volta sibling band Zechs Marquise announce summer co-headlining North American dates with Northern Ireland's And So I Watch You From Afar. Following the band's recent
stint as main support for At The Drive-In's reunion tour, Zechs Marquise joins ASIWYFA on June 30th to kick off the extensive tour in Anaheim, CA. Please see complete dates below. 

Consequence of Sound recently premiered the video for "Everlasting Beacon of Light" -- a standout track from the band's latest album, Getting Paid -- featuring surprise cameos, some very intense and very real gangster dudes, animal-headed people in the desert and much more awesome weirdness. Directed by The 90s. Watch the VIDEO HERE.

Zechs Marquise also recently posted a live in-studio video session for performing the title track to the album. Watch it on Vimeo or YouTube

RCRD LBL recently premiered an MP3 for album track "Mega Slap". Check out the MP3 HERE. Stream full album HERE. 

Zechs Marquise, the El Paso, TX quintet are back with their sophomore album Getting Paid, bringing an intensified swagger to the band's multifaceted psych-prog haze for their most aggressive and versatile effort to date. "We liked that hip-hop attitude," explains drummer Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez of the album title. "Getting your piece, taking yours." And, Getting Paid certainly finds the band fully taking charge of their musical destiny. 

In the years since their auspicious 2009 debut Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare, Zechs Marquise
toured extensively throughout the U.S., proving to be a formidable live act supporting Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group and At The Drive-In as well as leading their own headlining tours. Zechs Marquise have also grown considerably in other ways. Recent addition Rikardo Rodriguez-Lopez on keyboards and trumpet joins his brothers, drummer Marcel and bassist Marfred alongside guitarists Matthew Wilkson and Marcos Smith contributing to the band's expanded sound. Not only have they reached new plateaus of entrancing riffs and rhythms, but Getting Paid also integrates vocals on select songs, including guest performances by vocalist/guitarist Matthew Embree and El Paso singer Sonny Baker.

Getting Paid was released on LP/CD/Download on September 27th on Rodriguez Lopez Productions via Sargent House.  

Jun 30 - Anaheim, CA  @ Chain Reaction
Jul 01 - San Diego, CA  @ The Casbah 
Jul 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room 
Jul 04 - San Antonio, TX  @ The White Rabbit 
Jul 05 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's 
Jul 06 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 
Jul 07 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada 
Jul 08 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis
Jul 10 - St Louis, MO @ The Firebird 
Jul 11 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen 
Jul 12 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar 
Jul 13 - Toledo, OH  @ Mickey Finns 
Jul 14 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern 
Jul 16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose 
Jul 17 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall 
Jul 18 - Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter 
Jul 19 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 
Jul 21 - St Petersburg, FL @ local 662 
Jul 22 - Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box 
Jul 24 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 
Jul 25 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar 
Jul 26 - Cambridge, MA @ T.T. the Bears 
Jul 27 - New York City, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall 
Jul 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

Artist: Zechs Marquise
Title: Getting Paid
Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions
Release Date: September 27th, 2011

01. Getting Paid (VIDEO - Vimeo) (VIDEO - YouTube)
02. Lock Jaw Night Vision
03. Static Lovers (MP3)
04. The Heat, The Drought, The Thirst, and The Insanity
05. Time Masters
06. Guajira
07. Everlasting Beacon of Light (MP3) (VIDEO)
08. Crushin' It!
09. Mega Slap (MP3)

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