Owen Ashworth’s albums have always been about the human condition, and his latest is no exception. The meditative nature of Ashworth’s songwriting process can be heard in Animal Companionship’s spacious arrangements. Blissful drones and lush synthesizer textures envelop soft electric piano arpeggiations and spare drum programming, creating an almost hypnotic backdrop for Ashworth’s lyrical narratives. And the lyrics themselves have found a new focus: dogs.
“When you explain the relationship you have with a pet, it can sound crazy. We all tend to anthropomorphize the animals we love, talking about them as if they're children, siblings, even spouses,” said Ashworth. “I wrote these songs to help myself understand what pets mean to their owners, how those animal relationships affect our human relationships, and vice versa.” Taken as a whole, Animal Companionship is not just a step forward for Advance Base—it’s the culmination of everything Ashworth has been building for the past two decades. It’s a record that’s gentle in approach and endearing in practice, the kind of thing that only Ashworth could create.
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RFC alumn Tigers Jaw have announced a 10 Year Anniversary tour for the band's iconic S/T album, with support from Cherry, Cave People, and The Sidekicks. Initially released in 2008, and eventually pressed to vinyl and CD by RFC in 2009, 'S/T' serves as a cornerstone in our discography that will forever be one of the most essential releases at a very crucial time for the label.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 12pm at tigersjaw.com. Check out a note from the band below on the anniversary of the album, and what to expect from the tour.
Self Defense Family's career defining new album, "Have You Considered Punk Music" is streaming now in full over at Noisey, where you'll also find an interview with vocalist Pat Kindlon discussing the themes and topics behind the album.
"It’s hard to talk about without sounding old. But it’s a lot of the band as a whole reflecting on our interests from when we were kids to now, and how much overlap there is and what that says about us. It’s possible that we haven’t grown an incredible amount. You know, I still really enjoy barking in front of a room of 200 people, and that’s not everybody in their 30s. It’s a lot of reflecting on how much time and energy you give to a thing that is really of no consequence to 99% of people." - Pat Kindlon
Magic Gone, the stunning new album from Pennsylvania’s own Petal, is out online and in stores today! We’ll be offering the album over on our Bandcamp for only $5 until next Friday. You can also find a list of physical stores carrying the release below.
Stereogum, featured 'Magic Gone' as their Album Of The Week. Read some of the kind words they had to say below.
"It’s a funny thing, how the heaviness of the words and the lightness of the music can feed each other, how they can make each other stronger. It’s a dichotomy that makes Magic Gone — an album that’s utterly drowning in sadness in a lot of ways — into something warm and comforting and friendly: an album that might help you out and bring you up if you’re ever feeling something like what Lotz was feeling when she wrote these songs."- Stereogum
Petal is also hitting the road this month with label mates Camp Cope for what will surely be one of the best tours of the summer. A bunch of the shows are selling out so get tickets before its too late.
Camp Cope and Petal 2018 U.S. Tour Dates June 20 — Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca - SOLD OUT June 21 — Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca - SOLD OUT June 22 — Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class June 24 — Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen - SOLD OUT June 26 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry June 27 — Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon June 29 — Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater June 30 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court July 2 — Seattle, WA @ Vera Project July 3 — Portland, OR @ Holocene July 5 — San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop July 6 — Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre July 7 — Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room July 8 — La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe July 9 — Phoenix, AZ @Rebel Lounge July 11 — Dallas, TX @ Club Dada July 12 — Austin, TX @ Barracuda July 13 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall July 15 — Orlando, FL @ Soundbar July 16 — Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Purgatory July 17 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room July 18 — Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel July 19 — Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents July 20 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom - SOLD OUT July 21 — Boston, MA @ The Sinclair July 22 — Wilkes-Barre, PA @ The Other Side* * - No Camp Cope
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