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Generationals Tour Dates

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“It looks at life’s ties that bind and searches for ways to chill and not fight every battle.” NPR

“a compendium of sparky, falsetto and synth-driven indie-pop […] Like MGMT before they fell down a psych-K-hole” VICE’s Noisey

“Think of it as an ambient electro soundtrack to the segue from day to night.” – Esquire

In the midst of an already massive North American tour, New Orleans’ Generationals announce the addition of live dates through January and February of next year. Hitting Nashville, San Diego, Austin and many more, the indie-pop wizards continue their quest to leave no city unturned by their impossibly catchy melodies, synth hooks and unassuming talent.

Built up with layers of rhythm, computer noises, RZA beats and poppy vocals, the Generationals’ 4th LP Alix, released this fall, is a good-smelling, subtly sexy blend of time-warp senselessness. In keeping with the distinct spirit of the record, the band previously released their mini-film take on Alix track “Gold Silver Diamond,” and today, to share a sense of the electric atmosphere and life their tunes take on live, they share the live video for “Would You Want Me,” recorded in their hometown of New Orleans.

Comprised of band members and friends since high school Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer and produced by Richard Swift (The Black Keys, The Shins, Foxygen), Generationals fourth studio album Alix, (out now via Polyvinyl Records) gives a tangible sense of the co-captains’ history, revealing itself as perhaps the band’s most confident record yet.

Generationals Headlining National Tour Dates

% = w/ Lowell
^ = w/ ELEL

12/2: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 %
12/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s %
12/5: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison %
12/6: Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB%
12/7: Allston, MA @ Great Scott %
12/9: Columbus, OH @ The Basement %
12/10: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight %
12/11: Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge %
1/13: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone ^
1/14: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (Tomorrow Never Knows Festival)
1/15: St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House ^
1/16: Champaign, IL @ Mike N Molly’s ^
1/17: Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Café ^
1/18: Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival ^
1/19: Nashville, TN @ High Watt ^
2/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
2/5: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
2/6: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
2/7: Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo Music Club
2/10: San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
2/11: Austin, TX @ The Parish

 

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Video: Generationals – “Gold Silver Diamond”

Check out the new video from Generationals for their song, “Gold Silver Diamond” featuring Waymond Lee from Workaholics!

National Headlining Tour Starts Today!
4th Studio Album Alix Out Now

Generationals Headlining National Tour Dates

* = w/ Arum Rae
& = w/ Springtime Carnivore
% = w/ Lowell

10/7: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *
10/8: Dallas, TX @ Prophet  Bar *
10/9: Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
10/10: Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
10/11: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall *
10/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/15: Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
10/16: Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo *
10/17: New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
10/28: Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
10/29: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
10/30: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/1: Madison, WI @ Freakfest
11/2: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/12: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour &
11/13: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel &
11/15: Seattle, WA @ Crocodile &
11/16: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (early show/all ages) &
11/16: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (late show) &
11/17: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret &
12/2: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 %
12/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s %
12/5: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison %
12/6: Montreal, QC @ Il Motore %
12/7: Allston, MA @ Great Scott %
12/9: Columbus, OH @ The Basement %
12/10: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight %

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Stream the Generationals’ New Album, Alix!!!

Photo Credit: Cara Robbins

Photo Credit: Cara Robbins

“It looks at life’s ties that bind and searches for ways to chill and not fight every battle.” NPR

“a compendium of sparky, falsetto and synth-driven indie-pop […] Like MGMT before they fell down a psych-K-hole” VICE’s Noisey

“Think of it as an ambient electro soundtrackto the segue from day to night.” – Esquire

“ …sounds even better in 85-degree weather.” USA Today

New Orleans’ Generationals have released their highly anticipated fourth studio album Alix via Polyvinyl Records! Comprised of band members Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer and produced by Richard Swift (The Black Keys, The Shins, Foxygen), the new album has revealed itself as perhaps the band’s most confident record yet.

The album is an immediate classic, giving a tangible feeling of history which is no surprise as the duo have been friends since high school and Generationals co-captains since 2008. Built up with layers of rhythm, computer noises, RZA beats and poppy vocals, Alix is a good-smelling, subtly sexy, catchy-or-die blend of time-warp senselessness. It is an album lightly peppered with that signature Swiftian element but undeniably Generationals in taste.

Generationals recently announced a headlining North American tour in support of the release of Alix. Support on the run will be provided by Arum Rae and Springtime Carnivor + additional dates announced with Lowell.

ALBUM STREAM: Generationals – Alix 

(My favorites: “Black Lemon”, “It Took a Minute” and “Reading Signs”)

Generationals Headlining National Tour Dates

* = w/ Arum Rae
& = w/ Springtime Carnivore
% = w/ Lowell

10/7: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *
10/8: Dallas, TX @ Prophet  Bar *
10/9: Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
10/10: Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
10/11: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall *
10/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/15: Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
10/16: Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo *
10/17: New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
10/28: Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
10/29: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
10/30: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/1: Madison, WI @ Freakfest
11/2: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/12: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour &
11/13: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel &
11/15: Seattle, WA @ Crocodile &
11/16: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (early show/all ages) &
11/16: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (late show) &
11/17: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret &
12/2: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 %
12/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s %
12/5: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison %
12/6: Montreal, QC @ Il Motore %
12/7: Allston, MA @ Great Scott %
12/9: Columbus, OH @ The Basement %
12/10: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight %
12/11: Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge

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Soundtrack: Our Idiot Brother

The Original Soundtrack for the motion picture “Our Idiot Brother” is out, featuring tracks by recording artists such as Fruit Bats, Generationals, Eric D. Johnson, Nathan Larson, Nina Persson, Mindy Smith, Willie Nelson, Carole King and others. Full soundtrack track listing below.

Click image to stream the album at Paste Magazine

   Our Idiot Brother Original Soundtrack Track Listing:

 1. Eric D. Johnson – “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree”
2. Willie Nelson – “Wonderful Future”
3. Nathan Larson & Eric D. Johnson – “The Main Title”
4. Generationals – “They Fight, They Fight”
5. Fruit Bats – “Lightning Bug”
6. Nathan Larson – “Mellotron Melody”
7. Willie Nelson – “Midnight Rider”
8. Mindy Smith & Daniel Tashian – “Taking You With Me”
9. Nathan Larson & Eric D. Johnson – “The Harvest Theme”
10. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – “Cool Yourself”
11.  Willie Nelson – “Ol’ Blue”
12. Nathan Larson & Eric D. Johnson – “The Taxi”
13. Eric D. Johnson & Nathan Larson featuring Nina Persson – “Cowboys and Hobos”
14. Eric D. Johnson – “2 Roadrunners”
15. El May – “The Things You Lost”
16. Carole King – “Beautiful”

Order the soundtrack here

“Our Idiot Brother” stars Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, Kathryn Hahn, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, T.J. Miller and Shirley Knight.  Every family has one: the sibling with a peculiar knack for messing things up, despite having nothing but good intentions.  For sisters Liz (Emily Mortimer), Miranda (Elizabeth Banks) and Natalie (Zooey Deschanel), that person is their perennially upbeat brother Ned (Paul Rudd), a biodynamic farmer whose willingness to rely on the honesty of mankind is a less-than-optimum strategy for a tidy, trouble-free existence.  Ned may be utterly lacking in common sense, but he is their brother and so, after his girlfriend dumps him and boots him off the farm, his sisters once again come to his rescue. Deschanel who is also a successful musician, noted, “Jesse Peretz has amazing taste in music and the soundtrack he assembled for “Our Idiot Brother” is stellar; with great original music as well as classics, it’s a wonderful mix to behold.”

 As Liz, Miranda and Natalie each take a turn at housing Ned, his natural guilelessness proves to be a very unnatural fit with their daily lives.  As their worlds are turned upside-down, they fix their blame on Ned, who always seems to be in the middle of every misunderstanding, forever saying or doing the exact wrong thing at the exact wrong time.  Ultimately, it will fall to Ned to say and do something that will shake his siblings out of their assumptions – and cause them to realize that maybe their brother, with his genius for enjoying life and appreciating those he loves, isn’t such an idiot after all.

The Our Idiot Brother soundtrack album’s 16 tracks are a reflection of the film’s mirthful quirkiness.  The score was written by film composer, musician and author Nathan Larson (Boys Don’t Cry, The Woodsman and The Messenger) and Fruit Bats’ founder Eric D. Johnson (who also scored 2010’s Ceremony).  Larson added “Mellotron Melody” to the lineup while Johnson provided a counter-intuitively cool version of “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.” The sentimental evergreen that got Tony Orlando and Dawn‘s career off and running in the 1970s was a “put” from director Jesse Peretz who explained, “Arrow, my three year old daughter, loved ‘Tie A Yellow Ribbon’ so much that she would make me play it for her on the way to school every day.  As a consequence, the song was totally ingrained in my head as we worked on the music for the film.  Eric cut a new version of the song that we played for Arrow who gave it a big ‘thumbs-up.’  It worked out perfectly for the film; I think we might have a budding little music supervisor on our hands.”

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Tour: Mates of State

Mates of State’s new album, Mountaintops, hits stores on September 13th. In celebration of this, they’ve added more new tour dates, on top of their already lengthy adventure. The new dates are italicized below, and Generationals will be hanging out and supporting them on that portion of the tour, too. (Which I am SUPER BUMMED OUT Generationals won’t be at the Pittsburgh show!!! Waaaah!)

Check out the video for MoS newest track “Maracas”

Mountaintops Tracklist:
01. Palomino
02. Maracas
03. Sway
04. Unless I’m Led
05. Total Serendipity
06. Basement Money
07. At Least I Have You
08. Desire
09. Change
10. Mistakes

Mates of State 2011 Tour Dates:
08/05 – Southampton, NY @ Escape to New York
09/21 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club # *
09/22 – Cincinnati, OH @ Mid Point Music Festival
09/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls # *
09/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Popped Festival # *
09/26 – Boston, MA @ Royale # *
09/27 – Montreal, QB @ Il Motore # *
09/28 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix # *
09/29 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews # *
09/30 – Chicago, IL @ Metro # *
10/01 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall % *
10/03 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel % *
10/04 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In % *
10/05 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre % *
10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn % *
10/07 – Orlando, FL @ The Social % *
10/08 – Sunrise, FL @ Langerado Festival
10/10 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club % *
10/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar % *
10/12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall %
10/26 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre $
10/27 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder $

10/28 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience
10/30 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room $
10/31 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird $
11/01 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom $
11/02 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater $

11/05 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/04 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s $
11/07 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush $
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box $
11/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
11/13 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater $
11/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar $
11/16 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room $
11/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café $
11/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom $
11/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom $

# = w/ Suckers
* = w/ Yawn
% = w/ Other Lives
$ = w/ Generationals

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