Gentleman Auction House to release Book of Matches EP sold exclusively on all tour dates on Emergency Umbrella Records
These Mid-Western darlings plan on touring all spring and summer long
For the Second Year in a row Gentleman Auction House were nominated for Best Pop Band by the Riverfront Times
Named "Best Local Act Gone National" By The Riverfront Times; 2007
Full length Alphabet Graveyard coming soon!
Listen to the Book of Matches
Mon-Apr-14 St. Louis, MO - The Bluebird - with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin & Via Audio
Fri-Apr-25 Columbus, OH - Cafe Bourbon St. - with Canada & Brainbow
Sat-Apr-26 Ypsilanti, MI - The Elbow Room - with Canada & The Word
Sun-Apr-27 Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room - with Canada & Drunken Barn Dance
Mon-Apr-28 Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar - with Canada & Falcorps
Tue-Apr-29 Rock Island, IL - TBA - with Bear Colony
Wed-Apr-30 Chicago, IL - The Beat Kitchen - with Bear Colony
Thu-May-1 Dekalb, IL - The House Cafe - with Bear Colony
Fri-May-2 Peoria, IL Peoria- Pizza Works - with Bear Colony & Elsinore
Sat-May-3 Champaign, IL- The Highdive - with Bear Colony & Elsinore
Thu-May-15 St. Louis, MO - Union Station - Free Concert Series w/ The Bureau
When Gentleman Auction House released its debut EP The Rules Were Handed Down, comparisons were inevitable. In 2006, any band with more than five co-ed members, at least one keyboard, and loads of percussion was sure to be compared to any number of critically adored Canadian collectives. But on the band's first full-length release Alphabet Graveyard, it becomes clear that as a songwriter, Eric Enger has planned on forging his own direction. The album, which was written and co-produced by Enger. Production duties were also taken care of by Devin Ocampo and Chad Clark along with engineer duties by Devin Ocampo.
Alphabet Graveyard manages to retain the tender and emotive melodies and impeccably tasteful arrangements that have always been the most endearing components in the Gentleman Auction House sound, but new explorations of everything from reggae-infused rhythms to jangly Motown guitar flourishes find a home on this full-length debut. The band dares to navigate these uncharted waters and manages a logical progression to a very new place where solemn folk ballads, epic mood pieces and infectiously danceable pop very naturally find themselves on common ground.
Gentleman Auction House are...
Eric Enger - (vocals, guitar)
Michael Tomko - (guitar, xylophone, percussion)
Steve Kozel - (keys, vocals, trumpet, guitar)
Kiley Lewis - (keys, vocals, flute)
Eric Herbst - (bass)
Ryan Adams - (full kit)
Stephen Tomko - (half kit, percussion)