Thursday, March 31, 2011

Younger Brother and Shpongle to release albums

This spring, pioneering musician/producer/composer/DJ Simon Posford offers up the release of Younger Brother's scintillating new album Vaccine. Vaccine (April 26, 2011/SCI Fidelity Records) is the third album by Younger Brother, in which Posford teams with longtime collaborators Benji Vaughan and Ruu Campbell. Look for select Younger Brother U.S. tour dates in April; the complete list of dates is included below. Vaccine is Younger Brother’s boldest release to date, and marks a notable evolution from the band's electronic origins by embracing melodic song structures and organic instrumental sounds. Vaccine sounds like no other record ever made, marrying top-quality, stadium-size songcraft to the pulsing beats and sound palette of full-tilt electronic music. Featuring Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits) on bass, Tom Hamilton (Brothers Past) on guitar and Joe Russo (who also plays in the Grateful Dead spin-off act Furthur) on drums, the nine-song collection offers expansive, anthemic songs, each molded with Younger Brother’s unique digital process. The result: songs that warrant radio airplay just as much as dance floor action. The U.S. release of Vaccine coincides with Posford’s other current project: the highly anticipated “Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience.” For this massive run of Shpongle “Hybrid” DJ dates, Posford reveals his brand-new "Decks, FX & 101" show made up of an arsenal of turntables, synths, and effects units. The elaborately staged multi-media presentation, which Posford describes as a "maelstrom of beauty and surprise," will raise the bar on Shpongle's longstanding reputation for providing mind-bending, fully immersive multi-dimensional, multi-sensory experiences. Younger Brother tour dates - with Posford (synth/guitar), Vaughan (Ableton / synth) and Campbell (vocals) joined by Matt White on guitar, Chris Borud on bass and Nikolaj Bjerre on drums - are as follows: Apr 6 - Bourbon St. Baltimore, MD w/ Jesters of Kindness, Elemental Apr 7 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY w/ guests TBA Apr 8 - TLA Philadelphia, PA w/ Conspirator Apr 9 - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO w/ Prometheus, Inspired Flight, and Human Agency Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience tour dates are as follows: April 12 - Knitting Factory - Reno, NV w/ Random Rab, Psilogod April 13 - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, OR w/ Random Rab April 14 - Arcata Theater - Arcata, CA w/ Random Rab April 16 - Coachella - Indio, CA April 20 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO w/ Random Rab April 21 - Belly Up Aspen - Aspen, CO (DJ Set) w/ Random Rab April 22 - Spring Back to Vail - Vail, CO April 23 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO w/ Random Rab, Hallucinogen April 25 – The Granada - Lawrence, KS w/ Random Rab April 26 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI w/ Random Rab April 28 – Club Zoo - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Random Rab April 29 - Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY w/ Random Rab, Pax Effex April 30 - Best Buy Theater - NYC, NY w/ Random Rab, Hallucinogen May 3 - 9:30 Club - Washington DC w/ Random Rab May 4 - Pearl Street Nightclub - Northampton, MA w/ Random Rab May 5 - Royale - Boston, MA w/ Random Rab May 6 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT w/ Random Rab May 9 - The Blue Note - Columbia, MO w/ Random Rab, Tom Foolery, Clandestine May 11 - Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO w/ Random Rab May 12 – The Rave - Milwaukee, WI w/ Random Rab May 13 - Epic Event Center - Minneapolis, MN w/ Random Rab May 14 - Congress Theater - Chicago, IL w/ Random Rab, Excision May 18 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY w/ Random Rab May 19 -Valarium - Knoxville, TN w/ Random Rab May 20 - Orange Peel - Asheville, NC w/ Random Rab May 21 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Random Rab May 25 - State Theatre - Portland, ME May 26 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NJ (DJ Set) May 27 - The Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY May 29 - B.O.M.B. Fest - Danbury, CT June 1 - Lyric Oxford - Oxford, MS w/ Random Rab June 2 - Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival - Ozark, AK June 3 - House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA w/ Random Rab June 10 - House Of Blues - Orlando, FL w/ Random Rab June 11 - Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, FL w/ Random Rab June 17 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA w/ Random Rab July 2 - Electric Forest - Rothbury, MI July 17 - Motion Notion Festival – Alberta, Canada Additional dates to be announced. Purchase a ticket in advance of any Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience shows from, and receive a link and password to download 3 of Random Rab's albums for free! (Or, forward your ticket receipt to ) Visit for more

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