Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Greg Laswell releases new album and to tour

Greg Laswell's "Come Back Down," the first single from his new release Landline is this week's Single of the Week on iTunes! The song features Sara Bareilles on backing vocals, and you can download it free at the link below:


Laswell's new album, Landline, is available today on Vanguard Records! Landline is his first album since 2010's Take A Bow, and his fourth full-length. Laswell, a talented producer and musician in his own right, self-produced the record.

Landline's 11 new tracks were recorded by Laswell in a church-turned-house in a small lobstering town in down-east Maine. His nomadic tendencies caused him to relocate from Los Angeles to New York City, eventually ending up at the church-turned-house that is owned by his wife's parents. The album's title was inspired by the fact that the home-recording-studio had no cell-phone reception, forcing Laswell to use landlines for all of his calls.

The album features collaborations with a number of well-known female singers, including Ingrid Michaelson, Sia, Elizabeth Ziman (of Elizabeth and the Catapult) and Sara Bareilles (on the album's lead single 'Come Back Down'). Inspired by hip-hop records that he was listening to while writing and recording the album, Laswell decided he wanted to work with and feature female vocals alongside his own. Each singer brings a new element and personality to the songs, whether it's Bareilles' energy that caused Laswell to re-record his vocals, or the fact that he co-wrote the album's title track with Ingrid Michaelson when the power went out one night.

Laswell also recently made a music video for album track "Back To You," which he filmed himself. You can watch Laswell's stop-motion video here:


Laswell will also begin touring in May and June to support Landline. The tour begins on May 15 on the East Coast before heading out across North America to the West Coast and circling back around to the East Coast, ending with three shows in New York City, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. Along the way he will play shows in Los Angeles and Chicago, and many more markets. Not only will Laswell play these headlining shows, but he will follow them up with a number of dates supporting Ingrid Michaelson as well. For a full list of complete dates, please see below.

Greg Laswell Headlining Tour Dates

May 15 - Charlotte, NC @ Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall

May 16 - Charleston, SC @ The Pour House

May 18 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall

May 19 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley

May 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

May 22 - Birmingham, AL @ Work Play Theatre

May 24 - Houston, TX @ Dosey Doe

May 25 - Dallas, TX @ The Prophet bar

May 26 - Austin, TX @ The Parish

May 28 - Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress

May 29 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

May 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

June 01 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill

June 02 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

June 03 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

June 05 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room

June 06 - Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room

June 08 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

June 09 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

June 10 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

June 11 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House

June 14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio

June 15 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe

June 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

June 19 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

June 20 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

June 21 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel

June 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

Supporting Ingrid Michaelson

July 11 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

July 12 - Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Amphitheater

July 20 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

July 21 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall

July 23 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

July 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

July 27 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

July 28 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre

July 31 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon

August 02 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

August 03 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre

August 04 - Amagansett, NY @ Stephen Talkhouse

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