Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mark Mallman to release album and tour

“It’s a noir battlefield of car crashes and lightning strikes. It’s about being too sad for words,” Mark Mallman says of his new album Double Silhouette, set for release on October 9th.  Dark themes not-withstanding, the album is led by an incredibly catchy single, the title track “Double Silhouette” which was recently premiered byAmerican Songwriter and is available for free download now.  Mallman will embark on a two-week tour in support of the album in mid-October, kicked off by a hometown record release show at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis on October 13th.

Double Silhouette is Mallman’s latest example of drawing a line between insanity and genius.  It’s a ritual that he has built a career on, and it has has earned him opening spots on stages with artists as diverse as Green Day, Cat Power andGuided By Voices to name just a few.  Additionally, Mallman’s songs have found their way to the airwaves of MTV, VH1, NPR, and dozens of major motion picture trailers and video games.  His work has been written about in Rolling Stone,Pitchfork, Time Out New York, etc., and Mallman is also a featured contributor to the “Music Theory for Dummies” series alongside Bob Moog, John Cage andAndrew Bird.

Despite this substantial and credible resume, Mallman has also been characterized throughout his career as a madman, though in actuality, he’s a mad genius.  This fact is no better exemplified than in Mallman’s signature “Marathon” events, the latest of which took place in September and saw him performing a 150-hour-long song non-stop (even in his sleep!) from the back of a van traveling from NYC to LA. 

Mark Mallman Live

10/13 Minneapolis, MN @ Ritz Theater CD Release Party
10/18 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/19 Lawrence, KS @ Replay
10/20 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
10/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ The Rubes
10/23 Seattle, WA @ Sunset
10/24 Portland, OR @ Someday Lounge
10/25 Stockton, CA @ Plea for Peace Center
10/27 San Diego, CA @ Eleven
10/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
10/30 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
10/31 Albuquerque, NM @ Blackbird Buvette w/ Shoulder Voices
11/01 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel
11/02 Fort Collins, CO @ Road 34


Mark Mallman
Double Silhouette
(Eagle’s Golden Tooth)
October 9th, 2012

Track Listing:

01. Double Silhouette 
02. Dirty Dishes
03. So Much For Hollywood Endings
04. Like a Car Crash
05. Slow the Guillotine
06. Single Silhouette
07. Shadow of the Darkest Dawn
08. It Started with a One Night Stand
09. The Man with Music Instead of Blood
10. All Thorns No Roses
11. Fight the Darkness with More Darkness

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