Centro-matic will release Candidate Waltz on June 21, 2011. Candidate Waltz is Centro-matic’s tenth release and was recorded and produced by Scott Solter (Spoon, Mountain Goats) and Matt Pence at the Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas. The band will be self-releasing the record with marketing and distribution provided by Thirty Tigers/RED.
Will Johnson (songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist) and his compatriots—Scott Danbom (keyboards, violin, harmonies) Matt Pence (drummer, producer), Mark Hedman (bass, guitar)—have been making music together for fifteen years.
Johnson started writing these songs back in August 2009 but took a break to play drums with Monsters of Folk. They’d return to the record in 2010. The distance did them some good; the songs told the boys to back off, give them some breathing room. They’ve made what Johnson calls the band’s “meat-and-potatoes pop record.” Johnson goes on to say “it’s a peeled back” album with “new approaches and ideas.” Fifteen years later, Candidate Waltz manages to sounds like some young band’s debut—its exuberance is infectious; its vigor, visceral.
Centro-matic will kick off the first leg of their tour on June 22nd in Nashville and end in Austin on July 9th. Sarah Jaffe will open this leg of the tour.
1) Against The Line
2) All The Talkers
4) Estimate x 3
5) Only In My Double Mind
6) Solid States
7) Shadow, Follow Me
8) Mercedes Blast
9) If They Talk You Down
Wednesday 06/22 The Basement Nashville, TN
Thursday 06/23 – The Earl Atlanta, GA
Saturday 06/25 – Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Tuesday 06/28 – North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday 06/29 – Great Scott Cambridge, MA
Thursday 06/30 – The Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Friday 07/01 – Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
Saturday 07/02 – Cleveland Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH
Sunday 07/03 – Schubas Chicago, IL
Tuesday 07/05 – Off Broadway St. Louis, MO
Thursday 07/07 – Dan’s Silverleaf Denton, TX
Friday 07/08 – Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
Saturday 07/09 – Ghost Room Austin, TX