Royal Bangs are proud to announce the completion of their new studio album, Flux Outside, for release on Glassnote Records. The album will have a North American release of March 29, 2011. Trading instruments and production duties, band members Chris Rusk, Ryan Schaefer and Sam Stratton recorded the album this August in an old house in their hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, with the help of Scott Minor (Sparklehorse) and his dog, Loretta. After a few weeks of tracking, manipulating, alternately weirding and un-weirding the material, they traveled to the rural western New York studio of Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Sleater Kinney, MGMT), who mixed the album with the band.
In 2006, Royal Bangs released their home-recorded and self-produced album We Breed Champions, which caught the attention of Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) who re-issued the album in 2008 on his own Audio Eagle Records. Shortly thereafter, Royal Bangs recorded and released 2009’s Let It Beep at Carney’s studio in Akron, Ohio to critical acclaim. After powerful performances at 2010’s Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza Festivals, Royal Bangs caught the attention of Glassnote Records where they signed in early September.
Royal Bangs hit the road this weekend in Denton, Texas for a run of dates that wrap up with a headlining spot at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, January 30th, 2011. Royal Bangs will be taking Austin by storm during the 2011 SXSW Festival this March. Stay tuned for more information regarding locations and times.
1/14 Hailey’s, Denton, TX
1/15 Emo’s, Austin, TX
1/18 Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
1/19 Howie & Sons, Visalia, CA
1/20 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
1/21 Muddy Waters, Santa Barbara, CA
1/22 Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
1/23 Casbah, San Diego, CA
1/26 Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
1/27 Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence, KS
1/28 The Bishop, Bloomington, IN
1/30 Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY
For more information on Royal Bangs and Glassnote Records, please visit www.glassnotemusic.com and www.royalbangs.com.
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