Secret Machines Tour/Album

The Secret Machines Announce Fall Tour
New Album Secret Machines out October 14

The Secret Machines
After a run of select dates this summer, including a stop at this year's All Points West Festival (read the review here), New York City's The Secret Machines will be hitting the road in the fall in support of their new album, entitled Secret Machines. The album will be released on October 14 on their own label, TSM Recordings, through World's Fair Label Group. The Dears will be joining the tour in the Midwest through the West Coast and Small Sins will provide support on the Canadian dates.

Secret Machines, recorded in the band's adopted home of New York City and produced by the band and Brandon Mason, is a sonic tour de force, full of expansive instrumental swells and psychedelic sounds. From the driving beat of opener and first single "Atomic Heels" to the steady drone of "The Fire Is Waiting," Secret Machines sees the band mapping out new musical terrain while retaining the elements that have made them favorites amongst music fans since the release of their first album, Now Here Is Nowhere, in 2004.

The Secret Machine's live show - whether with an extensive stage production or just the three core members of Brandon Curtis, Josh Garza, and Phil Karnats with a sparse stage set up - is always an impressive sonic experience taking the listener on one hell of an aural journey.

" a live setting the sound is hypnotic with metallic intensity, the chilling splendor rendered heavier and dirtier. The tightly coiled tension will suddenly drop the floor out from under you, revealing crash sites on psychedelic vistas, and it's these stomach plunging moments that draw you away from the crowd and into your head." -From JamBase's review of Secret Machines in Austin. Read the entire review here.

Tour Dates
10/16/08 Thu 9:30 Club Washington, DC
10/17/08 Fri The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
10/18/08 Sat Webster Hall New York, NY
10/20/08 Mon The Middle East Cambridge, MA
10/21/08 Tue Saints Montreal, QC
10/22/08 Wed Lee's Palace Toronto, ON
10/24/08 Fri Metro Chicago, IL (with The Dears)
10/25/08 Sat Majestic Theatre Madison, WI (with The Dears)
10/27/08 Mon Bluebird Theater Denver, CO (with The Dears)
10/28/08 Tue Belly Up Aspen, CO (with The Dears)
10/30/08 Thu Key Club West Hollywood, CA (with The Dears)
11/01/08 Sat Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA (with The Dears)
11/03/08 Mon The Independent San Francisco, CA (with The Dears)
11/05/08 Wed Berbati's Pan Portland, OR (with The Dears)
11/06/08 Thu Neumos Seattle, WA (with The Dears)
11/07/08 Fri Richard's on Richards Vancouver, BC (with The Dears)
11/09/08 Sun SAIT Polytechnic Calgary, AB (with Small Sins)
11/10/08 Mon Louis' Pub Saskatoon, SK (with Small Sins)
11/11/08 Tue The Pyramid Cabaret Winnipeg, MB (with Small Sins)
11/14/08 Fri Call the Office London, ON (with Small Sins)
11/15/08 Sat Babylon Ottawa, ON (with Small Sins)

[Published on: 9/11/08]

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HoodooVoodoo Thu 9/11/2008 06:52PM
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I've been wanting to check these guys out. How are they live?

kcbattles Thu 9/11/2008 09:16PM
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I haven't seen them in a couple of years since the Curtis brothers split up, but they were awesome... and I'm sure they wouldn't dissapoint now either... I just missed them opening for Coheed and Cambria and now no Florida love on the their tour means it'll be a while before I get to see them again... Sucks...

Rollin' Rosemary! Fri 9/12/2008 04:06AM
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Rollin' Rosemary!

Im all over this shit like white on riceee.

mfgoof Fri 9/12/2008 06:57AM
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New lineup rocks just as hard. These guys are legit.

mmmFriedFrogLegs Fri 9/12/2008 02:44PM
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they are fantastic live, if you have not seen them yet, get out and see them. first time i saw them it was langerado 06 and i was absolutely blown away, at echo project last year they were surprisingly my favorite act ; i enjoyed their set the most, amongst a line-up including my personal favorite band (moe.) and some of my other favorite live acts ( P. groove, claypool,the duo, the flaming lips etc) although last time i saw them ,which was at revolution in fort lauderdale florida, a month ago, it was kind of a let down, not because of the band who played a pretty solid and less predictable set, just a little short because they were opening up for coheed and cambria, who suck, and the crowd was super lame they were all literally just standing there with angry looks and occasionally spewing out rude comments during the secret machines perormance , and id say only my buddy and myself, and MAYBE just one other person were there for the secret machines or even heard of the secret machines for that matter. because coheed and cambria , who incase i didnt make it clear earlier SUCK, were headlining the machines didnt have their spectacular light show(i mean it really is good) with them. Garza more than made up for the lighting, hypnotizing me with his ambiant drumming style. the bands hands were sort of tied as the slot they got sucked, opening for coheed and cambria is like playing for a crowd of pissed off trendy statues who seemingly made of stone still have the ability to bring down the general vibe of a show , and slam dance like morons(i mean moshing is really fuggin obnoxious , i cant be the only one who feels this way) given there is shitty music like coheed and cambria playing.moral of the story coheed and cambria suck and their snot nosed -rude fans suck even more. see the machines as the headlining act.

getting back to the point the secret machines is one hell of a live show, with certain peticular songs being great space- jam vehicles, a mesmerizing light show, and a band with a completely unique sound on top of their game. go see live music

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Fri 9/12/2008 05:52PM
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Haha...I agree. Coheed & Cambria is like a band for 18 year old high schoolers with poor musical taste. I have no clue why Secret Machines would open for them. Are they going to bring the light show on this tour? or will it be a "sparce stage setup?"

SecretMachinesSuck starstarstar Sun 3/10/2013 06:47PM
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This band is pretty horrible outside of the spotlights they point directly into your eyes so that you aren't blinded and can't actually see the faces of the people making such boring music. They play different songs but if you asked someone to distinguish when one song ended and changed into a different song, you would likely get an incorrect answer. Their music is like three dudes trying to make something musical, every now and then their will be a melodic phrase they hit, which they will then repeat for literally 40 measures, and then lose it to some dissonance trying to find the next chance melody. Great band to close up a bar @ 3am when everyone is getting kicked out, chances are most would leave voluntarily.


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