Albino! Hits The Road In Support Of New Album, Peralta House
San Francisco's outrageously funky ten-piece Afrobeat ensemble, Albino!, recently snagged top critics honors as "Best Band" in the East Bay Express 2009 Best of the Bay Awards. Touring in support of its newly released studio album Peralta House (listen to it below), the band will bring its trademark high-energy grooves and explosive stage show this fall to the Outside Lands Festival followed by a West Coast tour and Northern California Halloween run.
Last year, upon concluding a successful national tour in Colorado, Albino! managed to find a recording studio in Denver that could accommodate all eleven musicians playing in one space together. While in the Mile High City, the band enjoyed three productive days of recording, far from the distractions of home.
The band enlisted the old school funk pedigree of renowned Bay Area mixing engineer Dan Prothero (Galactic, Robert Walter, Garage A Trois) to tweak up Peralta House's nasty retro vibe. In keeping with the Afrobeat tradition of protest, several songs on Peralta House relate to the recent troubles that have been facing the nation over the past few years.
Albino! Fall 2009 Tour Dates:
08/29/09 Sat Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CA
09/09/09 Wed Stillwater Ashland, OR
09/10/09 Thu Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
09/11/09 Fri Eastside Tavern Olympia, WA
09/12/09 Sat Neumos Seattle, WA
09/15/09 Tue Terrapin Station Boise, ID
09/16/09 Wed Knotty Pine Victor, ID
09/17/09 Thu Hodi's Half Note Fort Collins, CO
09/18/09 Fri The B Side Lounge Boulder, CO
09/19/09 Sat Quixote's True Blue Denver, CO
09/20/09 Sun Huka Bar & Grill Salt Lake City, UT
09/26/09 Sat Earthdance (Black Oak Ranch) Laytonville, CA
09/30/09 Wed Yoshi's Oakland Oakland, CA
10/28/09 Wed The Red Fox Tavern Eureka, CA
10/29/09 Thu Cooper's Nevada City, CA
10/30/09 Fri Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, CA
10/31/09 Sat The Independent San Francisco, CA