Punch Brothers Album Due 6/15


Punch Brothers
Punch Brothers return with their second album, Antifogmatic, June 15 on Nonesuch. The record is the follow-up to the band's highly praised 2008 debut, Punch, which The New Yorker calls "...wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative..." A special deluxe edition of the album will also be available. Included in this package is a four song instrumental EP, All of This Is True, as well as a seven song DVD, Live from the Lower East Side: It's p-Bingo Night!, which was filmed during the band's residency at NYC's The Living Room. Pre-orders of both the standard and deluxe editions are available now at www.nonesuch.com and www.punchbrothers.com. The first 500 orders of the deluxe edition will include an autographed official Punch Brothers cocktail recipe guide.

Punch Brothers' lineup includes some of the most impressive and widely respected musicians performing today: Chris Eldridge (guitar), Paul Kowert (bass), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Thile (mandolin and lead vocals), and Gabe Witcher (fiddle). The Boston Globe says of the band, "...this top shelf acoustic quintet is a virtuosic revelation," while the Chicago Tribune says "their breathtaking virtuosity isn't about soloing but complex ensemble unity, with a cumulative power that leaves the listener pleasantly rung out." The band will tour this spring and summer in support of the album, including stops at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the Newport Folk Festival and the Mile High Music Festival. Please see below for dates.

Produced by Jon Brion (Brad Mehldau, Of Montreal, Elliott Smith, Kanye West), Antifogmatic was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood during the winter of 2009–2010. While Punch was focused around Thile’s four-movement composition "The Blind Leaving the Blind", Antifogmatic's 10 songs were written collaboratively by the band. Of the process, Witcher explains, "We knew we needed a producer equally as well versed in pop and rock as in instrumental music, and I don’t think there is anyone more able to capture and communicate the essence of this material than Jon Brion."

April 16 Santa Monica, CA Santa Monica College
April 18 San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre
April 20 Redding, CA Cascade Theatre
April 21 Arcata, CA Humboldt State University
April 23 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
April 29 & 30 Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre
May 21 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre*
May 22 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
May 24 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
June 11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 17 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 23 New York, NY Carefusion Jazz Fest NYC
July 3 Katonah, NY Caramoor Festival
July 17 Interlochen, MI Interlochen Center for the Arts
July 23 & 24 Girdwood, AK Alyeska Resort
July 30 Cleveland, OH Cain Park
August 1 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
August 9 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
August 12 Helena, MT The Myrna Loy Center
August 13 Alta, WY Targhee Bluegrass Festival
August 15 Commerce City, CO Mile High Music Festival
September 24 Lexington, VA The Theatre at Lime Kiln
September 25 Berryville, VA Watermelon Park Festival

*supporting Josh Ritter

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[Published on: 4/15/10]

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