The Washington Post calls Chicago's Umphrey's McGee "rock's undisputed lord of sonic shapeshifting." With their new release Anchor Drops, Umphrey's McGee has unleashed a virtual joyride. The album's virtuoso playing and acrobatic tempo changes and rhythmic shifts that evince the band's singular style, while dazzling song craft, memorable hooks, anthemic guitar lines and rock solid rhythms make Anchor Drops a masterpiece destined for broad appeal.
Here's what critics are saying:
"Progressive rock's and metal's double-clutching, gnat-note precision smashes headlong into the jamband clan's urge to luxuriate in the never-ending now." - Richard Gehr, Village Voice
Photo by Adam George
"Chicago's most relentlessly inventive band pulls it all together on this disc. Crafty guitars and pop hooks; a surprise at every turn." - Richard Milne, WXRT
Umphrey's McGee recently performed on WGN Chicago morning show. Video Clips are available for viewing. This summer Umphrey's McGee brings their epic lives show on the road in support of their new release.
Current tour dates include:
5.20.04 Bendix Theater | South Bend IN
5.27.04 Shank Hall | Milwaukee WI
5.28.04 Harmony Park | Geneva MN
6.03.04 Piere's | Fort Wayne, IN
6.04.04 Newport Music Hall | Columbus OH
6.06.04 Belmont-Sheffield Festival | Chicago, IL
6.11.04 Bonnaroo Music Festival | Manchester TN
7.22.04 Smilefest | Harmony NC
More dates to be announced soon.
JamBase | Chicago
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[Published on: 5/11/04]