When Gentleman Auction House released its debut EP The Rules Were Handed Down, comparisons were inevitable. In 2006, any band with more than five co-ed members, at least one keyboard, and loads of percussion was sure to be compared to any number of critically adored Canadian collectives. But on the band’s first full-length release Alphabet Graveyard, it becomes clear that as a songwriter, Eric Enger has planned on forging his own direction. The album, which was written and co-produced by Enger. Production duties were also taken care of by Devin Ocampo and Chad Clark along with engineer duties by Devin Ocampo
Alphabet Graveyard manages to retain the tender and emotive melodies and impeccably tasteful arrangements that have always been the most endearing components in the Gentleman Auction House sound, but new explorations of everything from reggae-infused rhythms to jangly Motown guitar flourishes find a home on this full-length debut. The band dares to navigate these uncharted waters and manages a logical progression to a very new place where solemn folk ballads, epic mood pieces and infectiously danceable pop very naturally find themselves on common ground.
On Tour now...more dates to come!
SXSW dates annouced soon!
Fri-Feb-15 Columbia, MO Mojo’s - with Evangelicals
Sat-Feb-16 Champaign, IL The Highdive - with Cameron McGill & Tunnels
Thu-Mar-6 St. Louis, MO The Bluebird - with Elsinore, Everthus The Deadbeats & Grampall Jookabox
Fri-Mar-7 Columbia, MO Mojo’s - with Bald Eagle & Witch’s Hat
Sat-Mar-8 Springfield, MO The Outland - with Witch’s Hat & The Rugs
Sun-Mar-9 Wichita, KS The Vertical Violet - with Bald Eagle, Witch’s Hat & Sun Songs
Mon-Mar-10 Stillwater, OK Third Place - with Bald Eagle & Witch’s Hat
Tue-Mar-11 Dallas, TX The Cavern - with Evangelicals & Headlights