Friday, February 22, 2008

MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO Announce Nat'l Tour! New Album out 4/8

San Francisco, CA - Seminal electronic band MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO (MBM) has just announced live dates, supporting the release of its new album Autoimmune on Metropolis Records on April 8, 2008. Known for both its groundbreaking albums and dynamic and awe-inspiring multimedia live shows, MBM's 2008 kickoff will be quite the event. "The live performance has become an integral component of my sound and production," sound sculptor and producer extraordinaire Jack Danger explains. "The question is how to do it better than last time. And outbest himself, he undoubtedly will.

Tour dates are as follow:
April 9 Neumos Seattle, WA
April 10 Barbati's Pan Portland, OR
April 11 Slim's San Francisco, CA
April 12 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
April 13 Canes Bar & Grill San Diego, CA
April 19 The Abbey Chicago, IL
April 21 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
April 24 Middle East - Downstairs Cambridge, MA
April 26 Highline Ballroom New York NY
April 27 The Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
April 28 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
May 2 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
May 4 Granada Theater Dallas, TX

MBM is continually evolving, staying three steps ahead of the music scene. Its tenth album pushes musical boundaries further than it has before, creating a masterpiece of dubstep and electronica in Autoimmune. Kicking off with the aural collage "International," Jack assembles vocal samples and arranges them artfully atop a funky dub sway beat, creating a tapestry that hints at the sonic textures further within. On "I Hold the Mic!," guest vocalist Daddy Sandy's toasting weaves in and out of MBM's futuristic soundscapes.The techno-tinged "Spanish Vocoder" pushes his early techno roots, propelling the dance beats into mesmerizing heights. Bay Area rapper Azeem takes control of the mic on "Young Cassius", a perfect melding of urban hiphop and electronic jazz. "Every record is different," Jack explains, "and in this record I focused on what I like to do versus what other people like me to do: beats, bass and distortion."

An acknowledged innovator in the electronic music scene, Jack Dangers continues to stretch sonic boundaries and influence new generations of sound activists. As a premiere remixer, producer and sound designer, he has played a seminal role in defining tomorrows' music today. Past and current Dangers' production/remixing projects include: Public Enemy, David Bowie, Orbital, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Bush, Depeche Mode, Tower of Power, The Bee Gees and DJ Spooky & Dave Lombardo (Slayer). MBM also contributed the track "Suicide" to the top-selling soundtrack to Underworld: Evolution and Jack's remix of Tower Of Power's "What Is Funk?" was nominated for a Grammy in 2006.

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