Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mr. Gnome's 'Madness In Miniature' Out Today, Streaming Now at MOKB

Mr. Gnome's Epic New LP, Madness In Miniature, Out Today on El Marko Records
Full Album Streaming on My Old Kentucky Blog
Coast-To-Coast Tour Happening Now Through December
After giving the likes of New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh a sampling of their dynamic live show , the duo of Nicole Barille and Sam Meister -- better known now as Cleveland's Mr. Gnome -- return to the road for a tour that takes them through December, and to both coasts no less. The occasion for such a jaunt is fitting though, as today marks the day their new album Madness In Miniature is finally released, via their own El Marko Records imprint. The genre obliterating album is streaming in full starting today at My Old Kentucky Blog , and the vinyl and cd versions are now available in the Mr. Gnome webstore as well (with the digital version available on the Mr. Gnome Bandcamp page). For those looking for a free download, Magnet Magazine recently premiered "House of Circles," one of the album's true centerpieces. The new album, their third, is the work of two delicate yet roaring, and hypnotic minds that are simultaneously disconcerting... in a beautiful way (all the way down to the album's artwork, which was created by the band themselves). Barille and Meister come together to make sense as one, and the live show is proof. The full list of tour dates is below.
Mr. Gnome. On Tour This Fall.
10/25 Denver CO @ 3 Kings
10/26 Salt Lake City UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
10/27 Boise ID @ Neurolux
10/28 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
10/29 Seattle WA @ The Comet Tavern
10/31 San Francisco CA @ El Rio
11/02 Los Angeles CA @ Silverlake Lounge
11/03 Tucson AZ @ Plush
11/04 Albuquerque NM @ The Launchpad
11/05 Oklahoma City OK @ HiLo Club
11/07 Springfield MO @ The Outland
11/08 Columbia MO @ Sideshow
11/10 Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle
11/11 Ft Wayne IN @ Brass Rail
11/12 Toledo OH @ Ottawa Tavern
11/18 Columbus OH @ Skully's
11/19 Dayton OH @ Blind Bob's
12/01 Newport KY @ Southgate House
12/02 Lexington KY @ Cosmic Charlie's
12/03 Nashville TN @ The End
12/05 New Orleans LA @ Siberia
12/06 Little Rock AR @ Sticky Fingers
12/07 Ft Worth TX @ Lola's
12/08 Austin TX @ Emo's
12/09 Houston TX @ Rudyard's
12/10 Pensacola FL @ The Handlebar
12/12 Orlando FL @ Will's Pub
12/13 Atlanta GA @ 529
12/14 Charlotte NC @ Snug Harbor
12/17 Cleveland OH @ Beachland Ballroom
More info on Mr. Gnome:
Like the previous album Heave Yer Skeleton (2009), the new record was recorded at Josh Homme's (Queens of the Stone Age/Them Crooked Vultures) Pink Duck Studios in Los Angeles. The Madness in Miniature sessions signal the band’s second opportunity to partner with Pink Duck Studio Manager and Engineer, Justin Smith (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal, Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures) as well.  Portland’s Beau Sorenson, who mixed the previous two albums, also returns. Barille and Meister bring an unfiltered approach to their craft, allowing for emotional and sonic variance.  The duo's mood swings are mirrored by the band's surreal album artwork, photography, and videowork, all created by Barille and Meister themselves.
The intricately woven musical tapestries and hallucinogenic interludes pounded out by the duo represent an expansion and perfection of the stylistic character Mr. Gnome had previously become synonymous. Don't miss your chance to see them in the flesh.

Mr. Gnome - Madness In Miniature
Out October 25th on El Marko Records cd, vinyl, & digital

Ate the Sun
House of Circles
Run for Cover
Bit of Tongue
Fly Me Over
We Sing Electric
Wolf Girls
Watch the City Sail Away

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