Thursday, April 10, 2014

Megafauna stream full album via Brooklyn Vegan, launch North American tour this month

"Austin's Megafauna have stolen all the gnarly riffs in the world and slammed them together with singer/guitarist Dani Neff's off-kilter vocals, delivered together with a raw punk energy to create a three minutes of taut, muscular, yet zingily melodic rock." -- Noisey

Austin trio Megafauna stream their entire forthcoming album starting today via Brooklyn Vegan. The album, Maximalist is available to listen/share HERE

Megafauna take to the road this month for extensive tour dates throughout North America in support of the album. Please see complete dates below.

The driving anthem "Time To Go" recently premiered at Consequence of Sound, available to
stream/share HERE. And, the band previously shared the first song from the album via The track "Haunted Factory" is available to listen/share HERE.

As the title to Austin trio Megafauna's sophomore album Maximalist might suggest, it's optimistic, expansive and unabashedly over-the-top; an endeavor to take music to its utmost potential. The band's supercharged mixture of sounds ranging from prog-rock flash to alt-rock iconoclasm to pithy power-pop and garage rock energy is as infectious as it is inclusive. Megafauna paves their own hook-laden path -- much like the Pixies and Queen, who taught the world that even the most unusual pairings of styles can result in unforgettable and eternal classics.

Megafauna singer/guitarist Dani Neff was named Austin's Best Electric Guitarist by the Austin Chronicle. Although she's frequently referred to as a "shredder," one should never mistake her tasteful and clever virtuosity for flagrant flashiness. She's a woman of many talents: a dancer, musician, painter, feminist, lawyer, reiki practitioner, psychonaut -- clearly someone who embodies the maximalist philosophy.

Maximalist was mixed by legendary engineer Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam, David Bowie; recently featured in Tape Op Magazine) and recorded with Dwight Baker (Blue October, Bob Schneider) in Austin. Maximalist will be available on LP, CD and download on April 15th, 2014 via Danimal Kingdom.
04/19  Austin, TX @ Mohawk Outside - Album release party/SXSWcares Fundraiser 
04/23  New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho
04/24  Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
04/25  Athens, GA @ Go Bar
04/26  Raleigh, NC @ Slim's
04/27  Durham, NC @ Motorco
04/30  Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
05/01  New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
05/02  Boston, MA @ Allston Rock City Hall
05/03  Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
05/07  Toronto, ON, Canada Music Week @ Hard Luck Bar
05/08  Toronto, ON, Canada Music Week @ Bovine Sex Club
05/11  Ferndale, MI @ The New Way 
05/13  Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
05/14  Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn 
05/15  St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
05/16  Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine's Live
05/17  Denton, TX @ Dan's Silverleaf
05/28  El Paso, TX @ Low Brow
05/29  Tuscon, AZ  @ Sky Bar
05/30  Los Angeles, CA @ Casey's Irish Pub 
06/04  Costa Mesa, CA  @ Casa 
06/06  Los Angeles, CA  @ Los Globos 
06/08  Long Beach, CA  @ Alex's Bar
06/11  San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar 
06/14  Seattle, WA  @ The Sunset 
06/18  Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
06/19  Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
06/20  Boulder, CO @ Illegal Pete's 
06/21  Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar 

Artist: Megafauna
Album: Maximalist
Label: Danimal Kingdom
Release Date: April 15th, 2014

01) Eggs
02) Hug from a Robot
03) Touch The Lion
04) Time To Go (STREAM)
05) Two Headed Girl
06) Precious Blood
07) Haunted Factory (MP3)
08) This Town
09) Monsters Sleeping
10) Carnie Girl
11) Chromatic Fantasy

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