Athens-based indie rock quartet New Madrid have announced their third album, magnetkingmagnetqueen, due in April via New West Records’ imprint, Normaltown Records.
On magnetkingmagnetqueen, the band has updated their psychedelic, reverb-heavy jams and jangly pop melodies with a hint of art rock influence, all while remaining true to the experimental song-craft they displayed on 2014’s Sunswimmer and their 2012 independent debut Yardboat. The album was recorded with producer David Barbe in Athens, GA at Chase Park Transduction Studio (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Bright Eyes, Drive-By Truckers.) Additional recording took place at Dogwood Lodge in Soddy Daisy, TN and at their home studio. New Madrid is made up of Phil McGill (guitar/vox,) Graham Powers (guitar/vox,) Ben Hackett (bass/vox,) and Alex Woolley (drums/percussion).
New Madrid are currently on tour with Nashville psych-rock band All Them Witches in support of their 2014 release, Sunswimmer. The band kicked off their tour last month to a sold out crowd at The Garage in Winston-Salem, NC and packed dates in Washington D.C., Philly and NYC. The band will travel the East Coast and Midwest before ending their U.S. tour on New Year’s Eve with a celebration at 40 Watt in Athens, GA. On January 5, New Madrid will begin their European tour in Hanover, Germany.
New Madrid 2015/2016 Tour Dates
12/11 Cleveland, OH – Beachland *
12/12 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar *
12/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox *
12/15 Detroit, MI – Marble Bar *
12/16 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups *
12/17 Grand Rapids, MI – Founders *
12/18 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club *
12/19 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club *
12/20 Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi *
12/26 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West %
12/27 Chattanooga, TN – Reverly Room^
12/31 Athens, GA – 40 Watt %#
01/05 Hanover, DE – Glocksee
01/06 Mannheim, DE – Kulturbruecken
01/07 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
01/08 Groningen, NL – Vera
01/09 Oostende, BE – De Zwerver
01/10 Bath, UK – Komedia
01/11 London, UK – Birthdays
01/13 Erfurt, DE – Museumskeller
01/14 Berlin, DE – Schokoladen
01/15 Eindhoven, NL – Wilhelmina
3/10-12 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Festival
* w/ All Them Witches
% w/ Muuy Biien
# w/ Mothers & Grand Vapids
^ w/ Behold The Brave
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