Stewards of revelry ALO have announced their upcoming October 2nd, 2015 release Tangle Of Time will be available for pre-order from Pledge Music starting today, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Jam-packed with freewheeling exuberance and deft songwriting, Tangle Of Time features tracks penned by each of the band’s four members who individually take stock in life, love, and family and combine their musings with a healthy dose of humor.
Along with the standard options of pre-ordering the album on CD and vinyl, ALO are offering fans exclusive opportunities through Pledge Music to get up-close and personal with the band. Additional pre-order incentives include postcards from the road, signed set lists, official lyric sheets, an afternoon record shopping trip, and even the opportunity tohave a pre-show dinner with the band.
Tangle Of Time is a jubilant collection of songs that evoke the California cool of 70s Pop/Rock while embracing the in-the-moment improv that has propelled the band for almost two decades. Although there is a distinct songwriting voice that can be heard on each track, the band’s collective efforts string the album into an unmistakably ALO offering. The first single, a Zach Gill (keys/vocals) led track entitled "The Ticket", offers up the one-two-punch of a synth-filled space-jam while his "There Was A Time" is an accordion driven tale of painting human history by firelight. Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (guitar/vocals) also provides songs that counterpoint the album. “Undertow” features swirling guitar solos that extend an open-invitation to live improvisation, while “Push” is a jaunty yet thoughtful number with a playful guitar riff that's basically the musical equivalent of joy. Steve Adams’ (bass/vocals) "Not Old yet" is a light-hearted romp about keeping a positive perspective on life's long road of hurdles and surprises, and finally, Dave Brogan’s (drums/vocals) "Coast To Coast" (co-written with Ben Malan) offers a funky layer-upon-layer soundscape of esoteric textures telling the surreal tale of a band on the run.
To compliment their ever evolving fun-loving nature, ALO are expanding their live theatrical shenanigans for the album’s fall tour. Along with confetti canons, 12-foot beach balls, and elaborate theme nights, the band has a few tricks in store for fans which may or may not involve a ukulele that shoots lasers. The Tangle Of Time tour kicks off at Brooklyn Bowl in New York and continues on through cities across the country including Washington DC, Chicago, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta and Denver before coming to a close in Seattle, WA in December. The band welcomes Portland, OR’s Fruition and New Orleans’ Yojimbo on select dates.
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Upcoming ALO Tour Dates:
10/07/15 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY+
10/08/15 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC+
10/09/15 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA*
10/10/15 – 8x10 – Baltimore, MD*
10/11/15 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA*
10/13/15 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
10/14/15 – Double Door – Chicago, IL*
10/15/15 – Rathskeller – Indianapolis, IN*
10/16/15 – Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival – Ozark, AR
10/17/15 – The Parish – Austin, TX*
10/18/15 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA*
10/20/15 – WorkPlay Theatre – Birmingham, AL*
10/21/15 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN*
10/22/15 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA*
10/23/15 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC*
11/05/15 – Aggie Theatre – Ft Collins, CO*
11/06/15 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO*
11/07/15 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO*
12/03/15 – HiFi – Eugene, OR
12/04/15 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
12/05/15 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
1/06/16 – Jam Cruise – Port of Miami, FL
* w/ Yojimbo