New Madrid

New Madrid

David Barbe and Inward Dream Ebb

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:15 pm

Soda Bar

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

New Madrid
New Madrid
“Compact in some ways, yet expansive,” is how New Madrid's Phil McGill describes their new album. magnetkingmagnetqueen (Normaltown Records) takes a wide swath of influences ranging from the guitar tangle of Television and the tripped-out introspection of Yo La Tengo, to the angular experimentation of Can and the harmonic bath of Magical Mystery Tour; and combines them into something entirely unique.

magnetkingmagnetqueen has it all. The album reveals New Madrid’s evolution and collective growth, resulting in the band’s most complete work to date. “Don’t Hold Me Now” is like Pylon channeling the pre- Tommy Who. “Untitled III” is a pint-sized epic, with several movements in a three-minute window. On the other end is the dark, monolithic stomp of “Guay Lo” and the dirge-like march of “Shades.” Bringing it all together are centerpieces like “Summer Belles” and “Darker Parts,” songs with an undeniable pop sensibility that go through the looking glass and emerge as the sonic amoeba well known to fans of New Madrid’s live performances.

magnetkingmagnetqueen was made with engineer/producer David Barbe (Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers, The Glands) in two primary locations. The group started out recording at Dogwood Lodge, the site of an unused summer camp on Lake Chickamauga in a large, open room with mobile recording gear over a week in the summer of 2015. More recording and mixing was done at Barbe’s Athens, GA studio, Chase Park Transduction with additional recording at New Madrid’s home base, The Barn.

New Madrid formed in the fall of 2010, and shortly after was approached by Barbe, who invited them to his studio to record their first full-length album, Yardboat. It happened fast. Inspired, they finished in three days.
Signing with Normaltown/New West Records, the band released their sophomore album, Sunswimmer in 2014. A live EP, Dawn Teeth Rattling, was released in 2015.
Since then the band has toured consistently across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. When not on the road, they live together in The Barn (a literal barn located in the agrarian outskirts of Athens) constantly working on new ideas.
magnetkingmagnetqueen is due out April 29, 2016.
David Barbe and Inward Dream Ebb
David Barbe, a luminary of the Athens, Georgia music scene and former bassist for Bob Mould’s band Sugar, returns after a seven-year hiatus with his third solo album. It’s called 10th of Seas and it arrives on August 18th via Orange Twin Records.

Barbe, who’s served as a producer and engineer for artists as diverse as Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers, and Son Volt, played every instrument on the album. “I wanted this record to be as close to the original source of inspiration as possible,” Barbe says in a press release. “I tried recording some of the songs with other people involved a few times, and it was better in some ways, but always seemed something was lost in translation. The communication became less personal. I felt like the emotional gravy is the glue, so I reverted to working like I did when I was teenager making 4-tracks. Working fast. More feeling it. Less over-thinking it.”

Consequence of Sound is excited to premiere the album’s first single, “Portuguese Door”, a bold, assertive rocker that never lingers on a single chord too long. Listen to it below.
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
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