Centro-matic Stump for Their Candidate

New album and tour
arrive in June.


By Blurt Staff


Texas legends Centro-matic will self-release their 10th album Candidate Waltz on June 21, and it was recorded and produced by
Scott Solter (Spoon, Mountain Goats) and Matt Pence at the Echo Lab in Argyle,
Texas. The band currently comprises Will Johnson (songwriter, singer,
multi-instrumentalist) and his compatriots – Scott Danbom (keyboards, violin,
harmonies) Matt Pence (drummer, producer), Mark Hedman (bass, guitar).


Johnson started writing the new songs back in August 2009
but took a break to play drums with Monsters of Folk. They’d return to the
record in 2010. The distance did them some good; the songs told the boys to
back off, give them some breathing room. They’ve made what Johnson calls the
band’s “meat-and-potatoes pop record.” Johnson goes on to say “it’s a peeled
back” album with “new approaches and ideas.”


Centro-matic will kick off the first leg of their tour on
June 22nd in Nashville and end in Austin on July 9th.
Sarah Jaffe will open this leg of the tour.


Track listing:


1) Against The Line

2) All The Talkers

3) Iso-Residue

4) Estimate x 3

5) Only In My Double Mind

6) Solid States

7) Shadow, Follow Me

8) Mercedes Blast

9) If They Talk You Down


Tour dates:


Wednesday 06/22 The Basement Nashville, TN

Thursday 06/23 – The Earl Atlanta, GA

Saturday 06/25 – Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC

Tuesday 06/28 – North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday 06/29 – Great Scott Cambridge, MA

Thursday 06/30 – The Mercury Lounge New York, NY

Friday 07/01 –
Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY

Saturday 07/02 – Cleveland
Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH

Sunday 07/03 – Schubas
Chicago, IL

Tuesday 07/05  – Off Broadway St. Louis, MO

Thursday 07/07 – Dan’s Silverleaf
Denton, TX

Friday 07/08 – Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX

Saturday 07/09 – Ghost Room Austin, TX


[Photo Credit: Matt Pence]





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