MP3/Video: Awesome New Centro-matic



Album due June 21. You
will not be disappointed. The video, below, ain’t so shabby either.


By Fred Mills


As previously announced, Centro-matic will release Candidate
on June 21. You can keep your eyes peeled for a BLURT feature on the
band in which interviewer John Schacht probes the ever-restless mind of Will
Johnson. Among the bon mots from WJ:


Working long distance
with the band members, who live in various cities:
“It’s kind of cool that
after all these years of friendship we can still finish each other’s sentences and
read each other’s minds, even electronically.”


Stripping the sonics
back for the new album:
“It was fun to try and exercise that kind of
discipline and not just go for the big-loud-wall-of-guitars-thing all the time.
It’s not necessarily reinventing the wheel, but for our band it definitely took
us into some new territories, which made us really happy.”


Bringing the music to
the masses:
“When we go in and put our heads down and we are on our own in
a quiet setting and able to commit our music to tape, it’s still kind of an old
school, very spiritual and very familiar way of making our music. But when we
walk out of the studio door and realize it’s 2011 instead of 1998, we
immediately have to start conjuring new ideas and new ways to hopefully make
people aware of our music.”


The band is offering a free MP3 download of “Only In My
Double Mind” – right here.


And then check out the new video:




Tour Dates:


Wednesday 06/22 The Basement Nashville, TN*

Thursday 06/23 – The Earl Atlanta, GA*

Friday 06/24 – AthFest
Athens, GA

Saturday 06/25 – Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC*

Sunday 06/26 – DC9 Washingtion,

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 – The Mohawk Austin, TX*


* Dates with Sarah Jaffe





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