CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD And Billboard Exclusively Priemere “Beggar’s Moon”

April 17th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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As the April 29 release of their third studio album–PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST  (Silver Arrow Records)—approaches, the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD has partnered with BILLBOARD.COM to exclusively premiere the song “Beggar’s Moon,” today (4/16). The track is available for streaming here: http://tiny.cc/ld2eex

“We took a year off and it’s strong and it’s different,” Chris Robinson tells Billboard. “Everybody’s very proud of this record. We all see (the band) as something that’s alive and organic; that’s part of the psychedelic heart of the whole philosophy of the thing. The musical and personal camaraderie is very special.”

In tandem with the album’s release, THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD–Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals)–is hitting the road this spring and summer. Currently performing at select dates and festivals in the Southeast, the band’s official headlining tour will start April 29 at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. The full list of current tour dates below, with more to be added.

PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST continues to earn early praise:

Rollingstone.com’s John D. Luerssen said the album opener, “Shore Power,” “boasts a vintage rock vibe that’s at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic.”
Richard B. Simon of Relix magazine raves that “The album is dark and strange and pretty, a collection of love songs. There’s a lot to listen to: complex song structures, recurrent images, hints of cycle, a system of metaphor being laid out…it’s rock music turned inside out, as the synchronized riffs provide rhythmic context for the synthesized phantasmagoria, which sets the subtle roar of the guitar leads. This band is maturing too. They’re finding their true sound in the process.”
Guitarworld.com’s James Wood said, “Songs like ‘Shore Power,’ ‘Badlands’ and the beautiful ‘Wanderer’s Lament’ contain tasty, inspired guitar arrangements; meanwhile, Robinson’s lyrics are thoughtfully constructed from dreams and casual observation.”
PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST follows the release of the companion albums Big Moon Ritual (June 2012) and The Magic Door (September 2012) plus last year’s live quadruple vinyl Betty’s S.F. Blends, Vol 1. The group continues to record with producer Thom Monahan, and Robinson wrote all of the songs with Casal, except for two that are Robinson solo compositions (“Tornado,” “Jump The Turnstiles”).

Track listing for PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST:
1. Shore Power
2. About a Stranger
3. Meanwhile In The Gods….
4. Badlands Here We Come
5. Clear Blue Sky & The Good Doctor
6. Beggar’s Moon
7. Wanderer’s Lament
8. Tornado
9. Jump The Turnstiles
10. Burn Slow
11. Humboldt Windchimes (bonus track on CD only)

**On the LP release, there is an additional 7″ with “Humboldt Windchimes”/”Star Crossed Lonely Sailor.”

DATE                          CITY                                       VENUE

Fri       4/18                 Winston-Salem, NC              Ziggy’s
Sat      4/19                 Wilmington, NC                     Ziggy’s By the Sea
Sun     4/20                 Atlanta, GA                           Sweetwater 420 Festival
Tue     4/29                 San Rafael, CA                     Terrapin Crossroads
Wed    4/30                 San Rafael, CA                     Terrapin Crossroads
Thu     5/1                   San Rafael, CA                     Terrapin Crossroads
Sat      5/3                   Big Sur, CA                           Henry Miller Library
Sun     5/4                   Big Sur, CA                           Henry Miller Library
Tue     5/6                   Crystal Bay, NV                     Crystal Bay Club Crown Room
Thu     5/8                   Ashland, OR                         Historic Ashland Armory
Fri       5/9                   Portland, OR                         Wonder Ballroom
Sat      5/10                 Seattle, WA                           Neumos
Tue     5/13                 Missoula, MT                         The Top Hat
Wed    5/14                 Bozeman, MT                        Emerson Cultural Center
Fri       5/16                 Denver, CO                           Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Sat      5/17                 Denver, CO                           Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Tue     5/20                 Boise, ID                                Knitting Factory Concert House
Thu     5/22                 Santa Cruz, CA                     The Rio Theater
Fri       5/23                 Solana Beach, CA                 Belly Up Tavern
Sat      5/24                 Pioneertown, CA                   Pappy & Harriet’s
Tue     6/3                   Buffalo, NY                            Town Ballroom
Wed    6/4                   Stowe, VT                             The Rusty Nail
Fri       6/6                   New York, NY                        SOB’s Summer Splash Concert Series
Sat       6/7                  Atlantic City, NJ                     Borgata Resort – Music Box
Sun      6/8                  Hunter, NY                            Mountain Jam Festival
Tue      6/10                Cleveland, OH                       Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Wed    6/11                 Cleveland, OH                       Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Fri        6/13                Detroit, MI                             MotorCity Casino Hotel–Sound Board
Sat       6/14                Chicago, IL                            Park West
Sun      6/15                Snowmass, CO                      Snowmass Mammoth Festival
Wed    6/18                 Milwaukee, WI                        Turner Hall
Fri        6.29                Louisville, KY                          Mercury Lounge
Sat       6/21                St. Louis, MO                         The Pageant
Sun      6/22                Lawrence, KS                         The Bottleneck
Tue      6/24                Phoenix, AZ                            The Press Room
Wed    6/25                 Santa Fe, NM                          Sol Santa Fe
Sat       6/28                Salt Lake City, UT                   The State Room
Wed    7/2                   Los Angeles, CA                     The Greek Theatre
Thu      7/3                  Santa Barbara, CA                  Santa Barbara Bowl
July 3-6                       Quincy, CA                              High Sierra Festival
Tue      7/8                   Vacaville, CA                          Theatre Deville
Thu      7/10                 Las Vegas, NV                        Brooklyn Bowl
Fri        7/11                 Las Vegas, NV                        Brooklyn Bowl
Sat       7/12                 Las Vegas, NV                        Brooklyn Bowl
Wed    7/16                 Flagstaff, AZ                            Orpheum Theater
Sat       7/19                 Alta, WY                                  Targhee Fest

Sept 11-14                  Danville, IL                               Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival

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