Advance Base is new music by Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
Walking the line between electric pop & more traditional singer/songwriter forms, Owen Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed tunes around his conversational, baritone vocals, using electric pianos, Omnichords, orchestral samples, & drum machines. The sound of Advance Base has been described as "depressed," "lo-fi," & "pop."
Advance Base has proudly supported live dates for Mark Kozelek, The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard, David Bazan, Dean Wareham, & Stephin Merritt.
The debut Advance Base album is called A Shut-In's Prayer & it was released in North America by Caldo Verde Records (CD) & Orindal Records (vinyl/digital). Tomlab Records released special edition CDs & LPs for Europe & UK.
All available merchandise, including t-shirts, vinyl records, & MP3s can be purchased from Orindal Records. You can also find Advance Base on iTunes.
Advance Base is named after the Antarctic meteorological station & psychedelic death trap that nearly killed Admiral Richard E. Byrd during the winter of 1934.
4/02/15- Pittsburgh, PA @ Spider House (4408 Woolslayer Way) 4/03/15- Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City 4/16/15- Chicago, IL @ Saki (2PM free instore) 5/06/15- Spring Green, WI @ Sh*tty Barn (supporting David Bazan) 5/08/15- Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (supporting Stephin Merritt) 5/09/15- Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (supporting Stephin Merritt) 5/15/15- Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center (supporting Stephin Merritt) 5/16/15- Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center (supporting Stephin Merritt) 5/17/15- Louisville, KY @ The General Store (w/ Mike Adams at his Honest Weight) 5/21/15- Chicago, IL @ The Comfort Station (w/ Lisa/Liza)
5/22/15- Champaign, IL @ Undertow Living Room Show (w/ Lisa/Liza) 5/23/15- Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox (w/ Lisa/Liza & Karen meat)
Advance Base/Hello Shark Split 7" (PIAPTK)
Advance Base/Concern- "Traditionals" Split 7" (Orindal)
Advance Base- Our Cat 7" (Orindal)
Advance Base- A Shut-In's Prayer LP/CD (Orindal/Caldo Verde/Tomlab)
Advance Base- Instrumentals #1 tape (Orindal)
Various Artists- Casiotone Compilation 4 3" CD (Aotoao)
Various Artists- Business Selects Vol. 1 mixtape (The Business)
Various Artists- The Holidays Don't Have To Be So Rotten Vol. 3 mixtape (Flannelgraph)
Advance Base- The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere 7"/CD-EP (Orindal/Caldo Verde)
Advance Base- Tomorrow's Homes Today CS (Orindal)
Various Artists- The Rising Cost of Livin’ High and Lovin’ Hard: A Tribute to Kris Kristofferson 2LP (PIAPTK)
Various Artists- Tony Trimm Presents Charcuteries and Champagne mixtape
Various Artists- Songs For "Crap Kingdom:" A Young Adult Novel By DC Pierson mixtape
Advance Base- Plastic Owen Band: Collected Covers, Compilation Tracks, Demos & Rarities 2011-2014 mixtape
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Interviews & reviews:
Pittsburgh City Paper // Louisville Weekly // Pitchfork // Chicago Tribune // AV Club // CMJ // BuffaBLOG // Fake Plastic Tunes // Metro Times // Beats Per Minute // 405 // Music OHM // Prefix // Pop Matters // College Times // Grand Abandon // SF Guardian // MOJO // Beats Per Minute/ // Modern Vinyl // Library Journal // Performer Magazine
Read my interview with Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters)
O. Ashworth P.O. Box 471432 Chicago, IL 60647 USA