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NEPHEW IN THE WILD, THE NEW ALBUM BY ADVANCE BASE, IS OUT NOW!
NORTH AMERICA: Pre-order CD/LP/Digital from Orindal Records HERE EU/UK: Pre-order CD/LP/Digital from Tomlab Records HERE

Pamela Pamela 7" out now! Order it HERE.























































































































































    

Advance Base is music by Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.

Walking the line between electronic 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 recently supported live dates for The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard, David Bazan, Dean Wareham, Mark Kozelek & Stephin Merritt.

The debut Advance Base album, A Shut-In's Prayer (2012), was released in North America by Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde Records (CD) & Ashworth's own Orindal Records (vinyl/digital). Tomlab Records released special edition CDs & LPs for Europe & UK.

Nephew in the Wild, the second album by Advance Base, was released on August 21, 2015 by Orindal Records (US/AQ) & Tomlab Records (EU/UK). PopMatters named Nephew in the Wild the #1 Indie Pop Album of 2015.

All available merchandise, including t-shirts, vinyl records, & MP3s can be purchased from Orindal Records.

Advance Base is named after the Antarctic meteorological station & psychedelic death trap that nearly killed Admiral Richard E. Byrd during the winter of 1934.


SHOWS:

ADVANCE BASE
April 29, 2016 - Chicago, IL @ The Keep (w/ Oshwa, Son Step & Paper Mice)
May 13, 2016 - St Paul, MN @ Amsterdam (w/ Sound of Ceres & Flavor Crystals)
June 1, 2016 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (w/ Yoni & Geti)
June 2, 2016 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at The Crofoot (w/ Yoni & Geti)
June 3, 2016 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness (w/ Yoni & Geti)
June 4, 2016 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop (w/ Yoni & Geti)
June 26, 2016 - Gimli, Manitoba @ Real Love Summer Fest
July 11, 2016 - Chicago, IL @ Subt (w/ Told Slant, Bellows & Spencer Radcliffe)



DISCOGRAPHY:

2011
Advance Base/Hello Shark Split 7" (PIAPTK)
Advance Base/Concern- "Traditionals" Split 7" (Orindal)
2012
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)
2013
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
2014
Advance Base- Plastic Owen Band: Collected Covers, Compilation Tracks, Demos & Rarities 2011-2014 mixtape
2015
Advance Base- Nephew in the Wild LP/CD (Orindal/Tomlab)
Advance Base- Four Abstractions: Nephew in the Wild Demos & Versions 10" (PIAPTK)
Advance Base- Pamela 7" (Orindal)

     

LINKS:

Mailing List // Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud // Bandcamp //  iTunes // YouTube // Orindal Webstore

PRESS:

The Rumpus // Chicago Reader // Spin // All Music // Ghettoblaster // Consequence of Sound // Sound of Confusion // Wake the Deaf // AV Club // Impose // Gig Soup // Pittsburgh City Paper // Louisville Weekly // MOJO // Pitchfork // Chicago Tribune // CMJ // AV Club (2) // Fake Plastic Tunes // Metro Times // Beats Per Minute // 405 // Music OHM // Prefix // PopMatters // College Times // Grand Abandon // SF Guardian // Modern Vinyl // Performer // Beats Per Minute // Library Journal // Tidal // Stereogum // The Night Mail // Ondarock // Liberation // PopMatters (2)

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CONTACT:
Owen Ashworth
c/o Orindal Records
P.O. Box 471432
Chicago, IL 60647
U.S.A.

advancebase@gmail.com