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Larry And His Flask
11.04.2013
Larry And His Flask

LARRY AND HIS FLASK

 

Sign to Xtra Mile Recordings

- New EP out May 2013 –

- Plus a huge UK and European tour -


Xtra Mile Recordings are proud and excited to announce the signing of the formidable Larry And His Flask to the label and give details of their forthcoming EP, tour and forthcoming new album.


We welcome the hirsute six-piece from Oregon, USA with open arms and already have plans to release their EP ‘Hobo’s Lament’ digitally on 22nd April 2013 with a limited numbered CD EP on 6th May. 


Then in early June we will be giving their outstanding new full length album its worldwide release – more information on that coming very soon.


Having toured together in the States, the Flask (as the band’s expanding army of fans calls them) come to the UK and Europe to support Frank Turner on his sold out album tour in April as well play a HUGE run of headline shows. Full list of dates over-leaf. 


Formed by brothers Jamin and Jesse Marshall in 2003, the Flask spent its first half-decade stuck in a primordial, punk-rock goop, where a blood-sweat-and-beers live show took priority over things like notes and melodies. Don’t misunderstand: The band was (somewhat) skilled and an absolute joy to watch, but the goal was always the party over perfection.


More recently, however, Larry And His Flask have gone from crawl to sprint at breakneck speed. The band’s new songs are a blurry blend of lightning fast string-band picking, gorgeous nods to old-school country, and sublime multi-part harmonies, all presented through a prism of punk chaos. The shows are gloriously physical displays of live music’s sheer power. Keep your eyes peeled, or risk taking the heavy end of Jesse Marshall’s flailing, stand-up bass right between the eyes.


Managing Director of Xtra Mile Recordings Charlie Caplowe says: “Saw this lot in the States last year and was blown away by their frenetic mad bluegrass/punk. From that moment on I couldn’t wait to release their music on Xtra Mile and get them over to here to play. Go see. Go buy!” 


The band says: “We couldn’t be happier joining the Xtra Mile family. We’ve held off releasing our music outside North America for far too long, waiting for the perfect fit.  We are sure that we found our match.”


Ian Cook – Vocals + Guitar

Jamin Marshall – Vocals + Percussion

Jeshua Marshall – Vocals + Double Bass + Baritone + Harmonicas

Dallin Bulkley – Vocals + Guitar + Not Guilty

Andrew Carew – Vocals + Banjo + Trombone

Kirk Skatvold – Vocals + Mandolin + Trumpet


Full touring schedule is as follows:

April

**SUPPORTING FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS

17th Manchester, UK @ O2 Academy** 

18th Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy**

19th Leeds, UK @ University**

20th Newport, UK Diverse Music/InStore 

20th Newport, UK @ Le Pub 

21st Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy** 

23rd Middlesbrough, UK @ Dr. Browns 

24th Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy** 

25th London, UK @ The Forum** 

26th Utrect, NL @ Tivoli

27th Groningen, NL @ Rhythm & Bluesnight

28th Vlissingen, NL @ De Piek

29th Cologne, D @ Kulturkirche**

30th Venlo, NL @ Queensday Festival

May

1st Lessines, BE @ Roots & Roses Festival

1st Aalst, BE @ Cirque Mystic

3rd Geel, BE @ Bacchus Cafe

4th Ospel, NL @ Moulin Blues Festival

4th Wortel, BE @ JH’t Slot

5th Kilkenny, IRE @ Kilkenny Rots Festival

6th Berlin, D @ Bi Nuu**

7th Hamburg, D @ Knust** 

8th Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg** 

9th Leiden, NL @ Q-Bus 

11th Dublin, IRE @ The Academy** 

12th Belfast, UK @ The Limelight**

13th Birmingham, UK @ TBA

14th Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert

15th London, UK @ The Garage

16th Selestat, F @ Le Tigre

17th Weinheim, D @ Cafe Central

18th Attnang-Puchheim, A @ Pfingstspektakel Festival

19th Munich, D @ TBA

20th Raalte, NL @ Ribs & Blues Festival

20th Kortrijk, BE @ Vlasmarkt Feest

22nd Prague, CZ @ Rock Cafe

23rd Tubingen, D @ Hausbar Munzgasse 

24th Basel, CH @ Das Schiff

25th Bramsche, D @ City Fest

26th Cambrai, F @ American Journeys Festival

27th Melle, F @ Le Cafe Du Blouevard

29th Pontivrea, I @ Beer Room

30th Conegliano, I @ Apartmento Hoffman

31st Montescudaio, I @ Shuffle Club

JUNE

1st Compiano di Canossa, I @ Wild At Heart

2nd Bern, CH @ Reitschule Roessli

3rd Zurich, CH @ Hafenkneipe

4th Nuernberg, D @ Kuenstlerhaus K4

6th Berlin, D @ Wild At Heart

7th Hannover, D @ Glocksee

8th Copenhagen, DK @ TBA

9th Goteborg, SE @ TBA

10th Stockholm, SE @ TBA

12th Bergen, NO @ Bergen Festival


http://www.larryandhisflask.com



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