Beats Antique Releases Contraption Vol. 2
- By Grifter
- Published on September 18, 2012
Roughly three years after the release of Volume I, Beats Antique release their second addition to the Contraption discography. Boasting eight new tracks as well as the appearance of special guests Lynx and San Francisco's own PowerHouse Balken Brass Band, Brass Menažeri, the album is a testament and response to the highly energetic live show experiences the band has versed throughout the last quarter of a decade. Also featured on the album is a Beats Antique remix of Filastine's "Colony Collapse".
The band has offered fans a free download of "Skeleton Key", a track first debuted early last week on the band's soundcloud. You can pick it up today from the band directly - "Skeleton Key" from Contraption Volume II - Free Download.
Fans can most certainly look forward to receiving a healthy dose of tracks from Contraption Vol. II on tour this fall.
The Los Angeles based interactive environment company Do Lab offered fans an insight as to what live-show theatrics one may expect on tour in an article earlier this month. As Sidecar Tommy Cappel told Do Lab, "We have been working on new music, new performances, and [are] finding new ways to create more immersive experiences for the audience. We're breaking down more walls and getting closer to our fans. It's the full show experience with lights, crazy props, and a wild roller-coaster of different music," (DukeDuRock, Do Lab).
Touring throughout most of the United States with supporting artist Lynx until just after Halloween at Park West in Chicago, IL when the band heads to Australia to spend six days at the Symbiosis Festival in Queensland. Beats Antique wrap up their stay in the land down under on November 22nd in Melborne as part of the 2012 Melborne Music Week. After making a quick stop in Egypt for The Great Convergence on December 21st, the band returns to the U.S. for two nights in Bridgetown at the Crystal Ballroom, taking place Dec 27th and 28th. Then finally, Beats Antique celebrate New Year's Eve in Seattle, Washington at the Paramount Theater. Full tour dates can be found at the band's website.