Anya Marina to Tour This Winter
Mon, 09 Jan 2012 10:28:16
Anya Marina has announced details of a major U.S. tour. The dates – which see the Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter traveling alongside her Chop Shop/Atlantic labelmates, Scars on 45 – begin Jan. 27 at Portland's Doug Fir Lounge and then continue through mid-February. Nice way to spend the winter....seeing Anya Marina.
The trek heralds the release of Marina's new album Felony Flats, which is set to arrive on March 13. The self-produced album finds the multi-talented Marina joined by some of the Pacific Northwest's finest musicians, including guitarist Cody Votolato (Blood Brothers, Telekinesis), bassist Jeff Bond, drummer Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse, Mister Heavenly), and Blitzen Trapper's Eric Earley, who contributes additional piano and guitars. That's hot shit right there. The PNW specializes in serial killers and quality musicians.
Highlighted by songs such as "Notice Me" and "You Are Invisible," Anya describes the inspiration behind the album as "a map of my darkest hallways, my deepest—and sometimes ugliest--yearnings, and my most glaring mistakes. It chronicles a time of profound loss. During this time, I lost friends and family, I lost my way--risked losing nearly everything—and then slowly, piece by piece and step by arduous step, found my 'way back home.' It was a difficult journey, but it was also my proudest. It's the album of which I am most proud all around—sonically, creatively, thematically, lyrically."
And that's why we are crushing hard on Anya Marina.
Tour dates are below:
27 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
28 Boise, ID Neurolux
29 Sun Valley, ID Sun Valley Brewery
31 Denver, CO The Soiled Dove Underground
2 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theater
3 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
7 New York, NY Joe's Pub
8 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
9 Pocomoke City, MD The Marva Theater
10 Washington, DC The Rock and Roll Hotel
11 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
11 Annapolis, MD Ram's Head On Stage
21 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
22 San Diego, CA Casbah (headline show)
23 San Francisco, CA Hotel Utah (headline show)
Are you going to commit a Felony with Anya Marina this winter?