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Garage A Trois | Colorado Shows In December

GARAGE A TROIS To Play Five Shows In Colorado This December

featuring Skerik, Marco Benevento, Mike Dillon & Stanton Moore

“Garage A Trois skew grittier and more psychedelic with the current lineup, combining heavy-riff distortion with a rough-and-tumble funk delirium.” – The New York Times

“Insolently awesome since 1999, the instrumental quartet Garage a Trois consists of the hair-raising saxophonist Skerik, whiplash keyboardist Marco Benevento, Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, and vibraphone-whacking percussionist Mike Dillon; brutal yet meticulously deranged blast of raw, jazz-rock power.” – Village Voice

Garage A Trois, a post rock/freak jazz entity comprised of Seattle-based saxophonics master Skerik, Brooklyn sound-sculptor/keysman Marco Benevento, Texas-born punk rock vibraphone hero Mike Dillon and New Orleans funky drummer/beat scientist Stanton Moore, have announced five shows in Colorado this December. The run starts in Telluride, stops in Breckenridge, Ft. Collins and Boulder, and concludes in Denver. While in Boulder, the band plans to drop into Immersive Studios to record a limited edition 7-inch for release on Record Store Day in 2012.

The Colorado tour is part of a year long surge behind Garage A Trois‘ latest critically lauded album Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil out now on The Royal Potato Family. Utne Reader wrote of the record: “there‚Äôs a head-clearing vigor to this music, as if the weirdos among us might be onto something after all,” while Relix declared: “the album’s title perfectly encapsulates the vibe of the band: the music is fun, energetic and hopeful, but there’s a darkness to it that begs listeners to stay on their toes.”

Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil is the follow up to Garage A Trois’ 2009 release, Power Patriot (the band’s debut with Benevento replacing original member Charlie Hunter). In the words of Stanton Moore, “the band set out to capture the highly flammable, rock-driven, avant pop album we all knew we were capable of making.” Recorded at Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, LA (where albums by The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder and The Wild Magnolias have been cut) with engineer/producer Randall Dunn (Cave Singers, Black Mountain, Sun City Girls), it’s the finest representation yet of the band’s sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic songwriting.

Upcoming Colorado Tour Dates are:

December 13 | The Llama | Telluride, CO {tickets}
December 14 | Three 20 South | Breckenridge, CO {tickets}
December 15 | Aggie Theater | Ft. Collins, CO {tickets}
December 16 | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO {tickets}
December 17 | Cervantes | Denver, CO {tickets}

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Garage A Trois latest album Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil
is available now on LP, CD & MP3

“Part hippie jam band, part space-rock psychedelic freakout, part late-night jazz club skronk session, Garage a Trois is ultimately just the sound of four extremely talented musicians enjoying the hell out of one another’s considerable chops. Swampy, almost lo-fi jams like ‘Resentment Incubator’ put the ‘Garage’ part of the equation front and center, but they’re talented enough to let texture and restraint lead the way, too, as on the mesmerizingly moody ‘Baby Mama Drama.'” – METROMIX

“…slinky (‘Resentment Incubator’), polyrhythmic (‘Earl Harvin’), accessible (‘Earl Harvin’ again), raw (‘The Drum Department’), cosmic (‘Shooting Breaks’), and ever so eerie (‘Swellage’). Recorded by engineer/producer Randall Dunn (Secret Chiefs 3, Sunn O))), Earth), it closes with an unexpected cover of John Carpenter’s ‘Assault on Precinct 13,’ a rendition that sonically embodies the album’s title.” – ALARM MAGAZINE

“Garage a Trois has crafted an album destined to go down as one of the best instrumental releases of the last couple decades. That may sound a tad hyperbolic, but Always Be Happy but Stay Evil showcases the extraordinary range of four musicians at the top of their respective games.” – GLIDE MAGAZINE

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