TREY ANASTASIO RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK “LEVER BOY“
FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN THREE YEARS, PAPER WHEELS, OUT OCTOBER 30TH
TREY ANASTASIO BAND FALL TOUR GETS UNDERWAY
WITH TWO-NIGHT STAND AT BROOKLYN’S KINGS THEATRE OCTOBER 16TH & 17TH
APPEARING ON CONAN O’BRIEN NOVEMBER 2
Phish frontman Trey Anastasio released a video for the song “Lever Boy,” from his long awaited new album,
PAPER WHEELS. The album is the singer/musician/composer’s first new solo offering in three years and it arrives October 30th via Rubber Jungle/ATO Records. The video is an animated journey through the elaborate special vinyl package created by Varnish Studio. George A. Loucas directed the clip, with the help of lead animator Andrew Crossland. Rolling Stone premiered the video yesterday.
PAPER WHEELS will be offered as a deluxe limited edition that will include 180 gram 45 RPM 2x LP splatter vinyl and a die cut gatefold package with six unique sleeves. Only 4,000 of these special packages will be manufactured. A preorder is now available at Anastasio’s official web store, treyanastasio.shop.musictoday.com.
Produced by Anastasio and longtime collaborator Bryce Goggin, PAPER WHEELS was recorded last year at The Barn, the Phish founding guitarist’s Vermont farmhouse-turned-rehearsal space/recording studio. Anastasio and the members of Trey Anastasio Band (TAB) developed the material on stage while touring and at soundcheck on the tour leading up to the sessions, allowing them to track the album in just under a week. Taking a cue from the energetic immediacy of classic Stax Studio recording sessions, TAB worked fast and loose, playing together live in The Barn and wrapping up tracks after one or two takes. Written and co-written by Anastasio alongside frequent lyric partners Tom Marshall and Steve “The Dude of Life” Pollak, songs like the funk-driven “Bounce” and the elegiac “Invisible Knife” (written solely by Anastasio) are among the legendarily diverse artist’s most infectious and inventive, alive with creative vigor, robust musicianship, and true soul power (see the complete tracklisting below).
PAPER WHEELS features the classic TAB line up of drummer Russ Lawton, bassist Tony Markellis, and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, augmented by a full horn section (including trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman, multi-instrumentalist James Casey, and longtime TAB trumpeter/vocalist Jennifer Hartswick). The album was mixed by 8x GRAMMY® Award-winning sound engineer Elliot Scheiner (Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Derek & The Dominos).
Anastasio’s 10th solo album and follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed TRAVELER, PAPER WHEELS has been heralded in recent months by a series of new song premieres launched via his website featuring cover art shrouded in code, showcasing such tracks as “Bounce,” “Speak To Me,” and “Never.” “Bounce” and “Never” were both originally featured on a limited edition 7″ single, released exclusively for Record Store Day 2015.
Trey Anastasio Band will celebrate the release of PAPER WHEELS with a headline tour set to embark next week on October 16th and then continue through November 13th (see confirmed itinerary below). Highlights include a previously announced sold-out two-night stand at Las Vegas, NV’s Brooklyn Bowl slated for Halloween weekend, October 30th and 31st, as well as a two-night stand at Brooklyn, NY’s Kings Theater, which are the only east coast dates of the tour, and a two-night stand in Denver, CO at the Fillmore Auditorium. Most of the shows are sold out, though some have tickets still available. The band will also be appearing on Conan on November 2nd. Please visit trey.com and www.facebook.com/treyanastasio for more information.
The complete PAPER WHEELS tracklisting is below:
Sometime After Sunset
Speak to Me
Trey Anastasio Band Fall Tour dates below:
16 & 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
30 & 31 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
1 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
6 & 7 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
9 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
13 – 14 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium