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CoS dubs New O’Brother Song “headbanging-worthy”

Consequence of Sound Premieres “Machines Part I” off O’Brother’s Debut Album Garden Window – out November!

Check Out: O’Brother – “Machines Part – 1 (CoS Premiere)

Written during the final weeks of 2010 following an unrelenting tour schedule, the debut full-length of Atlanta’s O’Brother is an acknowlegement on how that time away from home affected them personally, including the strains on relationships with friends and family, the contradiction of touring versus home life, and the tension of developing as a collective. The outcome is Garden Window, an 11-track LP that blends the band’s many influences: the aggression of Deftones and Torche, soaring guitars of Britain’s Oceansize, a hopefulness in line with Sigur Rós, and an attempt at the emotional depth possessed by Radiohead and Thom Yorke.

To harness their energy, the band enlisted Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra to serve as producers, and hired Mike Sapone (Brand New, Public Enemy, Taking Back Sunday) to mix the final product. Ahead of the album’s November release date via Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentlemen, the band is rolling out the lead single, “Machines Part -1″. The heavy, alt-rock track showcases the vocals of Tanner Merritt, the driving bottom end courtesy of bassist Anton Dang and drummer Michael Martens, and headbanging-worthy riffs of dual guitarists Johnny Dang and Aaron Wamack. Check it out below.

Leading up to the album’s release, O’Brother will spend time on the road with Thrice, Moving Mountains, and La Dispute. You can find their entire tour schedule, along with the album’s tracklist below.

Garden Window Tracklist:
01. Malum
02. Lo
03. Sputnik
04. Poison!
05. Lay Down
06. Easy Talk (Open Your Mouth)
07. Machines Part-I
08. Machines Part-II
09. Bear
10. Cleanse Me
11. Last Breath

O’Brother 2011 Tour Dates:
09/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café #
10/01 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee #
1o/03 – Dallas, TX @ The Door #
10/04 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East #
10/05 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues #
10/07 – Ft. Lauderdale @ Revolution #
10/08 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater #
10/09 – Atlanta, GA @  The Masquerade #
10/11 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
10/12 – Richmond, VA @ The National #
10/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory #
10/14 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom #
10/15 – Towson, MD @ The Recher Theater #
10/16 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza #
10/18 – Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club #
10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda #
10/20 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater #
10/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo #
10/22 – Covington, KY @  Madison Theater #
10/23 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall #
10/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection #
10/26 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall #
10/27 – Chicago, IL @ Metro #
10/28 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s #
10/29 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada #
10/30 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall #
11/01 – Magna, UT @ Saltair #
11/03 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox #
11/04 – Portland, OR @ Wonderland Ballroom #
11/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom #
11/06 – Sacremento, CA @ Ace Of Spades #
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater #
11/09 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues #
11/10 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues #
11/11 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues #

# = w / Thrice, Moving Mountains and La Dispute

Check out the new song here:


Get a taste of O’Brother before the release of their debut Garden Window – out November – on their fall tour with Thrice.  Get the most up to date info via their website:


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