O’Brother Set to Release Debut Full-Length – Garden Window November 2011 via a Newly Inked Deal with Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentleman

Atlanta’s O’Brother is excited to announce the November 2011 release of their debut full-length – Garden Window – via a newly inked deal with Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentleman.  For the debut album the band teamed up with Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull and Robert McDowell on production duties and enlisted the talents of Mike Sapone (Brand New, Public Enemy, Taking Back Sunday) to mix.  The result is a powerful and dynamic progressive rock record with haunting vocals that captures the band as they come into their own.

Garden Window is the follow up to the band’s 2009 debut EP The Death of Day – also produced by Andy Hull from Manchester.  O’Brother spent the next year honing their skills as musicians and touring – in fact they spent the greater part of 2010 on the road with a variety of artists including The Features, Thrice, Biffy Clyro, Circa Survive and The Dear Hunter among others.  At the end of the year O’Brother – Anton Dang (bassist), Johnny Dang (guitarist), Aaron Wamack (guitarist), Tanner Merritt (vocalist, guitarist), and Michael Martens (drums) – began the writing process for Garden Window and spent the first half of 2011 making the album.

In May O’Brother headed out on the road with Manchester Orchestra and Cage the Elephant for a full US trek which was followed by another US tour with The Dear Hunter.  Now the band is not only gearing up for their first full-length studio album, but another US trek – this time with Thrice.  The nearly six week run will give the band a chance to play the new songs for fans and pre-sell Garden Window leading up to the November 2011 release on Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentleman.

Confirmed US Tour dates w/Thrice, Moving Mountains and La Dispute:

Sept. 30th Hard Rock Café                                                                 Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 1st The Marquee                                                                    Tempe, AZ

3rd The Door                                                                             Dallas, TX

4th Emo’s East                                                                          Austin, TX

5th House of Blues                                                                  Houston, TX

7th Revolution                                                                          Ft. Lauderdale, FL

8th Beacham Theater                                                            Orlando, FL

9th The Masquerade                                                             Atlanta, GA

11th Cat’s Cradle                                                                        Carrboro, NC

12th The National                                                                      Richmond, VA

13th Electric Factory                                                                  Philadelphia, PA

14th Starland Ballroom                                                            Sayreville, NJ

15th The Recher Theater                                                        Towson, MD

16th Irving Plaza                                                                         New York, NY

18th Royale Night Club                                                            Boston, MA

19th Club Soda                                                                            Montreal, QC

20th Phoenix Concert Theater                                             Toronto, ON

21st Club Zoo                                                                              Pittsburgh, PA

22nd Madison Theater                                                             Covington, KY

23rd Newport Music Hall                                                        Columbus, OH

25th The Intersection                                                               Grand Rapids, MI

26th St. Andrew’s Hall                                                              Detroit, MI

27th Metro                                                                                   Chicago, IL

28th Pop’s                                                                                     Sauget, IL

29th Granada                                                                               Lawrence, KS

30th Summit Music Hall                                                           Denver, CO

Nov. 1st Saltair                                                                                    Magna, UT

3rd The Showbox @ The Market                                      Seattle, WA

4th Wonderland Ballroom                                                    Portland, OR

5th Regency Ballroom                                                            San Francisco, CA

6th Ace Of Spades                                                                   Sacramento, CA

8th Mayan Theater                                                                 Los Angeles, CA

9th House of Blues                                                                  Anaheim, CA

10th House of Blues                                                                  Anaheim, CA

11th House of Blues                                                                  San Diego, CA


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