The Los Angeles Times is premiering the new record by acclaimed Los Angeles-based duo The Milk Carton Kids this week. To listen to the album go to http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-album-premiere-milk-carton-kids-the-ash-clay-20130315,0,6598355.story . The group's Anti- debut album entitled The Ash & Clay will arrive in stores on March 26th.
After several highly regarded showcases at SXSW, the duo will celebrate the release of the new album by hosting The Milk Carton Kids Revue on March 27th at Largo in Los Angeles. The evening will see the duo offer musical and vocal accompaniment to performances from Ed Helms, Tom Brosseau, Joe Henry, Over The Rhine, Joe Purdy, Jill Sobule, and special guests yet to be announced. To close the evening, The Milk Carton Kids will perform songs from The Ash & Clay.
In addition, The Milk Carton Kids will mark the record's March 26th release date with an in-store performance at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. They will then embark on a headlining tour of North America.
The Milk Carton Kids consists of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan. While the most obvious musical reference is the classic folk revival sound of twin acoustic guitars and matching harmonies, the band both expands and contradicts that rich legacy with highly inventive guitar lines and their intricately interwoven vocals. After forming in 2011, the duo quickly built a devoted following with the simple purity of their music and their celebrated deadpan stage humor.
Three songs from The Ash & Clay were recently featured in the acclaimed new Gus Van Sant/Matt Damon film Promised Land.
Live Dates 03-23 Zoey's Ventura CA 03-24 Zoey's Ventura CA 03-27 Largo at the Coronet Theatre Los Angeles CA 04-17 High Watt Nashville TN 04-18 Eddie's Attic Decatur GA 04-19 Casbah Durham NC 04-22 World Cafe Live Philadelphia PA 04-23 The Birchmere Alexandria VA 04-25 Brighton Music Hall Boston MA 04-26 Il Motore Montreal QC 04-27 The Drake Hotel Toronto 04-29 The Ark Ann Arbor MI 04-30 Lincoln Hall Chicago IL 05-02 Bluebird Denver CO 05-06 The State Room Salt Lake City UT 05-08 Largo at the Coronet Theatre Los Angeles CA 05-09 Largo at the Coronet Theatre Los Angeles CA 05-10 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix AZ 05-12 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA 05-13 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA 05-15 The Aladdin Portland OR 05-16 Tractor Tavern Seattle WA 05-19 Bowery Ballroom New York NY