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THE MILK CARTON KIDS - Out Today, On Conan Tomorrow
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

THE MILK CARTON KIDS - Out Today, On Conan Tomorrow

The new album by acclaimed Los Angeles-based duo The Milk Carton Kids entitled The Ash & Clayis in stores today via Anti-.

This Wednesday March 27th The Milk Carton Kids will make their national television debut with a performance on CONAN . The appearance comes on the heels of their interview this past Saturday on the popular NPR radio show “Weekend Edition.” Listen to the Weekend Edition interview here: http://www.npr.org/2013/03/23/175053010/the-milk-carton-kids-at-lifes-crossroads-a-duo-looks-both-ways

The Milk Carton Kids are 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.

The duo will celebrate their new record's release with an appearance at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. The following night they will host The Milk Carton Kids Revue on March 27th at Largo in Los Angeles. The evening will see them 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.

Praise For The Milk Carton Kids "Gorgeous contemporary folk" - NPR

"A sweetly dazzling variation on close-harmony vocals" - New York Times

"Absolute mastery of their craft" - Los Angeles Times

"It's in the intellectual sophistication of their songs that their home environment can be observed, making The Milk Carton Kids an option for purists unsatisfied with some of the pop tendencies seeping in to the genre. " - Paste

"The Ash & Clay is a further example of the duo's ability to create songs that are both intimate and powerful, bittersweet and inspiring." - Performer Magazine

"The sweetness and beauty of two voices singing in harmony, the delicate interplay of two acoustic guitars, and the beauty and strength of great songwriting." - Mix Magazine

Live Dates

03-26 Amoeba Records Los Angeles, 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