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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

ARC IRIS’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT OUT APRIL 1

FORMER LOW ANTHEM MEMBER
JOCIE ADAMS’ NEW PROJECT

Arc Iris’s self-titled debut album is out April 1 on Anti- Records. The video for the band’s first single, “Singing So Sweetly,” recently premiered on FILTER’s website and can be streamed on YouTube at http://youtu.be/ttaJByGQ5mo. Arc Iris is set to embark on a nationwide tour with Nicole Atkins this spring and will be making stops at SXSW Music and Culture Festival in Austin; please see complete dates below.

Arc Iris is inspired by 70s pop, folk and country traditions, cabaret, jazz and classical. The eclectic new project from the former Low Anthem member draws on diverse music from Led Zeppelin to Grizzly Bear, from Joni Mitchell to Dirty Projectors, and from Miles Davis to Chopin. A singer, multi-instrumentalist, classical composer and former NASA researcher, Adams formed the collective with primary musicians Zach Tenorio-Miller (piano), Ray Belli (drums), Max Johnson (bass), Robin Ryczek (cello) and Mike Irwin (trumpet) among others to present her ambitious new songs. The rhythm section has been playing together since high school and cut their teeth at the School of Rock where they shared a stage with musicians such as Slash, Perry Farrell, Andrew WK, Jon Anderson of Yes and the Butthole Surfers. Arc Iris has recently played shows with Calexico, CocoRosie, Marco Benevento, Menomena, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Patrick Watson and Justin Townes Earle.

Before departing The Low Anthem to form Arc Iris, Adams released two albums with that band, who were praised by the New York Times for music that “inhabits its own otherworldly place, where ghosts and angels hover just out of view” and by Under the Radar for how they “flawlessly balance heartfelt warbles with gritty countryside wail.”

The debut self-titled Arc Iris record is available for pre-order at Anti-: http://bit.ly/1i717Jh.

ARC IRIS TOUR DATES
January 23 New York, NY Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel
January 30 New York, NY Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel
February 13 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
February 14 Boston, MA Brighton Musc Hall*
February 17 Montreal, Canada Divan Orange*
February 18 Toronto, Canada Horseshoe Tavern*
February 19 Detroit, MI Magic Stick Lounge*
February 21 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe*
February 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen*
February 23 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon*
February 25 St. Paul, MN Turf Club*
February 28 Seattle, WA Nectar Lounge*
March 1 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom*
March 3 San Francisco, CA Slim’s*
March 5 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theatre*
March 6 San Diego, CA Soda Bar*
March 8 Phoenix, AZ Musical Instrument Museum*
March 11 Austin, TX SXSW
March 12 Austin, TX SXSW
March 13 Austin, TX SXSW
March 14 Austin, TX SXSW
March 15 Austin, TX SXSW
March 15 Austin, TX SXSW
March 17 Denton, TX Dan’s Silverleaf*
March 21 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe*
March 22 Nashville, TN High* Watt
March 23 Atlanta, GA Terminal* West
March 25 Charlotte, NC Evening Muse*
March 26 Annapolis, MD Rams Head Tavern*
March 27 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s*

* with Nicole Atkins

Arc Iris' artist page