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Paleo signs to Partisan, preps new album, A View of the Sky, for Sept. release

By August 6, 2010No Comments


MP3: “World’s Smallest Violin”

For the last 5 years, living in a car, booking his own shows, producing all his own music, Paleo has become something of a mantlepiece in the American house show circuit. His tour history is a database for kindred spirits: over 700 shows across the US, about 150 a year since 2005. Daytrotter’s Sean Moeller playfully crowned him their Poet Laureate in 2007. And while his self-released first record, Misery, Missouri (2005) earned him high marks from a number of sources, Paleo gathered most of his notoriety through his songwriting mecca, The Song Diary. Easter Day 2006 to Tax Day 2007, he wrote and recorded 365 songs consecutively. Paste called it “a streetfight of freakish prolificacy.” Other notable credits include soundtrack work alongside Okkervil River for the feature film In Search Of A Midnight Kiss (2007), winner of the John Cassavetes Award at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards, and producing These United States’ psychotropic debut record, A Picture of The Three Of Us At The Gate To The Garden Of Eden (2008), on which he played the majority of the instruments. In the interviews that followed the Diary, the first thing people wanted to know was what next? Speaking with Tape Op in 2008, the wanderer conceded, “I want to make a great record. That’s still the gold star in this business.” A View Of The Sky is his third effort. The songs contained therein, vivid scrawls of a remarkable mind, are the first compositions he made following his marathon year; it is also Paleo’s first collaboration with Partisan Records out of Brooklyn, NY– home to Deer Tick, JBM, Mountain Man, and more.

“Undeniably impressive.” – Time Out Chicago

“The real deal.” – The Tripwire

“Profound in a way that you’ve never heard. There’s so much at work in all of these miraculous songs about some of the roots of evil and wonder. A man this enlightened might glow in the dark.” – Sean Moeller / Daytrotter

“He has fought for his art more in the course of a year than most do in a lifetime.” – The Inlander


7/30 Danbury, CT – Larry’s
7/31 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory*
8/02 Lowell, MA – The Sock Hop
8/03 Brooklyn, NY – The Forgotten Works
8/04 Philadelphia, PA – The Danger Danger Gallery
8/06 Washington, DC – Mid City Cafe
8/07 Athens, OH – The Donkey
8/08 Lexington, KY – The Hive
8/09 Nashville, TN – Betty’s
8/11 Huntsville, AL – Moon Folk Fest
8/13 Little Rock, AR – Hollow House
8/14 Shreveport, LA – The Collective
8/15 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
8/16 Dallas, TX – Mountain House
8/17 Austin, TX – Carousel Lounge
8/18 Houston, TX – The Mink
9/19 Lafayette, LA – Caffe Cottage
8/21 Mobile, AL – Blind Mule
8/23 Tallahassee, FL – The Mansion
8/24 Gainsville, FL – The Civic Media Center
8/26 Winter Park, FL – Austin’s
8/27 St. Augustine, FL – Nobby’s Tavern
8/30 Athens, GA – Go Bar
9/01 Auburn, AL – Gnu’s
9/02 Birmingham, AL – The Firehouse
9/10 Raleigh, NC – Marsh Woodwinds
9/11 Greenville, NC – Tipsy Teapot
9/12 Wilmington, NC – Bottega Art Bar
9/14 Richmond, VA – The Camel
9/18 Johnstown, PA – 709
9/23 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
9/26 Madison, WI – Project Lodge
9/29 Omaha, NE – Slowdown

* = w/ Zee Avi

A View of the Sky
Street date: Sept. 28, 2010

A View of the Sky
World’s Smallest Violin
The King James Fakebook
Too In Love To Die
From the Sky Down
Good Blood
Hello and Behold
The Deal
Man Oh Man (Why Oh Why)
The Password
Everything Must Go
Me and Mabelene
You In Your New Winter Coat


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