The Red Paintings Announce December Tour Dates with Spacehog and Sponge

DEBUT ALBUM THE REVOLUTION IS NEVER COMING

NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE IN STORES AND ONLINE  

VIEW THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE DEBUT SINGLE “WASPS”

 
Los Angeles, CA – November 5, 2013 – Orchestral rock band The Red Paintings have announced they will join 90s alt-rock luminaries Spacehog and Sponge on tour in December. The Red Paintings recently released their highly anticipated, debut full-length The Revolution Is Never Coming (The End Records), to rave critic reviews. The first single “Wasps” is currently being added to U.S. radio playlists across the country and is now officially in rotation at KFMA in Tucson, Arizona and WARQ in Columbia, South Carolina.
“‘Wasps’ definitely stands out, and because of that it’s reacted quickly,” said KFMA program director Chris Firmage. “Top 10 phones already!”
“This format needs some ‘guts’ now more than ever,” adds Matt Lee, MD at WARQ in Columbia, SC. “‘Wasps’ is an incredible song that shows elements of Nine Inch Nails and Rob Zombie but with a new, exciting twist. Industrial beats with crunchy guitars but melodic vocals and thought provoking lyrics.”
The band will continue on the road through Christmas performing select dates in support of airplay. Additional dates will be announced, with the confirmed itinerary below.
The Red Paintings recently made their television debut on AXS TV performing two tracks from The Revolution Is Never Coming including the single “Wasps” and “You’re Not One of Them”. View the live performances now online. mtvU call them “dark, cinematic” with a dynamic sound similar in spirit to NIN and 30 Seconds To Mars. View the official music video for “Wasps” now online at:http://youtu.be/e-iUVFcwZE4.
Known for their visionary stage shows incorporating live art, human canvases, and theatrics, The Red Paintings are a multi-faceted genre-spanning act incorporating everything rock from alternative to punk to industrial. Ever since suffering a near-fatal seizure eight years ago, Trash McSweeney, the musical architect of The Red Paintings, sees color in sound, a condition known as synesthesia. His musical project has set out to share with the world a lifetime’s worth of ideas about what he has seen and felt.Often receiving comparisons to acts such as RadioheadMuseSmashing Pumpkins, and The Arcade Fire, The Red Paintings have shared stages touring with the Dresden DollsMindless Self IndulgenceSaul WilliamsThe PosiesMogwai, and …Trail of Dead.

The Red Paintings Confirmed Tour Dates:

 

DATE                               VENUE                         CITY

December 11                     Lee’s                            Toronto, ON            *with Spacehog and Sponge

December 12                     Magic Stick                   Detroit, MI              *with Spacehog and Sponge

December 13                     Rt. 20                            Racine, WI             *with Spacehog and Sponge

December 14                     Mojoes                          Joliet, IL                 *with Spacehog and Sponge

December 15                    Grog Shop                    Cleveland, OH         *with Spacehog and Sponge

The Red Paintings live on AXS TV
Wasps: http://youtu.be/yxZmPvrJLkA
You’re Not One of Them: http://youtu.be/lSMGLJvJp48
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The Red Paintings Make Their TV Debut on AXS TV

CHECK OUT THE RED PAINTINGS PERFORMING LIVE ON AXS TV! 

 

DEBUT ALBUM THE REVOLUTION IS NEVER COMING

NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE IN STORES AND ONLINE  

STREAM THE FULL ALBUM AS PART OF AN

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE ONLY AT ARTISTDIRECT

The Red Paintings recently made their television debut on AXS TV performing two tracks from their highly anticipated, debut full-length album release The Revolution Is Never Coming. Check out the band performing the single “Wasps” and “You’re Not One of Them”. As part of a release day promotion, ArtistDirect is now exclusively streaming the record in its entirety only online at: http://bit.ly/1aItxlS
Known for their visionary stage shows incorporating live art, human canvases, and theatrics, The Red Paintings are a multi-faceted genre-spanning act incorporating everything rock from alternative to punk to industrial. Often receiving comparisons to acts such as RadioheadMuseSmashing Pumpkins, and The Arcade Fire, The Red Paintings have shared stages touring with the Dresden Dolls,Mindless Self IndulgenceSaul WilliamsThe PosiesMogwai, and …Trail of Dead.

Recently, the band unveiled the first single from the album titled “Wasps” and premiered the companion music video at mtvU with them calling it “dark, cinematic” with a dynamic sound similar in spirit to NIN and 30 Seconds To Mars. View the video for “Wasps” now online at: http://youtu.be/e-iUVFcwZE4.

 

Ever since suffering a near-fatal seizure eight years ago, Trash McSweeney, the musical architect of The Red Paintings, sees color in sound, a condition known as synesthesia. His musical project has set out to share with the world a lifetime’s worth of ideas about what he has seen and felt.

The Red Paintings live on AXS TV  
You’re Not One of Them: http://youtu.be/lSMGLJvJp48

 

Official website: www.theredpaintings.com

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theredpaintings

 

The Bird’s Robe Collective: www.birdsrobe.com

Step into Another World with “The Revolution Is Never Coming” by The Red Paintings

The debut LP of original music from Australia’s The Red Paintings, The Revolution Is Never Coming, is a deep, dynamic force of an album that’s at once familiar and alien. On it, you hear both a band and an orchestra. Strings, electronics, and pianos accompany rock’n’roll electric guitars and heavy drums. Lead singer Trash McSweeney’s voice is also oddly contradictory: it has the power and screaming ability of a 90s grunge rocker and the implied vulnerability of each and every twee indie pop singer in the world. It’s this striking combination of sounds that leads you gently into the album just to shake you up midway through.

The record is strongest when the 90s grunge drumming and guitar complement the orchestra’s magnificent sounds, rather than compete with them. Exhibit A: the nine-minute long fifth track, The Fall of Rome. It starts slowly, acoustically, and then 30 seconds in gets bigger. But you’re not overwhelmed. You get to hear the traditional sounds you’d expect from a band that’s regularly compared to Nine Inch Nails before McSweeney’s vocals take a back seat to the musical compilation. Strings are brought forward; the guitar is played forcefully, almost angrily; Andy Davis effectively goes crazy on his drums. And then it’s briefly silent (or at least compared to the previous musical onslaught). There is no decrescendo, no transition back into solely classical instruments. It just sort of happens but doesn’t feel disconnected or unintentional. This song is a remarkable example of how good The Red Paintings are at making an orchestra seem right at home in what should maybe (at least sometimes) be described as experimental hard rock.

Other outstanding tracks on this album include Vampires Are Chasing me as its opener. This is the track that introduces you to how plainly pretty The Red Paintings can be. On the other hand, Streets Fell into My Window has the most complete feel to it, never straying too far into either musical extreme. (You should really consider watching the video for it here.) And lastly, is the teasing Hong Kong which ends at least five times before you stop being surprised when it picks back up again.

There’s also the slightly odd integration of retro-and-popular culture references that are infused into quite a few of the album’s 13 songs: I caught quotes from AI, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Signs. There’s a mention of the yellow brick road that’s unmissable as well. Please note the out-of-this-world connection that all four of those have in common. And maybe that’s this album’s full intention: to provide us, as listeners, with something that requires we stretch our mind out a bit to make room for something new.

While I can’t yet say that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing The Red Paintings live, I think I’d be doing you a disservice by not mentioning their concert style. Each of the band’s members is outfitted in outrageous costume. There are backup dancers (performers may be a better word). Ellie Hutchinson of the Perth Music Online Spaceship News writes of their live set in phrases like this: “On paper, a spectacle; in person, something akin to a religious experience. With frantic riffing, haunting strings, and a primal energy that can’t be faked, TRP are not just another pretentious art-rock band.” As the band plays, painters paint behind them. But not just on canvasses, on people. Sometimes, on willing audience members.

According to their website, TRP will be performing at Garfield Artworks on October 27. I’ll be attending for the spectacle, or maybe for the slight possibility that The Red Paintings will, in fact, transport me out of my world and into theirs. It’s undoubtedly more fun there, and infinitely less predictable.

– Meredith Whitney (@MereWhitney)

The Red Paintings Announce Summer U.S. Tour Supporting …Trail of Dead/ Rex Theatre PGH 7/12

VIEW THE VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE “YOU’RE NOT ONE OF THEM”
Los Angeles, CA – July 1, 2013 – Orchestral art rock group The Red Paintings have announced the first leg of an extensive tour throughout the U.S., UK, Europe, and Australia, ahead of the release of their new full-length studio album The Revolution Is Never Coming (The End Records) on October 1st.The band will kick off their North American tour July 10th supporting …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. Known for their vibrant stage shows incorporating live art, human canvases, and theatrics, The Red Paintings are a multi-faceted genre-spanning act with a lively and visionary approach. The band is currently seeking submissions from artists, to curate the live onstage art show to incorporate into their stateside musical performances. For consideration, visit the band’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/TRPartistpage and/or email artsubmissions@theredpaintings.com to submit three jpegs of your art. A full tour itinerary is listed below.
Following the success of a sold out UK club tour with The Pineapple Thief, the band will be bringing their intimate acoustic show to the US, before heading back to the UK to headline the Bizarre Stage at Rebellion Festival, the world’s biggest independent punk and alternative event, on August 9th. The extensive touring news follows a busy end to 2012 that saw The Red Paintings kick off their worldwide campaign with a 16-date US tour and 40-date tour of the UK & Europe.
The band has also been invited to join punk-lords Mindless Self Indulgence on their massive UK & Europe tour in November and December. The invitation follows a sold-out U.S. theatre tour earlier in the year, where the bands established a rapport.
Now available worldwide, the first single taken from the bands’ latest release “You’re Not One Of Them” has already picked up steam overseas, having been added to over 140 stations across the UK & Europe, including spins on XFM, Kerrang, Q and the BBC. Peaking at #40 on the US FMQB commercial radio chart, the track also currently sits at #98 on the German college radio charts. The uniquely creative video clip for the track follows a series of award-winning clips from the band that have been screened at film festivals worldwide and featured in Australia on the television music network Channel V and popular music program Rage. View the video for “You’re Not One of Them”:http://youtu.be/C6NSmhxn9V0.
Often receiving comparisons to acts such as RadioheadMuseSmashing Pumpkins, and The Arcade Fire, The Red Paintings have shared stages touring with the Dresden DollsMindless Self IndulgenceSaul WilliamsThe Posies and Mogwai.
Watch The Red Paintings live in Minneapolis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg16uN26_G0

The Red Paintings Australian tour dates:

 

DATE                        VENUE                                   LOCATION

June 28                     Rosemount Hotel                      Perth WA

June 29                     Fowler’s Live                            Adelaide SA – all ages

July 6                        Coolangatta Hotel                     Gold Coast QLD

The Red Paintings US tour with …Trail Of Dead:

 

DATE                        VENUE                                    LOCATION 

July 10                      Spaceland Ballroom                   Hamden, CT

July 11                      Metro Gallery                            Baltimore, MD

July 12                      Rex Theatre                              Pittsburgh, PA

July 13                      Ace of Cups                              Columbus, OH

July 15                      Firebird                                     St. Louis, MO

July 16                      Record Bar                                Kansas City, MO

July 18                      Double Door                              Chicago, IL

July 21                      Pike Room                                Detroit, MI

July 22                      Grog Shop                                Cleveland, OH

July 23                      Maxwell’s                                 Hoboken, NJ

The Red Paintings UK festival dates:

 

DATE                        VENUE                                    LOCATION

August 9                    Rebellion Festival                     Blackpool, UK

DATE                        VENUE                                    LOCATION

November 14             Hansa                                      Munich, Germany

November 15             La Laitterie Club                        Strasbourg, France

November 16             Luxor                                        Cologne, Germany

November 17             Magnet                                     Berlin, Germany

November 20             Moscow Hall                             Moscow, Russia

November 21             Avrova                                     St Petersburg, Russia

November 22             Nosturi                                      Helsinki, Finland

November 24             Klubben                                    Stockholm, Sweden

November 25             Pumpehuset                             Copenhagen, Denmark

November 26             Knust                                       Hamburg, Germany

November 28             Concorde 2                               Brighton, UK

November 29             Koko                                        London, UK

November 30             Waterfront                                Norwich, UK

December 1               Liquid Room                             Edinburgh, UK

December 3               Wulfrun                                    Wolverhampton, UK

December 4               The Ritz                                   Manchester, UK

December 5               Anson Rooms                           Bristol, UK

December 6               Melkweg                                   Amsterdam, Netherlands

December 7               La Trabendo                              Paris, France

December 8               Batschkapp                              Frankfurt, Germany

Official website: www.theredpaintings.com

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