Thursday, May 8, 2008
Air Traffic in LA!! Contest!
Ever heard of Air Traffic? You will..
Air Traffic's Fractured Life is quickly building momentum with its
brilliantly brutal mood music. After climbing to #1 on the Specialty
Album chart, they have also just re-entered the Top 100 Itunes “Next
Big Thing” album chart. Their music is also currently being featured
on The Hills, One Tree Hill and Kyle XY. As an unlikely product of
Bournemouth, UK, the group's singer, Chris Wall was initially fed
musically by his Celtic roots. Both his parents are Irish born and
bred, and his uncle, Jimmy McCarthy, who still lives in Cork, is a
well known folk singer. Wall met his bandmates (drummer David Jordan,
bassist Jim Maddock, guitarist Tom Pritchard) and while still in
school. It all happened during the academic year when they were up in
London, ostensibly studying, in reality, investing their student loans
in rehearsal and recording time.
After the band were signed to Astralwerks/EMI, Air Traffic set up in
Rockfield Studios to begin working on their new album. Soon
thereafter, Wall heard of a friend’s loss via news of a fatal car
crash,“I could feel the grief, and the sense of helplessness was
overwhelming.” This swiftly inspired the album's most poignant and
beautiful moment, the aching piano ballad, “Empty Space.” The two
month Rockfield experience was, overall, cathartic. "It made us focus
on what we do, and also appreciate how different we are from other
bands." In a world in which it is increasingly easy to confuse things
that sound urgent with things that are actually important, Air Traffic
are, triumphantly, both.
Now, we are proud to announce Air Traffic’s long-awaited North
American tour supporting Elbow as well as numerous headlining dates.
The band has garnered a phenomenal reputation for their extraordinary,
energetic and propulsive live shows as evidenced by their CMJ
appearances last year. See for yourself right here.
Air Traffic North American Tour Dates
5/2 Denver Bluebird Theatre*
5/3 Salt Lake City The Depot*
5/5 Seattle Showbox*
5/6 Vancouver St. Andrews Wesley*
5/ 8 San Francisco Bimbo’s 365*
5/9 Los Angeles Avalon*
5/10 Los Angeles Spaceland
5/11 San Diego Soma
5/12 Phoenix Brickhouse
5/14 Dallas House of Blues
5/15 Tulsa Bob at Cain’s
5/17 Kansas City Record Bar
5/18 Chicago The Bottom Lounge
5/19 Columbus The Basement
5/20 Detroit Shelter
5/22 Cambridge TT The Bears
5/23 Philadelphia Johnny Brenda’s
5/24 New York Knitting Factory
Air Traffic Minisite where you can listin to their music and check out videos.
Air Traffic on MySpace
And here's a free MP3 of a live performance of "No More Running Away,"
We are giving one grand prize winner a pair of tickets to the Spaceland show
on Sat. May 10th, a CD, autographed booklet, and autographed poster.
5 runner ups will each get a copy of the CD, autographed booklet, and autographed poster.
To enter send an email to Contests@labywordofmouth.com with the subject "Air Traffic" and let us know what you think of the MP3 above, your full name, and address. Contest ends tomorrow night.