Critically acclaimed bass music pioneer Bassnectar, AKA Lorin Ashton, has today released his milestone 10th artist album Noise Vs. Beauty. Out now via his very own imprint Amorphous Music, it’s available to purchase in digital, CD and vinyl formats from www.bassnectar.net
BASSNECTAR - NOISE VS BEAUTY
Featuring early singles "You & Me", "Now" and "Hold On", the 15-track album, which was made available to stream in full via Rolling Stone yesterday, has already garnered considerable praise from the likes of Billboard, VICE, Stereogum, Mixmag, SPIN and Sirius XM Radio to name just a few.
Dubbed the most inventive electronic artist since Aphex Twin by NPR, Bassnectar has criss-crossed the world selling out huge venues and donating hundred of thousands of dollars with his Dollar Per Basshead Program, but took an extended break to complete the album.
"I took an unprecedented 6 months off the road (the first time since I started touring in the late 90s) and dove deep into the creative process. I unplugged from social networking and didn't listen to any music: I just created. For the first time I feel completely content with what I have created, and authentically detached from the preferences of others; I made the music I wanted to make and I love it," says Bassnectar.
"Each of the 15 songs represents a specific point along that spectrum with some songs that sound like pure freakout-noise, some that sound beautiful and touching, and some that are combinations," he adds.
July will see Lorin head to Europe for a slew of high-profile festival and club dates across the continent with his 2014 ‘European Vacation’. With gigs at Privilege Ibiza, Belgium’s Tomorrowland, 50HURTZ in Amsterdam and Bootshaus in Germany, he’ll then be returning to North America to complete the all-important summer festival season. With prime-time slots at Shambhala, Moonrise, Das Energi, Summer Set, North Coast, Mystik Sanctuary and TomorroWorld, October will then see Bassnectar embark on his recently announced NVSB Album Tour.
The NVSB Album Tour kicks off on October 4th at Madison Square Garden with a special 5,000-person warm-up show, which Bassnectar refers to as a "Special Sound Check" gig at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY on October 3rd. See full list of shows below and be sure to keep up to date on ticket information across all of Bassnectar’s socials.
NOISE VS. BEAUTY TRACKLISTING
1. Bassnectar & Seth Drake - F.U.N.
2. Now ft. Rye Rye
3. Loco Ono
4. You & Me ft. W. Darling
5. Bassnectar & Jantsen - Lost in the Crowd ft. Fashawn & Zion I
7. Hold On ft. TURSI
8. Noise ft. Donnis
9. The Future ft. Jenna Sousa
10. Open Up ft. Simon Morel
11. Bassnectar & Amp Live - Mystery Song ft. BEGINNERS
12. Don't Hate The 808 ft. Lafa Taylor
13. Bassnectar & The Upbeats - Gnar
14. Flash Back
15. So Butterfly (2014 Version)
‘European Vacation’ Tour Dates:
Jul 24 – Mass Bass at Privilege – Ibiza, ES
Jul 26 – Tomorrowland – Boom, BE
Jul 30 – Uebel & Gefaehrlich – Hamburg, DE
Jul 31 – 50HURTZ – Amsterdam, NL
Aug 1 – Bootshaus Cologne – Cologne, DE
Aug 2 – Solar Weekend Festival – Roermond, NL
Aug 3 – UR Weekend – Munich, DE
North American Festival Dates:
Aug 10 – Shambhala Music Festival – Salmo, BC
Aug 10 – Moonrise Festival – Baltimore, MD
Aug 16 – Das Energi Festival – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 17 – Summer Set Festival – Somerset, WI
Aug 30 – North Coast Music Festival – Chicago, IL
Sep 5 – Sep 6 – Mystilk Sanctuary Festival – Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 26 – Sep 28 – TomorrowWorld – Chattahoochee Hills, GA
‘NVSB’ Album Tour Dates:
Oct 3 – The Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
Oct 4 – Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY
Oct 8 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
Oct 9 – Memorial Auditorium – Burlington, VT
Oct 10 – The Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT
Oct 11 – Tsongas Arena – Lowell, MA
Oct 15 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 16 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
Oct 17 – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
Oct 18 – Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
Oct 23 – Baton Rouge River Center – Baton Rouge, LA
Oct 24 – Austin Music Hall – Austin, TX
Oct 28 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Oct 30 – The Midland – Kansas City, MO
Nov 5 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
Nov 6 – MontBleu Resort Showroom – Lake Tahoe, CA
Nov 7 – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium – Sacramento, CA
Nov 8 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA