Wait, what?! How did this happen?! We have no idea, but you should check it out anyway. tomatoband is featured in this month's issue of Relix Magazine and included on the CD sampler with the single "GUN" from our latest studio release. Head over to your nearest public library so that you can get online and check out the Relix playlist, and while you're just wasting time on the internet, feel free to visit our website (tomatobandmusic.com) and sign up for the quarterly 'Vine' newsletter; the inaugural edition is set for release this week. Rush Limbaugh calls 'The Vine' America's most volatile news media outlet online today...and you can trust Rush. Trust us.
TOUR ALERT! (An official update from the North Carolina Board of Tourism)
From the edge of the outer banks (Duck - Tap Shack), through Tar Heel Country (Chapel Hill - The Cave), and points west (Asheville - The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall), tomatoband is set to see the state this August. Beach? Mountains? Black asphalt, hot on your heels? There’s a little something for everyone this time around. We ask that as you traverse the state, while following the psychedelic foursome, be wary of wildlife....notably, shark attacks, and please report any black bear sightings to any one of the four band members, as they are anxious to see such a magnificent creature in its natural Eastern habitat.
8/15 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Pour House *
8/16 - Duck, NC - Tap Shack
8/17 - Chapel Hill, NC - The Cave
8/18 - Asheville, NC - The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall*
tomatoband - 05/16/18 - "Rhumbotronic Escoflawn"
video from Routine Interactions Release Party.
Soundboard recording from tomatoband's Routine Interactions Release Party. May 16, 2018.
Sit-ins from Andy Greenberg (Runaway Gin - A Tribute to Phish), David Buck (BYOG), Mark Davis (The Travelin' Kine), Mary Gilmore, and Justin Kessler.
On May 14, tomatoband released full-length record Routine Interactions.
In The Mood
(featuring Regina Ferguson)
Second Single Off 'Routine Interactions'
tomatoband & Friends
Charleston Pour House
Wednesday, May 16
Doors: 9:00 pm, Show: 10:00 pm
$5 cover or FREE with Dead on the Deck wristband
You probably already knew this, but Charleston's very own psychedelic foursome is releasing their sophomore album 'Routine Interactions' on May 14th. To mark the occasion, the band is throwing a party at the Charleston Pour House (where else?) on Wed May 16th, after Dead on the Deck, and they're bringing their friends. Joining tomatoband on stage throughout the evening will be members of Runaway Gin, The Travelin' Kine, BYOG, and more! Despite the album title, this party will be anything but 'routine'. Make sure you are in the mood... you don't want to miss this!
On May 14, 2018, tomatoband will release it’s second full-length record, Routine Interactions. As with Disc Uncertain, the August 2017 release, tomatoband wanted an album with a cohesive theme or thread that connects each song to one another in order to form a complete piece. This time around, the thing that makes these songs work so well together is the fact that they are all quite different. The use of many varied textures resulted in interesting sonic combinations, such as a light, airy acoustic guitar blended fluidly with a heavily phased bass and a synthesizer of questionably alien origin. Each song presents a different combination of sounds, carefully mixed to insure maximum depth without over-loading the ear of the listener.
While staying true to their style of composing with sections built for improvisation, tomatoband manages a remarkably pulled-together arrangement on Routine Interactions. Much of the energy put into songwriting went towards lyrically adventurous tunes, addressing whatever thoughts were snapping through the band's brains at the time. Content dealing with sophisticated themes like food, insects, landscaping, and general excess paired with thoughtful complementary instrumentation are what make Routine Interactions anything but routine.
Album artwork by Katie Irwin
Painted mannequin by Dan Dickey
Friday, April 20, 2018
On Friday 4/20, tomatoband returns to downtown Charleston to open up yet another wormhole inside JohnKing's upstairs rock club. The band asks that you come into the show with an open mind.
"Interviews By The Pool"
Premiered by Charleston Scene - The Post & Courier
'Interviews By The Pool' is the first single off the forthcoming 'Routine Interactions' LP release. Read the article in Charleston Scene and download the song from Bandcamp.
With the warming earth, our band has begun to thaw. With this new energy, we will be bouncing around Charleston the next few months as we get ready to release ‘Routine Interactions’ in May! See you there...and check out our new website for a special sneak peak.........🍅👀
Saturday April 7th
featuring tomatoband w/ Fusion Jonez
Charleston, SC - If you had plans for April 7th you'll probably have to move them around because tomatoband is pleased to announce the first ever 'tomatofest' on the grounds of the Purple Buffalo in observance of national fresh tomato day! Festivities commence at 2 p.m. and will feature some of the finest and most interesting artists and vendors in the Charleston area, not to mention an outdoor stage and bar! Warm weather is finally here and we have shaken off our winter wear to welcome in all of the radiance of the spring garden! Local tomato growers will be on site with plants to help you get your very own tomato garden started for the season, and permaculture experts from the CofC Office of Sustainability can answer any of your questions about keeping it real with the environment.
As Fusion Jonez grooves us through the afternoon, watch a host of live painters and performers transform the grounds into a truly unique celebration of life and especially the tomato. Just when you think it couldn't get any better, tomatoband takes the stage to add a soundtrack to the sunset and to take us deep into the night.
Taste-testers needed! A salsa/guacamole contest will be underway, so be sure to try them all and pick your favorite!
Fancy yourself a chef? Be sure to register before hand and bring enough salsa or guacamole for a crowd! Prizes for the winners sponsored by the Purple Buffalo, Chico Feo, and Taco Spot!
To register for the salsa contest or submit a vendor application, contact tomatofestCHS@gmail.com
Tickets are $5 at the door