'Routine Interactions' Album Release Party

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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' KineBYOG, 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!

'Routine Interactions' Release Date Set 5/14

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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

tomatofest! Sat 4/7

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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