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Big Black Delta’s Self Titled Debut Album Receives Physical Release Today– Tour Kicks Off Tonight In Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 4, 2013 – Big Black Delta’s acclaimed self-titled new album receives a physical release today, via Masters of Bates. The album was previously released digitally on April 30th. To order the album on Amazon, click HERE. In celebration of the release, tonight Big Black Delta kicks off their forthcoming U.S. headlining tour with a performance at The Echo in Los Angeles, CA.

Big Black Delta’s self-titled offering features a collection of tracks fusing ambient electronic rock with uplifting melodies to create a sound that refuses to be denied. The album’s first single “Side of the Road” was declared a “Best New Track” by Pitchfork, who also premiered the music video for the song (see below), directed by Warren Kommers. “Side of the Road” quickly garnered the attention of remix masters Emperor Machine and Dinamo Azari, who each added their unique style to the track. Check out Emperor Machine’s remix, premiered on Blah Blah Blah Science and Dinamo Azari’s remix, premiered on The Guardian.

The forthcoming U.S. tour kicks off in Los Angeles on June 4th and will wrap up on June 22nd at Glasslands in Brooklyn. Following these dates, Big Black Delta will head overseas for UK festival appearances, including stops at Reading and Leeds. See below for a complete list of dates.

The brainchild of Los Angeles native Jonathan Bates, Big Black Delta’s explosive live show features dueling drummers and an orchestrated light show using visual elements of the bespoke album artwork, which was created by Bates himself and creative director Caspar Newbolt. No stranger to pushing boundaries, LA based Bates was, until recently, the driving force behind alt rock favorites Mellowdrone, has been heavily involved in M83’s live and studio sound and has also worked with the likes of White Sea, among others.

Big Black Delta spent most of 2012 on tour with Jane’s Addiction, The Joy Formidable, M83 and releasing the first tracks off the new album, including ‘IFUCKINGLOVEYOU’ and ‘Betamax’ much to the delight of bloggers everywhere. The band also collected some heavyweight fans with Jay-Z and Dave Navarro taking to their online outlets to heap praise on the band. Big Black Delta has also been in demand for remixes for Daft Punk, Rob Zombie, M83, Dhani Harrison’s Thenewno2’s and most recently Maynard from Tool’s new project Puscifer.

Big Black Delta on iTunes | Spotify

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Big Black Delta – “Side of the Road” (Official Music Video)

Big Black Delta — 2013 Live Dates 

6/4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Album Release Party)

6/6 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

6/7 – Visaslia, CA – Cellar Door

6/8 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

6/10 – Denver, CO – Larimier Lounge

6/12 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

6/13 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

6/14 – Toronto, Canada – NXNE (The Garrison)

6/15 – Toronto, Canada – NXNE (Young Dundas Sq)

6/16 – Montreal, Canada – Le Belmont

6/18 – Washington DC – Rock and Roll

6/19 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

6/20 – Boston, MA – The Church (Co-Headline w/ Superhumanoids)

6/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny’s Bread

6/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands

“Washes of electronic textures coloring the atmosphere with anxiety-laced euphoria.” – Pitchfork

“…Deliciously wonderful sound. You’re going to love this” – Blackbook

“Frontman Jonathan Bates knows how to strike the perfect balance between pop nostalgia and studio experimentation to come up with something completely unique, mesmerizing, and sublimely delicious.” – KCRW

“Big Black Delta sound so massive, it’s going to be weird if they don’t actually become massive.” – The Guardian

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