Glassnote, Robert DeLong, Echoplex
Glassnote Entertainment Group recently announced the newest addition to the independent label's roster with the worldwide signing of Los Angeles artist, Robert DeLong. Now, the singer, songwriter, producer, programmer and drummer is ready to bring his engaging sound and vision on the road for a series of live events leading up to the release of his debut album JUST MOVEMENT January 22, 2013.
First up, DELONG will bring his one-man show to the Echoplex in Los Angeles on October 15 and 29. In between, he will make several appearances during CMJ including the All Things Gold, KCRW Presents School Night, The Fader and Glassnote showcases. In November, he'll join The Faint on several of their west coast dates and round out his year with a main stage slot at SnowGlobe in Lake Tahoe December 30 with various dates in between. All tour dates follow below.
At these shows, ROBERT DELONG will highlight material from JUST MOVEMENT, an electronic dance album with an evocative singer-songwriter sensibility that he wrote and produced over the course of the last two years. One of the tracks is "Global Concepts," which will be released officially as a single on iTunes October 30. Albany's alternative rock station WEQX recently added "Global Concepts" which has since become the station's #1 most requested song.
DELONG, raised in the suburbs of Seattle, headed south to Los Angeles with a toolbox of Wii-motes, keyboards, and drums to develop a live rock show that CMJ Magazine claims worthy of "an 8-bit warrior, seamlessly creating danceable electro beats with his Wii Remote and Sega Genesis controller on par with the Chemical Brothers."
DELONG began performing his genre-bending songs in 2010. He uses MIDI interfaces, a full drum set, drum pads, keyboards, laptops and game controllers, looping his music live to fuse electronic dance beats with striking melodies and lyrics with emotional heart. As DELONG started playing more and more shows, most recently playing the Silver Lake Jubilee, The Starscape Festival in Baltimore, Maryland and opening for STRFKR, he immediately caught the attention of critics and fans alike. DELONG has also received radio play from influential rock stations such as KCRW and KROQ, where DELONG's "Happy" (also to be featured on Just Movement) peaked at #4 on the latter's Local's Only show.
DeLong's Solo Tour Stop include:
Mon 10/15 Los Angeles, CA The Echoplex
Tues 10/16 New York, NY Santos Party House – All Things Gold
Tues 10/16 New York, NY The Bowery Hotel – KCRW School Night
Wed 10/17 New York, NY Rubber Tracks – The Fader CMJ Showcase
Wed 10/17 New York, NY The Slipper Room – Glassnote CMJ Showcase
Fri 10/19 New York, NY The Studio At Webster Hall
Sat 10/20 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary
Sun 10/21 Waltham, PA The Skellig
Mon 10/22 Washington, DC Red Palace
Wed 10/24 Saratoga, NY Putnam Den
Mon 10/29 Los Angeles, CA The Echoplex
w/ The Faint
Thu 11/8 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Fri 11/9 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Sat 11/10 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
Tue 11/13 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Wed 11/14 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Sat 12/30 South Lake Tahoe, CA SnowGlobe - Lake Tahoe Community College