Release Date 10/18/2012
The duo of Nicole Barille and Sam Meister -- aka Cleveland's Mr. Gnome -- are back, hitting the road again for the last part of the year with a round of Fall 2012 tour dates that once again take them coast to coast. See below for the full list of tour dates kicking off October 24th, taking them to the end of the year. The one-two punch of the Madness In Minature LP released last October, followed by the Softly Mad digital 7" released this Spring, saw Mr. Gnome rack up critical acclaim from the likes of Esquire Magazine, Rolling Stone (who named them "Band To Watch" last year),NPR, MTV, Paste, and many others. In equally exciting news though, Mr. Gnome is putting the finishing touches on the long form video for "House of Circles," the centerpiece from Madness In Minature. The video is a comic book style adventure into the surreal that is a live action interpretation of a sci-fi graphic novel written by Mr. Gnome, and featuring fantasy characters from the Madness In Minature cover art. The trailer surfaced awhile back, and the final product promises to be epic. It's set for release later this year, so stay tuned.
***Mr. Gnome Fall 2012 Tour Dates10/24 Louisville KY @ Zazoo's10/25 Indianapolis IN @ White Rabbit10/26 Grand Rapids MI @ Pyramid Scheme10/27 Madison WI @ Frequency10/29 Kansas City MO @ Riot Room10/30 Denver CO @ Hi-Dive10/31 Salt Lake City UT @ The Bar Deluxe11/01 Boise ID @ Red Room11/02 Seattle WA @ Sunset Tavern11/03 Portland OR @ Star Theater11/06 San Francisco CA @ Thee Parkside11/07 Los Angeles CA @ Bootleg Theater11/08 San Diego CA @ Soda Bar11/09 Tucson AZ @ Plush11/10 Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad11/13 Oklahoma City OK @ The Conservatory11/14 Dallas TX @ LaGrange11/15 Austin TX @ Stubb's Jr.11/16 Houston TX @ Rudyard's British Pub11/17 Pensacola FL @ Handlebar11/29 Lexington KY @ Cosmic Charlies11/30 Cincinnati OH @ MOTR Pub12/01 Columbus OH @ Woodlands Tavern12/04 Chapel Hill NC @ Local 50612/05 Jacksonville FL @ Jack Rabbits12/06 Orlando FL @ Will's Pub12/07 Atlanta GA @ The Drunken Unicorn12/08 Nashville TN @ Exit/In12/13 Dayton OH @ Blind Bob's12/14 Chicago IL @ The Beat Kitchen12/15 St Louis MO @ Firebird12/21 Toledo OH @ Ottawa Tavern12/22 Cleveland OH @ Beachland Ballroom***More info on Mr. Gnome:
Like the previous album Heave Yer Skeleton (2009), Madness In Minature was recorded at Josh Homme's (Queens of the Stone Age/Them Crooked Vultures) Pink Duck Studios in Los Angeles. The Madness in Miniature sessions signal the band’s second opportunity to partner with Pink Duck Studio Manager and Engineer, Justin Smith (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal, Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures) as well. Portland’s Beau Sorenson, who mixed the previous two albums, also returns. Barille and Meister bring an unfiltered approach to their craft, allowing for emotional and sonic variance. The duo's mood swings are mirrored by the band's surreal album artwork, photography, and videowork, all created by Barille and Meister themselves.
The intricately woven musical tapestries and hallucinogenic interludes pounded out by the duo represent an expansion and perfection of the stylistic character Mr. Gnome had previously become synonymous. Don't miss your chance to see them in the flesh.