Release Date 10/25/2011
(El Marko Records)
Inspired by a taste for the surreal, Cleveland's Mr. Gnome has been creating a singular amalgam of gritty, space-psychedelia since 2005, gaining them an ever-growing cult following across North America and Europe, as well as praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Paste, Bust, and more. With a nod to the off-kiltered, the constantly touring duo are set to release their third full-length album Madness In Miniature, set to be released October 25th on El Marko Records. While the previous two albums offered mere glimpses, the new album is an all-encompassing gaze into two delicate yet roaring, hypnotic yet beautifully disconcerting minds that come together to make sense as one. The layered and ultimately anthemic first single "Bit of Tongue" is available now for a free download.
Singer/guitarist Nicole Barille and drummer/pianist Sam 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, and forthcoming music videos, all created by Barille and Meister themselves. Madness in Miniature twists from soft lullabies to interstellar chaos, represented well by "Bit of Tongue." 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.
Like the previous album Heave Yer Skeleton (2009), the new recored 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 mixes the previous two albums, is back as well.
The duo will be bringing their this energy across the US on tour this fall (see dates below), and again in the winter with an additional set of tour dates to be announced. *** Mr. Gnome Fall Tour Dates 10/05 Philadelphia PA @ TBA 10/06 Brooklyn NY @ Union Pool 10/07 New Haven CT @ Elm Bar 10/08 Pittsburgh PA @ Brillobox 10/14 Rochester NY/Buffalo NY 10/15 Rochester NY/Buffalo NY 10/19 Lansing MI @ TBA 10/20 Grand Rapids MI @ The Pyramid Scheme 10/21 Madison WI @ Frequency 10/22 St Louis MO @ Cicero's 10/24 Kansas City MO @ The Riot Room 10/25 Denver CO @ 3 Kings 10/26 Salt Lake City UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge 10/27 Boise ID @ Neurolux 10/28 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge 10/29 Seattle WA @ The Comet Tavern 10/31 San Francisco CA @ TBA 11/01 Fresno CA @ TBA 11/02 Los Angeles CA @ TBA 11/03 Tucson AZ @ Plush 11/04 Albuquerque NM @ The Launchpad 11/05 Oklahoma City OK @ TBA 11/07 Springfield MO @ TBA 11/08 Columbia MO @ TBA 11/10 Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle 11/11 Ft Wayne IN @ TBA 11/12 Toledo OH @ Ottawa Tavern 11/18 Columbus OH @ Skully's