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      February 13, 2019

      Wednesday   8:00 PM

      131 South Higgins Avenue
      Missoula, Montana 59802

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      Beats Antique

      with Axel Thesleff, PNUT BUTR
      Its impossible to describe Beats Antique using just a single genre. One listen to theirforthcoming album, Shadowbox (released on their own Beats Antique Records imprint),and their unique hybrid of sound makes perfect sense; their ability to blend so manydifferent kinds of music in to an incredibly vibrant, distinctive and peerless album is whatthis band has been doing for the past ten years.Based in Oakland, California, Sidecar Tommy, David Satori and Zoe Jakes make upBeats Antique, who released their 10th album on October 5th 2016 to commemorate theirtenth year as a band. Theyve mounted a larger-than-life cross-country tour that will taketheir vision to theaters across America. Shadowbox is both the title of our new album, thetheme of our tour, and our new store front in Berkeley CA. We decided to bring it alltogether on this release.Mostly recorded at their studio in Oakland (which has been around since the 50s), theBay Area band also recorded in Russia and Israel. We were lucky to record in bothMoscow and Tel Aviv, because we had shows there and wanted to connect with the localartists. We had amazing sessions in both locations; In Moscow we recorded on theoutskirts of the city in a wild Industrial complex. We ended up going through strangecorridors into this plush bamboo-floored-Hare-Krishna-owned recording studio with stateof the art gear. When we were in Tel Aviv, we gave a call to a local legend Yossi Fine andhe helped us get time at Pluto Studios, which is one of the best in the city. We recordedwith Talya Solan and her amazing group of musicians. We used elements of the Tel Avivsession to create our track Bdna Salam, which is raising money for Syrian refugees.Along with Talya other features on Shadowbox include Lafa Taylor, Alam Khan, TatianaKalmykova, brasshouse trio Too Many Zooz (who are touring with Beats Antique),Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dana Elle, Madoline Tasquin and Medium Troy Orchestra.Shadowbox is a retrospective of sorts, with Beats Antique pulling from all of their previouswork as almost a homage to the first ten years of their career. This will be our first fullalbum produced in Beats Antiques recording studio/dance performance space. We feellike Shadowbox touches on all our styles from down-temp Middle Eastern influences tocinematic orchestral arrangements. The songwriting process is also different for everysong. Sometimes David will come in with a melody and Sidecar will add the bass andbeats, and vise versa. One thing that always makes the songwriting process unique isthat Zoe creates and arranges music based around stories she wants to tell thoughdance, so sometimes the performance aspect influences the creation of the music.In June, the group premiered the first single, Killer Bee, featuring Lafa Taylor,on Billboard.com. The track is about standing up to prejudices. Just because someonecalls you a killer bee, doesnt mean you need to kill. We want people to define themselvesand not be defined by what people think they should be. In addition to being a killertrack, with a compelling music video directed by Kyrian Bobeerian, Beats Antiquedonated a percentage of the proceeds from their July 1st show at Red RocksAmphitheatre to The Honeybee Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to raising awarenessabout the importance of bees.An enthusiastic touring band, a new album also means a new tour, and since BeatsAntique is all about the concept, Shadowbox (the album and the idea) is anotheropportunity for them to get the creative juices flowing for the live shows. The band plan touse shadows, light, Indonesian shadow puppetry, custom-created lanterns, dance, storytelling, crowd participation and more to make sure this is an unforgettable visual spectaclefor their audience.Shadowbox, an album that is an amalgamation of the history of Beats Antique, mergedwith a tour that will both tease and excite the senses, shows off what this band does best transform, innovate and revolutionize what you think you know about music.

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