The Midwest’s Gentleman Auction House are set to release the long awaited Alphabet Graveyard on Emergency Umbrella Records on August 19th! They’ll be previewing music from the forthcoming album on tour (dates below) starting Saturday in St. Louis and running through the end of June with a few select July dates.
Formed in the summer of 2005 and solidified in January of 2006, the band is still young, with the average age of its seven members hitting just below the quarter-century mark. GAH self-recorded and self-released their debut EP The Rules Were Handed Down in October 2006 and had sold out of it’s first pressing by the time the band played their now-annual Christmas show, which happened to score a mention in SPIN magazine’s list of must-attend events in St. Louis that December.
October 2007 found GAH in Washington, D.C., recording at Silver Sonya studios. After two weeks of feverish recording and a robbery at gunpoint, two records emerged. May 2008 welcomed The Book of Matches EP, which serves as the thematic and sonic precursor to the band’s new full-length. Due out in August of 2008, Alphabet Graveyard is a record that documents the maturation of a band who has shed the weight of its comparisons and forged a direction all their own to a very new place where solemn folk ballads, epic mood pieces and infectiously danceable pop very naturally find themselves on common ground.
May 31 – The Bluebird/St. Louis, Missouri
June 01 – RFT Music Awards (Main Stage)St. Louis, MI
June 06 – Beat Kitchen/Chicago, IL
June 09 –Mid City Grill/Fort Wayne, IN
June 11 – Garfield Artworks/Pittsburgh, PA
June 12 – The Bug Jar/Rochester, NY
June 14 – Union Hall/Brooklyn, NY
June 15 – Piano’s/New York, NY
June 16 – The Middle East (Upstairs) /Cambridge, MA
June 17 – M-Room/Philadelphia, PA
June 21 – The Milestone/Charlotte, NC
June 22 – Village Tavern/Columbia, SC
June 24 – Crowbar /Ybor City, FL
June 25 – Beta Bar/Tallahassee, FL
June 27 – Vino’s/Little Rock, AR
July 05 – The Bluebird/St. Louis, MI
July 11 – Schuba’s/Chicago, IL
July 25 – DFest/Tulsa, OK
July 26 – DFest/Tulsa, OK
Sept 17 – 20th-Pygmalion Music Festival/Champaign, IL