Tuesday, 23 August 2011 18:59

Mike Pinto The West Is Still Wild EP and Tour


From Mike Pinto:

What’s up everyone?!

We’re very excited to announce the release of our new EP, THE WEST IS STILL WILD, available at www.MikePintoMusic.com for digital download beginning September 6, 2011, with hard copies available ONLY at shows starting September 13, 2011, through the end of the West is Still Wild Fall Tour. The first single, “The Cool and the Deadly”, is available now on our site. 

With THE WEST IS STILL WILD EP, we pay homage to the inspiration derived from our west coast experiences. “It’s been 160 years since the Gold Rush and there are still people making the trip from all over the country because they feel their destiny is to reach the west coast. As someone who also was drawn to that same appeal, I wanted to capture that,” Pinto says about the making of THE WEST IS STILL WILD. Recorded at 17th Street Studios with the support of Lewis Richards, credited on releases from artists such as Dirty Heads and Sublime With Rome, the EP is designed to be a journey, not unlike his own, a culmination of experiences and discoveries about what it feels like to be out west - from how wild it was, to how wild it is, to how wild it will always be.

west_is_still_wildTHE WEST IS STILL WILD is the follow-up to EVERYTHING I GOT (2009) and is heavily influenced by the excitement of incorporating new elements and fresh inspirations with the support of drummer Todd Elrod and bassist Matt Brein, formerly of Bargain Music, and special guests including DeLa (Slightly Stoopid,) as well as Max O'Leary and Josh Molle on horns whom will be along for select dates in the future.

In support of THE WEST IS STILL WILD EP, the MIKE PINTO BAND will hit the road on September 13th with a national fall tour bearing the same name and very special guest, Cas Haley. We will make stops in Pinto’s hometown of Philadelphia as well as Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Portland and many more. See the website for more info, and stay tuned as more dates will be announced soon!

Sep 9 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst - Atrium Also Playing: Top Shelf
Sep 13 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep Also Playing: Cas Haley
Sep 14 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre Also Playing: Cas Haley
Sep 15 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater Also Playing: Cas Haley, Apex Vibe, Coral Thief
Sep 16 Eureka Springs, AR Chelsea's Corner Cafe
Sep 17 Eureka Springs, AR Chelsea's Corner Cafe Also Playing: Cas Haley
Sep 18 Little Rock, AR Sticky Fingerz Rock-n-Roll Chicken Shack Also Playing: Cas Haley
Sep 21 Sanford, FL The West End Trading Company Also Playing: Cas Haley
Sep 22 Vero Beach, FL Filthy McNasty's Also Playing: Cas Haley, Groovestain, 3LF
Sep 23 Live Oak, FL Blackwater Music Festival
Sep 24 Melbourne, FL Melbourne Fall Fest Also Playing: Supervillains
Sep 25 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live Also Playing: Cas Haley
Sep 28 Charlottesville, VA The Southern Also Playing: Cas Haley
Sep 29 Roanoke, VA Martin's Downtown Also Playing: Cas Haley
Sep 30 Asbury Park, NJ The Saint Also Playing: Cas Haley
Oct 1 Philadelphia, PA The Blockley Pourhouse Also Playing: Cas Haley, Kings and Comrades, Life in the Way
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