My Education premiere mind-bending video via Consequence of Sound, announce forthcoming album ‘A Drink For All My Friends’
“There must be something on the air, or in it, to explain the space rock blooming in central Texas. This Austin sextet expands on the arc-riff grandeur of local travelers Explosions in the Sky with John Cale-like viola and simple, rising melodies that take you way up and out. My surprise find at SXSW this year, My Education are advanced ecstasy.” — David Fricke, Rolling Stone
Austin, TX sonic explorers My Education premiere the first video from their forthcoming new album today via Consequence of Sound. The long-running 7 piece band’s sixth album, A Drink For All My Friends will be released November 27th, 2012 in North America on Headbump Records/Haute Magie and in Europe on Golden Antenna.
A Drink For All My Friends is the band’s most streamlined and aggressive effort yet, while remaining an entrancing cinematic journey throughout, exploring everything from the final communiques from doomed airline pilots to a frenetic and violent outburst from a laboratory golem.
Since forming in 1999, the band’s membership has expanded and contracted while the sonic landscapes have grown with each release. My Education has released 5 full-length albums, several singles, compilation appearances, and a 12″ vinyl collaboration with avant-hip hop duo Dalek. Recordings have been remixed by members of bands Kinski, Pelican, Red Sparowes and Dalek.
In June 2010 the band completed a series of improvisational recordings with Salt Lake City ensemble Theta Naught that were released April 2011 on Differential Records. “SoundMass” performances at SXSW and Austin Psych Fest were greeted with wild acclaim, and a Daytrotter SoundMass session was released in July 2011. Vinyl of this release is brand new and out now. Additional SoundMass performances are currently being scheduled to promote the vinyl and new recordings are also in the works. My Education’s collaboration with the Noble Motion dance company premiered with three sold out shows in June 2011 at the Austin Ballet. A new limited edition CD of Sunrise remixes is out now on Reverb Worship as well as a limited edition live “bootleg” CD entitled Bamboozled from the band’s 2010 tour. On the horizon: My Education’s first European tour now booking for spring 2013.
A Drink For All My Friends will be available on LP, CD, cassette and download on November 27th, 2012 via Headbump Records in the US and Golden Antenna in Europe.
My Education video
MY EDUCATION live:
11/30 Austin, TX @ The ND (album release party)
My Education – A Drink For All My Friends
Artist: My Education
Album: A Drink For All My Friends
Label: Headbump Records (US) / Golden Antenna (EU)
Release Date: November 27, 2012
01. A Drink For…
02. …All My Friends
03. Mister 1986
04. Black Box
06. Happy Village