NEWS: Ireland to Atlanta Transplant Count Vaseline Announces National Summer Tour

June 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Count Vaseline is an alternative rock project founded in 2016 by songwriter, musician and producer ’Stefan Murphy’ during a creative spell in Berlin Germany. Count Vaseline is very much inspired by past masters such as the Velvet Underground, Modern Lovers, Suicide, Television Personalities and The Fall. 80s and 90s british bands like Echo And The Bunnymen The Jesus And Mary Chain and Spacemen 3. The sound is often a marriage of 60s pop and minimal psychedelic rock, inspired by bands like Black Lips and Fat White Family. Murphy recently moved from Europe to Atlanta, where he is currently building a recording studio - from there he has announced a big tour of the US in June, July and August. Dates are below.

 

Count Vaseline on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1VWX4M69JNRBSbOLfFnYA

Count Vaseline on Bandcamp: countvaseline.bandcamp.com

 

After conceiving the project and following only a handful of live appearances in Germany, Count Vaseline decamped to the US to begin working on what would quickly become his first album ‘Yo No Soy Marinero’. The narrative of the record is very personal and details a difficult phase in Murphy’s life and creativity as well as a celebration of his trials and tribulations in Berlin. Making the decision to stay in the US was closely followed by a Presidential election that was going to send the universe into something of a tailspin. The rise of Donald Trump as well as a lot of depressing reading about the cyclical patterns in world politics quickly gave birth to The Count’s second album, the very minimal ‘Cascade’.

 

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. ‘Russia’, the forthcoming single, is designed to make the people dance. The song was inspired by the documentary film ‘Hypernormalization’ and is a personal account of two lovers trying to break free from the constraints of the modern world. The song is deliberately performed at 117 beats per minute, the same BPM as Quincy jones / Michael Jacksons magnum opus ‘Billie Jean’, one of the most danceable tunes in history.

 

On Tour:

Jun 22 / Austin TX - Hotel Vegas 

Jun 23 / Bryan TX - Revolution 

Jun 24 / San Antonio TX - Hitones 

Jun 26 / Dallas TX - RBC 

Jun 27 / Ft.Worth TX - Boiled Owl 

Jun 28 / Hot Springs AR - Maxines 

Jun 30 / Oklahoma City OK - HiLo 

Jul 2 / Birmingham AL -The Nick 

Jul 4 / Atlanta GA - Rowdy Dowdy 

Jul 11 / Memphis TN - The Hi-Tone Cafe 

Jul 14 / Charlotte NC - Petra’s 

Jul 15 / Richmond VA - Sound Of Music 

Jul 17 / Baltimore MD - The Depot 

Jul 18 / Washington DC - Black Cat 

Jul 19 / Brooklyn NY - Harefield Rd 

Jul 21 / New York City NY - Piano’s 

Jul 25 / Portland ME - Urban Farm Fermentory 

Jul 26 / Saratoga Springs NY - Putnam Den 

Jul 27 / Buffalo NY - Mohawk Place 

Jul 28 / Rochester NY - Abeline 

July 31 / Chicago IL - The Owl 

Aug 2 / Milwaukee WI - River West 

Aug 3 / Minneapolis MN - Shadewald Hall 

Aug 6 / Tri-Cities WA - Candy Gallery

Aug 7 / Olympia WA - The Courtyard 

Aug 9 / Seattle WA - Slims Last Chance Saloon 

Aug 10 / Portland OR - Turn, Turn, Turn 

Aug 11 / Eugene OR - Old Nick’s 

Aug 12 / San Francisco CA - Bottom Of The Hill 

Aug 13 / Sacremento CA - Old Ironsides 

Aug 15 / Fullerton CA - The Continental Rooms 

Aug 19 / Los Angeles CA - Bar Lubitsch


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