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Rain Machine Tours With Pixies

October 14, 2009

Kyp Malone’s acclaimed new solo project Rain Machine is currently on tour getting rave reviews. Known for his work fronting celebrated Brooklyn art-dance ensemble TV on Radio, Malone’s new endeavor is a boundary pushing yet soulful amalgamation of musical styles crystallized by his distinctive and provocative lyrical imagery and voice.

British publication NME said of a recent Rain Machine performance: “Kyp Malone’s new project surpasses even his day job band for sheer inventiveness… It’s undoubtedly one of the most wildly inventive and entertaining things anyone will hear all year.” The Wall Street Journal remarked of the same show: “… despite the smaller band, the music musters the same swells and rising action that characterizes his better-known band. When they played a complicated song called “Give Blood,” the crowd responded with noise and dance, expecting a subdued solo performance. Instead, the audience found itself a few feet away from a sound that would otherwise belong on a stage set for thousands.”

Rain Machine will begin a North American tour opening for seminal indie rock band The Pixies beginning this November.

Rain Machine Headlining Dates:
Oct 12 40 Watt Club Athens, GA
Oct 13 The Earl, Atlanta, GA
Oct 15 Annex, Madison, WI
Oct 25 Black Cat, Oct 16 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Oct 17 Double Door, Chicago, IL
Oct 18 Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
Oct 22 Middle East, Cambridge, MA
Oct 23 Johnny Brendas, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 24 Bowery Ballroom, NYC
Oct 25 Washington, DC

Rain Machine Dates (with The Pixies):
Nov. 6 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Nov. 8 Fox Oakland Theater, Oakland, CA
Nov. 12 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
Nov. 14 Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, OR
Nov. 25 Hammerstein Ballroom, NY NY
Nov. 28 Wanger Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, MA

Rain Machine Kicks Off Tour Next Week

September 16, 2009

Rain Machine is the provocative and soulful new solo venture from guitarist/songwriter extraordinaire Kyp Malone. Renowned for his work with TV on the Radio, Malone is set to kick off a North American tour next week in support of Rain Machine’s remarkable self titled debut album available September 22 on Anti- Records. Stereogum remarked after hearing Rain Machine’s song “Give Blood:” “It sounds like TV on the Radio thrown into a loose and scuzzed, mystical late-night basement jam. Cool track.” And Spin Magazine wrote, “Kyp Malone has always been a grand provocateur, singing, “I wanna love you all the way / I wanna break your back,” on last year’s “Lover’s Day” (from TV on the Radio’s Dear Science).

So to hear Malone, with his new solo project, moaning that “it’s no burnt-cork affair” on the six-and-half-minute “Smiling Black Faces” is to hear him at his most comfortable. Rain Machine doesn’t have TVOTR’s Berlin Wall of Sound might, but it’s still an accomplished work. Quadruple-tracked vocals on the quavering “Hold You Holy” and the bone-shaking pop jangle of “Give Blood” make this the best side gig since Jack White rediscovered the drums.”

The tour begins September 21st in Brooklyn.

Rain Machine Tour Dates:
Mon/Sep-21 Brooklyn NY Bell House
Fri/Sep-25 Echo Park CA The Echo
Sat/Sep-26 Los Angeles CA The Getty Center
Mon/Sep-28 San Francisco CA The Independent
Wed/Sep-30 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge
Thu/Oct-01 Seattle WA Neumos
Fri/Oct-02 Vancouver BC The Biltmore
Fri/Oct-09 Birmingham AL Bottle Tree
Sat/Oct-10 New Orleans LA One Eyed Jacks
Mon/Oct-12 Athens GA 40 Watt Club
Tue/Oct-13 Atlanta GA The Earl
Thu/Oct-15 Madison WI High Noon Saloon
Fri/Oct-16 Minneapolis MN 7th Street Entry
Sat/Oct-17 Chicago IL Double Door
Sun/Oct-18 Detroit MI Small’s
Mon/Oct-19 Toronto ON Lee’s Palace
Tue/Oct-20 Montreal QC Il Motore
Thu/Oct-22 Cambridge MA Middle East Upstairs
Fri/Oct-23 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda’s
Sat/Oct-24 New York NY Bowery
Sun/Oct-25 Washington DC Black Cat