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Advance Base

Advance Base is the electronic solo project of Chicago, IL singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone).

Using a two-handed arsenal of electric pianos, autoharps, Omnichords, loops, samples & drum machines, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed tunes around his conversational, baritone vocals. The sound of Advance Base has been described as "lo-fi," "depressed" & "weirdly uplifting."

Advance Base has proudly supported live dates for The Postal Service, Pedro the Lion, The Mountain Goats, Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500/Luna), Alan Sparhawk (Low), Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon) & Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields).

The debut Advance Base album, A Shut-In's Prayer (2012), was released in North America by Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde Records (CD) & Ashworth's own Orindal Records (vinyl/digital). Tomlab Records released special edition CDs & LPs for Europe & UK.

Nephew in the Wild, the second album by Advance Base, was released on August 21, 2015 by Orindal Records (US/AQ) & Tomlab Records (EU/UK). PopMatters named Nephew in the Wild the #1 Indie Pop Album of 2015.

Animal Companionship, the third & most recent album by Advance Base, will be released September 21, 2018 by Run For Cover Records / Orindal Records.

All available merchandise, including t-shirts, vinyl records, & MP3s can be purchased from Orindal Records.

Advance Base is named after the Antarctic meteorological station & psychedelic death trap that nearly killed Admiral Richard E. Byrd during the winter of 1934.

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Tour dates 2019

At 5 venues:

The Prince Albert, Brighton

48 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED

Tue 23 Jul

£11.50 / 01273 730499

Redon, London E2

Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9HA

Mon 22 Jul

Redrum, Stafford

36 Crabbery Street, Stafford, ST16 2BA

Sun 21 Jul


Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW

Fri 19 Jul

£11.25 / 0131 225 1757

Think Tank, Newcastle upon Tyne

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4EP

Thu 18 Jul


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