New Album it's not us Out January 12th
Lead Single "The Silent Type" OUT NOW PRESS HERE To Listen
Winter Headline Tour Kicks Off January 2018
"it's not us masterfully incorporates a slew of different genres over 11 tracks, from blues-rock to prog-metal to acoustic balladry. It's a testament to the band's willingness to experiment and their desire to write the best songs possible..."- Billboard
"...genre distinction was never big enough for what Umphrey's McGee actually do, which is closer to pop-smart and dance-wise progressive rock, laced with exuberant improvisation and flush with intense, melodic craft." - Rolling Stone
"Umphrey's McGee stand revealed as consummate musical alchemists, deftly reconfiguring sounds from rock's vast panoply of styles."- Entertainment Weekly
"Expanding the notion of what a rock band can offer"- Time
Umphrey's McGee have announced details on their 11th studio album it's not us, out January 12th. Comprised of 11 wide-ranging, vibrant songs the LP is a dynamic statement album that showcases the versatility and world-class musicianship that is at the band's core. PRESS HERE to listen to lead single "The Silent Type," which premiered yesterday via Billboard.com. Powered by a bombastic beat, funkified rhythms, fiery fretwork, and a chantable refrain the single is an id-provoked reflection on temptation and its potential consequences, showcasing the band's most succinct and accessible songwriting to date.
it's not us is available NOW for pre-order. In addition to the standard download, CD, and vinyl, this release offers the most robust deluxe package UM has ever created. Housed inside a leather bound book, the deluxe includes double 180 gram (with an Augmented Reality component), CD, download, bonus 7" EP featuring two unreleased tracks, a 72 page color coffee table book and more. PRESS HERE for additional details on the pre-order and the deluxe bundle.
In celebration of the release of the album, the band will kick off 2018 with the first leg of their 'it's not us' Tour. The 17-date headline trek will include a 3-night residency at New York City's famed Beacon Theatre January 19-21, ending with an epic show marking Umphrey's McGee'sofficial 20th birthday. The band will be joined by some very special guests along the way - support to be announced soon! Full routing below. For ticket info please visit http://www.umphreys.com/.
By harnessing the energy of their live performances into the precision of their studio craft, it's not us encapsulates a range that is rarely found in a single band, especially one that is about to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. From the vulnerable, acoustic "You & You Alone," to the percussive wallop of "Looks," to the slow-burning "Whistle Kids" and the airy guitar and iridescent refrain of "Half Delayed," the album offers something for fans and newcomers alike. This diversity can even be found within a single song as "Remind Me" begins with a funky bassline and rhythmic guitar licks, then explodes into a thundercloud of metallic shredding. It is this juxtaposition that distinguishes the album as their strongest studio offering yet, finding them at the pinnacle of their craft and groove as a group.
ABOUT UMPHREY'S MCGEE:
With a career spanning 2,200 live shows, ten studio albums, and a diehard legion of followers from around the globe, Umphrey's McGee continues to build a fan base that defies categorization. The band has devoted its craft to creating a community centered around meticulous attention to fan experience. At the cutting-edge of both music and technology, their live show offers immersive tech-fueled innovations, super-serving their massive following. Comprised of six critically acclaimed musicians - Brendan Bayliss [Guitar, vocals], Jake Cinninger [Guitar, vocals], Joel Cummins[Keyboard, piano, vocals], Andy Farag [Percussion], Kris Myers [Drums, vocals] and Ryan Stasik[Bass] - the group blends together multiple genres and sounds to make something very uniquely Umphrey's McGee.
it's not us TRACK LISTING:
1. The Silent Type 2. Looks 3. Whistle Kids 4. Half Delayed 5. Maybe Someday 6. Remind Me 7. You & You Alone 8. Forks 9. Speak Up 10. Piranhas 11. Dark Brush
UMPHREY'S MCGEE TOUR DATES:
November 2 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues November 3 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater November 4 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater November 9 Hermosa, CA @ Saint Rocke **NON-UM: Stickum feat. Kris November 11 San Diego, CA @ Winstons Beach Club **NON-UM: Stickum feat. Kris November 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge **NON-UM: Kweko feat. Kris December 1-5 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic @ Dominican Holidaze December 15 Chicago, IL @ Park West **NON-UM: 15th Annual Brendan & Jake Holiday Show December 29 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium December 30 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium December 31 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium January 11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE January 12 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre January 13 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre January 19 New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre January 20 New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre January 21 New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre January 25 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall January 26 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore January 27 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore January 28 Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn's Peak February 1 Columbus, OH @ Express Live! February 2 Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event Center February 3 Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event Center February 15 Washington, DC @ The Anthem February 16 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena February 17 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena February 18 Tampa, FL @ WhigFest Music & Arts Festival