Beats Antique: A Thousand Faces-Act 1
Electronic dance trio Beats Antique have confirmed details regarding their seventh studio album A Thousand Faces-Act 1.The album is slated for release on October 15 via Beats Antique Records. The group will present the project as part of a major national tour launching October 3 in Salt Lake City.
As of the process behind their new album, the trio explains:
Teaming with a group of renowned artistic collaborators stemming from their San Francisco hometown and Obscura Digital, the acclaimed live art projections company whose work with Google, the Guggenheim, and the royalty of Dubai has delighted audiences around the world, Beats Antique’s new album and live performance art project A Thousand Faces delivers the band’s signature mix of electronica and world-fusion beyond the sonic realm into a multimedia extravaganza that’s part odyssey and part genre-warping rock opera.
A two-volume endeavor with a highly theatrical live-show counterpart, A Thousand Faces encapsulates each stage of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey in 22 sweeping and lushly textured tracks. While the accompanying show will carry audiences through the complete journey, A Thousand Faces–Act 1 represents just the first half of the monomyth, with the second volume due out next spring.
Beats Antique’s David Satori elaborates, “ “A Thousand Faces is meant to be an adventure for the audience, a wild ride that takes them through these mystical lands all across the globe.” “This is a universal story that’s been told for thousand of years,” notes band member Zoe Jakes. “Each one of us is a spoke in the wheel of the monomyth, and there’s a deep sense of unity in all of us sharing the same story.”
A Thousand Faces–Act 1 features several guests, including Les Claypool and sarod player Alam Khan (son of legendary classical Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan).
With technology and production helmed by Obscura Digital, the show will feature visual production by Ivan Landau (Æon Flux, Sin City, Blade Runner). Also partnering with illustrator Leighton Kelly (who teamed up with Landau on the video for “Revival,” a track off of Beats Antique’s 2010 album Blind Threshold), the group has created a multimedia spectacle that’s rich in sensory stimulation. Part of the art for the stage production will even stem from a collection of works created the fans themselves.
Here’s a look at the A Thousand Faces Tour
October 3 Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot
October 4 Boise, ID—Knitting Factory
October 5 Bozeman, MT —2013 Hushush at Kountz Arena
October 6 Jackson Hole, WY—Pink Garter Theater
October 9 Lincoln, NE—Bourbon Theatre
October 10 Iowa City, IA—The Blue Moose Tap House
October 11 Springfield, IL—Donnie’s Homespun
October 12 Columbia, MO—The Blue Note
October 15 Charlotte, NC-The Chop Shop
October 16 Chattanooga, TN—Track 29
October 17 Asheville, NC—Orange Peel
October 18 Biloxi, MS—Biloxi Civic Center
October 19 Ozark, AR—Harvest Music Festival
October 22 Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall
October 23 Millvale, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre
October 24 Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts
October 25 New York, NY—Irving Plaza
October 26 Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club
October 27 Burlington, VT—Higher Ground
October 31 Minneapolis, MN—Mill City Nights
November 1 Chicago, IL—Vic Theatre
November 2 Madison, WI—Majestic Live
November 3 New Orleans, LA—Voodoo Music Experience
November 6 Houston, TX—Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
Novmeber 7 Austin, TX—Emo’s East
November 8 Dallas, TX—Trees
November 9 Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom
November 13 Santa Ana, CA—Yost Theater
November 14 San Diego, CA—House of Blues
November 15 Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theater
November 16 San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
November 17 San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore