Emancipator ‘Dusk To Dawn’+Tour

Emancipator_dusktodawnEmancipator (Doug Appling) sold out over 21 headlining shows in 2012, including venues like San Francisco’s Mezzanine, NYC’s Highline Ballroom, and Denver’s Ogden Theater, was praised by The New York Times and toured with Pretty Lights. However it is clear that 2013 will be his biggest year to date, kicking off with the release of his third album ‘Dusk To Dawn’ and a 44 date North American tour in January.

Blending lush, warm, organic electronic sounds, with hip-hop and classical Americana, might not be an easy or obvious choice, but the classically-trained Emancipator does just that, creating a natural mix of beats and melody that is all his own. On-stage, Appling performs with the violinist Ilya Goldberg, creating a dynamic and captivating live show that reinforces the fusion at the heart of Emancipator’s music.

His previous two albums ‘Soon It Will Be Cold Enough’ and ‘Safe In The Steep Cliffs’ showcased the luxuriant blend of instrumentation and drums that his rapidly growing and diverse fan-base has come to love. ‘Minor Cause’, and ‘Dusk To Dawn’, continue where Emancipator left off.

Throughout ‘Minor Cause’ Appling’s beats and piano draw you forward, before Goldberg’s beautiful strings are introduced, raising the urgency and bringing the track to its crescendo. It’s a fitting lead single, illustrating the inimitable and ever-engaging blend of beat, harmony and melody that underpin Emancipator’s music.

‘Minor Cause’ will be accompanied by a music video shot in the breathtaking Oregon forest, Appling’s home state, directed by adventure photographer, Ben Moon.

Dusk To Dawn will be released on Loci Records on January 29. Minor Cause was released released on January 9.

Album Title: Dusk to Dawn
Label: Loci Records

Track listing:
1. Minor Cause
2. Valhalla
3. Land & Sea
4. Merlion
5. Outlaw
6. The Way
7. Dusk to Dawn
8. Afterglow
9. Eve II
10. Barnacles
11. Natural Causes
12. Galapagos

Emancipator at the Ogden in Denver, Co. (2012)

Tour Dates:
1/12 – Squaw Valley, CA @ Last Chair Music Festival
1/16 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
1/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
1/18 – Madison, WI @ The Majestic
1/19 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
1/20 – Kalamazoo, MI@ Papa Pete’s
1/23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
1/24 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
1/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
1/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
1/27 – Syracuse, NY @ Wescott Theatre
1/29 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
1/30 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
1/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
2/1 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
2/2 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
2/5 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
2/6 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
2/7 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
2/8 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
2/9 – Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm & Brews
2/10 – Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar
2/12 – Miami, FL @ The Stage
2/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
2/14 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
2/15 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
2/16 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note\
2/17 – East Peoria, IL @ Cabin Fever Music Festival
2/27-3/3 – Uvita, Costa Rica @ Envision Festival
3/7 – Bozeman, MT @ Montana State University
3/8 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
3/9 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
3/10 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
3/13 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre
3/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
3/15 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
3/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
3/17 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
3/19 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
3/20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Evolution Nightclub
3/21 – Durango, CO @ Henry Strater Theatre
3/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
3/23 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Frank Sinatra Showroom



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