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“In the grand tradition of Can and Neu!, Athens psych pop outfit writes music to get lost in.” – Consequence of Sound

New Madrid

“New Madrid is a four piece indie band from Athens, GA that plays an invigorating style of indie rock that’s both strong in its intricacies as its catchiness.” – Noisey
“New Madrid’s follow-up to 2014’s Sunswimmer finds the Athens rock quartet expanding its palette, incorporating Television-esque guitar heroics and various psychedelic flourishes into its once-rootsy sound.” – Flagpole

The new album from Athens, GA quartet New Madrid is out today. Co-produced by David Barbe and the band in Athens at Chase Park Transduction Studio,  magnetkingmagnetqueenis New Madrid’s third album and second on New West Records imprint Normaltown Records.  The album reveals New Madrid’s evolution and collective growth, resulting in the band’s most complete work to date. The band, comprised of Phil McGill (guitar/vox,) Graham Powers (guitar/vox,) Ben Hackett (bass/vox,) and Alex Woolley (drums/percussion), updated their psychedelic, reverb-heavy jams and jangly pop melodies with a hint of art rock influence, all while remaining true to the experimental song-craft. Additional recording took place at Dogwood Lodge in Soddy Daisy, TN and at the band’s home studio.

magnetkingmagnetqueen is available digitally and on CD and LP on the band’s website: For fans that purchase the album in an independent record store, they will be rewarded with a exclusive 4.25″ x 4.25″ magnet featuring a unique mash up of the album artwork and a download code for a full live performance of their first-ever London show from earlier this year. The enthralling set featured 10 career-spanning tracks, including two from the new record.

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New Madrid is currently on tour throughout the East Coast and is excited to announce their summer tour dates in support of magnetkingmagnetqueen. The upcoming run will include appearances throughout the South to the West and up the West Coast. The band will hit major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Austin, Los Angeles, and Seattle. See below for a full list of tour dates. More dates will be announced soon and for all updated information visit

New Madrid 2016 Tour Dates

5/2 – Caledonia Lounge – Athens, GA

5/11 – Songbyrd Music House – Washington, DC

5/12 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

5/13 – The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY

5/15 – Great Scott – Allston, MA

5/19 – Ortlieb’s – Philadelphia, PA

5/21 – Dogfish Head Brewpub – Rehoboth Beach, DE

6/11 – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA

6/24 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

6/25 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA

6/26 – Rudyard’s Pub – Houston, TX

6/29 – Three Links – Dallas, TX

6/30 – The Sidewinder – Austin, TX

7/01 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX,

7/02 – The Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX

7/05 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ

7/06 – The Wayfarer – Costa Mesa, CA

7/07 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA

7/10 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

7/14 – The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA

7/15 – Milk Bar – San Francisco, CA

7/17 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

7/20 – Barboza – Seattle, WA

7/21 – The Olympic Venue – Boise, ID

7/22 – The Filling Station – Bozeman, MT

7/23 – Pub Station – Billings, MT

7/27 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

7/30 – Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO

8/1 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

8/3 – The Frequency – Madison, WI

8/05 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL

8/06 – El Club – Detroit, MI

8/13 – Grotto Lights Concert – Huntsville, AL


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