New York, NY (February 26, 2019) – The Suitcase Junket will release Mean Dog, Trampoline on April 5 via Signature Sounds. Produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos (Jackie Greene, Rickie Lee Jones, Leo Kottke), Mean Dog, Trampoline marks a deliberate departure from the homespun approach of The Suitcase Junket’s previous efforts and emerges as his most powerfully direct album yet. NPR Music calls him, “A living, breathing, throat-singing, road-tested, avant-garde, one-man-band who is in a state of perpetual motion… gutsy, fuzzed-out, groove-laden psych rock.”

Today, The Suitcase Junket shares the video for “Everything I Like”, a reflection of the ups and downs of the touring life in order to share a couple hours of music and happiness with a room full of people.

“Everything I like happens at night is as true a statement about life on the road as I could think up,” says Matt Lorenz (The Suitcase Junket).” The days can be a long tedious slog, filled with the bizarre static intensity of driving the food desert that is our interstate highway system, but the nights can be so transcendent that all of the crap that filled your day melts away in the alchemy of a lit up stage and a crowd engaged. Then somebody steals your van. That’s the way it goes.”

Director Joshua Kilcoyne adds, “The warmth and energy of a great audience can be tremendously rewarding, but the hours between gigs are often lonely, monotonous, and bleak. Even more so for musicians on a tight budget who are hauling their own gear and driving their own vehicles. The aim here was to give the viewer a sense of that experience on both a practical and emotional level.”
In creating Mean Dog, Trampoline, Lorenz pulled from a fantastically patchwork sonic palette, shaping his songs with elements of jangly folk, fuzzed-out blues, oddly textured psych-rock.

The Suitcase Junket recently completed a UK tour and adds dates to the national run supporting the album. A full list of tour dates can be found below with more to be added.

The Suitcase Junket Tour Dates
Mar 02 – Jacksonville, FL @ Northeast Florida Veg Fest
Apr 04 – Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
Apr 05 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Apr 06 – Turners Falls, MA @ Shea Theater
Apr 07 – Exeter, NH @ The Word Barn
Apr 10 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
Apr 11 – Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center for the Arts
Apr 12 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Caffe Lena
Apr 13 – Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
Apr 20 – Peterborough, NH @ Bass Hall
Apr 25 – Charlotte, NC @ Tuck Fest
Apr 26 – Knoxville, TN @ The Open Chord
Apr 27 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
Apr 28 – Memphis, TN @ The Green Room
Apr 30 – Austin, TX @ The Townsend
May 02 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Red Dragon Listening Room
May 08 – Norfolk, VA @ Toast (LAVA Presents)
May 09 – Baltimore, MD @ Creative Alliance at The Patterson
May 10 – Arden, DE @ Arden Concert Guild
May 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
May 12 – Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage
May 15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 18 – Brevard, NC @ Songsmith Gathering
May 26 – Pittsfield, MA @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 28 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
May 29 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
May 30 – Berkeley, CA @ Freight & Salvage
Jun 01 – Santa Monica, CA @ McCabe’s
Jun 05 – Thomas, WV @ Purple Fiddle
Jun 06 – Worthington, OH @ Natalie’s
Jun 07 – Madison, IN @ River Roots Music and Folk Arts
Jun 08 – Russell Township, OH @ LaurelLive
Jun 09 – Millheim, PA @ Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
Jun 11 – Marrietta, OH @ The Stage Door
Jun 14 – Marion, IA @ The Famous Mockingbird
Jul 14 – Earlville, NY @ Earlville Opera House
Jul 19 – Concord, NH @ Concord Center for the Arts
Jul 20 – Jay, VT @ Jeezum Crow Festival