BTBAM Vocalist Tommy Rogers Announces U.S. Live Date in Support of Solo Album "Pulse"
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME FRONT MAN EXCITED TO CONNECT WITH FANS AS "THOMAS GILES"
TOMMY ROGERS, lead vocalist, keyboardist and founding member of the award-winning North Carolina progressive rock band BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME (also BTBAM) has announced special U.S. tour dates in support of his just-released solo album, Pulse. The versatile front man / multi-instrumentalist who uses the pseudonym THOMAS GILES (his given middle name) on the record will perform songs from the new release backed by a hand-picked live band. Support on the mini-tour will be provided by Steven Brodsky (of Cave In) and Braveyoung.
TOMMY ROGERS' live itinerary is shaping up as follows:
March 30 Charlotte, NC Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
March 31 Norfolk, VA Jewish Mother
April 01 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
April 02 New York, NY Santo's Party House
April 03 Providence, RI The Met
"I never thought that tour dates for "Pulse" would see the light of day and now, here they are!" commented ROGERS. "Along for the ride will be the amazing Steve Brodsky and Braveyoung. Come out and hang!" The eye-catching admat for the tour can be viewed at this location and fans can pre-order tickets for the shows by visiting Tommy's Facebook page.
TOMMY ROGERS has met to shining critical acclaim for his efforts on Pulse, a recording which he not only self-produced, but arranged, composed and played every instrument on, marking the album as a true solo effort (in every sense of the word). The album has been hailed as "an alternately lovely and chilling record" by Alternative Press, a record "that should captivate fans of adventurous music" by Verbicide and "a powerhouse album of progressive and experimental rock" by Popmatters. Check out the Popmatters premiere of THOMAS GILES "Sleep Shake" music video now at this location.
THOMAS GILES' Pulse is a challenging rock record designed so that the parts build up to a larger, cinematic-like structure where everything from production to arrangements to lyrics to album art is carefully crafted towards a unified purpose. Testing the limits of what he can do naturally with his voice, ROGERS' strikingly beautiful falsetto and dynamic range conjures tales of anxiety, collapse, end-times and strength against swelling, heart-lifting arrangements and pristine backdrops of ambient loops, digital burbles, analog hiss and woozy drones. Exploring combinations of the outré genres of both post-rock and glitch, the music's emotionally resonant yet textural sounds draw reference to artists such as NIN, Radiohead, Muse, The Verve, Beck and Spiritualized, balancing both rock and electronic impulses.
Updated THOMAS GILES news and information will be made available via the musician's online networks: www.myspace.com/thomasgilesmusic / www.facebook.com/thomasgilesmusic
"exciting…(a) wide-ranging reinvention of traditional forms" - THE ONION
"Tommy Rogers virtually sings in tongues…the most delicate and (sounds like) professionally trained tenor ever performed in this sort of context." - GROUND CONTROL
"a gorgeous vocal climb…absolutely flawless" - PREFIX