Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil follows Garage A Trois' 2009 release, Power Patriot (the band's debut with Benevento replacing original member Charlie Hunter). In the words of Stanton Moore, the band set out to capture the highly flammable, rock-driven, avant pop album we all knew we were capable of making." Recorded at Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, LA (where masterpieces by Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder and The Wild Magnolias have been cut) with revered engineer/producer Randall Dunn (Cave Singers, Black Mountain, Sun City Girls), Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil is indeed the finest representation yet of the band's sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic songwriting. It's sure to fuel the fire for a growing legion of fans amassing around the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today.
Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil track listing: Omar; Resentment Incubator; Earl Harvin; Shooting Breaks; Kansas (interlude); Swellage; The Drum Department; Thumb; Baby Mama Drama; Chimp & Flower; Dark Bogul (interlude); Assault On Precinct 13.
Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil tour dates:
April 19 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA
April 20 | Doug Fir Lounge | Portland, OR
April 21 | Sam Bond's Garage | Eugene, OR
April 22 | Humboldt Brews | Arcata, CA
April 23 | Amoeba | San Francisco, CA (2PM Free In-Store)
April 23 | Independent | San Francisco, CA
May 4 | Louisiana Music Factory | New Orleans, LA (3PM Free In-Store)
May 4 | Howlin' Wolf | New Orleans, LA
May 7 | One Eyed Jack's | New Orleans, LA
May 8 | DBA | New Orleans, LA
May 11 | The Five Spot | Atlanta, GA
May 12 | Pour House | Charleston, SC
May 13 | Pisgah | Asheville, NC
May 14 | Capital Ale House | Richmond, VA
May 15 | Jewish Mother Backstage | Norfolk, VA
May 17 | 8x10 | Baltimore, MD
May 18 | Rex Theater | Pittsburgh, PA
May 19 | North Star | Philadelphia, PA
May 20 | Regattabar | Boston, MA
May 21 | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY
Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil will be available April 12 on Vinyl, CD & MP3.