Aficionado Stream New Self-Titled Album Which is Out Today on No Sleep Records

July 26, 2011

Following the news of their upcoming US tour supporting Cursive frontman Tim Kasher, Albany, NY’s indie-punk hybrid Aficionado have just premiered a stream of their brand new self-titled full length album out today on No Sleep Records.

With ten songs produced and recorded with AJ Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Cursive), and following their critically acclaimed “When It Comes To Creation” EP, the songs on Aficionado’s latest are sharp and more compact with less of an emphasis on wowing people with over the top antics and more of a focus on the songs themselves. The lyrical basis is centered on expositions of thinking for yourself, attaining what it takes to be a charismatic person, heeding to the realities of aging, and acceptance of change. Drawing from a range of influences such as Cursive, The Hold Steady, Sunny Day Real Estate and At the Drive In, Aficionado incorporates the sweet honey coated coo of Laura Carrozza which tinges the melodies and a harmonious male/female vocal styling alongside singer Nick Warchol.

On their new album, Aficionado have created an opus based on the basic concept of pure camaraderie and solidarity amongst good friends, with the aim of simply making good music.

* Purchase the new album from iTunes here!

Stream Aficionado’s self-titled album here!

“Aficionado” Track List:

1. The Things You Like
2. Stir Like Hell
3. Everything Was Right
4. Grandfather
5. Confidence Is Intimidating
6. Honesty
7. Falsified Inspiration
8. Permanent
9. Characters
10. Open Doors

Aficionado Live!
Mon-Aug-08 5871 Laurel Ave Mays Landing, NJ *
Wed-Aug-10 It’s a Kling Thing! House Akron, OH *
Sat-Aug-13 Fucking Awesome Fest Detroit, MI

w/ Tim Kasher

Thu-Aug-18 Chicago, IL Schubas
Fri-Aug-19 Pontiac, MI The Croofoot
Sat-Aug-20 Columbus, OH Double Happiness
Sun-Aug-21 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Mon-Aug-22 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
Tue-Aug-23 Boston, MA Great Scott
Wed-Aug-24 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Thu-Aug-25 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
Fri-Aug-26 Washington, DC Red Palace
Sat-Aug-27 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Sun-Aug-28 Greenville, NC – The Tipsy Teapot
Mon-Aug-29 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Tue-Aug-30 St Augustine, FL Café Eleven
Wed-Aug-31 Orlando, FL The Social
Thu-Sep-01 Tallahassee, FL Club Down Under
Fri-Sep-02 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Sat-Sep-03 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
Sun-Sep-04 Little Rock, AR – Sticky’s Rock N Roll Chicken Shack
Mon-Sep-05 OFF
Tue-Sep-06 Austin, TX Mohawk
Wed-Sep-07 Dallas, TX The Loft
Thu-Sep-08 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
Fri-Sep-09 Lawrence, KS Jackpot
Sat-Sep-10 Omaha, NE Waiting Room

* = w/ Nightmares For A Week

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