Aficionado Announces US Tour w/ Fair To Midland * New Self-Titled Album Out Now On No Sleep Records [News]

October 20, 2011

With ten songs produced and recorded with AJ Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Cursive), and on the heels of 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!

Aficionado Live!

10/19 Brooklyn, NY The Acheron (CMJ) *
10/20 Lowell, MA Umass Lowell – Fox Hall (Closed Show / Students Only) *
10/22 Brooklyn, NY Matchless (CMJ) *
10/23 Amityville, NY Broadway Bar *
10/25 Boston, MA Great Scott *
10/26 Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose *
10/27 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop *
10/28 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar *
11/30 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad ^
12/01 Mesa, AZ The Underground ^
12/02 West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour ^
12/03 Bakersfield, CA B Rider’s ^
12/04 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades ^
12/06 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater ^
12/07 Seattle, WA Studio Seven ^
12/09 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue ^
12/10 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre ^
12/12 Cedar Falls, IA The Wheelhouse ^
12/13 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theater ^
12/15 Chicago, IL The Subterranean ^
12/16 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Bar ^
12/17 Flint, MI The Machine Shop ^
12/19 Akron, OH Musica ^
12/21 St. Louis, MO The Firebird ^
12/26 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom %
12/27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club %
12/28 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place %
12/29 Boston, MA Royale %
12/30 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts %

* = w/ TS & The Past Haunts
^ = w/ Fair To Midland
%= w/ Thursday, mewithoutYou, Screaming Females and Make Do and Mend

“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

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