Paste Shares River City Extension’s “Deliverance”, Tour Begins This Week, Album Out 3/10/15 via Anchor & Hope Records‏

March 6, 2015

River City Extension Premiere New Full Length
Deliverance via Paste

Out 3/10/15 on Anchor & Hope Records

Headline Tour w/ Air Traffic Controller Begins This Week

“An album that still sounds triumphant” -SPIN

“The smaller lineup has still retained the band’s gritty and evocative focus”
-Consequence of Sound

“Their full-on roots rock sound has been honed to a nice edge”
-The Bluegrass Situation

Toms River, New Jersey band River City Extension are streaming their latest full-lengthDeliverance today in full via Paste.  The album is officially out March 10th, 2015 via Anchor & Hope Records and the band departs on a six week tour this week in support of the new record (now available for pre-order).  Three years after the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger, River City Extension is clearly stronger than ever on Deliverance, with a slimmed down lineup and a sound and fierce conviction that show them writing and playing at their peak.

Listen to Deliverance


River City Extension has also announced a full U.S. headlining tour, with Air Traffic Controller for support, starting in March and continuing well into April, including dates at SXSW (all confirmed dates below).

Deliverance is comprised of ten tracks that successfully create a succinct, effortlessly executed indie rock opus reminiscent of Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Girls and Dirty Projectors. While guitarist/vocalist Joe Michelini originally served as the core of River City Extension,Deliverance sees Michelini and long-time collaborators John Muccino (guitars/vocals/strings) and Patrick O’Brien (keyboards, vocals) expanding into a full band with the addition of Josh Gilman (bass).

Michelini was heavily influenced by Ayn Rand during the writing of Deliverance.  Much of the record was informed by her thoughts on morality and productive work, as Michelini applied these to his search for identity within the music industry and as an artist. The songs weigh the importance of staying true to oneself within the complexities of the modern world.  Deliverance was produced, engineered and mixed by Pat Noon over 14 days in a vacant ski-lodge in the Poconos.

River City Extension formed in 2007, and have released two full-lengths and numerous EPs and splits including a 2011 split with Kevin Devine. Paste named the band a “Band to Watch” in 2010, and NPR has hailed the band’s “serious ambition”. The group has toured the country extensively, performing everywhere from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo to Austin City Limits.

Track Listing:
01) Something’s Gotta Give
02) Man of Conviction
03) Ohio
04) Indian Summer
05) I Wouldn’t Worry
06) Deliverance Pt. 2
07) Girls
08) White Blackmail
09) Vox Populi
10) I’m Not There

Tour Dates:
3/05 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *
3/06 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *
3/07 Bethlehem, PA @ Blast Furnace Room *
3/08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Pittsburgh Winery *
3/10 Richmond, VA @ The Camel *
3/11 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
3/12 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662 *
3/13 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits *
3/14 Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub *
3/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory *
3/18 Austin, TX @ The North Door (SXSW Offical Showcase)
3/24 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room *
3/25 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room #
3/26 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour #
3/28 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place *
3/29 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill *
3/31 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project *
4/01 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar *
4/02 Boise, ID @ The Crux *
4/03 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock *
4/04 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive *
4/06 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
4/07 Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
4/08 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House *
4/09 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern *
4/10 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar *
4/11 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *
4/12 Columbus, OH @ The Basement *
4/14 Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room *
4/15 Washington DC @ DC9 *
4/16 Philadelphia, PA @ The Boot and Saddle *
4/17 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
4/18 Hamden, CT @ The Space *
4/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *

* w/ Air Traffic Controller
# w/ Air Traffic Controller, The Wild Reeds

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