Advance Base is new music by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone mastermind Owen Ashworth. Under his new moniker, Ashworth conjures dreamy waltzes, heavy-hearted ballads & electropop-styled torch songs from antiquated instruments such as Rhodes electric pianos, Omnichords, Wurlitzer rhythm boxes, & samplers. Advance Base songs deal with deceased racehorses, estranged siblings, hard feelings, & all things long lost. A Shut-In's Prayer, the debut album from Advance Base, was number 19 on MOJO Magazine's Best Albums of 2012 list.

The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere, an EP of early 20th century gospel music composed by Washington Phillips, was released June 25, 2013. The Chicago Reader included The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere on its Best of Chicago 2013 list. An EP of Magnetic Fields covers called Tomorrow's Homes Today was released later that year as a limited edition cassette, & went out of print almost immediately.

Advance Base released a digital mixtape of compilation tracks & rarities called Plastic Owen Band on November 3, 2014. Nephew in the Wild, a new album of original material, was released August 21, 2015 by Orindal (US/AQ) & Tomlab (EU/UK). PopMatters named Nephew in the Wild the #1 Indie Pop album of 2015.

John Davis

Perhaps best known as Lou Barlow's partner in the Folk Implosion, singer/songwriter John Davis was also a successful lo-fi solo performer in his own right, as well as a former member of the Palace Brothers. A native of Massachusetts, Davis began playing guitar at the age of 12; inspired by Sebadoh's Weed Forestin', he began compiling his own acoustic home recordings in 1988, sending his first tapes to Barlow as well as Shrimper labelhead Dennis Callaci, who released Davis' debut cassette Stars & Songs in 1993. That same year he and Barlow teamed as the Folk Implosion, issuing Take a Look Inside the Folk Implosion on the Communion imprint in 1994. Davis' first full-length solo effort, Pure Night, appeared at around the same time, followed in 1995 by Leave Home. In 1997, he released Blue Mountains, and I'll Burn followed in the spring of 2000.

Karima Walker

Karima Walker is a Tucson-based songwriter. On this debut tour, she brings spacious songs with folk roots.

Hello Shark

"Lincoln Halloran's Philadelphia via Vermont project has been consistently releasing some of the most heart-wrenching pop tunes since 2006." - Impose Magazine

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