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      Indie Rock Band from Scotland
      The Trashcan Sinatras formed in 1987 in the sleepy coastal town of Irvine, Scotland. Quickly signed to esteemed British indie label Go!Discs the band used their signing advance to set up a recording studio in the nearby comparative metropolis Kilmarnock, which they named Shabby Road. Cake, their ... read more

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      Oct 23 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, CAN
      Oct 23 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, CAN
      Oct 25 Rec Room Buffalo, New York
      Oct 29 The Saint Asbury Park, New Jersey
      Oct 30 Sellersville Theater 1894 & The Washington House Restaurant Sellersville, Pennsylvania
      Nov 1 Jammin' Java Vienna, Virginia
      Nov 2 Evening Muse Charlotte, North Carolina
      Nov 4 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, Georgia
      Nov 6 3Ten @ ACL Live Austin, Texas
      Nov 8 Opening Bell Coffee Dallas, Texas
      Nov 9 T Family Residence Dallas, Texas
      Nov 12 Club Congress Tucson, Arizona
      Nov 15 G Family Residence Henderson, Nevada
      Nov 16 Largo Los Angeles, California
      Nov 17 AMSDconcerts @ SCC San Diego, California
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      The Trashcan Sinatras formed in 1987 in the sleepy coastal town of Irvine, Scotland. Quickly signed to esteemed British indie label Go!Discs the band used their signing advance to set up a recording studio in the nearby comparative metropolis Kilmarnock, which they named Shabby Road. Cake, their John Leckie-produced debut album released in 1990, was critically lauded and featured the band's blistering debut single "Obscurity Knocks" as well as a couple other alternative radio hits ("Only Tongue Can Tell" and "Circling the Circumference"). In the United States, Cake spent three months on the Billboard 200. The follow up album, I've Seen Everything, released in 1993, included the single “Hayfever" which had entertaining honor of being featured on the the MTV animated series, Beavis and Butthead.

      In 1996, the band’s third album, A Happy Pocket marked the beginning of a tumultuous period for the band. A Happy Pocket was released in the UK and Japan, but was unavailable in the U.S. after the band's American distributor declined to release the record. The band released four singles from A Happy Pocket - "The Main Attraction," "Twisted and Bent," "How Can I Apply...?" and "To Sir, With Love" (a cover of the 1967 Lulu hit from the movie of the same name). The band toured extensively throughout the UK as well as Japan, but never made it to the United States. After Go!Discs was acquired by Universal in 1996, the band was dropped from the label, subsequently forced to sell their Shabby Road recording studio and declare bankruptcy. They kept a low profile in the following years, not recording any new music or playing concerts until finally surfacing for a handful of shows in Japan and Ireland in early 1999.

      Reinvigorated by the live shows after the difficulties of losing their label home, the band set up shop in Hartford, Connecticut to record their fourth album. Over the next few months, the band completed a dozen songs and played a handful of shows in the northeastern United States in 2000, their first in America since 1993. Although the album reflected their struggles over the previous few years, they later decided to scrap it, deeming it too dark and somber and feeling that the songwriting was not really finished. They focused on writing additional songs and recording new demos and, in March 2002,, recording began at Riverside Studios in Glasgow, Scotland with a new lineup of songs taking shape over the course of the next year. By 2003, they took to the road again finding success on the festival circuit and returned to the US with a critically lauded string of performances at 2004’s SXSW.

      The Trashcan Sinatras finally released their fourth album, Weightlifting, in August 2004, a full 14 years after their debut. It was well received by critics, with Rolling Stone described it as “chock-full of well-textured pop reveries,” while Billboard noted “the Trashcans pair lush, swirling flourishes and energetic guitar jangle with deft, elegantly witty plays on language.” Weightlifting included the song "All the Dark Horses," which was prominently featured in the first episode of the ABC Family Channel series Wildfire. However, the sudden demise of spinART, who were distributing the album for the US, once again left the band without any record label support.

      In winter 2007/2008 the band teamed up with producer Andy Chase to record its fifth studio album, In the Music, at Stratosphere Sound in New York and in Martha's Vineyard. Chase’s neighbor, Carly Simon, contributed backing vocals for the song "Should I Pray?" Ahead of the full album, a single, "Oranges and Apples," was released in October. Inspired by Syd Barrett, one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, the single was released in connection with The City Wakes, a festival in tribute to Syd Barrett that took place in Cambridge and London. In the Music was released internationally in the spring of 2009 but after a licensing deal in North American collapsed, just as the band was preparing its album launch tour, the release was delayed until April 2010. In the Music received strong reviews from the media with The Guardian describing it as "Gentle, grown-up popcraft that reveals more with each listen," and the BBC calling it "…tender, affecting music which impresses with increasing listens."

      The band celebrated the 2009 album release with nearly 40 concerts and promotional appearances in the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom. They toured the US twice, including a supporting date for fellow Scots Belle & Sebastian. It was during the In the Music tours that the band began playing “house parties” for fans, which have since become a staple of their touring schedule.

      In early 2015, the band, funded via a pre-order campaign with PledgeMusic, camped up with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes,Justin Townes Earle, First Aid Kit, Rilo Kiley) at his ARC Studios in Omaha. In October the first track, "Best Days On Earth," was released, followed by "Ain't That Something”. Released in April 2016, Wild Pendulum received a warm welcome from music critics and fans. The A.V. Club said “Wild Pendulum is lovingly crafted, with layers in all the right places, ” while Allmusic exclaimed the album is “quite likely the best sophisticated guitar pop album anyone is likely to hear in 2016.” The band returned to the road for the first time in five years, supporting the release with concerts in the United States, Scotland, England, Ireland and Japan.

      Equally adept as a full band or in a smaller acoustic line-up, the band hits the road in September 2017 for another acoustic tour, covering much of the United States. Six well-spaced, full-length albums later, the band mates now celebrate 30 years together. With just north of 100 original songs written and released, the shows will feature arrangements for every song in the catalog, whether fan (or band) favorites, deep album cuts or obscure B-sides.

      Official Studio Album Discography:
      1990 - Cake
      1993 - I've Seen Everything
      1996 - A Happy Pocket
      2004 - Weightlifting
      2009 - In The Music
      2016 – Wild Pendulum

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