Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez has officially launched his record label Evil Ink Records and his first signing is New Jersey’s young experimental progressive rock septet Thank You Scientist. The newly formed label, distributed by INgrooves, will be releasing a fully remixed and remastered version of the band’s 2012 debut full-length record, Maps of Non-Existent Places, on September 30th, in time for their run with Coheed and Cambria’s “Neverender:IKSSE3 Tour.”
In anticipation for the upcoming release, Thank You Scientist has premiered “My Famed Disappearing Act” today athttps://soundcloud.com/evilinkrecords/tysmfda. Maps of Non-Existent Places will be released digitally, Digipak CD and for the first time on vinyl. The double LP, available on both blue and black 180 gram vinyl, can be pre-ordered now at www.EvilInkRecords.com.
Claudio Sanchez knows a little bit about progressive music. His career has spanned 12 years and 7 albums, likely encompassing the longest concept album arc in the history of rock and roll. Now, in effort to further support and promote his beloved complex genre, he has launched a label dedicated to sharing a wealth of future talent with the first signing being the extremely talented seven-piece band Thank You Scientist.
For the uninitiated, Thank You Scientist was forged from the music program at Montclair State University in New Jersey when guitarist Tom Monda met saxophonist Ellis Jasenovic and trumpeter Andrew Digrius. The three bonded over their love for Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Beatles and Harry Nilsson. Those influences would become the seeds for what Thank You Scientist would evolve into today.
With the addition of vocalist Salvatore Marrano, bassist Greg Colacino, drummer Odin Alvarez and violinist Ben Karas, Thank You Scientist’s lineup of virtuoso musicians was complete. The band would go on to self-release an EP, The Perils of Time Travel, in 2011 followed by their debut full-length, Maps of Non-Existent Places, in 2012, which caught the ear of Sanchez, a fellow purveyor of progressive stylings, and led to his signing of the band.
To pinpoint Thank You Scientist’s sound would be inconceivable. On Maps of Non-Existent Places they hold a virtual master class on musicianship, fusing elements of progressive rock with jazz fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic and pop for a head spinning, mind-blowing listening experience. The seven-piece band, who collectively play some 20 instruments, boasts a hyper-composed sound which is indebted to their experience and formal training in both classical and jazz idioms.
A Frank Zappa for the indie generation? Incubus jamming with the Mahavishnu Orchestra? Mr. Bungle and Steely Dan joining forces to fight Godzilla? King Crimson and the Brecker Brothers serenading you at your bedside? It all seems so strange on paper, yet it’s sure to satisfy your ears in the best of ways.
Fans can expect a new studio album in 2015. Follow the band now at https://www.facebook.com/ThankYouScientist for additional news and updates.
Maps of Non-Existent Places Track List:
2. A Salesman’s Guide to Nonexistence
3. Feed the Horses
4. Blood On the Radio
6. Suspicious Waveforms
8. Concrete Swan Dive
9. In the Company of Worms
10. My Famed Disappearing Act
Thank You Scientist Tour Dates:
Aug 28 – Knoxville, TN – The Concourse at The International
Aug 30 – St. Louis, MO – The Mad Magician
Aug 31 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room
Sep 2 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
Sep 4 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Sep 5 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (w/Coheed and Cambria) – SOLD OUT
Sep 7 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 9 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 10 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 13 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 15 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 16 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 19 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues (w/Coheed and Cambria) – SOLD OUT
Sep 20 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 21 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 23 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore (w/Coheed and Cambria) – SOLD OUT
Sep 24 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 25 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Sep 27 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom (w/Coheed and Cambria) – SOLD OUT
Sep 28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (w/Coheed and Cambria) – SOLD OUT
Sep 30 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Oct 1 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Oct 2 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (w/Coheed and Cambria) – SOLD OUT
Oct 4 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Oct 5 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues (w/Coheed and Cambria) – SOLD OUT
Oct 6 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom (w/Coheed and Cambria) – SOLD OUT
Oct 7 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle (w/Coheed and Cambria)
Oct 25 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club (w/Spock’s Beard)