Vice Versa EP Reissue

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Friends,

Black Mesa Records is proud to announce the re-issue of John Calvin Abney’s Vice Versa Suite EP. Available on CD and, for the first time, a stunning blue and white splatter 10” vinyl. Pre-orders begin October 23 with orders expected to ship mid to late November.

The dream-like impressions and whispers of cold, quiet days in an Oklahoma town led John to the ideas and motifs that formed Vice Versa Suite. Written partially in an apartment above a bicycle shop and partially on the highways in late autumn, the collection of songs and compositions were spurred on by reading the yearnings of Dylan Thomas, listening to the ethereal compositions of early Yasunori Mitsuda, and the poignant yet relatable melodies of Shogo Sakai and Keiichi Suzuki. Says John, “I’ve always been enamored with the musical scores of video games and the stories they entail, they are impossible to remove from the storyline, the geographies, the characters and their lives.” In a single night at Tiny Telephone studio B in San Francisco, John worked with engineer Jacob Winik and tourmate M. Lockwood Porter to record this suite of songs and piano ideas and produce what became Vice Versa Suite. Having never been given a true release outside of a surprise bandcamp drop, the opportunity to hear these songs on vinyl is an unexplainable joy.

Abney is currently on tour with M. Lockwood Porter throughout the western United States:

 

NOV 02
Denver, CO
Skylark Lounge

NOV 03
Ogden, UT
Songwriters' Round

NOV 04
Missoula, MT
Bad Goat Forest Products

NOV 07
Long Beach, WA
Adrift Hotel

NOV 08
Long Beach, WA
Adrift Hotel

NOV 09
Portland, OR
Alberta Street Pub

NOV 10
Seattle, WA
Conor Byrne

NOV 11
Medford, OR

Sparks House Concerts

NOV 14
Reno, NV
7th Street Station

NOV 15
Sacramento, CA
Press Club

NOV 16
Petaluma, CA

House Show

NOV 17
SF, CA
Amnesia Beer & Music Hall

NOV 18
San Luis Obispo, CA
Frog and Peach Pub

NOV 19
Bakersfield, CA
El Conquistador House Concerts

NOV 21
Los Angeles, CA
The Love Song Bar

NOV 23
Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Brewing Company

NOV 24
Albuquerque, NM
Tractor Brewing Company

NOV 25
Santa Fe, NM
Cowgirl BBQ

NOV 28
Austin, TX
Cactus Cafe



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