Today, Papadosio has released a brand-new single dubbed “Distress Signal”, an electronica-leaning single that is a welcome addition to the band’s catalog following their last full album two years ago, Pattern Integrities. This latest tune finds Papadosio pushing its boundaries, with the five-piece out of Asheville, North Carolina, offering a truly standout track that is remarkable for its spaciousness and that will likely become a superb exploratory vehicle in live performances.
This newest track, “Distress Signal”, opens with a rhythmic and repetitive electronic riff, one that underlies the song and propels the track forward. A dramatic start to the song, eventually, Anthony Thogmartin offers his powerful, reverb-heavy vocals as the band continues to add layers into the mix. A next step in the evolution of the band that is known for its adventurous explorations, the tune is simultaneously sparse and alive with a pulsating energy. As “Distress Signal” lands into its chorus, its tone changes, deepening with a darker tinge, before landing in an open, ambient bridge—one that likely will be used as a jumpoff point for deep improvisations in Papadosio’s live performances.
As Anthony Thogmartin explained to us,
The beginning of the sequence you hear in this song is my first modular patch recorded after getting the first five make noise modules of this system we used in a bunch of new tracks. We had a great time moving from the sequence into a full-fledged song. It was a fun process.
Live For Live Music is proud to premiere Papadosio’s brand-new single, “Distress Signal”. Take a listen for yourself below before the single is released on major streaming services on June 15th. For more information on the band, head to Papadosio’s website here.
This summer, Papadosio has a busy touring schedule prepared, with the band’s summer schedule kicking off at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre for a joint show with Umphrey’s McGee. From there, the band has a number of festival appearances planned—including at Camp Bisco, Werk Out, Summer Meltdown, and Resonance Festival—in addition to a number of theater and club dates for their own headlining summer tour with Higher Learning. Check out the band’s upcoming schedule below and for ticketing, head to the band’s website here.
Upcoming Papadosio Tour Dates:
July 6 @ Red Rocks | Morrison, CO^
July 13 @ Camp Bisco | Scranton, PA
July 14 @ Great South Bay Music Festival
Aug 2 @ The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival | Thornville, OH
Aug 4 @ Summer Meltdown Festival | Darrington, WA
Aug 22 @ Soul Kitchen Music Hall | Mobile, AL*
Aug 23 @ Last Concert Cafe | Houston, TX*
Aug 24 @ Mohawk Austin | Austin, TX*
Aug 25 @ Trees | Dallas, TX*
Aug 29 @ Varsity Theatre | Baton Rouge, LA*
Aug 30 @ Druid City Music Hall | Tuscaloosa, AL*
Aug 31 @ The Mill & Mine | Knoxville, TN*
Sept 1 @ The Blind Tiger | Greensboro, NC
Sept 2 @ Music Farm | Columbia, SC*
Sept 20 @ Resonance Festival (4 Sets) | Legend Valley, OH
Sept 28 @ Pier 17 | New York, NY**
Oct 5 @ Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL^^
^ w/ Umphrey’s McGee
* Summer Tour w/ Higher Learning
** w/ STS9
^^The Big Weekend w/ Emancipator Ensemble