Beats Antique Return With ‘Contraption v.II’

Beats Antique returns with a promising new album and some amazing plans to finish the year.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Rising from the eclectic underground of San Francisco’s performance art scene, producers David Satori and Tommy Cappel have hit a new high with their collaborative partnership alongside world-renowned belly dance performer and music producer Zoe Jakes. Together they are known as Beats Antique, and their new album Contraption v. II is the perfect bridge between atmospheric chill tracks and all-out electro-party overdrive.

Available now on iTunes, Contraption v. II carries the torch from 2009's Contraption v. I by incorporating a vast variety of sounds including Middle Eastern grooves, Balkan wedding music, flamenco, French Gypsy jazz, hip-hop, dub reggae, and other Eastern tonalities, all pulled together with electronica.

Growing like wildfire under the canopy of live electronica and experimental world fusion music, the acclaimed musical trio Beats Antique launch their fall tour – named Animale Mechanique – to finish out 2012 by covering 35 locations in North America, and ending with a once-in-a lifetime historical show in front of The Pyramids in Egypt on the Winter Solstice for the Great Convergence festival. More details on that here. Providing the world doesn't end according to the Mayan predictions, the group will then descend on Lake Tahoe for the year-ending SnowGlobe festival.

The band released the following announcement on release day (yesterday), as well as a barrage of tour dates:

Beats Antique is very excited to announce that TODAY our brand new album "Contraption vol II" has landed and is ready for download or shipment! We've been working these tracks for sometime and are ready to let them fly free into the atmosphere! Purchase it on CD and vinyl direct from us HERE or pick up a digital copy on Bandcamp, iTunes or Amazon. Please share with friends and celebrate this new music with us!

Thank you for all you support over the years!!!

Tour Dates:

9/18/12 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
9/19/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
9/20/12 – Boston, MA – Royale Boston (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
9/21/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
9/22/12 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre (w/ Lynx, A Severe Joy) – Buy Tickets
9/23/12 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (w/ Lynx) –  Buy Tickets
9/26/12 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre – Buy Tickets
9/27/12 – Atlanta, GA – Counterpoint Festival – Buy Tickets
9/29/12 – Mountain View, CA – Harmony By The Bay – Buy Tickets
10/06/12 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/09/12 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live (w/ Mux Mool, Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/10/12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room (w/ Mux Mool, Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/11/12 – Gainesville, FL – Florida Theatre of Gainesville (w/ Mux Mool, Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/12/12 – Orlando, FL – The Social (w/ Mux Mool, Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/13/12 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/16/12 – Starkville, MS – Rick's Cafe – Buy Tickets
10/18/12 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/19/12 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin' Wolf (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/20/12 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/24/12 – Fayetteville, AR – George's Majestic (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/25/12 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont (w/ Lynx, Clouddog Collective) – Buy Tickets
10/26/12 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/27/12 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Denver (w/ Zion I, Minnesota, Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/28/12 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/30/12 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom (w/ Lynx) – Buy Tickets
10/31/12 – Chicago, IL – Park West – Buy Tickets
11/10/12 – Queensland, Australia Symbiosis Festival – Eclipse 2012 – Buy Tickets
11/11/12 – Queensland, Australia Symbiosis Festival – Eclipse 2012 – Buy Tickets
11/12/12 – Queensland, Australia Symbiosis Festival – Eclipse 2012 – Buy Tickets
11/13/12 – Queensland, Australia Symbiosis Festival – Eclipse 2012 – Buy Tickets
11/14/12 – Queensland, Australia Symbiosis Festival – Eclipse 2012 – Buy Tickets
11/15/12 – Queensland, Australia Symbiosis Festival – Eclipse 2012 – Buy Tickets
11/16/12 – Queensland, Australia Symbiosis Festival – Eclipse 2012 – Buy Tickets
11/22/12 – Melbourne, Australia – Melbourne Music Week – Buy Tickets
12/21/12 – Giza, Egypt – The Great Convergence – Buy Tickets
12/27/12 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom – Buy Tickets
12/28/12 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom – Buy Tickets
12/29/12 – South Lake Tahoe, CA – Snowglobe Music Festival – Buy Tickets
12/30/12 – South Lake Tahoe, CA – Snowglobe Music Festival – Buy Tickets
12/31/12 – South Lake Tahoe, CA – Snowglobe Music Festival – Buy Tickets
12/31/12 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre – Buy Tickets

Learn more and dig deeper at the group's official site.