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Dave Simonett of Trampled By Turtles and Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket

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Dave Simonett and Carl Broemel connected by sharing the stage. Simonett (vocals and guitar for Trampled By Turtles) met Bromel (guitarist for My Morning Jacket) when Trampled By Turtles opened for My Morning Jacket. As Bromel ventured into his solo project, TBT welcomed him to open their shows. With Carl's second solo album, 4th of July, coming out on August 19th, the two decided to hit the road for a string of intimate shows. Anticipate shows to include a solo set from each, plus a few songs performed together. Carl Broemel: I didnt have todo this, says Carl Broemel, referring to his new solo album, 4th of July, which will be released August 19on Stocks in Asia/Thirty Tigers. As a member ofMy Morning Jacket, Broemel spent the past few years working rock n roll hours (that isto say, 24/7) with his bandmates tohelp establish MMJas one ofthe best live rock bands currently in the game.Their combined efforts proved successful. But something stirred within him and during lulls between album and tour cycles, when he couldve opted to vacation or catch upon sleep, Broemel instead booked studio sessions in Nashville and, over a four year span ofthese tiny windows, recorded the sprawling collection of songs that form 4thof July.From this time blossomed not only a record, but Carls own label, Stocks inAsia. Though much was forged by Broemel alone, he also reached out tothose close to him: Bo Koster and Tom Blankenship ofMy Morning Jacket both appear onthe record, with Koster co-writing a few tracks. There are guest appearances by Neko Case, Laura Veirs, Russ Pollard, Shelly Colvin, Richard Medek and Jordan Caress with Teddy Morgan on board asco-producer. Recorded over different periods of Broemels life, the songs point to a soulful awareness of inner life and the passage of time thoughts that ponder their own reflection, marveling perhaps at how different our lives look now from the engrained images of ourselves that weve held onto from an earlier time.Woven together during moments of downtime certainly informed thedecidedly laid-back grooves of4th of July; but Broemel also attributes ittothe fact that at heart, Im just a chilled-out person.And Im 42 now and I have a child; the things I think about arent necessarily breakup songs.Its more about pondering all those things that people normally doat this age.Asked if that meant this album could be called dad rock, theres a pause, then Broemel laughs and says good-naturedly, I think its more like parent rock.Lets not beso sexist, please.Truth be told, the parents who will listen to4thof July are probably already thecoolest parents onthe block.The ones you wish would adopt you oratleast invite you over for dinner, while dropping the needle onSleepy Lagoon, and singing along right through the closing Best Of a song that questions anybody who thinks that all the best things have already been made, long ago in a previous generation. 4thof July proves thats just not the case. Dave Simonett: As the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for Trampled by Turtles, Dave Simonett has had a noteworthy 2016 full of sold out shows coast to coast including noteworthy performances at Newport Folk Festival and Red Rocks Amphitheater. Dont miss this opportunity to share an intimate, acoustic show with Simonett, performing songs from his solo EP Razor Pony as well as his other major works from TBT and Dead Man Winter.

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