Advance Base

Proud Larry's Presents...

Advance Base

Ben Ricketts, Nadir Bliss

Wed · November 14, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 18 and over

Advance Base
Advance Base
Advance Base is the electronic solo project of Chicago, IL singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone).

Using a two-handed arsenal of electric pianos, autoharps, Omnichords, loops, samples & drum machines, Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed tunes around his conversational, baritone vocals. The sound of Advance Base has been described as "lo-fi," "depressed" & "weirdly uplifting."

Advance Base has proudly supported live dates for The Postal Service, Pedro the Lion, The Mountain Goats, Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500/Luna), Alan Sparhawk (Low), Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon) & Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields).

The debut Advance Base album, A Shut-In's Prayer (2012), was released in North America by Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde Records (CD) & Ashworth's own Orindal Records (vinyl/digital). Tomlab Records released special edition CDs & LPs for Europe & UK.

Nephew in the Wild, the second album by Advance Base, was released on August 21, 2015 by Orindal Records (US/AQ) & Tomlab Records (EU/UK). PopMatters named Nephew in the Wild the #1 Indie Pop Album of 2015.

Animal Companionship, the third & most recent album by Advance Base, will be released September 21, 2018 by Run For Cover Records / Orindal Records.
Ben Ricketts
Ben Ricketts
Ben Ricketts is a solo electronic art pop musician from Oxford, MS. Ricketts has released ten albums/EPs, as well as a variety of singles, collaborative projects, and archival collections across a variety of genres. Ricketts’ live shows blend infectious pop songwriting, sonic experimentation, and performance marked with cathartic physicality and homemade props.
Nadir Bliss
Nadir Bliss
Venue Information:
Proud Larry's
211 S Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS, 38655
http://proudlarrys.com/