Tuesday, May 08, 2012


The Constellations, astute purveyors of Atlanta's rock/soul underbelly, have signed with 429 Records and are gearing up for the release of  Do It For Free — their debut album for 429 and the follow up to their acclaimed debut Southern Gothic. Led by Elijah Jones, and featuring Wes Hoffman (bass), Travis Phillips (guitar), James Gordon (keyboards) and Shane Hoffman (drums)—the band reinforce their reputation for hard swinging alt beats but have honed their musical outlook concentrating on muscular grooves and a more soulful melodicism. Produced by Andy Rose, the swirling funk anchored by the B3 and Fender Rhodes Organ provides the perfect backdrop for the band's trademark gritty songwriting. Known for their live show, the band will perform on the entire Warped Tour this summer.

The band is hosting a remix contest on Indaba for their single "Back in Atlanta." The contest live at: http://www.indabamusic.com/opportunities/the-constellations-back-in-atlanta-remix-contest. Submissions are due by May 22nd and prizes include VIP passes to The Warped Tour, a meet and greet with the band, and $500 cash. The winner will be announced on the album release date.

In addition, Rolling Stone.com is offering a free download of "Right Where I Belong"—visit: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mp3-download-the-constellations-right-where-i-belong-20120507. "DO IT FOR FREE" will be released on 429 Records on June 12, 2012.

Perfectly suited for the Warped Tour, the Constellations are constantly touring—taking every opportunity to hit the road. Much of the inspiration for Do It For Free came to light after months on the road. Elijah also connects his active involvement with the Occupy Movement with some of the inspiration for Do It For Free — the title a reference to the 99 Percenters as well as the band's dedication and love for playing live no matter what the costs or profit.

Says Elijah Jones: "We've been on the road for what seems like forever and a lot has changed musically since our first release. We're changing what The Constellations sound can and will be defined as. While there was no overall concept going into the writing and recording of Do It For Free, we knew we wanted to make something that sounded a little more soulful, with more melodic songwriting and less rapping. We wanted it to be defined under one musical umbrella instead of doing all the stylistic jumps."

Track Listing:
Black Cat
Right Where I Belong
All My Great Escapes
Back in Atlanta
Let It Go
Do It For Free
The Ol' Speakeasy
The Breeze
Side By Side
Let's Get Paid

Warped Tour Dates:
6/16 - Salt Lake City, UT, Utah State Fairpark
6/17 - Denver, CO, Sports Authority @ Mile High
6/20 - Las Vegas, NV, Luxor Hotel Parking Lot
6/21 - Irvine, CA, Orange County Great Park
6/22 - Pomona, CA, Pomona Fairplex
6/23 - San Francisco CA, AT&T Park
6/24 - Ventura, CA, Ventura County Fair
6/27 - Chula Vista, CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
6/28 - Phoenix, AZ, Camelback Park
6/29 - Las Cruces, NM, NMSU Practice Field
6/30 - San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
7/1 - Houston, TX, Reliant Park
7/3 - Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/5 - Maryland Heights, MO, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/6 - Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/7 - Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/8 - Shakopee, MN, Canterbury Park
7/9 - Bonner Springs, KS, Sandstone Amphitheatre
7/10 - Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
7/11 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
7/12 - Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 - Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
7/14 - Montreal, Canada, Parc jean Drapeau
7/15 - Toronto, CA, The Flats at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/17 - Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/18 - Scranton, PA, Toyota Pavilion
7/19 - Mansfield, MA, Comcast Center
7/20 - Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
7/21 - Uniondale, NY, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/22 - Hartford, CT, The Comcast Theatre
7/24 - Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/25 - Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live
7/26 - Atlanta, GA, Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/27 - Orlando, FL, Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/28 - Wellington, FL, Cruzan Amphtitheatre
7/29 - St. Petersburg, FL, Vinoy Park
7/30 - Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphtitheatre
7/31 - Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
8/1 - Milwaukee, WI, Marcus Amphitheatre
8/4 - Redmond, WA, King County Marymoor Park
8/5 - Portland, OR, Rose Quarter Riverfront

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