Punch Brothers Return With New Album and Tour

Punch Brothers return with their second album, Antifogmatic, June 15 on Nonesuch. The record is the follow-up to the band's highly praised 2008 debut, Punch.

A special deluxe edition of the album will also be available. Included in this package is a four song instrumental EP, All of This Is True, as well as a seven song DVD, Live from the Lower East Side: It's p-Bingo Night!, which was filmed during the band's residency at NYC's The Living Room. Pre-orders of both the standard and deluxe editions are available now at www.nonesuch.com and www.punchbrothers.com. The first 500 orders of the deluxe edition will include an autographed official Punch Brothers cocktail recipe guide.

The band will tour this spring and summer in support of the album, including stops at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the Newport Folk Festival and the Mile High Music Festival. Please see below for dates.

Produced by Jon Brion (Brad Mehldau, Of Montreal, Elliott Smith, Kanye West), Antifogmatic was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood during the winter of 20092010. While Punch was focused around Thile's four-movement composition The Blind Leaving the Blind, Antifogmatic's 10 songs were written collaboratively by the band. Of the process, Witcher explains, "We knew we needed a producer equally as well versed in pop and rock as in instrumental music, and I don't think there is anyone more able to capture and communicate the essence of this material than Jon Brion."

Antifogmatic is named after a type of 19th century alcoholic drink that was meant as a cure for the effects of fog and other inclement weather. Of choosing the title, Thile notes, "Antifogmatic is an old term for a bracing beverage, generally rum or whiskey, that a person would have before going out to work in rough weather to stave off any ill effects. This batch of tunes could be used in much the same way, and includes some characters who would probably benefit mightily, if temporarily, from a good antifogmatic."

April 16 Santa Monica, CA Santa Monica College
April 18 San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre
April 20 Redding, CA Cascade Theatre
April 21 Arcata, CA Humboldt State University
April 23 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
April 29 & 30 Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre
May 21 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre*
May 22 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
May 24 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
June 11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 17 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 23 New York, NY Carefusion Jazz Fest NYC
July 3 Katonah, NY Caramoor Festival
July 17 Interlochen, MI Interlochen Center for the Arts
July 23 & 24 Girdwood, AK Alyeska Resort
July 30 Cleveland, OH Cain Park
August 1 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
August 9 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
August 12 Helena, MT The Myrna Loy Center
August 13 Alta, WY Targhee Bluegrass Festival
August 15 Commerce City, CO Mile High Music Festival
September 24 Lexington, VA The Theatre at Lime Kiln
September 25 Berryville, VA Watermelon Park Festival

*supporting Josh Ritter

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