You probably already knew this, but Charleston’s very own psychedelic foursome is releasing their sophomore album ‘Routine Interactions’ on May 16th. To mark the occasion, the band is throwing a party at the Charleston Pour House (where else?) and they’re bringing their friends. Joining tomatoband on stage throughout the evening will be members of Runaway Gin, The Travelin’ Kine, BYOG, and more! Despite the album title, this party will be anything but ‘routine’. Make sure you are in the mood… you don’t want to miss this!
On May 16, 2018, tomatoband will release it’s second full-length record, Routine Interactions. As with Disc Uncertain, the August 2017 release, tomatoband wanted an album with a cohesive theme or thread that connects each song to one another in order to form a complete piece. This time around, the thing that makes these songs work so well together is the fact that they are all quite different. The use of many varied textures resulted in interesting sonic combinations, such as a light, airy acoustic guitar blended fluidly with a heavily phased bass and a synthesizer of questionably alien origin. Each song presents a different combination of sounds, carefully mixed to insure maximum depth without over-loading the ear of the listener.
While staying true to their style of composing with sections built for improvisation, tomatoband manages a remarkably pulled-together arrangement on Routine Interactions. Much of the energy put into songwriting went towards lyrically adventurous tunes, addressing whatever thoughts were snapping through the band’s brains at the time. Content dealing with sophisticated themes like food, insects, landscaping, and general excess paired with thoughtful complementary instrumentation are what make Routine Interactions anything but routine.