This album will not disappoint fans of Chad’s past work, staying true to his folky-rock, Americana roots. You can listen for yourself below, courtesy of Nettwerk Records. You can also check out Chad’s solo tour dates for the fall, giving the singer-songwriter some time off following recent tours with both State Radio and Dispatch. For those of you unfamiliar with his discography, both Dispatch and State Radio are well-known for their live jam sessions, improvising and soloing throughout; Chad’s solo show should be no different and should definitely be checked out.
Chad Stokes Urmston of indie-rock acts Dispatch and State Radio will be releasing his first solo record this summer, choosing to use the moniker Chadwick Stokes. His new album, titled Simmerkane II, will be released on June 28th via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records. The deluxe version of the album includes two discs, including a second disc consisting of three tracks recorded with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a band formed by Sierra Leone refugees who were displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War.
Once he rounds up a two-month long tour with State Radio, Stokes will be embarking on the Dispatch reunion tour during the month of June and then beginning a solo tour in support of Simmerkane II. You can check out the tracklisting for the album after the break.
2. Crowbar Hotel
3. Back To The Races
6. Religion On The Rails (I Saw You There)
7. Black Bottle
8. Ichabod and Abraham
9. I Love Your Army
10. Spider And Gioma
Disc 2 (Deluxe) (with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars):
1. Coffee And Wine
2. All My Possessions (Ode To Troy)
3. Don’t Have You
Boston indie rock band State Radio just completed their State Of Troy Tour and as a thank you to fans, are giving away a new live album. The live recording is from the band’s performance at the Boston Pavilion. You can download the seventeen-track live album for free here.
The band also announced that frontman Chadwick Stokes (also widely known for his time with Dispatch) will be releasing a solo record later this year. Details have yet to be revealed.
State Radio have announced tour dates throughout March and April. The tour will take the band throughout the United States, ending with dates at the Bamboozle Festival.
Check them out below.
03/10/11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre 03/11/11 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up 03/12/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound 03/15/11 – Redondo Beach, CA @ Brixton 03/16/11 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House 03/17/11 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour 03/18/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore 03/19/11 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst 03/22/11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom 03/23/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox 03/24/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore 03/26/11 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre 03/27/11 – Jackson, WY @ Roadhouse 03/29/11 – Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop 03/30/11 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room 03/31/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater 04/01/11 – Madison, WI @ The Majestic 04/02/11 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic 04/03/11 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls 04/29-05/01/11 – East Rutherford, NJ @ New Meadowlands Stadium for Bamboozle
Chad Urmston of State Radio is currently wrapping up the Chad & Friends Tour with a final show in Boston on Friday at House of Blues, where Brad Corrigan (another former member of Dispatch!) and Erin Coughlin will be joining Chad.