Thank You Scientist is now offering on-tour instrument lessons! Check out http://tyslessons.bigcartel.com to get yours scheduled!
Claudio Sanchez has officially launched his record label Evil Ink Records and his first signing is New Jersey’s young experimental progressive rock septet Thank You Scientist. The newly formed label, distributed by INgrooves, will be releasing a fully remixed and remastered version of the band’s 2012 debut full-length record, Maps of Non-Existent Places, on September 30th, in time for their run with Coheed and Cambria’s “Neverender:IKSSE3 Tour.”
In anticipation for the upcoming release, Thank You Scientist has premiered “My Famed Disappearing Act” today on SoundCloud.
Maps of Non-Existent Places will be released digitally, Digipak CD and for the first time on vinyl. The double LP, available on both blue and black 180 gram vinyl, can be pre-ordered now here.
Claudio Sanchez knows a little bit about progressive music. His career has spanned 12 years and 7 albums, likely encompassing the longest concept album arc in the history of rock and roll. Now, in effort to further support and promote his beloved complex genre, he has launched a label dedicated to sharing a wealth of future talent with the first signing being the extremely talented seven-piece band Thank You Scientist.
For the uninitiated, Thank You Scientist was forged from the music program at Montclair State University in New Jersey when guitarist Tom Monda met saxophonist Ellis Jasenovic and trumpeter Andrew Digrius. The three bonded over their love for Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Beatles and Harry Nilsson. Those influences would become the seeds for what Thank You Scientist would evolve into today.
With the addition of vocalist Salvatore Marrano, bassist Greg Colacino, drummer Odin Alvarez and violinist Ben Karas, Thank You Scientist’s lineup of virtuoso musicians was complete. The band would go on to self-release an EP, The Perils of Time Travel, in 2011 followed by their debut full-length, Maps of Non-Existent Places, in 2012, which caught the ear of Sanchez, a fellow purveyor of progressive stylings, and led to his signing of the band.
To pinpoint Thank You Scientist’s sound would be inconceivable. On Maps of Non-Existent Places they hold a virtual master class on musicianship, fusing elements of progressive rock with jazz fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic and pop for a head spinning, mind-blowing listening experience. The seven-piece band, who collectively play some 20 instruments, boasts a hyper-composed sound which is indebted to their experience and formal training in both classical and jazz idioms.
A Frank Zappa for the indie generation? Incubus jamming with the Mahavishnu Orchestra? Mr. Bungle and Steely Dan joining forces to fight Godzilla? King Crimson and the Brecker Brothers serenading you at your bedside? It all seems so strange on paper, yet it’s sure to satisfy your ears in the best of ways.
Fans can expect a new studio album in 2015. Follow the band now at https://www.facebook.com/ThankYouScientist for additional news and updates.
Coheed And Cambria have announced a new tour with Thank You Scientist, where the band will be playing their 2003 album, In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3, in its entirety. You can check out the full list of tour dates below.
Pre-order your tickets now.
SEPTEMBER 05 2014 – MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM – RIVERSIDE, CA
SEPTEMBER 06 2014 – THE WILTERN – LOS ANGELES, CA
SEPTEMBER 07 2014 – FOX THEATER – OAKLAND, CA
SEPTEMBER 09 2014 – PARAMOUNT THEATER – SEATTLE, WA
SEPTEMBER 10 2014 – ROSELAND THEATER – PORTLAND, OR
SEPTEMBER 12 2014 – THE COMPLEX – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
SEPTEMBER 13 2014 – FILLMORE AUDITORIUM – DENVER, CO
SEPTEMBER 15 2014 – SOUTH SIDE BALLROOM – DALLAS, TX
SEPTEMBER 16 2014 – STUBBS WALLER CREEK – AUSTIN, TX
SEPTEMBER 17 2014 – HOUSE OF BLUES – HOUSTON, TX
SEPTEMBER 19 2014 – HOUSE OF BLUES – LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL
SEPTEMBER 20 2014 – HOUSE OF BLUES – NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC
SEPTEMBER 21 2014 – THE FILLMORE CHARLOTTE – CHARLOTTE, NC
SEPTEMBER 23 2014 – THE FILLMORE – SILVER SPRING, MD
SEPTEMBER 24 2014 – TOWER THEATRE – UPPER DARBY, PA
SEPTEMBER 25 2014 – WELLMONT THEATRE – MONTCLAIR, NJ
SEPTEMBER 27 2014 – HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM – NEW YORK, NY
SEPTEMBER 28 2014 – HOUSE OF BLUES – BOSTON, MA
SEPTEMBER 30 2014 – THE FILLMORE DETROIT – DETROIT, MI
OCTOBER 01 2014 – KOOL HAUS – TORONTO, ON TICKETS
OCTOBER 02 2014 – HOUSE OF BLUES – CLEVELAND, OH
OCTOBER 04 2014 – SKYWAY THEATRE – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
OCTOBER 05 2014 – HOUSE OF BLUES – CHICAGO, IL
OCTOBER 06 2014 – MERCURY BALLROOM – LOUISVILLE, KY
OCTOBER 07 2014 – TABERNACLE – ATLANTA, GA
Lab rats! It’s been a while. The band has been hard at work writing material for our next record. We have a few major announcements coming up! First of which, our new web store is up and running! Prog has never looked sexier than our brand new t-shirt designs (note: it’s still not too sexy). Next we have some MAJOR gig announcements.
2/8/14 TYS @Mexicali Live featuring Pralaya and Ascending From Ashes. All Ages. 9pm
2/18/14-2/23/14 Progressive Nation At Sea Cruise. TYS sets sail with Capt. Portnoy and performs alongside Periphery, Animals as Leaders, Devin Townsend, Riverside, Anathema, Transatlantic, and many more!
5/4/14 ROSFEST at the Majestic Theater in Gettysberg, PA. TYS will be performing Saturday night along with Beardfish and other greats!
Please come and support! We love y’all.
ProgReport.com has listed “Maps of Non-Existent Places” among their top 10 records of 2013, saying: “Get to know this band.”
We will be embarking on a fifteen day jaunt with our brothers in proggly crime The Tea Club (www.theteaclub.net). Check out our show page for updates. If we get enough audience support, we can do this again, only much bigger! Come out and hang!
You spoke and we listened!
We’ve added a lyrics page to our site, it can be accessed in the menu bar above.
For now it just has lyrics from our most recent release, Maps of Non-Existent Places, hopefully that’s enough to hold you over until we have some new ones to post. Enjoy!
Hey gang, we just finished a solid run of gigs and now we’ll be in hibernation for a bit writing for our new record. We’ll also be looking into various studios, so we’ll have plenty of exciting things to announce in the foreseeable future! In other news, Andrew and Ellis are now endorsed by Applied Microphone Technology (www.appliedmicrophone.com). Andrew and Ellis are now both using AMT products live and their sound has never been better! You can check out their artist profiles, listed next to Dave Liebman, The Brecker Bros, and other greats!
Shirts are now back in stock and will be re-posted in the store this week!
In case you missed it, we released the first episode of our web series “From The Lab.” This episode covers our performance at NAMM and various other shards o’fun. Dig in!
Hey folks. Welcome to the new-ish Thank You Scientist website! TYS has some AMAZING shows coming up, including a performance with the legendary Fishbone at NJ’s Stanhope house and a NJ PROGHOUSE Special concert series featuring TYS and The Tea Club! Click the shows tab for more details. After tons of requests, our first EP “The Perils of Time Travel” is back in print and available at our store, along with tons of other goodies!