Los Angeles psych pop band Amo Amo today released a playful new single, “Antidote”. The track about separation of mind and body is off their self-titled debut album produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket, out on April 26.
The band is also joining Jim James on a national tour next month and opening for My Morning Jacket at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado this August, in addition to performing at Outside Lands in San Francisco, CA this year.
Amo Amo formed in June 2017 when a group of dear friends – Love Femme, Omar Velasco, Justin Flint, Shane Mckillop and Alex Siegel – got together for an impromptu session in Los Angeles with Jim James. There had been a premonition that the five of them shared a sort of psychic bond that would lead to a revelation in sound. Five months later, after a month-long recording retreat nestled amongst California’s vineyards and out of range of cell phone service, Amo Amo emerged with a collection of soulful, magic songs.
In the past year, the world has begun to fall under the spell of Amo Amo’s enchanting sound. Legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig (Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Ocean) said “I really love these songs, they are stand outs of the past year for me…Amo Amo has made a very special album.” Jenny Eliscu (Rolling Stone, Sirius XM) added “Rarely do I come across a new band with as strong a sense of self-identity as Amo Amo… their live show is ecstatic.” Catch them on tour soon & stay tuned for more!
Upcoming Tour Dates
04/27: Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO (Record Release Show)
05/01: Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall **
05/03: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel **
05/05: New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theatre **
05/07: Houston, TX @ Heights Theater **
05/08: Houston, TX @ Heights Theater **
05/10: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre **
05/11: Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater **
05/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre **
05/14: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue **
05/15: St Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall **
05/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club **
05/18: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club **
05/19: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore **
05/20: Portland, ME @ State Theatre **
05/22: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre **
05/23: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater **
05/23-26: Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Fest
06/29: San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore **
06/30: San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore **
07/04-07: Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
08/03: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre ***
08/09-11: San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
**with Jim James
***with My Morning Jacket