Advance Base is new music by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone mastermind Owen Ashworth. Under his new moniker, Ashworth conjures dreamy waltzes, heavy-hearted ballads & electropop-styled torch songs from antiquated instruments such as Rhodes electric pianos, Omnichords, Wurlitzer rhythm boxes, & samplers. Advance Base songs deal with deceased racehorses, estranged siblings, hard feelings, & all things long lost. A Shut-In's Prayer, the debut album from Advance Base, was number 19 on MOJO Magazine's Best Albums of 2012 list.
The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere, an EP of early 20th century gospel music composed by Washington Phillips, was released June 25, 2013. The Chicago Reader included The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere on its Best of Chicago 2013 list. An EP of Magnetic Fields covers called Tomorrow's Homes Today was released later that year as a limited edition cassette, & went out of print almost immediately.
Advance Base released a digital mixtape of compilation tracks & rarities called Plastic Owen Band on November 3, 2014. Nephew in the Wild, a new album of original material, was released August 21, 2015 by Orindal (US/AQ) & Tomlab (EU/UK). PopMatters named Nephew in the Wild the #1 Indie Pop album of 2015.
"Lisa/Liza is the artist moniker for one Liza Victoria, who has been releasing music as Lisa/Liza as far back as 2012. Based in Maine, Lisa/Liza’s music has always born a distinctly earthen acoustic texture. From debut EP King, ME up through 2016’s pristine album Deserts of Youth, Barn Coat and beyond, the artist has consistently found beauty in the silences – those fleeting spaces in between guitar strums, when we’re taking a breath in rather than exhaling words." -Atwood Magazine
"Singer/songwriter Liza Victoria's dreamy, psychedelic folk fits in well with 2016's class of forward-thinking Cosmic Americana troubadours? her haunting, imagistic dream logic is only beginning to reveal itself." -Pitchfork
Stephen Steinbrink is a songwriter and recording engineer born in the desert of Arizona and currently floating around the western USA: Olympia, WA, Oakland, CA and Phoenix, AZ.
Steinbrink has recorded 8 LPs since 2007 and is currently recording the follow-up to his latest LP, Arranged Waves, which the music press described as “An LP of gorgeous, wondrous folk” (NME), “polished and fastidiously crafted” (The Guardian), “…diverse and inspired musical adventure … a remarkable record” (The 405).