Autumn Defense Announces New Record and Tour

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Three years after its sophomore release, The Autumn Defense has completed a new self-titled album.

Pat Sansone and John Stirratt, both of Wilco, have kept The Autumn Defense as a running side project for six years. The group has been on tour since late February and will continue a full set of dates along the East Coast through March.

The Autumn Defense has been described as everything from Philly-soul baroque to bossa-nova to classic Southern California. The new work features Autumn Defense regulars—drummer Greg Wieczorek, pedal steel player John Pirruccello and Steve Tyska on horns.

Official Autumn Defense tour dates:

10 - Oxford, Mass. @ Proud Larry's
11 - Meridian, Mass. @ The Opera House
13 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
14 - Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Local 506
15 - Vienna, Va. @ Jammin' Java
16 - Philadelphia, Penn. @ Northstar
17 - Baltimore, Md. @ Fletcher's
19 - New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
20 - Cambridge, Maine @ Middle East
21 - Northampton, Maine @ Iron Horse
22 - Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground
23 - Montreal, Quebec @ Main Hall
24 - Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe

Related Links:
The Autumn Defense homepage
The Autumn Defense on Myspace