MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA RELEASE NEW SINGLE NO RULE
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FALL TOUR INCLUDES 12TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL THE STUFFING AT ATLANTA’S FOX THEATRE NOVEMBER 18
TORONTO, ON – November 10, 2022 – Manchester Orchestra today released their dynamic and urgent new single, No Rule, an undulating and layered anthem that twists, turns, and blooms across its 5:20 runtime.
Initially begun during the recording sessions of their acclaimed 2021 album, The Million Masks of God (Loma Vista Recordings), No Rule was produced by Manchester Orchestra’s lead songwriting duo of Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, together with Catherine Marks (PJ Harvey, The Killers) and Ethan Gruska (Phoebe Bridgers).
Hull explains: “We are very proud to release our new song No Rule into the world. Written and worked on during the Million Masks sessions, this brave soul took a little longer to cook than the rest. We hope you enjoy. All Love. M.O.”
Following a packed summer tour that saw them play across various festivals—including Lollapalooza, Firefly, Austin City Limits, When We Were Young, and more—the band of Hull, McDowell, Tim Very, and Andy Prince will play a week of fall headlining shows leading up to their 12th annual hometown festival, The Stuffing, at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on November 18. The Thanksgiving concert will feature additional performances by Julien Baker, Lunar Vacation, Joy Oladokun, Petey, and Leah, and the band has also partnered with local Atlanta non-profit, Umi Feeds, for the event. Umi Feeds is helping those in need by collecting healthy canned and other non-perishable food items to support the Umi Feeds Food Pantry, which directly benefits Atlanta’s Sylvan Middle School. Requested items can be dropped off at the Fox Theatre during the November 18 concert; a full list of recommended donation items is available on the Fox Theatre’s event page at foxtheatre.org/thestuffing.
Named one of 2021's Best Albums of the Year by Consequence, Brooklyn Vegan, and FLOOD Magazine, among others, The Million Masks of God earned additional acclaim and features from Stereogum, NPR Music, Uproxx, SPIN, and more. The album's lead single, Bed Head, rose to chart as the band’s latest #2 AAA and Top 20 Alternative radio hit, and ranked as one of Public Radio's Most Popular Songs Of 2021 at NPR Music. Notable performances of Bed Head include for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series, CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions, WXPN World Cafe, WNYC New Sounds, and Comedy Bang Bang’s 12th anniversary special. In 2021, the band also released Never Ending, their contribution to the Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack executive produced by Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, Watchmen, John Wick), and Christmas Songs Vol. 1, a holiday album featuring covers of six seasonal classics. The morning of The Stuffing (2021), the band shared The Million Masks of God: The Remixes, featuring inventive reimaginings of their songs by Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Lucius, and more.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
11/11 - Memphis, TN - Soundstage at Graceland
11/12 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
11/13 - Little Rock, AR - The Hall
11/15 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine
11/16 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
11/17 - Columbia, SC - The Senate
11/18 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre (The Stuffing w/ Julien Baker, Lunar Vacation, Joy Oladokun, Petey, and Leah)
Praise for The Million Masks of God:
“their grandest vision to date” – UPROXX (Best Albums of 2021 So Far)
“Manchester Orchestra’s most plainly beautiful album. I’d also argue it’s their best” – Stereogum
“A record that feels dynamic and vital – while still respecting the band’s legacy so far – The Million Masks of God is astonishing” – DIY Mag
"The songs here are often as big as ever" – The AV Club
"One of indie-rock’s most visceral and essential bands" – Guitar World
"[an album] that feels like the story of an unmade Ingmar Bergman film." – WNYC New Sounds
“... The Million Masks of God is a gorgeously tuneful and thought-provoking gem.” – Consequence
"...what makes The Million Masks of God so impressive is that it really doesn't sound like any other Manchester Orchestra album. Andy Hull's unmistakable voice and distinct songwriting style make this immediately recognizable...but it feels like an entirely new chapter of their career." – Brooklyn Vegan
“They’ve maintained the style laid out on A Black Mile but imbued it with more splendor.” – Paste
“Leave it to Manchester Orchestra to write an album that leaves you feeling both bereft and whole again in one swoop. The alt-rock band’s sixth LP...surges with sadness and hope in equal measure.” – Relix
“To listen to the new album, The Million Masks of God, from the Atlanta-based rock group, Manchester Orchestra, is to inhabit a cathedral-like building and let your ears take in each swell, each ring and each echo as the vibrations subsume and the medicine of music takes hold.” – American Songwriter