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Sumo Princess new album and tour dates with Meat Puppets

Sumo Princess, Abby Travis (The Go-Go’s, KMFDM, EODM, Masters of Reality, Beck, Cher, Elastica) and Gene Trautmann (QOTSA, EODM, Mark Lanegan band, The Miracle Workers) will release their first full length album, “When an Electric Storm”, May 8, 2019 on ruinedvibes.com. The band will support the The Meat Puppets on the East Coast with West Coast headlining shows to follow.

Sumo Princess is the brainchild of bassist/vocalist Abby Travis who plays heavily fuzzed and effected bass while singing in her 3 octave range. Equally influenced by stoner rock, post punk, and deconstructionism; the band has been compared to Royal Blood meets the B52s and Motorhead meets Nina Hagen.

The first single “Kali Ma” has Travis styling a vocoder vocal over Lemmy-esque distorted bass and an epic drum solo by drummer Gene Trautmann. Steve Carter will direct the forthcoming video. “Wait till you see these completely insane psychedelic puppets,” says Travis, “Invoking the goddess of destruction and subsequent rebirth is both timely and necessary.”

Press contact:  sumoprincessband@gmail.com

Booking contact:  ianfintak@tkoco.com


Click for High Rez. Photo by Sherry Lee

Click for High Rez – Photo by John Stapleton

Tour Dates:

May 8 New York, NY Mercury Lounge w/ Meat Puppets

May 9 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl w/ Meat Puppets

May 10 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts w/ Meat Puppets

May 11 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes w/ Meat Puppets

May 13 Woodstock, NY Colony w/ Meat Puppets

May 14 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom w/ Meat Puppets

May 15 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall w/ Meat Puppets

May 16 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall w/ Meat Puppets

May 17 Portsmouth, NH 3S Artspace w/ Meat Puppets

May 18 Jersey City, NJ White Eagle Music Hall w/ Meat Puppets

May 26 Los Angeles, CA The Bootleg Theater – record release party  support TBA

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