Up and coming Albany based jamband, Formula 5 has announced its new album, the band’s third, along with a supporting spring tour. The new album, All Points North, was funded through a Kickstarter campaign last fall and is set for release April 14.
The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Bryan Brundige at Overit Studios in Albany and Mastered by Michael Schoonmaker at Gigantic Mastering and will be available on streaming platforms on April 14 as well as at the band’s website and JEMP Radio.
The new album marks a new stage in the band’s progression, bringing a more mature sound. Guitarist Joe Davis reflected on the old version of the band:
“Q&A” and “Excalibur” are on ode to the old band, having been written by myself and (former keyboardist) Mike McDonald. It’s like a final farewell to the old, mixed in with new styles, such as with “The Birch Tree,” “Do Tell,” “Figure Out a Feeling,” “Trout Waters Pt I & II” and “It Goes…;” that old jammy style is still in us but it’s more mature and reigned in.
The new sound has a more introspective feel while still maintaining roots in the band’s signature improvisational style. It’s an album that will appeal to old fans and garner new as the band looks to expand its reach beyond the Capital District.
Formula 5 kicks off its Northeast spring tour at the Rock ‘n Roll Resort in Kerhonksen, N.Y. on March 31 and hits several New York venues along the way, including the legendary Monopole in Plattsburgh, the Waterhole in Saranac Lake, Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs, American Beauty in New York City, Buffalo Iron Works, Three Heads Brewing in Rochester, Nanola in Malta, the Dinosaur in Troy and wrapping up at Disc Jam Festival in Stephentown June 8 through 11.
All Points North Tracklist:
1. Come Along
2. Sad Bed
3. Trout Waters, Pt. I & II
4. It Goes…
6. The Birch Tree
8. Do Tell
9. Figure out a Feeling
Formula 5 Spring 2017 Tour:
March 31 – Rock n Roll Resort – Kerhonksen, NY
April 1 – Nectar’s – Burlington, VT *
April 7 – The Monopole – Plattsburgh, NY
April 8 – The Waterhole – Saranac Lake, NY
April 13 – Bourbon and Branch – Philadelphia, PA ^
April 14 – Pacific Standard Tavern – New Haven, CT +
April 15 – Putnam Den – Saratoga Springs, NY &
April 26 – Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ
April 27 – American Beauty – NYC %
May 3 – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD $
May 5 – B.R.Y.A.C. – Bridgeport, CT
May 12 – Stone Church – Newmarket, NH !
May 13 – Bishop’s Lounge – Northampton, MA
May 18 – Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI +
May 24 – James Street – Pittsburgh, PA
May 25 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY @
May 26 – Three Heads Brewing – Rochester, NY
May 27 – Nanola – Malta, NY
June 2 – Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Troy, NY
June 8 – Arch St Tavern – Hartford, CT #
June 8-11 – Disc Jam Music Festival – Stephentown, NY
* with Mister F and Phantom Airwave
^ with Space Carnival
+ with Relative Souls
& with The Other Brothers
% supporting Dead Phish Orchestra
$ with Litz
! with Revibe
+ with Electro Politics
@ with Space Junk
# with Airlooms