Singer/Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist RANDY MCSTINE Releases New Single, Announced Tour with THE PINEAPPLE THIEF

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“Sun In My Eyes/Go On Now” is the latest release from guitarist and singer/songwriter, Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance, The Fringe, In Continuum). Both songs feature Craig Blundell (Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson) on drums, with McStine handling the rest of the instrumentation. Besides the aforementioned bands, Randy has collaborated with members of King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, Tears for Fears, Joe Satriani, King’s X and more. Fueled by a wide array of influences, McStine‘s work embraces genres such as rock, alternative, progressive, singer-songwriter, folk, pop and ambient.

While “Sun In My Eyes” will find a place in the usual streaming sites, “Go On Now” is an exclusive B-side which is only accessible with purchase through McStine’s Bandcamp store.  Listen to “Sun In My Eyes”  below.

“Both songs have a definite link to each other,” says McStine. “Sonically, I think many of the textures support the subject matter of the lyrics in ways I haven’t previously explored. There is a bit of an electronic “haze” to them, which kind of feels like an aural representation of thoughts swimming in and out of my head. ‘Sun In My Eyes’ is touching on a lot of my personal concerns from recent work, but it’s channeled through a character this time. It’s a bit dark and anxious… ‘Go On Now’ has a different kind of darkness to it that is sort of dream-like. It doesn’t really feel like a song to me…more like a series of moods. The lyrics are a bit abstract at times, but they are also some of the most direct that I’ve written about loss and grief.” 

“Sun In My Eyes” was mixed by Mario J. McNulty (David Bowie, Laurie Anderson), and “Go On Now” was mixed by Tim Palmer (Tears For Fears, U2). McStine’s previous single, “Bottom Feeder Blues,” features Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats) on drums, and was released in April.

UK proggers The Pineapple Thief also recently announced that McStine will be the opener for their 2019 North American Fall tour. McStine commented, “I’ve been a fan of those guys since a friend played me their ‘What We Have Sown’ record in 2007. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to be in front of their audience, and to also re-connect with Gavin (Harrison). A lot of my fans feel that the Lo-Fi Resistance album we did together (Chalk Lines, 2012) is a high-water mark in my catalog, and among others, I largely have him to thank for that.”

Tour Dates:

11/19 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/20 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
11/21 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11/22 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/23 New York City, NY – Sony Hall
11/24 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
11/26 Quebec City, QC – Palais Montcalm
11/27 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
11/28 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
11/29 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
11/30 Detroit, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
12/1 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
12/4 Mexico City – Lunario del Auditorio Nacional*
12/6 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
12/8 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
12/9 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
12/10 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/12 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
12/13 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
12/14 Seattle, WA – Neumos

*w/o Randy McStine

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