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10 Years Reveal Album Artwork and New Release Date for ‘Minus the Machine’

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10 Years give fans a look at their analog-inspired cover for the forthcoming sixth studio album, ‘Minus the Machine,’ which will hit shelves a few weeks later than planned.

The Knoxville, Tenn., hard rock quartet have decided to release their latest effort on their own label, Palehorse Records, marking the first time the band has attempted an independent release since signing to Hollywood Records in 2005. “We wanted to create an album that has no boundaries,” says singer Jesse Hasek of the decision. “When you feel like you’re being told to go through motions and jump through hoops, it takes the heart out of it. It’s better to do what comes naturally and then figure out the after-effect.”

The band re-tweeted an image of the cover art for ‘Minus the Machine’ — the jacket prominently features an old-school reel-to-reel machine that bears the bands name on its display. With the revitalized interest in all things analog of late, perhaps the album’s title is as much about the recording methods as it is about cutting ties with the “machine” that is the record industry. The message also indicated that their album will be out July 31, as opposed to the initial July 17 release date.

After a few unaccompanied dates later this month, 10 years are taking their new material on the road with Fair to Midland and KYNG for the ‘Minus the Machine’ tour beginning June 27. “We live and die by the loyalty of the club audiences. Our fans are loyal. They travel with us, and they want us to be loyal to ourselves,” says Hasek. “What we tried to do on this album is really give them what they want because they’ve been so good to us through the ups and downs of our career.”

10 Years Tour Dates:

05/19 — Maryland Heights, MO — Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre — Pointfest
05/21 — Denver, CO –  Summit Music Hall
05/22 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep
05/23 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep
05/25 — Abilene, TX — Lucky Mule Saloon
05/26 — Pryor, OK — Catch The Fever Festival Grounds — Rocklahoma

‘Minus the Machine’ Tour Dates with Fair to Midland and KYNG

06/27 — New Orleans, LA — Southport Hall
06/29 — Dallas, TX — Trees
06/30 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live
07/01 — Corpus Christi, TX — Brewster Ice House
07/03 — Pensacola, FL — Vinyl Music Hall
07/05 — Tallahassee, FL — Coliseum
07/06 — Knoxville, TN — The Valarium
07/07 — Chattanooga, TN — Track 29
07/08 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
07/10 — Baltimore, MD — Ram’s Head Live
07/11 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
07/13 — Portland, ME — Asylum
07/14 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s Pub
07/15 — Bristol, CT — Bleachers
07/18 — Flint, MI — The Machine Shop
07/19 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Piere’s
07/20 — Cadott, WI — Rockfest
07/21 — Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge
07/22 — Sauget, IL — Pop’s

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