First Listen: Beats Antique – ‘Skeleton Key’


What if Nikolai Tesla had faked his own death, continuing his work, hidden along the trade routes of France, — unraveling the distance between nature and technology… Behold… Animale Mechanique! The acclaimed experimental world fusion and electronic music trio Beats Antique proudly reveal their Animale Mechanique Fall 2012 Tour alongside the long awaited EP, Contraption Vol. 2.

After toil and refinement, and with a stage performance containing more sensory indulgences than the most enchanting genie’s lair, Beats Antique explore another octave of musings first begun in 2009 with Contraption Vol. 1. Three years and eight new original compositions later, Contraption Vol. 2 arrives on 9.18.12.

CraveOnline is proud to hook you up directly with a first-listen experience of the Eastern-flavored electro-funhouse track “Skeleton Key” below, from the headliners of the Great Convergence festival themselves:

Having previously enchanted audiences at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Red Rocks and beyond, Beats Antique will indulge their fans in an ever-evolving performance spectacle to introduce their new cinematic, orchestral, bass heavy EP during their fall tour. The tour will cover 37 locations beginning in Squamish Canada and culminating in front of The Pyramids in Egypt on the Winter Solstice.

With the smell of mustache wax receding to a sea of garter belts and corsets, Beats Antique live performances and the loyal fans that have propelled their career since their inception in 2007, always blur the line between artist and audience even before the curtain rises. Rallying statesmen and dredges alike, a palpable atmosphere of splendor and electricity pervades both venue and festival stages for hours before and after Beats Antique live performances.

Beats Antique Animale Mechanique Fall 2012 Tour Dates:

‪8/25/12 – Squamish, Canada – Live at Squamish (Beats Antique feat. SIDECAR TOMMY & David Satori) – Buy Tickets

‪9/01/12 – Chicago, IL – North Coast Music Festival –Buy Tickets

‪9/04/12 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino –Buy Tickets

‪9/05/12 – Chico, CA – Senator Theater –Buy Tickets

‪9/07/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia (w/ Baths) –Buy Tickets

‪9/08/12 – Dana Point, CA – Doheny Days Music Festival –Buy Tickets

‪9/09/12 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern –Buy Tickets

‪9/12/12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪9/13/12 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪9/14/12 – Dallas, TX – Trees (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪9/15/12 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪9/18/12 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪9/19/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪9/20/12 – Boston, MA – Royale Boston (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪9/21/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪9/22/12 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪9/23/12 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪9/26/12 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre –Buy Tickets

‪9/27/12 – Atlanta, GA – Counterpoint Festival –Buy Tickets

‪9/28/12 – Atlanta, GA – Counterpoint Festival –Buy Tickets

‪9/29/12 – Mountain View, CA – Harmony By The Bay –Buy Tickets

‪10/06/12 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/09/12 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/10/12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/11/12 – Gainesville, FL – Florida Theatre of Gainesville (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/12/12 – Orlando, FL – The Social (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/13/12 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/18/12 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/19/12 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/20/12 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/24/12 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/25/12 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/26/12 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/27/12 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Denver (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪10/28/12 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up (w/ Lynx) –Buy Tickets

‪12/21/12 – Giza, Egypt – The Great Convergence‪(Beats Antique feat. SIDECAR TOMMY & David Satori) – Buy Tickets

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