Timestretch Preview and the 2010 Spring Tour

March 8th, 2010

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BADAYAOOOO… Over a month since the last update from Labs. I’ve been wrapping up the new EP, and recovering from our roadshow antics in February. Check out the photo section for a look back on the Winter run so far.

Credit: Michael Holden
Last week was a treat to be able to play 2 tiny venues in Colorado, it felt wonderful to be inside those rooms as they exploded. TO ALL OUR PALS IN COLORADO: we promise we will be back in Full Force Wildstyle later this year. And thanks also to the 2500 freaks in Montana who got dirty in the mud last night, that show was off the HOOOK! We are back to Missoula, Salt Lake City, and Lake Tahoe this week before we set sail for the Spring Tour, which kicks off March 27 @ the 2010 Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

Check the tour schedule for a full list of dates as well as discounted tickets. And… AVOID HIGH TICKET FEES! We always get a limited number of presale tickets, but if those sell out, visit the venue’s box office in person if possible. Some ticket companies apply fees of up to $18.We will always link to the cheapest tix available here on the site. Once those are gone, grab them direct for the venue and spare yourself the ridiculous service fees.

To coincide with the tour, we have a brand new 5-track EP for you, set for release on March 3o. It’s called the “Timestretch EP” and it is mostly banging melt-your-face-off music. There really isn’t a lot of the pretty, deeper stuff that i usually enjoy putting on albums; instead it is heavy, hard-hitting, and designed to CRUSH on our April run of shows.

The release includes a collaboration with Amorphous Music prodigy Jantsen, as well as guest vocals by Ranking Joe, bonus remixes by MRK1, West Coast Lo Fi, and Hallow Point’s SPL, and a special Bassnectar & ill.Gates remix of ‘Maximum’ featuring La Methode by DJ Vadim. You can grab the exclusive pre-release from Beatport starting March 15th, or get the bundles including the vinyl, CD, T-shirts, bonus remixes, collectors’ items, and more direct from the Bassnectar Labs on March 30th.

  • SassyK

    Is there a VJ on tour?

    • Squid

      Yea… Im also curious, should be a vj on the tour this spring… yea?

  • No stops in Los Angeles? Are we that bad?

    • HA!

      are yu kidding??
      um…..we were *JUST* there last month!!!!!!!
      🙂

  • laurenlioneye

    You are amazing 🙂 I've been listening to the Timestretch EP nonstop since I got it a few days ago. I feel like every time you put out new music, I'm even more blown away by you and even more drawn in. Its great.

    You are a figure of our movement that I can really identify with—

    love you and many thanks!
    Lauren

    p.s. you played this song “everybody get down like animals” in the NW shows I went to… we all loved it are having a party based off that song tonight! 🙂

  • jleffler

    L- Tahoe was the sickest show I've ever seen!!!! What the hell is up with the 12am shut down………I could've taken another 3 hours of kick ass bass. Thank you for another great night………..its gonna be a long wait till you hit the NW again………ever thought of playing in Chico????
    Cheers to your next tour………timestrecth is beyond great……..and blast off is utterly insane!!

  • Dave

    Lorin,
    Today at work I was told I couldn't call out on April 23rd, under any circumstance, to see your show in Massachusetts. I am now unemployed, and it's totally worth it. Thanks for all the music to whomp out to, you're the *best*.

    • bassfreak

      ya man i dont blame you…there is literally no way u can miss one of his shows imo…illl be there in northampton with ya tho…that nite is gonna be crazy…i know of a pretty legit afterparty thats happening after that show at umass too

    • HAHHAAHAHAHA!
      woah!
      i didnt expect that second sentance, i alredy hit reply to say sorry about that and figure out where we are playing close to you in the future.
      then i red the second sentence!
      dayyyymmm….hope that was a chill jobb.
      i better not fuck up at that show
      ha

      • Dave

        Not a chill job if you can't take a Friday off with a month's notice! And now that I've heard you turn Nelly Furtado into a killer electronic track, I refuse to believe that you can fuck anything up. Just drop that phat bass man, see ya in a month!

  • Lorin et al–
    We feed people at a little diner in Lansing, Michigan (Golden Harvest Rawks), where we share art, food, and music(all is one) with the masses. We whirrl and wobble to your spine tingleing beats, as we whippup extraordinary eats. We saw you at DELF, years ago, and have been hooked ever since, Chicago last spring, Grand Rapids last fall, and now, cant wait to see you at the Filmore in force 9APR10 Detroit. You are invited to stop on your way from Indy for some grub, or whenever you want to feel at home. Best breakfast east of the Mississippi, and its on the house.
    We will be feeling the Timestretch tomarrow at work forsho.
    Harvester Gang

    • daymmmm u folks git AROUND!!!!
      i really appreciate this
      i love bringing the energy around and around, all over
      yall are like team makes
      🙂
      as for croozing by the spot, i will be honest: i have VERY little free time…like it is horrifiying,

      when on the road i am barely human, i feel like a ghost…its crazy, so we will prolly zooooooooom
      but please keep in touch
      and THANK YOU for the invite
      🙂

      • Anonymous

        Sooo excited! 24 loooong hours till 0blast off>>>!
        Ya’ll def-natly travel at lightspeed, itz hard to keep up with you cheekey baztardz, and any time u want some home cookin’, hit us up, it would be an honor…

        ever mix up any cocteau twins? some stuff on Blue Bell Knoll sound like it could be Nectarfied…

        Big Love from Harvest Crew… (wer rockin old 4-who-bell-toll mixes today…)

        • GOOD FREAKIN CALL!!!!!
          what song would be best?

          • zanevicknair

            Ha..I don’t know how I missed your reply… I always loved Song to the Siren, written by brian ferry, sung by Elizabeth Frasier ( Cocteau Twins), for Dead Can Dance…

          • zanevicknair

            Last fall, I really dug the tree frog/evolution track..and chance of throwing a little of that on SoundCloud? Please… I always work my best to your tunes, I find your music very transcendental, in the moment. . Thanks!

        • GOOD FREAKIN CALL!!!!!
          what song would be best?

        • GOOD FREAKIN CALL!!!!!
          what song would be best?

      • Anonymous

        Sooo excited! 24 loooong hours till 0blast off>>>!
        Ya’ll def-natly travel at lightspeed, itz hard to keep up with you cheekey baztardz, and any time u want some home cookin’, hit us up, it would be an honor…

        ever mix up any cocteau twins? some stuff on Blue Bell Knoll sound like it could be Nectarfied…

        Big Love from Harvest Crew… (wer rockin old 4-who-bell-toll mixes today…)

      • Anonymous

        Sooo excited! 24 loooong hours till 0blast off>>>!
        Ya’ll def-natly travel at lightspeed, itz hard to keep up with you cheekey baztardz, and any time u want some home cookin’, hit us up, it would be an honor…

        ever mix up any cocteau twins? some stuff on Blue Bell Knoll sound like it could be Nectarfied…

        Big Love from Harvest Crew… (wer rockin old 4-who-bell-toll mixes today…)

      • zanevicknair

        Still mostly ghostly? Its annual mandatory staff meeting at the Masonic. Thanks for bringing it back to Michigan. Two questions
        … this is a 16+event…do u need a 12 year old bass ambassador? ( she doesn’t want to miss her birthday party..)
        … are balcony ga tix gunna get us on the floor?

        • tickets for Masonic temple are being sold on two different levels — balcony tickets and floor tickets. pretty self-explanatory — if you have a balcony ticket that will get you on the balcony, floor tickets get you in the Pitt
          please tell your young basshead friend that the bass crew wishes her a happy birthday 🙂 so sorry we weren’t able to make this into an all-ages event. we always try our best to make sure any and all of our fans can get into our shows, but sometimes, based on local laws/regulations, the wishes of the venue and/or promoter, and other various factors, we end up with an age limit. as rad as a 12 year old ambassador would be, our application period for fall tour has already passed :/
          maybe y’all could road trip down to the Columbus show, which is all ages? just a few hours from Detroit area 🙂

          • zanevicknair

            Thank you, colleen! My girls look forward to the next tour, and love how kind the crew has been to them… us bigger kids will be there fo sure, never disappointed with the sounds, the visuals, and most importantly, the people that make this family shine.

            We have a restaurant ‘golden harvest’ in Lansing, mi, and if you are ever in the heart of Michigan, please stop by. We would love to take care of yourz, like ya take care of us… we have fullfilled riders for all types of productions, and respectfully serve locally sourced, innovative traditional and funky breakfast. We are blessed with a fantastic community who love beats almost as much as they love breakfast. ..thanks for the reply

          • my man, I am FROM the heart of michigan 🙂 can’t wait to be home for this show. sounds like you guys got somethin awesome goin on out there — I’ll have to check it out 🙂

          • zanevicknair

            Represent

  • chicagobeatfreak

    Lorin!! You made my day at Lollapalooza, completely blew my mind at House of Blues – Chicago, and I have recruited more bassheads for the Illinois show. Do you have a VJ for the spring tour?

    Can't wait, man. See you soon.

    • most likely we are going BANANANNANANANANAAS with lights
      we have a crazy lighting designers, building a freakin spaceship
      BLAST OFFF
      😉

  • LivinforKicks

    Lorin-
    I've look forward to a concert of yours for sooo long. Finally you are coming to Milwaukee but i leave that morning for spring break! Devastated!! The one concert that I wish to see the most is yours!! I love the new album and really wish I could be there to enjoy it with fellow bass heads in like a week! Hopefully ill be able to attend in Chicago later on in the summer!

    • thanks livin
      😉
      enjoy spring break! maybe come to a chicago show in the summer or fall? let'z git it did soon!

  • bassface

    colorado wants you bad! please come back soon!

  • Kaleigh

    Really?? Your only Canadian venue is in Toronto?? C'mon! I hope to at least see you at Shambhala 🙂

  • Psychedelephant

    DJ Lorin! I cannot effin wait for you to wobble Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh! I traveled to see you in Philly a few months back and you THREW IT DOWN! Best live set I've ever seen. It's gonna be awesome to watch Smalls shutter when you whip your new stuff! Ppl around here are psyched and tickets are selling pretty fast. I'm sure you have somewhere nice to stay in Pitt or you're travelling, but I'd throw you a killer after party in my apt! Keep up the amazing werk and we'll be seeing as many of your shows as possible! Can't stop listening to Blast off…

  • kb_yo

    Been a huge fan for a long time, and the Milwaukee show tomorrow is going to be my first REAL taste of bass!!! i've had tickets for weeks, and now its finally here.
    super pumped!!! see you there!

  • drums2351

    Can't wait to see you in the lou tomorow man.

  • bjmurray

    where are the shambhala dates?

    • sup bj!
      🙂
      may not make it this year….summer is too packed, and i *NEED* time off to prep for fall tour. its gonna be 9 weeks solid and i MUST have time off…so if i can still make sham happen, i will OF COURSE cuz i lovvve it
      (dreamt about it last night, actually)
      🙂

      • bjmurray

        that blows!!
        i do understand though
        🙂
        never do quite understand how you keep up your pace
        let us know if things change asap as i think that will be the deciding factor in whether we make it or not this year
        been for the last 6 and can't imagine it with no bassnectar slot
        also my good friend matt the alien cannot make it this year also
        🙁

        • Shambhala is confirmed!
          🙂
          see u sunday night

          • bjmurray

            yehaa!!
            new you'dpull through!!
            first time i heard you play was at my first shambhala
            been a fan ever since!
            see you sunday!!!

  • Dude let me hoop on stage for atleast a few tracks at your Pittsburgh show! The venue is too small and won't allow us to bring them in and I need to show you how Pittsburgh gets down yo! Namaste my friend v[-_-]v

    • hey!
      i always tell hoopers that they should try “HOOPERS WITHOUT HOOPS”
      you can undulate like theres no tomorow even ifya dont hava hoop….GRIND THAT SHIT!
      🙂

  • Kaisha

    Basshead is SICK. KEEP TOURING!!!! I plan to see you in action many more times, favorite experience I've had was at your cozza frenzy show in portland! Please don't make me sad and quit like daft punk.

  • fotohayes

    You puked your nasty beats all over my brain. Thanks again for Bozeman & Missoula shows, those nights changed my life

  • dee92389

    cannnooot wait for summercamp this year <3

    • dee92389

      last year was amazing, but i know this year will be 19870982394869xs bettaaaa <3

  • Lorin! My love! Why no Los Angeles dates for Summer? I suppose I'm being a bit shellfish :p cuz Coachella melted my little bassface right off. I was in front, you shoulda said hi 🙂 haha

    So in other words: getcho ass down here in fall! <3

    • haha
      yah we'll be back in the fall (we do hava loco show in san diego in june) and LA in the fall

      coachella had some strict exclusivity clauses, but totally worth it
      🙂
      c u soon
      (come to sff hahaha)

  • Nat

    if you check this before tomorrow night::: PLEASE let me hear the American Beauty transmission!! I NNEEDD that ridiculous bass you drop after Kingston– “ready to rage” WAHH WAHHHWOMP madness!!!! xD see you in Baltimore…. i'll all be up front barely clutching sanity 🙂

    • ha! what are you requesting for baltimore? the american beauty bit? or ready 2 rage?
      L

  • Lorin, can we expect a surprise visit from you at Sonic Bloom this year????? Missed you there last year!

  • patrick smith

    WHY NO SONIC BLOOM??? THE MISH IS GONNA SUCK WITHOUT YOU THIS SUMMER

  • philip

    Baltimore was AMAZING! i only wish i could have followed you to Charlottesville too :/. all the same it was a sick NASTY show. Pleasee tell me your going to be touring on the east coast this fall and in 2011??

  • philip

    Baltimore was AMAZING! i only wish i could have followed you to Charlottesville too :/. all the same it was a sick NASTY show. Pleasee tell me your going to be touring on the east coast this fall and in 2011??