Astronautalis shares "Attila Ambrus," tours (2016)

Minneapolis-based musician Astronautalis promised fans that he’d release a brand new song if his music video for “Running Away From God” won a contest on mtvU.  A true man of his word, Astronautalis won the contest and released a brand new song called “Attila Ambrus” moments later. The song, inspired by a notorious Hungarian whiskey robber of the same name, shows a totally different side to Astronautalis’ forthcoming album Cut The Body Loose, out everywhere May 13. Where first single “Running Away From God” was deeply introspective, “Attila Ambrus” is it’s groovy older sibling, infusing enough elements of trad jazz and dixieland to keep the party going til sunrise.

The song is produced by Picnic Tyme (Erykah Badu) and features trombone from Bon Iver’s Reggie Pace. More than anything, “Attila Ambrus” maintains the album’s overarching theme of finding joy in the world around you despite all the bad, as Astronautalis infectiously croons “I know we got blues beating down our door, got time til sunrise so flip that deadbolt and get back out on that floor.”
Brilliantly produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, Bill Callahan), physical pre-orders for Cut The Body Loose are available now:
Last month, Astronautalis announced a full U.S. and European headlining tour with Ceschi and Factor Chandelier that kicks off May 5 in Chicago, IL. All tickets are on sale NOW:
May 5 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
May 6 – Madison, WI – The Majestic
May 7 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
May 11 – New Haven, CT – Bar
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
May 13 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
May 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
May 15 – Washington, DC – DC 9
May 18 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
May 19 – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert
May 20 – Bratislava, Slovakia – A4
May 21 – Zilina, Czech Republic – Stanica
May 23 – Cologne, Germany – Studio 672
May 24 – Dortmund, Germany – Sissi King Kong
May 25 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus Szimpla
May 27 – Dresden, Germany – Groovestation
May 29 – Nuremberg, Germany – K4
May 31 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Sugarfactory
June 2 – London, UK – Water Rats
June 3 – London, UK – Water Rats
June 6 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
June 7 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
June 9 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
June 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
June 11 – Fullerton, CA – The Slide Bar
June 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club (ALL AGES)
June 18 – Minneapolis, MN- 7th Street Entry
July 8 – Trencin, Czech Republic – Pohoda Festival