The foot-stompin’ indie rock band Not A Planet has released a lyric video for “Tell the Truth,” the first single from their upcoming EP Smoke Bombs and Cigarettes. The Kansas City quartet will release the new record on August 12th and it will be their second full-length effort, following up 2015’s The Few, The Proud, The Strange LP.
“There is a place deep inside each person where we go to discover someone unstoppable, superhuman,” says vocalist/guitarist Nathan Corsi. “‘Tell the Truth’ is about going to that place.“
The East Coast indie sound of “Tell the Truth” incorporates a 60’s pop flare with a slick hook and crunching guitars. Smoke Bombs and Cigarettes was produced by Jacob Bunton and engineered by Jason Elgin. Mastering was handled by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Muse, Dr Dog).
“Tell the Truth” will be offered as a free download on August 12th to fans who sign-up now for the band’s mailing list. Pre-orders will be available soon for Smoke Bombs and Cigarettes.
Jun 27 – Granada Theater, w/ Peter Bjorn and John – Lawrence, KS
Jul 22 – Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN
Jul 25 – House Concert – Washington, DC
Jul 27 – Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY
Jul 28 – Blue Side Tavern – Frederick, MD
Jul 29 – Annabelle’s Lounge – Akron, OH
Jul 30 – Howard’s Club H – Bowling Green, OH
Jul 31 – Private Event – Muskegon, MI
Aug 01 – Skeletunes – Fort Wayne, IN
Aug 02 – TBA – Milwaukee, WI
Aug 05 – TBA – Madison, WI
Aug 06 – Elbo Room – Chicago, IL
Aug 12 – Spirit of KC Fest at Crossroads KC – Kansas City, MO
Aug 20 – Zerkapalooza at JB’s Downtown – Joplin, MO
Aug 27 – Midwest Microfest at Bicentennial Center – Salina, KS
More tour dates being added at http://notaplanet.com
About Not A Planet:
Every day, Not A Planet is hustling.
In a circuitous route, Nathan Corsi, an Akron, Ohioan, made his way to Kansas City after a featured role in a year-long documentary about life as a busker in New York. It wasn’t long before Nathan and Liam Sumnicht, drummer native to KC, who love each other very much, made a rock and roll baby together, and named it “Not A Planet”. A rotating cast of bass players tagged in and out alongside the duo on national tours and local shows for years, but in 2012, William Sturges enlisted as a permanent player. They toured extensively as a trio until 2015, and during that time, put out the NapSack EP and The Few, The Proud, The Strange LP. Their music won local and national awards, and earned fans from all over the world. Accompanying Not A Planet since mid-2015, Nathan Showalter is touring with the band, with keys and harmonies that fill out further the already lush sound.
New music from the Not A Planet EP Smoke Bombs and Cigarettes, is being released late summer, with the first single “Tell The Truth” streaming now.
Undeniably fervent performances, bristling harmonies and catchy-as-fuck rock and roll songs are the Not A Planet signature.