Thank you for coming to the Chokebore shows. We hope you had a great time at the concerts, we sure did! It was a really fun tour for us with lots of good music and friends.
Maybe we will see you again.
The live photos section has been updated with 9 new galleries of pictures taken at this autumn's shows:
We are sorry to announce that our concert in Hérouville-Saint-Clair on November 1 has been cancelled. On the other hand, a new show has been added: Chokebore will be playing a FREE show at the Astrolabe in Orléans (France) on Sunday, November 6, at 7 p.m. See tour dates page for the complete tour schedule.
The new Chokebore EP "Falls Best" is out today!
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to announce that Chokebore's new 12-inch vinyl EP Falls Best is out today! It holds five new tracks and comes with an MP3 download code, all for 10 Euros.
If you are in France or close by, you can pick it up at a record store near you. Otherwise, you can buy Falls Best online. The record will also be on sale at the concerts, starting next week in Germany!
Reviews & previews
If you'd like to know what it sounds like, you can read the first reviews on Mowno and on BUB (both are in French), or just listen to the first track titled "Lawsuit" right here:
The new Chokebore EP Falls Best is now available for pre-order on the Vicious Circle online store. This 12-inch vinyl record holds 5 tracks and costs 10 Euros (shipping not included). Purchase includes an MP3 download card. Pre-orders will be shipped just before the official release date (October 10).
Chokebore's new EP Falls Best will be released on 12-inch vinyl on October 10 by the French label Vicious Circle. It will also be released in digital format after the band's autumn tour.
Pictures of the master disc
Here are some pictures of the master disc being cut at the studio and being played for the first time:
Chokebore European tour schedule complete!
German tour dates
The rest of the German tour dates are here: before Berlin in November, Chokebore will play in Nuremberg, Trier and Weinheim in October. See the full European tour schedule on the tour dates page.
Here is the poster for Chokebore's autumn 2011 European tour:
It was designed by Jonathan Kroll using one of his paintings.
New Chokebore EP almost ready!
Chokebore's new 5-track EP has just been mastered yesterday in Berlin! The five new songs have been recorded in Berlin and in the South of France, and should be released on vinyl during the band's European tour this autumn!
A couple of pictures from the mastering session:
Chokebore will play in Berlin on November 15 at Marie-Antoinette. The venue does not do pre-sales, but tickets can be reserved by emailing the booking agency Puschen: please send your full name and number of tickets (10 Euros each) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 tour dates: France, Belgium and Switzerland
All concert dates for France, Belgium and Switzerland are now confirmed! Head to the tour dates page for the updated listing. German shows are being booked and should soon be added to the schedule…
Two new songs recorded!
Chokebore went in the studio last Monday to record two new songs for the upcoming Chokebore vinyl. Add in the three songs that were recorded last year, and that's a total of five new songs to be released in the autumn!
Here are some lo-fi snapshots from the recording session:
More tour dates
A few more French tour dates added: Saint-Jean-de-Védas, Brest and Amiens. More to come soon!
The small French publishing house Ialou has recently released a book of paintings by Jonathan Kroll (Chokebore guitar player). The book, titled "Some Pears", contains pictures of originals in oil on linen, in 1:1 scale, with an accompanying text by the artist. The book is now available in Paris at the Yvon Lambert art gallery and the 0fr bookshop, and later on in other locations. More information on the book and ordering details can be found on the Ialou website.
New Chokebore vinyl available on tour!
Special vinyl discs holding the first new Chokebore songs in recent years should be on sale at this autumn's shows!
New tour dates
New tour dates added: Marseille, Feyzin, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, Tourcoing (France) and Brussels (Belgium). Stay tuned for more!
Announcing 2011 European tour
Chokebore will be touring Europe in autumn this year! First confirmed date: Chokebore will play live in Paris at La Machine du Moulin Rouge on Monday October 31st, 2011. More tour dates to be announced soon!
Troy Von Balthazar and A Newborn Riot of Dreams live in Paris
Currently embarked on a European tour, Troy Von Balthazar will be playing at La Machine du Moulin Rouge in Paris next Friday. The opening act for this particular show is none other than A Newborn Riot of Dreams, the musical project of Jonathan Kroll (Chokebore guitarist). And since Chokebore drummer Christian Omar Madrigal Izzo is playing drums with Troy Von Balthazar, that's 3/4 of Chokebore in the same night! See you there!
Troy Von Balthazar photography exhibition
"Troy Von Balthazar Magnified", an exhibition of pictures of Troy Von Balthazar taken by photographer Magali Boyer, will be held in Paris from March 29th to April 23rd at La Flaq (36 rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris).
The opening night will take place in the presence of Troy Von Balthazar on Thursday March 31st, starting at 6 p.m. You're all invited!
A message from Jonathan
who: A Newborn Riot of Dreams
what: instrumental music
when: 13 January 2011 (next Thursday)
where: KIM / Brunnenstraße 10 / 10119 Berlin
why: because it's nice to listen to music and spend time with friends
how: .... this one is still a mystery