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    Punch Brothers' "Antifogmatic" Now Out on Vinyl; Ed Helms Offers a "Slobbering Rave" in Paste

    Punch Brothers' latest Nonesuch album, Antifogmatic, which was released earlier this summer on CD and described on NPR's Weekend Edition as "10 delectable tunes," is now available on vinyl. The vinyl edition includes the album pressed on 140-gram high-performance vinyl plus a CD of the complete album. Nonesuch Store orders also include the album as high-quality, 320-kbps MP3s at no additional cost upon checkout. To pick up a copy now, head to the Nonesuch Store.

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    Ed Helms, star of The Office and a stand-out banjo player in his own right, offers a "Slobbering Rave" of the Punch Brothers and their new album in Paste magazine, where they are today's Artist of the Day. He warns readers that the musical skills exhibited by Punch Brothers in concert and on their new album are just too good for these five players to be human. "Mere human beings could never achieve the Punch Brothers’ musicianship and technical proficiency," writes Helms, who offers proof by describing their music as "an impossibly perfect mixture of down-home charm and staggering sophistication."

    For further proof of the band's efforts at world domination, Helms points to the Antifogmatic tune “Rye Whiskey," which, though "simply awesome—fun and uplifting, even witty" is also suspiciously impossible to resist. In the end, Helms is glad to acquiesce to the power of the Punch Brothers, insisting that "this alien band is amazing, and you will no doubt love their music as I do."

    Read the complete "Slobbery Rave" at pastemagazine.com.

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    Just in time for the vinyl release, the band has re-launched its official website with a new look and a number of new features that make it easier for fans to enjoy and share news, photos, and videos of the band. Included among those videos are the band's recent performances at the MTV studios in New York for the Live at MTV online series, featuring songs from the new album and a uniquely Punch Brothers cover of The White Stripes' "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground." Check it all out now at punchbrothers.com.

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    The band continues its US tour out West this week, performing next at the Myrna Loy Center in Helena, Montana, on Thursday, followed by weekend shows in Wyoming and Colorado. For more on these and other dates, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Punch Brothers' "Antifogmatic" Now Out on Vinyl; Ed Helms Offers a "Slobbering Rave" in Paste

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Punch Brothers' latest Nonesuch album, Antifogmatic, which was released earlier this summer on CD and described on NPR's Weekend Edition as "10 delectable tunes," is now available on vinyl. The vinyl edition includes the album pressed on 140-gram vinyl plus a CD of the complete album. Actor/comedian Ed Helms offers a "Slobbering Rave" of the band's music in Paste, calling "an impossibly perfect mixture of down-home charm and staggering sophistication."

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Punch Brothers' latest Nonesuch album, Antifogmatic, which was released earlier this summer on CD and described on NPR's Weekend Edition as "10 delectable tunes," is now available on vinyl. The vinyl edition includes the album pressed on 140-gram high-performance vinyl plus a CD of the complete album. Nonesuch Store orders also include the album as high-quality, 320-kbps MP3s at no additional cost upon checkout. To pick up a copy now, head to the Nonesuch Store.

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Ed Helms, star of The Office and a stand-out banjo player in his own right, offers a "Slobbering Rave" of the Punch Brothers and their new album in Paste magazine, where they are today's Artist of the Day. He warns readers that the musical skills exhibited by Punch Brothers in concert and on their new album are just too good for these five players to be human. "Mere human beings could never achieve the Punch Brothers’ musicianship and technical proficiency," writes Helms, who offers proof by describing their music as "an impossibly perfect mixture of down-home charm and staggering sophistication."

For further proof of the band's efforts at world domination, Helms points to the Antifogmatic tune “Rye Whiskey," which, though "simply awesome—fun and uplifting, even witty" is also suspiciously impossible to resist. In the end, Helms is glad to acquiesce to the power of the Punch Brothers, insisting that "this alien band is amazing, and you will no doubt love their music as I do."

Read the complete "Slobbery Rave" at pastemagazine.com.

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Just in time for the vinyl release, the band has re-launched its official website with a new look and a number of new features that make it easier for fans to enjoy and share news, photos, and videos of the band. Included among those videos are the band's recent performances at the MTV studios in New York for the Live at MTV online series, featuring songs from the new album and a uniquely Punch Brothers cover of The White Stripes' "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground." Check it all out now at punchbrothers.com.

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The band continues its US tour out West this week, performing next at the Myrna Loy Center in Helena, Montana, on Thursday, followed by weekend shows in Wyoming and Colorado. For more on these and other dates, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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