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The Milk Carton Kids Perform Live on NPR's Mountain Stage

Rounding out the New Year with 60,000 free downloads, Los Angeles-based folk duo The Milk Carton Kids have announced their live performance on NPR's Mountain Stage. Recorded in Charleston, W.V. the five-track live performance features select cuts from their debut full-length, Prologue, released in the summer of 2011, in addition to "Charlie" which appears on "Retrospect" from earlier in the year. You can listen to the group here:

As they make their way into 2012, you'll find The Milk Carton Kids playing live throughout the country as they plan to continue touring throughout the year. With over 125 shows in 2011, this year is shaping up to be even busier. The first leg of live performances is listed below.

About the group: The Milk Carton Kids, a harmonizing, minimalist duo, use two guitars and two voices to create a new combination of back-porch Americana and classic folk. Relying on compelling narrative, the seamless interplay between their 1950's acoustics, well-constructed harmony lines--which play more like counterpoint melodies--and their natural stage chemistry, TMCK have drawn in and excited sold out crowds across North America since their formation in early 2011. The serendipitous meeting between the two (Kenneth Pattengale & Joey Ryan) led quickly to a shelving of the solo careers each had been pursuing. While neither had been compelled to collaborate in such a way with any of his peers before, an effortless musical complement, fast personal fondness, and like-minded view toward how to present the project to their fans influenced the duo's formation and, almost immediately, began drawing praise from varied sources. While early press has indeed been kind to the duo, their spirit of independence compels them to release all of their music on their own label directly to their fans first, for free, forever.

NPR's Mountain Stage Track List:
01. "Michigan"
02. "New York"
03. "Sealing Romance"
04. "Charlie"
05. "I Still Want a Little More"
Tour Dates:
01/07 New York, NY, Rockwood*
01/11 San Diego, CA, Anthology
01/12 Los Angeles, CA, Largo
01/14 Ventura, CA, Zoey's
01/15 Ventura, CA, Zoey's
01/17 San Francisco, CA, Cafe Du Nord
01/18 Portland, OR, Doug Fir
01/19 Seattle, WA, Tractor Tavern
02/29 Boston, MA, Cafe 939
03/01 New York, NY, Joe's Pub
03/02 Philadelphia, PA, Tin Angel
03/03 Easton, MD, Night Cat
03/05 Vienna, VA, Jammin' Java

*Free show for APAP

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