Advance Base, the new project of former Casiotone for the Painfully Alone singer/songwriter Owen Ashworth, is coming to San Francisco on June 7. Their debut album A Shut-In’s Prayer will be out on Orindal Records on May 15.

So far we’ve only heard one single from the album — a melancholic track entitled “New Gospel” which features the same programmed, basic drums of old Casiotone recordings mixed with cleanly produced piano. It’s a natural (and necessary) progression for Ashworth as he allows his deep crooning voice to carry the track without burying himself under cheap Casio tones or lo-fi distortion.

Advance Base will perform at Cafe Du Nord with Nicholas Krgovich and David & Joanna. Tickets are $10 adv or $12 at the door.

Advance Base, Nicholas Krgovich, David & Joanna
Cafe Du Nord
June 7, 2012
8pm, $10 adv/$12 door