In the definition of a happy coincidence, the “random” circumstances that brought together singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament – along with drummer Richard Stuverud – have resulted in one of the more original rock outfits of our “Modern Times.” That track is RNDM’s first single off their debut record, Acts, for which the trio will embark on a promotional North American tour this November.

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The serendipitous meeting between the three artists occurred in 1999, when Joseph Arthur opened for Ament and Stuverud’s rock-band-on-the-side, Three Fish. While Arthur and Ament reportedly stayed in touch over email, the two didn’t form a tangible reconnection until 2010, when, after meeting in Seattle, Ament invited the vocalist to his home in Montana. Bringing in Stuverud for a spontaneous recording session, the group emerged four days later with 20 tracks and a new band. Acts, which will include 12 of the Montana-recorded songs, is scheduled for an October 30 release date – just days before RNDM kicks off their inaugural tour at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

RNDM Tour Dates 2012

Date City State Venue
11/2/2012 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 
11/3/2012 Washington DC Black Cat
11/4/2012 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer
11/7/2012 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club
11/8/2012 New York City NY The Bowery Ballroom
11/9/2012 Montreal QC Coronoa
11/13/2012 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall
11/14/2012 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall Ballroom
11/15/2012 Minneapolis MN First Avenue & 7th St. Entry
11/16/2012 Lawrence KS The Bottleneck
11/18/2012 Boulder CO The Fox
11/21/2012 Los Angeles CA Troubadour
11/23/2012 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall
11/25/2012 Portland OR The Doug Fir Lounge
11/26/2012 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret
11/27/2012 Seattle WA The Showbox at the Market

RNDM Tickets 2012

RNDM:”Modern Times”

Joseph Arthur:”Over the Sun”

Pearl Jam:”Jeremy”