Post Honeymoon launches US tour and acclaimed album; former Bang! Bang! and New Black married duo is the dark sound of love

Post Honeymoon launches US tour and acclaimed album; former Bang! Bang! and New Black married duo is the dark sound of love

“Nick and Rachel have stripped down rock music to its core elements, and began building a new foundation, a new sound. Just as in marriage their sound builds slowly, but contained within are moment of both joy and rage. Aggressive and impressively forceful.” — The Deli Chicago

What happens when the honeymoon ends? In the case of Chicago duo Post Honeymoon, a couple starts making beautiful music together. And now, they’re taking the dark sounds of their forthcoming debut on the road across the US starting tomorrow. Please see full dates below.

The newlywed band of vocalist/keyboardist Rachel Shindelman and drummer/bassist/vocalist Nick Kraska had originally played together in popular synth-punk outfits Bang! Bang! (Morphius Records) and New Black (Thick/Southern). Following the demise of their former bands and their ensuing marriage, Nick and Rachel formed Post Honeymoon and began winning over Windy City audiences with their stripped-down and dark, churning rock.

Post Honeymoon recorded its self-titled debut which has been said to echo the sultry and urgent sounds of Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Motels, Suicide and Love & Rockets (minus the guitars) with revered engineer Greg Norman (Russian Circles, Pelican). The self-titled disc is scheduled for release June 9th via the Chicago collective record label, Two Thumbs Down (The Hood Internet, Sleep Out).

Post Honeymoon’s roots go back to a summer night in 2001, when Nick met Rachel and brought her to a show at Chicago’s Empty Bottle. It took them three years to start playing together and another three to get married, go on their first vacation and start their own outfit.

We were unable to confirm at this writing if the duo’s van will be dragging empty cans strung to the bumper and “post honeymoon” written on the windows in soap. We can only hope.

Post Honeymoon Live:

06/02 Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird

06/03 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern

06/04 Nashville, TN @ Sky House

06/05 Memphis, TN @ The Buccaneer

06/06 Birmingham, AL @ Greencup Books

06/08 Athens, GA @ Go Bar

06/09 Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole

06/10 Chapel Hill, NC @ The Nightlight

06/12 New York, NY @ Pianos

06/13 Brooklyn, NY @ The Shank

06/14 Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub

06/16 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place

06/17 Detroit, MI @ Lager House

06/18 Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail

06/19 Chicago, IL @ Hideout (Album release show)

06/22 St. Louis, MO @ Way Out Club

06/23 Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s

06/24 Ft. Worth, TX @ Metrognome Collective

06/25 Austin, TX @ Moose Lodge 1735

06/26 El Paso, TX @ The Rock Room

06/27 Albuquerque, NM @ Atomic Cantina

06/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Ruby Room

06/30 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

07/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Bandit Gallery

07/02 Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar

07/03 San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club

07/07 Seattle, WA @ The Comet Tavern

07/08 Bellingham, WA @ Friendship City

07/09 Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective

07/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge

07/11 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

PETE YORN CONFIRMS HEADLINING U.S. TOUR FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL RUN WITH COLDPLAY NEW ALBUM ‘BACK AND FOURTH’ OUT JUNE 23 ON COLUMBIA

PETE YORN CONFIRMS HEADLINING U.S. TOUR FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL RUN WITH COLDPLAY NEW ALBUM ‘BACK AND FOURTH’ OUT JUNE 23 ON COLUMBIA

In July, acclaimed singer and songwriter Pete Yorn will kick off a headlining tour in support of his anticipated new album ‘Back And Fourth’ (June 23, Columbia). Backed by his new band – a well-credentialed group of musicians including guitarist Jonny Polonsky who also played on the album, Joey Kennedy on keys, Scott Seiver on drums, Mark Noseworthy and Zak Schaffer on guitar – Yorn will preview the tour with a special album release show at the Roxy in LA on June 24. Tour highlights include multiple nights at LA’s Henry Fonda Theatre, NYC’s Webster Hall, and Chicago’s Park West.

Pete Yorn is currently on the road with Coldplay, through June 4. His first album in three years, ‘Back and Fourth,’ marks a bold new chapter for Yorn, who recorded in Omaha, NE, with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley). Columbia’s Co-Chairman Rick Rubin also helped guide the project. The result is Yorn’s most personal statement to date.

July 09 San Diego CA – House of Blues

July 10 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

July 11 Tucson, AZ -Rialto Theatre

July 13 Austin, TX -La Zona Rosa

July 14 Houston, TX – Meridian

July 16 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom

July 17 Atlanta, GA – CW Center Stage

July 20 Washington, DC – 930 Club

July 21 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head

July 25 Philadelphia, PA – XPN Radio Show – Wiggins Waterfront Park

July 26 Boston, MA – House of Blues

July 28 New York, NY – Webster Hall

July 29 New York, NY – Webster Hall

August 02 Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargos

August 03 Chicago, IL – Park West

August 04 Chicago, IL – Park West

August 07 Kansas City, KS – Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge

August 08 Council Bluffs, IA – Whiskey Roadhouse at Horseshoe Casino

August 09 St. Louis, MO – Pageant

August 12 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe

August 13 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe

August 15 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

August 16 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater

August 21 Vancouver, BC – Venue

August 22 Portland. OR – Roseland Theater

August 24 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

August 27 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre

August 28 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre