THE ELECTED ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR IN SUPPORT OF FORTHCOMING THIRD ALBUM BURY ME IN MY RINGS
The Elected are pleased to announce US tour dates in support of the band’s upcoming release Bury Me In My Rings, due out May 17th on Vagrant Records. The band will unveil new material to audiences beginning on June 13th in Phoenix, Arizona along with the previously announced shows at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on May 17th and Mercury Lounge in New York City on May 24th.
On Tuesday, May 10th fans can stream Bury Me In My Rings in its entirety exclusively on MyOldKentuckyBlog.Com. Produced and recorded by frontman Blake Sennett (Rilo Kiley guitarist and co-songwriter) with help from Bright Eyes’ Mike Mogis, Jason Cupp and longtime Elected contributors Mike Bloom, Bury Me In My Rings is The Elected’s third full-length release, and first on Vagrant. The result is a thoughtful and deliberate pop album layered with soulful harmonies and a sunny disposition, and is easily The Elected’s most impressive work to date.
“I find that with records, I always have the strongest feelings about my most recent work,” says Sennett. “Sometimes it sucks; other times I made my favorite record. This time, I can safely say it’s my favorite.”
The band released its previous albums, Me First (2004) and Sun, Sun, Sun (2006) on Sub Pop Records. After another Rilo Kiley album and tour, followed by an extended break, Blake had retired from music, or so he thought. Tucked away from the limelight, and amidst a soul-search-inducing home renovation project, Blake decided it was time to make a record.
Filter Magazine recently said of the release, “With Bury Me In My Rings…fans will undoubtedly be glad to hear Blake Sennett’s voice again-and for more than one reason.”
The Elected’s upcoming U.S. tour dates are as follows:
6/13 Sail Inn Phoenix, AZ
6/16 Club Dada Dallas, TX
6/17 Emos Austin, TX
6/18 Fitzgeralds Houston, TX
6/22 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
6/23 Red Palace Washington, DC
6/24 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, PA
6/26 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
6/28 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
6/30 The Drake Toronto, ONT
7/1 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
7/2 Schubas Chicago, IL
7/3 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
7/8 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
7/10 Bunk Bar Portland, OR
7/13 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
7/17 Casbah San Diego, CA