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Imaginary Cities new album streaming on Paste

“Anthemic and Psalmic…Best of What’s Next…” —Paste Magazine

“I #%$@ing love this band…” —CBC Radio

Fall of Romance, the highly anticipated follow up album from praised Canadian band Imaginary Cities, will be released May 28 on Votiv. The band’s debut Temporary Resident was lauded by Daytrotter, Huffington Post and Filter Magazine calling the record a “solid showcase of the duo’s vocal compatibility, soulful piano and lyrical strength.” To support the release, the band played at SXSW with further tour dates confirmed throughout the summer. See below for details. The first single off the record, “Bells of Cologne,” is streaming now at American Songwriter: http://bit.ly/17X1bnR.

Fall of Romance was co-produced by songwriter Rusty Matyas and acclaimed producer Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, The New Pornographers). Of the record Matyas notes, “This was definitely the most fun I’ve ever personally had recording an album. We’d spend all day experimenting with sounds and instruments of all kinds. No limits, no rules, just fun. Listen carefully and you’ll hear coffee grinders, giant choirs, a Sweet Emotion-inspired triangle, a homemade Peter Frampton-style talk box, children jumping into a lake at a campground, lasers, spaceships, a busy restaurant and much more. The fact that it was just primarily myself and Marti in the studio also meant a serious lack of clashing egos—just friends building music together.” See full track listing below.

Imaginary Cities was born in a Winnipeg club as a happenstance collaboration of singer Marti Sarbit and Matyas in between sets. Matyas, a major label veteran via his band The Waking Eyes and a touring member of Canadian indie rockers The Weakerthans, knew he wanted to write something for—or with—Sarbit. The result came in the form of “Say You,” the lead track from Temporary Resident, thus propelling the duo to the top of Canadian college charts and year end best-of lists.

The band toured extensively throughout 2011-2012, opening for acts like Ra Ra Riot and the Pixies. Of their live set, The National Post hails they “make an impression.”

Track Listing
1. Lilt (The Intro Song)
2. All The Time
3. Bells of Cologne
4. Chasing The Sunset
5. Silver Lining
6. Sooner or later
7. Fall of Romance
8. 9 and 10
9. A Way With Your Words
10. Who’s Watching You
11. Water Under the Bridge
12. Still Waiting So Cold

IMAGINARY CITIES TOUR DATES

May 28 /// Toronto, ON /// The Drake
May 29 /// New York, NY /// Subculture Arts Underground
June 11 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// The Ark
June 14 /// Toronto, ON /// Mod Club
June 18 /// Washington, DC /// Black Cat Backstage
June 19 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Milk Boy
June 22 /// Dover, DE /// Firefly Music Festival
June 25 /// Chicago, IL /// Schubas Tavern
June 26 /// Minneapolis, MN /// 7th Street Entry
July 13 /// Ottawa, ON /// Ottawa Bluesfest
July 31 /// Toronto, ON /// Edgefest

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!!! (chk chk chk) Share New Video And Start US Tour This Week

!!! have just released their fifth full length album THR!!!ER and are hitting the road starting tomorrow for a month long US tour. Guest vocalist Sonia Moore (of “2 Legit 2 Quit” fame) will not be joining, so the band is going to choose one fan per city to come up on stage and sing along.

WATCH VIDEO HERE:

!!! – One Girl/One Boy video

Sing With Chk Contest – Note from the band:
Come on, admit it. You’ve dreamed about singing with !!!. Only a few of us have been able to live that dream but now you can too. We’re not bringing Sonia Moore, the singer from One Girl/One Boy, so we want you to come up and sing w/ us when we hit your town.

Upload a youtube video of you singing along or send an mp3 to singwithchk@gmail.com. No big deal, just you in front of the mirror singing into the hairbrush style will do. We’ll sift through the entries and holler at you if you’ve got what it takes. You’ll of course be judged on your vocal ability, but dance moves and star quality definitely help. If anything, it’s a free ticket for you and your bff for the show. No flakes, no egos, no drug problems.

US TOUR DATES
MAY
16 Cambridge, MA @The Sinclair *
17 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
18 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
19 Durham, NC @ Motorco *
20 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
22 Atlanta, GA @ Earl %
23 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree %
24 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s %
25 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Outdoor Stage) %
26 El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace %
27 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress ^
28 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^
29 San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
30 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
31 Sacramento, CA @ Cesar Chavez Park

JUNE
1 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre ^
3 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar ^
4 Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club ^
7 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café *
8 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge *
9 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
10 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
11 Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont *
12 Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen *
13 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
14 Hamden, CT @ Spaceland Ballroom
15 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

AUGUST
25 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
31 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot

Support
*Sinkane
%Shockwave Riderz
^White Arrows

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DODOS announce new LP Carrier

San Francisco natives The Dodos, have announced their fifth full-length, Carrier, will arrive in stores in Canada on Dine Alone Records on August 27. The album will be released on CD, LP (180 gram blue vinyl), cassette (limited edition of 100 white cassettes) and all digital outlets. iTunes pre-order will begin June 4 with an instant download of the first single “Confidence”, which is available to stream.

The Dodos, comprised of singer and guitarist Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber, are also heading out on a full North American tour following the release of Carrier. Dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

When it came time for The Dodos to begin writing their fifth LP, Carrier, singer/guitarist Meric Long wanted to start over. The uncertainty of the band’s trajectory as well as the unexpected passing of guitarist Chris Reimer (formerly of Women) brought about a reassessment of things within the band, and in particular Long’s songwriting.

“Chris was a huge influence on the way I think about guitar, songwriting, and music in general,” reveals Long. “Seeing how he could transform and shape sound with an electric guitar inspired me to explore more tones and use those tones to begin writing a song.”

In need of a different vantage point, Long began writing words before music for the first time, enveloping himself in silence rather than sound. When it came time to set these lyrics to music, Long started writing with only his electric guitar in hand — another first. The focus on this instrument was due in large part to the time Long spent with Reimer. And so, when he began to formulate the tracks that would ultimately comprise Carrier, Long employed two principles he inherited from Reimer: patience to let a song develop and a judgment-free enthusiasm for sound.

The album was recorded in the band’s hometown of San Francisco, allowing for less time constraints and a more pressure-free experience than past out-of-state sessions had afforded. Although John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studio was initially selected for its analog-friendly set-up, the duo were happy to find themselves working within a supportive community of like-minded musicians that included engineers Jay and Ian Pellicci, both of whom assisted in the production of Carrier, as well as the Magik Magik Orchestra, which appears on several tracks. As a result, the album The Dodos crafted is refreshingly sincere: no computers, no gimmicks – just eleven songs that are beautiful and solid and true and honest.

For a band briefly in flux, it’s clear now that The Dodos’ outlook on the future has never looked more certain.

Watch Carrier Teaser Video here.

Carrier Track Listing:

1. Transformer

2. Substance

3. Confidence

4. Stranger

5. Relief

6. Holidays

7. Family

8. The Current

9. Destroyer

10. Death

11. The Ocean

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Trampled by Turtles “Midnight on the Interstate” video premiers on TeamCoco.com

“Listener’s Picks For The Year’s Best Albums (So Far)”—NPR

“Lit up and charged…four-part harmonies that are close to being crystalline.”—Daytrotter

The latest video from critically acclaimed band Trampled by Turtles debuted at the Bethany Lutheran College Speechless Film Festival to an overwhelming response. Conceived and created by students in the Bethany Lutheran College Media Arts department, the emotional video features stop-motion animation, elaborate cityscapes and 28 hand-made wooden puppets. The video can be viewed here.

Trampled by Turtles continue to receive praise for their latest album Stars and Satellites available now on Thirty Tigers/RED. The album is described by Associated Press as having a “rich colour scheme of sounds, often working out intricate figures that lock so tightly it’s impossible to unravel just what’s going on.” The band has performed on “Conan,” “The Prairie Home Companion,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” TBT will continue to support the latest release with tour dates throughout 2013 that includes their first tour of Europe (see below for details). Their tour schedule includes stops at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Bumbershoot, LouFest, XPoNential Festival, Alaska and Minnesota State Fair.

Formed in Duluth, MN, in 2003, Trampled by Turtles is Dave Simonett (guitar, vocals), Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry (mandolin) and Ryan Young (fiddle, vocals). Within the contained music scene of Duluth, the members of the band did their own time in punk and rock bands, brandishing their electricity proudly before switching to acoustic instruments. While they never set out to be a “bluegrass” band, Trampled by Turtles employs many of the same traditional techniques of the genre, but their differences in influences, attitude and attack make for their unique sound.

TRAMPLED BY TURLTLES TOUR DATES

5/24 – Cumberland, MD – Delfest
5/25 – Evans, GA – Banjo-B-Que Festival
5/28 – Haldern, DE – Haldern Cafe
5/29 – Luxembourg, LU – Rockhal
5/30 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
5/31 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
6/1 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
6/2 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
6/3 – Glasgow, UK – The Arches
6/4 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day
6/5 – London, UK – Scala
6/15 – Bayfield, WI – Big Top Chautauqua ^
6/20 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House
6/21 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Fest
6/22 – Denver, CO – Westword Music Showcase
6/29 – Duluth, MN – Bayfront Park *
7/7 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7/26 – Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn! #
7/26-7/28 – Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival
7/28 – Floyd, VA – FloydFest
7/29 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amp. %
7/30 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle %
8/2 – Healy, AK – 49th State Brewing Company
8/4 – Ninilchik, AK – Salmonstock Festival
8/7 – Haines, AK – Chilkat Center for the Arts
8/8 – Juneau, AK – Centennial Hall
8/10 – Alta, WY – Targhee Bluegrass Festival
8/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field (during the Twins game)
8/30 – St. Paul, MN – MN State Fair &
9/2 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival
9/7 – St. Louis, MO – Loufest
9/8 – Des Moines, IA – Live on Locust +

^special guest: Pert Near Sandstone
*co-bill with Atmosphere
#special guests: The Devil Makes Three and Brown Bird
%special guest: The Devil Makes Three
&special guests: Mason Jennings, The Chalice
+ special guest: William Elliott Whitmore

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Atlas Genius Cover Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”

Australian band of brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery of Atlas Genius return with a brand new cover, this time of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” They recorded the acoustic rendition of the song as part of a session at Giel FM3 in The Netherlands recently and the audio premiered on KickKickSnare this morning.

“Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover)”

Behind the success of their debut album, When It Was Now, Atlas Genius are one of the breakout acts of 2013. They’re MTV’s most recent “Artist To Watch.” They’ve performed “Trojans,” their hit single that had an unprecedented chart run at Alternative radio, on Fallon, Kimmel, Leno and Carson. A couple weeks ago, played their new single, “If So” on Letterman. Atlas Genius recently wrapped up a two month tour with Imagine Dragons and are now set to headline themselves and hit the summer festival circuit. For a full list of confirmed dates, see below.

May

19 – Mountain View, CA @ Live 105 BFD Festival

20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Restaurant and Music Club ** SOLD OUT

22 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Night Club **

24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom **

25 – Quincy, WA @ The Gorge – Sasquatch! Music Festival – Bigfoot Stage

26 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue **

29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ***

31 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *** SOLD OUT

June

1 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep ***

4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café *** SOLD OUT

6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre ***

7 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ***

9 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindley ****

11 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa ****

12 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club ****

14 – Albany, NY @ Bayou Café ****

15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair **** SOLD OUT

17 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Café ****

18 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom **** SOLD OUT

19 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom **** SOLD OUT

20 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino – Wolf Den FREE SHOW

21 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

23 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House *****

24 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter *****

27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest

July

6 – Vancouver, BC @Kelowna’s Waterfront Park

10 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Festival

13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Fest

August

2 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

4 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

8 – Bakersfield, CA @ B Ryders

TBA – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands

September

20 – San Diego, CA @ 91X Fest

Supporting acts:

*The Neighbourhood

**The Postelles and The Colourist

***The Postelles and Haerts

****Pacific Air and Haerts

*****Pacific Air

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Fall Out Boy Spring Tour Dates

So here’s my problem: I’m incredibly nostalgic. And by nostalgic, I mean that I’m still in love with a band that I loved when I was an immature 12 year-old with severe identity issues. The band grew, the fanbase shrunk, and they decided to take a break because they were sick of each other. Then I was in my dorm bed this past winter, and Fall Out Boy was like, “yeah, we might as well make a new album and get back together.” Thanks, boys. Patrick, Pete, Joe and Andy are back at it and they’re going on a sold out tour for all us twenty-somethings fixated on our emotional issues of yesterday. Have most of our readers moved on from emo-pop-punk? Sure, but I know there’s a couple people out there who are at least a little nostalgic.

Fall Out Boy is going out on tour all across the states, and making a few stops up here in Canada. Your city may be sold out, but you never know if the venue will release some last minute holds. MVRemix will hopefully be covering the Montreal date on May 25th and bringing you a review shortly thereafter. Tickets may be available later on evenko’s website right here.

The dates are as follows, with the likes of Hollywood Holt, NK, and New Politics as openers – check your date for the specifics.

5/14 Milwaukee, WI – Rave
5/16 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
5/17 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
5/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
5/22 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
5/24 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
5/25 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
5/26 Boston, MA – HOB
5/28 Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapid Theater
5/29 New York, NY – Terminal 5
5/30 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
5/31 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
6/1 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
6/2 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
6/4 Orlando, FL – HOB
6/5 Miami, FL – Fillmore
6/7 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
6/8 Dallas, TX – Palladium
6/9 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
6/11 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
6/13 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
6/15 Las Vegas, NV – HOB
6/16 San Francisco, CA – The Fox Theater
6/18 Portland, OR – Roseland
6/19 Seattle, WA – Sodo
6/20 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
6/22 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
6/23 Denver, CO – Ogden
6/25 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
6/26 St. Paul, MN – Myth
6/28 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
6/29 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
6/30 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

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The Shins Spring Tour Dates

The Shins are still riding the success of Point of Morrow and are out on tour for a little bit this month. MVRemix saw them last August and Osheaga, and we were rather impressed. Though I’m still wondering when James Mercer is gonna get around to that Broken Bells followup. So if you wanna hear that “Simple Song” song live, here’s your chance! MVRemix will be covering the Montreal date next week on the 23rd – and you can still buy your tickets for that show right here on evenko’s website!

The rest of the dates are as follows:

05-17 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Fest
05-18 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
05-19 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
05-21 Cincinnati, OH – Horseshoe Casino
05-22 Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy
05-23 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
05-25 Boston, MA – Boston City Hall Plaza
05-27 Richmond, VA – The National
05-28 Norfolk, VA – The Norva

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Free Energy Announce New Spring Dates Making Stops @ Camp Bisco + Jubilee Music Festival, Sharing Stages w/ The Darkness, The Drums, The Black Lips

Gearing up to play Camp Bisco, Jubilee Music Festival and making many stops along the way, Free Energy is thrilled to share stages with The Darkness, The Drums & The Black Lips on a national in support of their sophomore album Love Sign out now!

Known for their 70s flecked bangers, epic guitar riffs, and just the right amount of cowbell, fans can get a taste of the live show by checking out the deliriously catchy “Hangin” and slowburning ballad “Dance All Night” as well as videos for cowbell-smacking album tracks “Electric Fever” and “Girls Want Rock”.

Free Energy can dominate any room with their energized songs and sincere crowd connection both on and off the stage. The band has performed with everyone from The xx and Mates of State to Hot Chip & Weezer. The band is planning to take a break from touring & head back into the studio soon, so be sure to experience it for yourself as they take their arena-sized sound to stages in a city near you!

Free Energy National Tour Dates
^ = w/ The Darkness

5/11 Wilmington, DE @ Wilmington Flower Market
5/13 Providence, RI @ Lupos ^
5/14 Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon ^
5/16 Baltimore, MD @ Power Plant Live (FREE SHOW) ^
5/18 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall ^
5/19 Montreal, QC @ Corona ^
6/7: Los Angeles, CA @ Jubilee Music Festival
w/ The Drums, The Black Lips
6/8: San Francisco, CA @ Slims
6/10: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
6/11: Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Traven
6/13: Sacramento, CA @ Luigis
6/16: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
6/18: Denver, CO @ Moon Room
6/19: Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
6/20: Red Wing, MN @ Central Park Band Shell
6/21: Hager City, WI @ Harbor Bar
6/22: Minneapolis, MN @ Ten Thousand Sounds Festival w/ The Walkmen
7/13: Mariaville, NY @ Camp Bisco w/ RAD BANDS

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Joy Kills Sorrow new EP (June 4) + song premiere + tour dates

“[The] five-piece Boston string band should make a big splash
on the acoustic-music scene…”—USA Today

“Subtle and snazzy, this new jack acoustic outfit merges bluegrass with jazz like it was the most natural combination in the world.”—Los Angeles Daily News

“…worthy of Grammy consideration.”—Folk Alley

Wide Awake, the highly anticipated new music from praised Boston-based string band Joy Kills Sorrow, will be released June 4 on Signature Sounds Recordings. The 7-song EP follows the ensemble’s sophomore release This Unknown Science (2011) which was lauded by Boston Globe as “on the cutting edge of acoustic,” while Acoustic Guitar describes the band as “accomplished virtuosos, and it shows in every note.” To support the release, Joy Kills Sorrow have confirmed tour dates throughout the summer. See reverse for details.

Joy Kills Sorrows is comprised of founding member Matthew Arcara (guitar), Emma Beaton (lead vocals), Wesley Corbett (banjo, vocals), Zoe Guigueno (bass, vocals), and Jacob Jollif (mandolin). Formed under the banner “a modern American string band,” the group first emerged out of Boston’s thriving folk music scene in 2005, releasing their self-titled debut album in 2007. Having collectively won various musicianship, songwriting and vocal awards, the band is an eclectic mix of musicians who have classical and/or jazz conservatory training. NPR Music hails, “with a foot firmly planted in its bluegrass roots…Joy Kills Sorrow’s influences from the worlds of jazz, pop, swing and rock are clearly felt in its polished arrangements.”

Wide Awake was co-produced by Joy Kills Sorrow and producer Dan Cardinal. Of the new EP, Arcara notes that it “represents new, fuller, thicker sound for Joy Kills Sorrow—we tried to capture the power of the band at full throttle. It’s a sound we have been after for a while…” and Beaton continues the music is “still deeply infused with our traditional roots, but takes one step further into the indie rock realm.” See full track listing on reverse.

Track Listing
1. Was It You
2. Get Along
3. Such Great Heights
4. Gold in the Deep
5. Working for the Devil
6. Jake
7. Enlistee

Joy Kills Sorrow Tour Dates
May 20 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Shines
May 21 Jackson, MS Hal and Mal’s
May 22 Baton Rogue, LA Mud and Water
May 23 Lafayette, LA The Blue Moon Saloon
May 25 Kerrville, TX Kerrville Folk Festival
May 28 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Performance Exchange
May 29 Albuquerque, NM Low Spirits
May 30 Phoenix, AZ Musical Instrument Museum
May 31 Los Angeles, CA The Mint
June 2 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place
June 3 Berkeley, CA Freight and Salvage
June 4 Newberg, OR The Newberg Music Center
June 5 Bellingham, WA Green Frog Café Acoustic Tavern
June 6 Portland, OR Alberta Rose Theatre
June 7 Seattle, WA Fremont Abbey
June 9 Vancouver, Canada St. James Hall
June 10 Qualicum Beach, Canada Oceanside Community Church
June 15 Loveland, CO KUNC’s Tuna Fish & Peanut Butter
June 16 Palisada, CO Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival
July 3 New York, NY Madison Square Music
July 6 Portsmouth, NH Prescott Park Arts Festival
July 7 Cambridge, MA Club Passim
July 28 White Sulphur Springs, MT Red Ants Pants Music Festival
August 10 Huntington, VT Valley Stage Music Festival
August 16-18 Owen Sound, Canada Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival
September 8 Richmond, VA Modlin Center for the Arts
November 8 Athens, TN The Arts Center

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Smith Westerns Premiere Video for “Varsity.” Set North American Tour. Album Date Bumped to 6/25

Smith Westerns are pleased to share the video for “Varsity” the first single from their forthcoming album Soft Will. The video was directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz.

“I wanted to make a non narrative video clip about young love without showing the usual conventions of going on dates or hanging out at the mall. We studied this couple as they would study themselves and each other in their dreams, and used abstractly sexual imagery to give it a hallucinogenic and hazy atmosphere,” says Del Rio Ortiz of the video.

Soft Will, the third LP from Smith Westerns, will be released June 25th on Mom+Pop (in Europe on June 24 via Co-Op). After playing over 140 shows in support of Dye it Blonde in 2012 Smith Westerns (Cullen Omori, Max Kakacek and Cameron Omori) returned to Chicago and began writing the follow-up LP. Writing through the Spring and into the Summer of 2012 the band teamed up once again with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TVOR) and in August began recording what would become Soft Will at Sonic Ranch (El Paso, TX).

TOUR DATES:

07/21 + Nashville, TN – Exit In

07/23 + Washington, DC – Black Cat

07/24 + Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

07/26 + Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

07/27 + Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

07/28 + Montreal, QC – Cabaret Mile End

07/29 + Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

08/02 + Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

08/05 + Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room

08/06 + Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

08/07 + Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

08/09 + San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival

08/10 + Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

08/11 + Pomona, CA – The Glass House

08/12 + San Diego, CA – Casbah

08/15 + Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

08/16 + Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

08/17 + Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl

08/20 + Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater

10/04 -10/06 + Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

10/11 – 10/13 + Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

Track Listing

1- 3am Spiritual

2 – Idol

3 – Glossed

4 – XXIII

5 – Fool Proof

6 – White Oath

7 – Only Natural

8 – Best Friend

9 – Cheer Up

10 – Varsity