10/31/2014

FFF9 Festival Guide

FFF9 has a new configuration due to work being done on parts of the park. Check out the new fest map, and all of the new features FFF9 has to offer.

Once on the grounds, you can always use the Fun Fun Fun iOS or Android app to have a map in the palm of your hand. We also have a Way Finder located right inside the festival entrance.

EARLY BIRD WILL CALL PICKUP

For those of you have need to pickup your passes from will call, we will have two separate locations for you to visit on Thursday, November 6th from Noon - Midnight. Picking up your passes on Thursday will allow you to attend FFF Nites shows hassle free. We encourage all will call purchasers to take advantage of these early bird hours.

Locations:

Holy Mountain
617 E 7th St
Austin, Texas 78701

Auditorium Shores Festival Box Office
800 W Riverside Dr
Austin, Texas 78704
Fun Fun Fun Fest and Transmission Events encourage alternative transportation methods, so we can keep the streets of Austin clear of unnecessary traffic congestion. We offer bicycle parking, shuttle services, and an easy location to walk to from all directions.

We have also listed several other transportation options atFunFunFunFest.com, inside the "info" section of the site. 
The Nites are FREE* with your FFF9 wristband.  The FFF Nites after party series begins on Thursday, November 6th and runs every night after the fest, til Sunday!

*Shows are subject to venue capacity and venue age restrictions.  
We have a few on-site delights this year. The iconic Luden's Fs are coming back! Keep an eye out for a photo op or meet up spot. If you need a pick me up throughout the day, Café Bustelo will also be providing free coffee samples. Be sure to drop by both spots. 

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FKA twigs premieres "Video Girl" video

FKA twigs
PREMIERES “VIDEO GIRL” VIDEO
ANNOUNCES DEBUT U.S. LATE NIGHT TV APPEARANCE
FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS NOVEMBER 6
FKA twigs has today premiered a video for her “Video Girl” single. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, this extended, uncompromising film can be viewed right now HERE http://yt-r.uk/VideoGirl
“Video Girl” is taken from FKA twigs’ acclaimed debut album, LP1. The album was released to widespread acclaim in August on Young Turks and is shortlisted for the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize, which takes place this evening in London.
In addition, FKA twigs has announced that in advance of her first North American tour, she will make her U.S. late night television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on November 4th.
Meanwhile, having just completed a sold out UK and European tour, FKA twigs will start her first North American tour on November 6th to a sold-out show at Washington D.C.’s 930 Club. The run of dates includes sold out shows at the likes of New York's Terminal 5, the Los Angeles Regent (where she's sold out two consecutive nights), Chicago’s Metro andTerminal West in Atlanta.

The full FKA twigs live dates are as follows: 
November 2014

6th              930 Club, Washington, D.C. SOLD OUT
7th              Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA SOLD OUT
8th              Terminal 5, New York, NY SOLD OUT
10th            Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY SOLD OUT
11th            Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA SOLD OUT
13th            Metro, Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
14th            Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT
17th            Commodore, Vancouver, Canada SOLD OUT
18th            Showbox, Seattle, WA SOLD OUT
20th            Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
21st            Regent, Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
22nd           Regent, Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
26th            Emo’s, Austin, TX
28th            Trees, Dallas, TX
29th            Republic, New Orleans, LA
December 2014
1st              Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
2nd             Terminal West, Atlanta, GA SOLD OUT
3rd              The Social, Orlando, FL SOLD OUT
February 2015
19th            The Roundhouse, London, UK SOLD OUT
20th            The Roundhouse, London, UK

FKA twigs official site  / FKA twigs Instagram / FKA twigs Facebook / FKA twigs Twitter  / FKA twigs YouTube 

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GHXST release spooky new video on Halloween

 
'NOWHERE EP' out in December 2014 on Club.The.Mammoth
First single 'GALAXIA' on 10th November 2014
 

LONDON SHOWS
"A sleazy, female-fronted, New York City version of DZ Deathrays" - NME

"The class of No Wave being indoctrinated into a satanic cult run by A Place To Bury Strangers" - ARTROCKER

"A New York trio, the band’s output is grunge in the sense of fusing fuzzed out guitars with candy-bar-sweet melodies. Oh, and noise - lots and lots of noise" - CLASH

Following the release of a few infectious singles, Brooklyn-based doom/blues trio GHXST return with the release of 'Nowhere EP' in December through Club.The.Mammoth.

The EP has been recorded over the last year between New Orleans, Nashville and Brooklyn. Even though the band's characteristic doomy/grungey sounds of their first releases are all there, Nowhere EP also shows a more ethereal and grounded side to theor music.

The first track to be taken off the EP is 'Galaxia', a song that captures the band at their heaviest and most intoxicating, as singer Shelley X's moody vocals echoes against a wave of droning guitars. 'Galaxia' is released on 10th November 2014 on Club.The.Mammoth

The band has now release a creepy, dark video, just in time for Halloween. About the video, lead singer Shelley X says: "It was shot in a week with Clay Adamcyk who we've been collaborating with for live visuals. He uses 'video synths' to manipulate overlay effects and I think that style adds a psychological future vibe to the video. The video was inspired by Philip K Dick novels, cult sci-fi movies like John Carpenter's "They Live", and taking trips to empty NY beaches at night.”

WATCH "GALAXIA" VIDEO HERE: http://youtu.be/FxNRBMbEA2s
LISTEN TO "GALAXIA" HERE: https://soundcloud.com/ghxstmusic/galaxia/

GHXST are back in the UK for a few London shows this weekend
31st October - The Barfly (for Jubilee's Halloween special)
1st November - Nightmare On Camden High Street

GHXST is a New York based noise grunge trio composed of Shelley X, Chris Wild and Nathan La Guerra. With influences such as the Jesus and Mary Chain, White Zombie, and Sonic Youth, they evoke the rockin' 90s with a new kind of stylish noise rock, full of killer distortion, bluesy vocals, and heavy drums.


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10/30/2014

Orenda Fink releases "This Is A Part Of Something Greater" video

Orenda Fink Releases "This Is A Part Of Something Greater" Video
New Album Blue Dream Out Now On Saddle Creek 
Orenda Fink - This Is a Part of Something Greater
Just in time for Halloween, Orenda Fink has unveiled the new video for "This Is A Part Of Something Greater" from her album Blue Dream out now on Saddle CreekThe video was directed, edited & filmed by Aaron Gum and premiered on Flavorwire. Orenda says, "This video is a labor of love of cult and classic horror movies shared between me and director Aaron Gum. With a crew of two (he and I) we attempted to 'faithfully' recreate scenes from some of our favorite directors of the dark with basically a camera and what we could find from the thrift store. Pulling from Videodrome, Poltergeist, Blue Velvet, Psycho, and even chopping down my own bathroom door for The Shiningscene, the video was a blast to make from start to messy finish." Director Aaron Gum added, "The video combines our shared love for horror films, and is a stylistic homage to Kubrick Cronenberg, Lynch, Hitchcock, Hooper, and the tortured souls that make up their haunted worlds." 


Orenda Fink Tour Dates 
10.30 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
11.01 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown   
11.07 - Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Vinyl (7pm in-store)


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Haerts reveals "Giving Up" video via Idolator, self-titled debut


 
HAERTS UNVEILS NEW VIDEO 
WATCH “GIVING UP” VIA IDOLATOR HERE
and VEVO HERE

 
 TICKETS ON SALE TODAY FOR HEARTS’ CO-HEADLINE TOUR ALONGSIDE MIKKY EKKO NEXT MONTH 
 
“A breezy pop album with an intelligent edge...what really sets the band’s sound apart is the German-[raised] front woman Nini Fabi’s powerful voice — which might bring Stevie Nicks’s to mind — along with earworm melodies and richly layered lyrics.” 
The New York Times’ T: Magazine

Having just released their highly anticipated self-titled debut album earlier this week, New York City-based band Haerts have unveiled the brand new music video for their single “Giving Up.” The Austin Peters-directed clip features a variety of real couples from the New York City area—including Wiki from the band Ratking and his girlfriend Destiny, known as Princess Nokia— in addition to flowers by up-and-coming floral designer Brittany Asch of BRRCH, whose work has recently been featured in VOGUE,LuckyNYLON, and Style.com.  Watch “Giving Up” HERE.
To celebrate the album’s release, Haerts has also announced their forthcoming co-headline tour alongside Mikky Ekko. Tickets for all dates are on sale today. Dates kick off November 29 in Chicago and continue through December20 in Minneapolis.Haerts will also join St. Lucia for dates at New York City’s Terminal 5, Philadelphia’s Theatre of the Living Arts, and Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club later next month. See below for all dates.
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With the release of their buzzed about EP Hemiplegia last fall, Haerts has quickly won over fans and garnered fantastic critical praise. Time Out New York named the group one of their “Rising New York City Bands You Need To Know.” In January, the band sold out their first-ever hometown headline show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tastemaker KEXP in Seattle helped launch the new single “Giving Up” with major support, while in the coming weeks, the band will appear on NPR’s World Café. And this year alone, Haerts has performed at SXSW, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Austin City Limits, Firefly, Bunbury and Time festivals, in addition to touring with London Grammar and Bastille.
 
Haerts is available now at http://smarturl.it/haertsitunes.  

Haerts On Tour Ticket LINK
*w/ St. Lucia
# co-headline w/ Mikky Ekko
11/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
11/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts *
11/25 – Washington D.C. – 9:30 Club *
11/26 – Washington D.C. – 9:30 Club *
11/29 – Chicago, IL – Schubas #
11/30 – Columbus, OH – A&R Bar #
12/2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club AE #
12/5 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Purgatory #
12/6 – Nashville, TN – Marathon #
12/8 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird #
12/9 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar #
12/12 – Portland, OR – Star #
12/13 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile #
12/16 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw #
12/18 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge #
12/20 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry #

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SPLIT/RED Named Rolling Stone Magazine's "Band To Watch"



Named October 2014 Rolling Stone Magazine "Band To Watch"
Performing in Washington, DC and Philadelphia This Weekend in Support of Debut Album "Serious Heft" Out Now on New Atlantis Records



L- R: Stephen Buono (SPLIT/RED), Devin Hoff (Yoko Ono, Nels Cline, Cibo Matto), Mike Watt

SPLIT/RED LIVE:
10/31 Washington, DC @ Paperhaus
11/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's


SPLIT/RED Named "10 New Artists You Need to Know: October 2014" by Rolling Stone Magazine

On the heels of their debut release, titled "Serious Heft," out now on Midwest experimental label New Atlantis Records, Philadelphia and Chicago-based pummeling punk troupe SPLIT/RED are spending the weekend celebrating their new album with upcoming weekend performances in Washington, DC and Philadelphia.

Currently in the midst of receiving critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, NOISEY, Magnet Magazine, BrooklynVegan, Impose and other punk rock and taste-maker publications nationwide, the band is already set to release the follow-up to their debut release, tentatively set for release in Spring 2015, also courtesy of New Atlantis Records.

Serious Heft was mostly composed during various trips to El Salvador. Inspired by the witness of heroic liberation theologians and freedom fighters, the record is informed by domestic oppression, injustice, and cultural repression. Fittingly, the medium here is punk rock that is unfiltered and untarnished by mainstream contrivances and compromises... Expertly captured to tape by Colin Marston (of Krallice), the record is bursting with searing feedback and the saturated, harmonically-rich sound of power tubes buckling. This creative space is punk rock, in both polemics and practice. Lumbering, thunderous rhythms are nimbly imbued with polyrhythmic propulsion. Massively articulate shredder, and New Atlantis veteran, Brandon Seabrook makes a dizzying appearance on the album's opener...

In spite of its brevity, Serious Heft makes a weighty impression. If you grab your copy on October 14, you can run the voodoo down with us. SPLIT/RED have shared the stage with Mike Watt, Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, Trevor Dunn, Stinking Lizaveta and many more... Now, with this record in your stereo, they'll practically be playing just for you, inside of your very own house. Fans of Black Flag, Funkadelic, Amphetamine Reptile, Swiz, Saint Vitus, the Melvins, the Jesus Lizard, and Shellac take note. Let's do the damn thang.



"Serious Heft" Track List:
1. Manifest Blasphemy (Brooklyn Vegan Track Premiere)
2. Crown of Horns
3. Un Poco Foco (Noisey Video Premiere)
4. Road to Aguilares {for Rutilio Grande} (Pop Matters Video Premiere)
5. Cuban Heels
6. Scuzz Byrd

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Mute Creates Synth and Sequencer

MUTE SYNTH II
In conjunction with DIRTY ELECTRONICS
INCLUDES CD FEATURING TRACKS BY
CHRIS CARTER & SIMON FISHER TURNER

LISTEN TO A SAMPLER HERE

WATCH THE SYNTH IN ACTION
Mute and Dirty Electronics are delighted to announce the release of the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth II (MSII), a hand-held synth and sequencer designed in collaboration with the designer and writer, Adrian Shaughnessy. The MSII follows the first Dirty Electronics Mute Synth (MSI), originally created for the legendary Short Circuit presents Mute event at the Roundhouse in 2011.

MSII’s elegant design and focus on usability pushes through a pick-up-and-play approach, and switches and knobs, in conjunction with the touch controls inherent in the MSI, enable complex and infinite rhythms and sounds to be created.

Mute Synth II comes with a selection of works using the synth by artists associated with Dirty Electronics and Mute. The CD features Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle / Carter Tutti Void), Simon Fisher TurnerDominic Butler (Bronze Teeth / Factory Floor), KidanevilDirty Electronics and more. Listen to a sampler here.

Mute Synth II is a statement against MPEG culture and places emphasis on an active participant rather than passive consumer. It is born out of Dirty Electronics’ ongoing commitment to DIY approaches and noise aesthetics, and serves as a catalyst for experimenting with electronic sound.

Additional modules and add-ons make the MSII customisable and scalable.

Packaged with a booklet containing simple and clear instructions, diagrams and essays, the MSII opens-up usability to not only the synth aficionado, but also an untrained enthusiast.

Dirty Electronics will present Mute Synth II at Nonclassical’s event at Bloc in London on 15 November, full information at http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?634788

Dirty Electronics Mute Synth II (MSII) Sampler Tracklisting:
Chris Carter - Mute MSII / Simon Fisher Turner - Shoelife / Kidkanevil - i went to an electricity museum / Dominic Butler - FH Exclusion / Dirty Electronics - 5 Episodes

Mute Synth II is available to pre-order here.

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tētēma (featuring Mike Patton/Anthony Pateras) Stream "Tenz"

tētēma STREAM "TENZ" FROM DEBUT ALBUM, GEOCIDAL

NEW DUO FROM ANTHONY PATERAS AND MIKE PATTON

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

San Francisco, Oct. 30, 2014 – tētēma, a new duo featuring Australian composer/pianistAnthony Pateras and Mike Patton share "Tenz," a song from the pair's forthcoming debut album,Geocidal (Dec. 9, Ipecac Recordings): https://soundcloud.com/ipecacrecordings/tetema-tenz/s-omCvO.

"This track experiments with a palimpsest of rhythmic microcosms, consisting of drums, voice, arp 2600, contrabass recorder, nylon string guitar and marimba," explained Pateras. "The orchestration attempts to create kaleidoscopic barber pole effect : a constantly rotating electro-acoustic cross-pollination which culminated in some kind of brutal polychronic trance music, albeit with a glockenspiel coda."

The Quietus said of the song: "Judging from 'Tenz'...the album promises to be an intriguing affair. It opens with the lumbering rhythmical heft that immediately brings to mind Cut Hands, before Patton's incantatory vocals surface and we skirt through jazzy touches and gentle inflections of contrabass recorder and synth, culminating in a full-on, howled assault."
   
Geocidal is very much Pateras' vision realized over one and a half years of recording. The record combines various musical elements from analogue electronics, strings, winds, brass, orchestral percussion, and vocals - each recorded in a different location which as Pateras describes, creates a  "displaced, almost vaporous intensity - it comes from everywhere and nowhere." Every one of these musical elements on Geocidal was also played live, with no samples, handcrafted and performed by a human - stemming from a desire to base everything on feel and instinct. Ultimately then, it represents universality and timelessness in music.
On Geocidal, Pateras balances these kaleidoscopic elements from controlled brooding electronics to unrestrained explosive outbursts. Frenetic, trance-inducing percussion punctuates much of the record, making way for more spacious grooves and jazz rhythms. Elsewhere, widescreen string compositions rouse and stirring piano parts creep in, shifting into film noir atmospherics. All the while, this expansive sonic architecture allows Mike Patton much freedom to display his vast array of vocal techniques.

Combining this method of live recording, and the cross-pollination of an array of musical talent, Pateras allows for absolute stylistic freedom which makes Geocidal a very dynamic and unclassifiable album, where quality is never compromised over the quantity of ideas on display. As Tiny Mix Tapes said of Pateras’ music, it offers a look as to where “trailblazers of avant-garde are heading,” adding music lovers will “be captivated by his bold creative foray.” 

GEOCIDAL TRACK LIST:

1. INVOCATION OF THE SWARM
2. PURE WAR
3. IRUNDI
4. THE HELL OF NOW
5. TEN YEARS TRICKED
6. 3-2-1 CIVILISATION
7. TENZ
8. SUISHAMAN
9. KID HAS GOT THE BOMB
10. EMPTINESS OF ECSTACY
11. DEATH IN TANGIERS 
 



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Scion AV Presents Olivia Jean Live in Hollywood

SCION AV PRESENTS THIRD MAN RECORDS' OLIVIA JEAN LIVE ON 11/15

Third Man Records' Olivia Jean Live
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7-10pm
Scion AV Installation - 7667 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA - (323) 272-4266 

Scion Audio Visual, the creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding, and distribution of compelling music and arts programming, is excited to present an installation from Third Man Records and Olivia Jean, which will go up in Scion's installation space starting November 15th.

The installation will be centered on multi-instrumentalist Olivia Jean's Jack White-produced debut album Bathtub Love Killings. The space will feature exclusive Olivia Jean and Third Man Records merchandise. Jean, formally front woman of the Black Belles, has performed all over the world with highlight performances on Colbert Report, Conan, and Letterman, and will perform selections from her debut album live on opening night.

The opening reception is on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7pm at the Scion AV Installation located at 7667 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA. It is free and requires RSVP. The Installation will be up in the space until December 8th.  

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10/29/2014

Rural Alberta Advantage @ The Roxy



The Rural Alberta Advantage is playing at the Roxy tonight, Wednesday, October 29th 2014.

Photo: Angel Ceballos
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White Arrows Release "We Can't Ever Die" D. Konopka's of OK Go Remix


White Arrows Release "We Can't Ever Die" D. Konopka (OK Go) Remix 
Sophomore Album In Bardo Out Now On Votiv
Fall Tour Dates Announced 
    

"The Los Angeles fivesome indeed puree a slew of equatorial guitar sounds 
and rhythms and textures, which combined, bridge the gap 
between Animal Collective and Foreign Born." -  SPIN 
"A well-balanced blend of electronic, rock, and global instrumentation, and easily 
digestible dance-friendly rhythms" - The AV Club 
"The quintet hits pop and calypso flavors along the way, finding itself slotted 
alongside Vampire Weekend and Animal Collective...Nicely done"  
- Under The Radar

Listen: "We Can't Ever Die" D. Konopka Remix via Kick Kick Snare or SoundCloud
Watch: "We Can't Ever Die" video at YouTube

Today White Arrows unveiled D. Konopka's (of OK Go) remix of the band's track "We Can't Ever Die" from the their recent full-length album In Bardo. The track premiered on Kick Kick Snare and is available to stream here. Kick Kick Snare praised D. Konopka's reworking of the track and said, "Right from the beginning I was hooked...this song should most definitely be playing at all times and in all scenarios." Earlier this month the band, released a new video for "We Can't Ever Die" from the band's sophomore In Bardo which is out now on Votiv. The video premiered on VEVO and was directed by Evan Brace (Phantogram). White Arrows' Mickey Church said, "We flew out to Nashville to work with someone we had never actually met in person. You never know how videos are going to turn out from reading it on the page- your imagination fills in the blanks differently than everybody else's. Evan and I had a lot of back and forth with visual references, so we knew we could at least be on the same page stylistically & tonally. It feels timeless and new at the same time. Glad we flew to Nashville off no sleep for a delirious blur of a music video shoot that ended up being something beautiful and fitting for the song." White Arrows' In Bardo is available now on CD and LP and digitally through iTunes


White Arrows have announced fall and winter headlining shows in support of In Bardo. The upcoming tour will include stops in major west coast cities including San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and more. The tour follows up the spring's successful tour with The Neighbourhood and a sold out headlining show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. White Arrows also played MTV's VMA Artist to Watch Concert at The Avalon. The band performed alongside Bleachers and Charli XCX.Pervious bands that played at this event include The NeighbourhoodNew Politics, and Wildcat! Wildcat!. Additionally, White Arrows were Los Angeles' Alt 98.7 Artist In Residence for the month of September.
Bardo is defined as a transitional state of being, the phase of existence between death and rebirth. It represents an evolution, which is why the title of White Arrows' second album, In Bardo, is so appropriate. The Los Angeles indie rock band found themselves in a new plane of being after touring extensively since their inception, hitting the road with bands such as CultsWhite DenimThe Naked and Famous, and performing at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch. The band finally grounded themselves enough to create a cohesive work that reflected the musicians' present mindset. Songs like "Leave It Alone" represent the musicians' current mindset and inspirations. For White Arrows, In Bardo is the transition. It marks the end of one thing and the beginning of another. 



White Arrows Tour Dates

11.07 ­- Oakland, CA @ Leo's 
11.08 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
11.10 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza ­ 
11.11 - Vancouver, BC @­ Electric Owl ­ 
11.12 - Portland, OR @ Holocene ­ 
11.15 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
01.18 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah ­ 
01.23 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey  
01.27 ­- Phoenix, AZ @­ Valley Bar
01.29 ­- Dallas, TX @ Three Links
01.30 ­- Austin, TX @ Stubb's JR ­ 
01.31 ­- Houston, TX ­@ Fitzgerald's Downstairs
02.03 - Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
02.04 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
02.05 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle Backroom
02.06 - Washington, DC @ DC9
02.07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
02.08 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott 

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