Photo by Pamela Littky / Artwork & Design by Warren Fu and Liz Hirsch

In anticipation of the new album, City Club, next week by The Growlers, VICE/Noisey has premiered the new song, "Night Ride". 

Editor Kim Taylor Bennett states:  "One of the tasters from their imminent, most excellent fifth album City Club (out September 30th): A delicious, 13 track collection that weds a pack-a-day gruffness with deft pop hooks. There's a hypnotic, give-a-fuck 70s street swagger to it, thanks to the muscular basslines, but also a surfy swoon to Neilson's casual-cool croon. "

The album was co-produced by Julian Casablancas (The Strokes / Founder of Cult Records) and Shawn Everett (this year's Grammy Award winner for his work with Alabama Shakes). City Club was recorded earlier this year in Everett's studio in downtown Los Angeles, which served as inspiration for the album title and cover art.
Known for their relentless touring schedule and DIY work ethic, the band is one of the most exciting independent success stories of recent years.

Casablancas states: "The Growlers may be the most interesting band in the world, certainly one of the coolest. Nor gypsy, nor goth, nor surfer, nor punk, yet somehow all of them."

From the disco skronk of title track "City Club" to the William Onyeabor-inspired Afrogroove of "I'll Be Around," the record marks a twist on their Beach Goth sonics. It's still a swirl of reggae, punk, ragged country, and twangy psychedelia, but now with prominent synthesizers, danceable beats and some serious anthems.

Lead singer/songwriter Brooks Nielsen states: "I was really into Afrofunk when we made this record," says Brooks, "and a lot of English 70s punk I listened to as a kid, particularly when Jamaica was mixing in with all the punk kids."
The Growlers just kicked off their fall tour last week with multiple sellouts along the way to New York for release day at Webster Hall.  The 20 date US trek culminates with a return home to headline their 5th Annual Beach Goth Festival on October 22and 23in Orange County, California.

Friday, September 16 @ Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV- SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 @ The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO- SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 @ Waiting Room, Omaha, NE- SOLD OUT
Monday, September 19 @ Riot Room, Kansas City, MO- SOLD OUT
Wednesday, September 21 @ Thalia Hall, Chicago IL- SOLD OUT
Thursday, September 22 @ Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
Friday, September 23 @ Opera House, Toronto, ON- SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 24 @ Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
Sunday, September 25 @ The Basement, Columbus, OH- SOLD OUT
Tuesday, September 27 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, September 28 @ The Paradise, Boston, MA
Thursday, September 29 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY- SOLD OUT
Friday, September 30 @ Webster Hall, New York, NY
Saturday, October 1 @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Monday, October 3 @ Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, October 4 @ Music Farm, Charleston, SC
Wednesday, October 5 @ Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
Thursday, October 6 @ Exit/In, Nashville, TN
Friday, October 7 @ Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, MO
Saturday, October 8 @ Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Saturday, October 22 @ Beach Goth, Orange County, CA
Sunday, October 23 @ Beach Goth, Orange County, CA
Friday, November 4 @ Lunario Del Audiorio Nacional, Mexico City, MEX
Saturday, November 5 @ Festival Catrina, Puebla, MEX 
Tuesday, November 8 @ Krust, Hamburg, GER
Wednesday, November 9 @ Zoom, Frankfurt, GER
Thursday, November 10 @ Strom, Munich, GER
Friday, November 11 @ Beatpol, Dresden, GER
Saturday, November 12 @ Columbia Theatre, Berlin, GER
Monday, November 14 @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, NETH
Tuesday, November 15 @ Brixton Electric, London, ENG
Thursday, November 17 @ Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, FR

Tickets for all fall tour dates, including Europe, Mexico and Beach Goth Festival are available now via: http://www.thegrowlers.com

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New Order Unveils "People On The High Line" Video



New Order have unveiled a brand new video for People On The High Line. Directed by Jackson Ducasse, the video includes the incredible breakdancing skills of Hakim Saber and B-Girl Lyra, watch itHERE.

New Order will release their People On The High Line 7” shaped picture disc on October 21, featuringRichard X’s radio mix and an exclusive mix from Claptone. Pre-order the picture disc HERE.

This is the latest single to be taken from Music Complete, and features Elly Jackson (La Roux) on vocals. The remix package, available now on 12” white vinyl and download from New Order’s online store, includes remixes from Late Nite Tuff Guy, ClaptoneHybrid and Planet Funk.

New Order recently launched their Stray Dog beer in collaboration with Lancashire independent brewers, Moorhouse. Currently only available in the UK as a draught golden ale, there are plans to launch Stray Dog in bottles later in the year.

New Order is Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham.



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Tasseomancy Share New Track "Missoula" || 'Do Easy' LP Out 11/18 On Bella Union

Do Easy LP Out 11/18 On Bella Union
photo credit: Eva Michon

“Glowing, dreamy retro-pop song, undercut with a little bit of melancholy” -FADER

Following the announcement of their new album Do Easy that will see release on November 18th through Bella Union (and Hand Drawn Dracula in Canada), Toronto twin sister duo Tasseomancy (formerly of Austra) have shared alluring new track “Missoula” via The Line Of Best Fit. Showcasing the versatility and range of sisters Romy and Sari Lightman, “Missoula” proves beguiling in its simplicity, a transient’s anthem, referencing the plight of Hebraic wanderers. The band explain:"Missoula is a song for the roaming and an ode to the Unknown. There are so many transient people on the planet today, both fleeing and voluntarily in motion. I can’t speak for their experience, but as an artist, I find myself moving often. There is the desire to stay, the urge for going, and the split feelings of being a floating, uprooted bag of mostly water. Missoula has a repetitive Hebraic melody at it’s center, coming from a lineage of wandering Jews. A nod to one of my favorite Pentangle recordings, Let no man steal your thyme."

Genesis P-Orridge and Kathy Acker believed William Burroughs to be a vibrant beam of clarity. P-Orridge—a disciple of Burroughs—referred to “The Discipline of D.E. as a smooth hand of magic”. Romy of Tasseomancy stumbled upon the Discipline of D.E. (Do Easy), a short story outlining a don't-bust-a-gut Buddhist philosophy and “like a gentle old cop making a soft arrest”, she was deeply touched and set out to find the easy way.

For the seasoned loners, stoners, and lackadaisically laid, Do Easy was written as a dead-beat anthem for a generation who was told that anything is possible after the possibility slows. Written in Toronto and Montreal, Do Easy was created as a lamp shade of hope and of soft survivalism. Serene, strange and magnetically sung, it honors its free thinking forbearers without being weighed down by them, creating immersive worlds of loving allusion. 

Soft synths and crystalline harmonies merge hypnotically on “Dead Can Dance and Neil Young”, an invitation to “fade into folk song”. If folk song is this, it’s folk of great idiosyncrasy, where vocoded chorales provide atmospheric shading and alto-saxophones drift like cigarette smoke from a David Lynch dream-film. Between the new age synth of “Claudine & Annie”, the ambient swoon of “29 Palms”, Kate Bush-like prog-psych of “Missoula” and gently lapping title-track, Do Easy plays like pop from a parallel world.
Sisters Sari and Romy Lightman are former members of queer cold-wave band, Austra. Channelling their former forays in psychedelic folk into a kind of lushly accessible, warmly experimental dream-pop along with bandmates Johnny Spence and Evan Cartwright, they explore manipulated sounds, all with mood in mind. Assisted by friends Brodie West (alto-sax), Ryan Driver (flute) Simone Schmidt (voice of a young Neil Young) and Alex Cowan (Blue Hawaii) that exploration reaches full bloom on Do Easy, the sound of a band hitting their richly imagined, luxuriously executed stride. And, wealth of evocative references included, making it all sound easy.

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Upcoming Film LONDON TOWN Features Music That Inspired An Era; Artists include The Clash, The Stranglers, Stiff Little Fingers, The Buzzcocks and Toots & The Maytals


Artists include The Clash, The Stranglers, Stiff Little Fingers, The Buzzcocks and Toots & The Maytals

Film Stars Daniel Huttlestone, Dougray Scott, Natascha McElhone and Jonathan Rhys Meyers

London, 1979: Amid political and social upheaval A fifteen-year-old hears the music of The Clash for the first time, and it opens up a new world of social consciousness, anti-establishment defiance and first love. Derrick Borte’s London Town is a revealing and entertaining look at teenage life, love and rebellion at the dawn of Thatcher’s Britain.
The late 1970s and early 1980s were a time of great political and social upheaval in the UK and, as is often the case, it was fertile ground for musicians. The music of the era echoed the turmoil and excitement in the streets and London Town brings those times to life.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Joe Strummer in LONDON TOWN © IFCFilms
London Town opens at IFC Center in NYC and Laemmle Monica Film Center in LA on October 7th, followed by releases in select markets around the country.
Songs in the film include:
"Armagideon Time”
Performed by Willi Williams (Original version, also recorded by The Clash)
“(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais”
Performed by The Clash
“London’s Burning”
Performed by The Clash
“Something Better Change”
Performed by The Stranglers
“Clash City Rockers”
Performed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Originally recorded by The Clash)
“White Riot”
Performed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Originally recorded by The Clash)
Performed by The Psychedelic Furs
“Something’s Gone Wrong Again”
Performed by The Buzzcocks
“Pressure Drop”
Performed by Toots & The Maytals (Original version, also recorded by The Clash)
“Keys to Your Heart”
Performed by The 101ers (Joe Strummer’s pre-Clash band)
“Another Girl, Another Planet”
Performed by Natascha McElhone (Originally recorded by The Only Ones)
“Wasted Life”
Performed by Stiff Little Fingers
Performed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Originally recorded by The Clash)
“I Fought The Law”
Performed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Also recorded by The Clash)
“Police And Thieves”
Performed by Bernard Fowler, Steve Jordan, Meegan Voss & Rickey Peterson (Also recorded by The Clash)

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Kero Kero Bonito shares "Trampoline", Bonito Generation due Oct 21st




STREAM: "Trampoline" - 

Following the announcement of their upcoming album Bonito Generation due October 21st via Double Denim Records, Kero Kero Bonito are back today to share another song off the project with the upbeat "Trampoline". As is custom for the band, the song features lead singer Sarah Perry singing in both English and Japanese. The band are set to begin their North American tour starting in mid October with a run of dates concluding at Sound on Sound Festival in November. Stream "Trampoline" at the link above and find the full tour routing along with more on Kero Kero Bonito's upcoming Bonito Generation below.

About Kero Kero Bonito: 

We're KKB. We make music for the whole world.

In January 2013, Sarah saw an advert for a rapper on an internet bulletin board. She applied and South London inter-school music friends Gus and Jamie agreed she was the best. We made a mixtape that Double Denim liked so much they had to release it again and then we toured round the globe.

Sarah's mum comes from Japan and her dad comes from England, so she treats her parent languages as one. Gus and Jamie program MIDI modules for fun and study international pop charts weekly. We picked the name just because it has a nice ring to it.

We have some pretty good songs like "Flamingo" (body-positive cartoon flute R&B) and "Sick Beat" (gamer girl power rap bass). Global corporations like Adidas and Topshop recognise the stylish competitive edge Kero Kero Bonito bring to classic brands. We played at an old folks' home once.
Now we've finished our debut album, and it's turned out just how we wanted.

This is Bonito Generation!

 Tour Dates: 

10/12 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
10/13 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
10/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
10/19 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/21 - San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues 
10/26 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/27- Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
10/28 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
10/29 - Montreal, QC @ L'Astral
10/30 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/4 - Philadelphia, PA @ Coda
11/5 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
11/4-6 - McDade, TX @ Sound on Sound Festival


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Psych quintet Bonfire Nights share new single and announce new live dates

Bonfire Nights
New track ‘Heart's To Blame

Taken from the debut album ‘Entopica Phenomica’ out October 21st
via Holy Beatnik Records

“Walls of Faust-like noise growing into a retro slice of Jefferson Airplane-style psych” – NME Magazine

“Crunching psychedelia” – Loud and Quiet

On October 21st, London-based psych-rock quintet Bonfire Nights release their thunderous debut album, ‘Entopica Phenomica’. Nine tracks of groove-laden stoner jams, shimmering guitars, and the boy-girl vocal harmonies and pop hooks that set the band apart from many of their contemporaries.

Formed in Australia by Steve Foster and Ruth Nitkiewicz, Bonfire Nights packed their bags in 2011 and trekked to Londonfor the promise of the big city lights. They hit the ground running, taking their brand of champagne shoegaze on the road for their first UK tour. The following year saw them journey to the United States for showcase events at SXSW and in New York City, with a couple of blistering college house-parties in between.

Back in the UK, they headed into the studio with Olly Betts of The Duke Spirit to lay down the groundworkfor the pulsating neo-psych juggernaut ‘Ego Death’, which was released as a split 7” with Tripwires on Bad Vibrations Records. Sessions from this time also include the brooding and haunted ‘Low’, mixed by Ian Davenport (Band of Skulls, Supergrass) and featured on a limited edition compilation cassette from Fluffer Records.

This was followed by a period of intense gigging, sharing the stage with other like-minded acts such as PondThe KVB,Lola Colt, The DronesDZ DeathraysHolydrug Couple and The Underground YouthBonfire Nights then recruited fellow Australians James Boyd on guitar and Suzie Creevey on keys, and further consolidated their psychotropic sound with Leon Ferbrache on bass.

In 2015 Bonfire Nights were back in the studio with Betts to record their debut album, ‘Entopica Phenomica’. Featuring walls of guitar noise, chiming distortion and sweeping synthesizers, the album sees the band exploring cerebral underworlds and experimenting with their sound.

Live Dates
October 2nd, 2016 - The Warlocks Dead Rabbits support @ The Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
October 20th, 2016 - The Duke Spirit support @ Scala
October 22nd, 2016 - ‘Entopica Phenomica’ album launch @ The Waiting Room
November 18th, 2016 - L.A. WITCH support @ The Shacklewell Arms

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Hope Sandoval Announces Album with the Warm Inventions: First Single Out Today!

Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions Announce New Album Until The Hunter (Tendril Tales) Release on November 4th

First Single "Let Me Get There" featuring Kurt Vile Out Today

Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions will release their highly anticipated third album, Until The Hunter on their own Tendril Tales label via INgrooves on November 4th.  Today, the Warm Inventions - comprising Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval and My Bloody Valentine's Colm O'Coisog - release the first single from the album on all digital platforms. "Let Me Get There" is a collaboration with acclaimed singer songwriter Kurt Vile. Says Kurt, "It was a total honor to sing along to a beautifully hypnotic soul groove with heavyweights like Hope, Colm, and all the other top notch musos. To respond to Hope's call in song of letting her get there felt right and real and gave me chills while singing, even though I knew they already got there years before I walked in the building."

Listen to "Let Me Get There" HERE

The new albumalso features guest performances from long time friends and collaborators Dirt Blue Gene, singer Mariee Sioux and street musician Michael MasleyUntil the Hunter is Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions first album since 2009 and first release since Mazzy Star released their 2013 album Seasons Of Your Day. The album was mixed at Cauldron Studios in Dublin and mastered by longtime engineer Mark Chalecki in Los Angeles. Watch this space for live show announcements.

"Let Me Get There" will be available digitally on Sep 23rd. Pre-order Until the Hunter oniTunes. "Let Me Get There" featuring Kurt Vile is available on Spotify and on 10" vinyl viaAmazon/local indie record stores. An alternate version of "Let Me Get There" will be available on the 10" with the B-Side 'The Spider.'

Credit: Luz Gallardo

Until the Hunter Track List:
Into the Trees
The Peasant
A Wonderful Seed
Let Me Get There
Day Disguise
Salt of the Sea
The Hiking Song
Isn't It True
I Took A Slip
Liquid Lady

"Let Me Get There" Single Artwork

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Photo Credit: Angel Cebollas

STREAM House of Souls

"Inspired by the classic Velvet Underground song "Caroline Says," this track by the Austin-based band Tele Novella is going to make you so happy." NPR All Sounds Considered on "Heavy Balloon"

"Tele Novella have a bittersweet sound, satisfyingly reminiscent of 1960s girl groups and crestfallen twee. Awash in tambourine and harmonies, their songs reveal the drama of figuring out what it means to be alive." Lenny Letter

"Following a 2014 single and a 2015 EP, the first album-length release from this quartet fully realizes their deliciously twisted artistic vision that's a little bit like if "The Addams Family" were a musical collective. Singer-guitarist Natalie Ribbons is the natural focal point, but it's just as obvious that this is a team effort: Keyboardist Sarah La Puerta, bassist Jason Chronis and drummer Matt Simon are all essential to the band's sound and style, which often seeks out dark corners that make their lighter moments all the more bright."Austin 360

"Tele Novella (featuring members of Agent Ribbons and Voxtrot) have a theatrical and literate sound; they've appeared on a Wes Anderson tribute compilation, but they've got a little of Tom Waits' or David Lynch's sense for the outrĂ©, as well, with moments more appropriate for Blue Velvet than The Royal Tenenbaums."LA Weekly

"Tele Novella's latest, House of Souls, is playing in the house next door to the Wilson brothers, heard just under the ear beyond the manicured shrubbery. Dreamy, humid, and teetering, ready to fall or be pushed at any minute. " Antigravity Magazine

"A bit reminscent of some of my favorites, Sleater-Kinney and Courtney Barnett, the vocals convey a certain facetious attitude. The sleek production is almost good enough to shine on its own, but then the surfy, washed out guitar licks combined with some low-key synths completely push it over the edge."  Baeble

"House of Souls is a fine pop album with morose undertones as there are references to corpses and death and things of that nature, but not in a Thriller type way, more like Os Mutantes. Illusion and delusion are subjective - we fabricate worlds in times of joy or duress causing things to seem better (or worse) than they are depending on the dominant feeling."Free Press Houston

"House of Souls reminds listeners why music is not only an auditory experience, but a visual one as well. Often lending itself to the world of film noir, Wes Anderson, and spaghetti westerns, it's impossible to listen to this album without an array of bright lights and colors flooding your mind. While the album may not be perfect (it sometimes stray too close to generic pop), Tele Novella have created a record that stands on its own and could provide a beautiful soundtrack. Tarantino, take note."Stitched Sound

Upcoming North American Tour Dates:

9.24.16 - Americano Festival - Nashville, TN
9.25.16 - San Loo - St. Louis, MO
9.26.16 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
9.27.16 - Gabe's - Iowa City 
9.28.16 - Mickey's Tavern-Madison, WI
9.29.16 - Mad Planet - Milwaukee, WI
9.30.16 - The Redline Tap Room - Chicago, IL
10.1.16 - Nietzsche's - Buffalo, NY *
10.3.16 - Vineyard Community Room - Rochester, NY *
10.4.16 - Divian Orange - Montreal, QC *
10.5.16 - Side Bar - Burlington, VT *
10.6.16 - PA Lounge - Boston, MA *
10.7.16 - Shea Stadium - Brooklyn, NY *
10.8.16- Stage One at FTC-Fairfield, CT*
10.9.16 - BSP Lounge-O Festival - Kingston, NY *
10.12.16 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA *
10.13.16 - Villian & Saint - Bethesda, MD 
10.14.16 - Petra's - Charlotte, NC
10.15.16 - Blue Ridge Room - Asheville, NC
10.17.16 - Word Famous-Athens, GA
10.18.16 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA
10.19.16 - Red Room - Beaumont, TX

* w/ The Tins

More About Tele Novella:

Tele Novella is an inspired macabre-pop band out of Austin, TX. They are dreamy, they are spooky, and they write real fucking songs. While one may detect the influence of the nocturnal jungles of Os Mutantes or the lapelled, knee-socked smarts of Belle and Sebastian, they have cobbled together a special kind of mineral all their own worth making room on the Table of Elements for. Earnest, yet sinister; Vampy, but sentimental. The precise recipe that goes into this concoction cannot be revealed, but it is a delightful snow globe of warm, colorful darkness.

In 2014, they won a contest for free recording time at Dub Narcotic Studios in Olympia, WA. This resulted in their first single, "Trouble in Paradise," that was later featured in the ABC television series Pretty Little Liars. Not long after that in 2015, their EP Cosmic Dial Tone was released on Los Angeles label Lollipop Records on the heels of a Wes Anderson tribute compilation (American Laundromat Records), to which they contributed a contagiously glad version of "Stephanie Says" by The Velvet Underground.

House of Souls Tracklisting
  1. Sacramento
  2. Carpathia
  3. Waiting on an Answer
  4. Heavy Balloon
  5. Bull Sees Red
  6. Fruits Of Misery
  7. Dead Canary
  8. Even Steven
  9. Tesseract
  10. The Snake that Swallowed the Elephant
  11. Victorian Terrarium

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WARPAINT New album "Heads Up" is out today!

Watch a clip we made for "New Song" while hanging out in NYC recently!

Tour dates below! Tickets and info are HERE

September 23 Oakdale, CA -Symbiosis Festival
September 24 Long Beach, CA -Music Tastes Good
September 25 Las Vegas, NV -Life is Beautiful
September 27 Englewood, CO -Gothic Theatre
September 29 Minneapolis, MN -Varsity Theater
September 30 Chicago, IL -Thalia Hall
October 1 Detroit, MI -St. Andrews Hall
October 3 Toronto, ON -Danforth Music Hall
October 4 Washington, DC -9:30 Club
October 6 Boston, MA -Paradise Rock Club
October 7 Brooklyn, NY -Warsaw
October 8 New York, NY -The Bowery Ballroom
October 9 Philadelphia, PA -Union Transfer
October 12 San Francisco, CA --The Fillmore
October 13 Los Angeles, CA -The Fonda Theatre
October 16 Joshua Tree, CA- Desert Daze ~ JENNYLEE
October 22 Bristol, U.K. -Simple Things Festival
October 23 Edinburgh, U.K. -Queens Hall
October 24 Manchester, U.K. -Albert Hall
October 26 Liverpool, U.K. -The Dome
October 27 London, U.K. -The Roundhouse
October 29 Paris, France -Pitchfork Festival
October 30 Cologne, Germany -Live Musik Hall
November 1 Berlin, Germany- Astra
November 2 Amsterdam, Netherlands -Paradiso
November 4 Reykjavik, -Iceland Iceland Airwaves – 
November 5 Reykjavik, -Iceland Iceland Airwaves ~ JENNYLEE
November 10 Atlanta, GA -Terminal West
November 11 Chattanooga, TN -Revelry Room
November 12 Nashville, TN -3rd & Lindsey
November 14 New Orleans, LA -One Eyed Jack's
November 16 Houston, TX -Warehouse Live – Ballroom
November 17 Austin, TX -Emo's
November 18 Dallas, TX -Trees
November 22 San Diego, CA -Observatory North Park

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