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Arbor Labor Union (fka Pinecones) ready ‘I Hear You’ for Sub Pop (listen to “Beliefed”), touring later this spring

Arbor Labor Union
(photo by Dorothy Stucki)

Athens/Atlanta band Abor Labor Union, who used to be called Pinecones and released an album in 2014, have signed with Sub Pop who will release their new album, I Hear You, on May 13. The name has changed but the band’s sound has not: jammy, slightly sludgy indie rock, owing more than a little to the early ’90s, with the impassioned shoutings of Bo Orr. A prime example is “Beliefed,” which makes its premiere in this post. Listen, along with previous single “Radiant Mountain Road,” below.

The band will be on tour right after the album’s release and will play NYC’s Mercury Lounge on May 19. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with the general on-sale starting Friday (3/25) at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with album art/tracklist and the song streams, below.

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Arbor Labor Union – I Hear You tracklist
Mr. Birdsong
Hello Transmission
Radiant Mountain Road
Play
I Am You
Volume Peaks
Babel
Belief’d
Silent Oath
IHU

Arbor Labor Union – 2016 Tour Dates
May 14 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
May 15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
May 16 – Washington, DC – DC9
May 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
May 19 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
May 20 – Cambridge, MA – Club Bohemia
May 21 – Buffalo, NY – The Leopard Lounge at Town Ballroom
May 22 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
May 24 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
May 25 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
May 26 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
May 27 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
May 28 – Omaha, NE – Milk Run
May 29 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
May 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Jun. 02 – Nampa, ID – Flying M Coffee
Jun. 03 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Jun. 04 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Jun. 06 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
Jun. 07 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Jun. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Hi-Fi
Jun. 10 – San Diego, CA – Hideout
Jun. 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
Jun. 13 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Jun. 14 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Jun. 15 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s
Jun. 17 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt

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