Posted in music | tour dates on January 3, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Speedy Ortiz - "Silver Spring" (MP3)

Speedy Ortiz

As I've said before, new music releases start calming down around mid-December and it's a great time to check out stuff that went overlooked throughout the year. One release that dropped over the summer that I've been spinning a lot this past month is Speedy Ortiz's EP, Sports, which came out via Exploding In Sound Records. They hail from the growing Northampton/Amherst scene (which has also given us California X, Potty Mouth, and other great bands) and play the type of rock that pulls equally from punk and indie rock that's made a great comeback in 2012. Think The Breeders meets The Thermals with some noodley guitar and their own personal attitude thrown in and you've got a pretty good idea. The EP's a quick listen and it's got a very fully realized sound for a band that formed just over a year ago. You can stream the whole thing below and download the track "Silver Spring" for free at the top of this post.

Maybe you caught Speedy Ortiz when they toured through NYC last month? (They played two shows including one with Thurston Moore and John Moloney.) They've got a few shows scheduled for 2013 too including a NYC date which happens on February 23 at Cameo Gallery with Sleeping Bag and Shark?. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A list of all dates and the EP stream are below...

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Speedy Ortiz - Sports EP

Speedy Ortiz -- 2013 Tour Dates
1/3 motorco (durham, nc)* w/ the mercators
1/4: snug harbor (charlotte, nc)* w/ serfs, yardwork
1/5: capsule gallery (atlanta, ga)*
1/6: nashville, tn*
1/7: cbgb (st louis, mo)* w/ spelling bee, trauma harness, small house
1/8: middle house (omaha, ne)* w/ dirt, drugrug
1/9: 109 n dodge (iowa city)* w/ dishpit, sister midnight
1/10: animal kingdom (chicago, il)* w/ my dad, lasers and fast and shit
1/11: milhouse (kalamazoo, mi)* w/ anybody but the cops, rotten wood moon
1/12: happy dog (cleveland, oh)* w/ classic sand
1/13: damage records (northampton, ma)* w/ psychic blood
1/27: berfest @ tt the bear's (cambridge, ma) w/ ovlov, pile, grass is green, fat history month
2/22: burlington, vt
2/23: cameo gallery (brooklyn, ny) w/ sleeping bag, shark?

* - w/ Roomrunner

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Comments (13)

snooze

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 2:33 PM

They're pretty rad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 2:34 PM

they're on tour right now with roomrunner.

1/3 motorco (durham, nc)* w/ the mercators
1/4: snug harbor (charlotte, nc)* w/ serfs, yardwork
1/5: capsule gallery (atlanta, ga)*
1/6: nashville, tn*
1/7: cbgb (st louis, mo)* w/ spelling bee, trauma harness, small house
1/8: middle house (omaha, ne)* w/ dirt, drugrug
1/9: 109 n dodge (iowa city)* w/ dishpit, sister midnight
1/10: animal kingdom (chicago, il)* w/ my dad, lasers and fast and shit
1/11: milhouse (kalamazoo, mi)* w/ anybody but the cops, rotten wood moon
1/12: happy dog (cleveland, oh)* w/ classic sand
1/13: damage records (northampton, ma)* w/ psychic blood

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 2:45 PM

Her old band Quilty was badass. Trombone bass player.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 3:05 PM

grunge bro, grunge

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 3:16 PM

great band

Posted by half bvaked | January 3, 2013 3:33 PM

ick. bad bad bad

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 4:35 PM

Much respect for their take on the 90's sound.

Posted by Eastern Anchors | January 3, 2013 5:18 PM

reeeallll into it

Posted by sal | January 4, 2013 12:01 PM

Nice dude. Nobody fucking cares about your dumbass opinion. If you don't pay to go to this festival, none of us will be any worse for wear.

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Posted by journaux francais | May 11, 2013 9:04 PM

Great tunes. That is for sure. I love sports ep

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 26, 2013 6:49 PM

I love this song so much. That bassline is the best man.

Posted by Porterfield | September 11, 2014 6:42 AM

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