Posted in music | tour dates on August 12, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Minor Alps

Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf's Matthew Caws have been friends for a long time, and have sung on each other's records. But now the two have formed a new group, Minor Alps, who will release their debut album, Get There, via Barsuk Records on October 29. Not unlike the quieter moments on the last few Nada Surf Records, the album is appealingly mellow pop, with arpeggiated guitars, gentle electronics, and the occasional melotron. Mostly, though, it's about Caws and Hatfield's voices which sound pretty great together.

No songs have been released from the record yet, but Minor Alps will be touring this fall, including a stop in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on November 20. Tickets go on sale Friday (8/16) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (8/14) at noon. All dates are listed below.

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Minor Alps -- 2013 Tour Dates
November 08 Neptune Theater - Seattle, WA
November 09 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
November 11 The Independent - SF, CA
November 12 Echoplex - LA, CA
November 14 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
November 16 Cedar Cultural Ctr - Minneapolis, MN
November 17 Schubas - Chicago, IL
November 19 Black Cat - Washington DC
November 20 Bowery Ballroom - NY, NY
November 22 World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
November 23 The Sinclair - Boston, MA

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Comments (12)

Will be

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2013 2:06 PM

Can she ever top "Hey Babe"?

Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2013 3:27 PM

3:27 - Probably not, but Become What You Are is pretty awesome as well.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2013 5:29 PM

Hey Babe is SUCH a great album, front to back.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2013 6:59 PM

Has Juliana gotten laid yet?

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2013 10:39 PM

Sic Alps, bro. Sic!

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2013 10:44 PM

^ fuck. beat me to it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 10:57 AM

I enjoyed lisltening to Dan Wilson at the Echo. Lonnie Bell

Posted by Lonnie Bell | November 15, 2013 3:44 PM

Their voices blend very well together. I always respected J's talent and have appreciated a good deal of her music. But I never liked her voice. But wow, when it blends with the right "other voice," sounds terrific!

Posted by Emily | February 17, 2014 5:19 AM

DID YOU KNOW THAT JULES IS ACTUALLY RELATED THE THE HATFIELD FAMILY OF THE FAMOUS FUED FAM ( HATFIELD/MCOY ) 

Posted by Brown | February 26, 2014 7:57 AM

Great song by a great woman! Live you Julian a!!

Posted by Jakob | May 13, 2014 4:10 AM

3 minutes of rocking goodness!!! This song stands the test of time. Brilliant!!!

Posted by Elaine | June 2, 2014 7:06 AM

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