Chicago foursome Speck Mountain are set to welcome their third album, Badwater, on January 22 via Carrot Top Records. The group's primary songwriters Marie-Claire Balabanian and Karl Briedrick may not be from Chicago, but they've been based here for quite some time now. In fact, their moody, almost brooding, sound suggests they've been here all along. Get in touch with their dark pop by watching the video for Badwater's lead single "Slow So Long" at the bottom of this post. You can also simply stream the track via a widget below.
Speck Mountain will play their first show of 2013 at Lincoln Hall on January 10. The Saki Records-presented night will be headlined by Radar Eyes and opened by Circuit Des Yeux. Advance tickets are on sale now. Then, on February 9, they'll kick off a string of US tour dates with a "record release show" at the Hideout. The bill for that show also includes Lasers and Fast and Shit, and ticketing information is forthcoming. You can check the Hideout's show calendar for updates.
All known Speck Mountain tour dates, and a stream of // the video for "Slow So Long" are below...
Speck Mountain - "Slow So Long"
Speck Mountain - "Slow So Long" (Official Video)
Speck Mountain -- 2013 Tour Dates
Thu, Jan 10 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL w. Radar Eyes and Circuit des Yeux
Sat, Feb 09 The Hideout Chicago, IL w. Lasers and Fast and Shit
Sun, Feb 10 Woodruffs Ypsilanti, MI
Tues, Feb 12 Mahalls Lakewood, OH
Thu, Feb 14 Ran Tea House Brooklyn, NY w. Nature Boy
Fri, Feb 15 Cakeshop New York, NY w. Cat Martino
Mon, Feb 18 The Camel Club Richmond, VA w. The Tree and Wood
Tue, Feb 19 Kings Barcade Raleigh, NC