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Helvetia releasing ‘Dromomania,’ share first single, touring w/ Built to Spill (with whom they share members)

by Bill Pearis

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Helvetia have been around for the better part of a decade and features the talents of Jason Albertini (who plays in Built to Spill, too) and Dove Amber, both of whom were in late-’90s band Duster who put out records on the Up label. The group’s new album, Dromomania, will be out October 2 on Joyful Noise. (Pre-orders are up now.) We’ve got the premiere of first single “A Dot Running for the Dust,” an organ-fueled nugget of bummer pop that would soundtrack any rainy Sunday. Listen below.

The band will be playing a few East Coast dates with Built to Spill (in addition to Albertini, Helvetia also includes current BTS guitarist Jim Roth) though not any of the NYC dates and a few West Coast headlining shows as well. All dates are listed, along with Dromomania album art and single stream, below.

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Helvetia – 2015 Tour Dates
9/29: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
9/30: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
10/1: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
10/2: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
10/3: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
10/4: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre*
10/6: Louisville, KY @ Headliners*
10/7: Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck*
10/8: Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery
10/16: Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
10/17: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/24: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

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