Contact Us

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

by Bill Pearis


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.


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

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!