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Martha releasing debut LP, playing Popfest before touring with Delay (who are also releasing a new LP) (dates & streams)

by Andrew Sacher


UK indie pop band Martha will be following their recent single and EP with their debut album, Courting Strong, this May on Fortuna POP (September Girls, Joanna Gruesome) in the UK and Salinas Records (Swearin’, Radiator Hospital) in the US. The new record’s first single, “1997, Passing In The Hallway,” is less punky than their earlier material, but it’s still indie pop with a strong backbone. Check it out, with the LP artwork and tracklist, below.

Martha is one of the bands coming over the US for NYC Popfest, where they’ll play Cake Shop on May 29 with Dressy Bessy, The Besties, Tape Waves and Franny and Zooey. Tickets (including four-day pass options and individual show tickets) for Popfest are still available.

The day after Popfest, Martha will head to NJ’s Cooler Ranch (5/30) to kick off a US tour with their Salinas labelmates Delay. Most of the venues on that tour are still TBA, but they’re supposed to hit Brooklyn on June 6. The full tentative list of dates is below.

Delay are also planning on releasing their sixth record, Circle Change, via Salinas this May. Tracklist and artwork below. No music from that one yet, but in the meantime you can listen to a stream of their 2012 album, Rushing Ceremony, below…

Martha – “1997, Passing In The Hallway”

Martha – Courting Strong

1. Cosmic Misery
2. 1997, Passing in the Hallway
3. Present Tense
4. Dust, Juice, Bones and Hair
5. Gin and Listerine
6. Bubble In My Bloodstream
7. Move to Durham and Never Leave
8. Sleeping Beauty
9. 1967, I Miss You, I’m Lonley
10. So Sad (So Sad)

Delay – Rushing Ceremony (2012)

Delay – Circle Change

1. Explanation
2. Haze
3. Don’t Worry Now
4. Blood Let Summer
5. Been Good
6. Have My Back
7. Green Light
8. Endless
9. Tender
10. Wave
11. Thunder

Martha — 2014 US Tour Dates
THU MAY 29 New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Popfest)
FRI MAY 30 New Brunswick NJ @ Cooler Ranch*
SAT MAY 31 Wilimantic CT @*
SUN JUNE 1 Northampton MA @*
MON JUNE 2 – Boston MA @*
WEDS JUNE 4 – Providence RI @ The Black Box *
THURS JUNE 5 – Northport (Long Island) NY @ P(((o)))00L P@RTY*
FRI JUNE 6 – Brooklyn NY @*
SAT JUNE 7- Philadelphia PA 7pm @ Golden Tea House w/ Nona, Twin Pines*
SUN JUNE 8 – Newark DE @*
MON JUNE 9 – Baltimore MD @*
TUES JUNE 10 – Washington DC @*
WEDS JUNE 11 – Richmond VA @*
THURS JUNE 12 – Clarksburg WV 6pm @ The Main Street Cafe 331 West Main Street*
FRI JUNE 13 – Columbus OH 9pm @ Carabar 115 Parsons Ave OTE *
SAT JUNE 14 – Cleveland OH @ Mosh Eisley*
SUN JUNE 15 – Detroit MI @ Trumbullplex*
MON JUNE 16 – Chesterton Indiana 7pm @ The Sound Cellar 119 S Calumet Rd w/ Boilerman, Like Bats*
TUES JUNE 17 – Chicago IL @*
WED JUNE 18 – Indianapolis IN @*
THURS JUNE 19 – Dayton OH @*
FRI JUNE 20 – SUN JUNE 22 Bloomington IN * Plan-it-X Fest
MON JUNE 23 – Lexington KY @*
TUES JUNE 24 – Cincinnati OH @*
WED JUNE 25 – Pittsburgh PA @*
THURS JUNE 26 – LHV PA/ tba ?*

* – w/ Delay

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