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Pity Sex dates w/ Self Defense Family (& more BV-CMJ pics) ++ upcoming LVL UP, Porches, Diarrhea Planet, Crying shows

photos by Chris La Putt

Pity Sex @ BV-CMJ 10/19/13
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Ann Arbor shoegazers Pity Sex, who put out a pretty great album this year, just announced that they’ll head back out on the road in January with post-hardcore band Self Defense Family (fka End of a Year, and whose singer Patrick Kindlon is also in Drug Church). And to turn what will surely be great double bills into great triple bills, they’ve got LVL UP supporting the first leg, and Ovlov supporting the second. The tour hits NYC on January 19 at Santos Party House with Ovlov opening. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketweb for updates. All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer below.

Back during CMJ, Pity Sex played our BV party. We already posted one set of pictures from that show, and there’s another batch of their set in this post.

Self Defense Family recently announced that their first LP under their current name, Try Me, will be out on January 7 via Deathwish. Watch the teaser video for that LP and stream one of their earlier tracks below.

LVL UP aren’t on the NYC date of the Pity Sex/Self Defense tour, but they do have other NYC shows coming up. They’ll be opening the previously discussed Saintseneca tour, including the NYC stop happening on January 18 at Baby’s All Right. Also on that show is Broncho and Brass Bed. Tickets for that show are still available.

Before those tours, you can also catch LVL UP at Shea Stadium on November 29 with Liam Betson (Liam the Younger), Heeney, and Liquor Store. And they’ll also return to Shea on December 5 for part two of the two-part Big Snow Buffalo Lodge farewell party. Joining LVL UP at Shea on 12/5 is Porches, Krill, Baked, Lost Boy?, and Bueno. And part 1 of the party happens on December 3 at Silent Barn with Twin Sister, Leapling, Celestial Shore, Ava Luna, Zula, and a DJ set from Empress Of. Tickets for part 1 and part 2 are on sale now. All LVL UP dates are listed below.

As discussed, LVL UP have an upcoming split with Porches coming out on November 26 via Birdtapes/Double Double Whammy. They just premiered one of their contributions, “Bad Blood,” over at Beats Per Minute, and you can stream that, along with their other contribution, “Cross The Sea,” and Porches’ “Townie Blunt Guts,” below.

Porches also play this year’s WBAR Winter Formal (aka Space Prom), along with garage punk ragers Diarrhea Planet, Designer, and No Regrets Coyote. It takes place on December 13 at Barnard College in the Diana Event Oval, and is free, all ages, and open to the public. Flyer below. As discussed, Diarrhea Planet play another free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (12/14) a day later with Purling Hiss, Big Ups, and Manors.

Speaking of LVL UP, Porches, Double Double Whammy and Birdtapes, Crying (who are signed to DDW, and who feature Nick of LVL UP and Elaiza of Whatever, Dad) and Elvis Depressedly (signed to Birdtapes) are heading out on a tour together which includes a house show in NYC on New Year’s Eve at David Blaine’s The Steakhouse with Spook Houses (feat. Dave and Nick of LVL UP), Porches, Alex G, and Morrison Brook. All dates on that tour are listed, along with a stream of Crying’s Get Olde EP, below.

More Pity Sex pics, all lists of dates, streams and videos below…

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Self Defense Family – Try Me Teaser

Self Defense Family – “Holy Trend”

Pity Sex – “Dogwalk” at BV Party in October

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Pity Sex & Self Defense Family — 2014 Tour Dates
01/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose*
01/03 – Ypsilanti, MI @ Woodruff’s*
01/04 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen*
01/05 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme*
01/17 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met^
01/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary^
01/19 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House^

* – w/ LVL UP
^ – w/ Ovlov

LVL UP – “Bad Blood”

LVL UP – “Cross the Sea”

LVL UP — 2013/2014 Tour Dates
11/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Liam the Younger, Heeney, Liquor Store
12/5 Brooklyn, NY @ Big Snow Benefit w/ Porches, Krill, Baked, Lost Boy?, Bueno
1/2/2014 Pittsburgh PA @ The Smiling Moose w/ Adventures *
1/3/2014 TBA *
1/4/2014 Chicago IL @ The Beat Kitchen w/ Modern Baseball & The Hundred Acre Wood *
1/5/2014 Grand Rapids MI @ The Pyramid Scheme *
1/6/2014 Colubmus OH @ KOBO
1/7/2014 Nashville, TN @ Hi Watt ^
1/8/2014 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ Bohemias ^
1/9/2014 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge ^
1/10/2014 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight ^
1/11/2014 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ^
1/12/2014 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 ^
1/14/2014 Washington, DC @ The Black Cat ^
1/15/2014 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (Upstairs) ^
1/16/2014 Boston, MA @ Great Scott ^
1/17/2014 Hamden, CT @ The Space ^
1/18/2014 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right ^

* w/ Pity Sex & Self Defense Family
^ w/ Saintseneca

Porches – “Townie Blunt Guts”


Crying – “Get Old”


Crying — 2013 Tour Dates
Nov 23 – Purchase NY @ SUNY PURCHASE w/ Potty Mouth, Radiator Hospital
12/6 – New Brusnwick NJ @ Cooler Ranch ^
12/7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House ^
12/27/2013 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Wish List & Dungeon Kids *
12/28/2013 Bloomfield, CT @ Nicolas’ Cage w/ Sorority Noise *
12/29/2013 Boston, MA @ B GOOD w/ Maura *
12/30/2013 Philadelphia, PA @ Kat Kat Fest w/ Tawny Peaks, Alex G, Pill Friends, Tiny Moving Parts *
12/31/2013 Brooklyn NYC @ David Blaine’s The Steakhouse w/ Spook Houses, Porches, + 1 TBA *

^ – w/ Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb the Music Industry!
* – w/ Elvis Depressedly

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