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Racquet Club (Jealous Sound/Knapsack) announce album & tour, share new song

Racquet Club

The new Jealous Sound/Knapsack/Samiam offshoot Racquet Club have announced their debut album. It’s self-titled and it was produced by Alex Newport, who worked with both Knapsack and Samiam back in the day (and has more recently worked with Bloc Party and others). It drops on September 29 via Rise Records.

Along with the new announcement comes a second single and its video, “Head Full of Bees.” Like first single “Blood on the Moon,” this should instantly appeal to Jealous Sound/Knapsack fans. It’s right up those bands’ alleys of driving, melodic rock, and Blair Shehan’s voice is as unmistakable as ever. The video (directed by Steve Hanft) is a collage of different footage, including shots of the band performing, and, uh, bees. Watch below.

Racquet Club were previously announced to open part of Hot Water Music’s tour (but not the NYC show) and The Early November and The Movielife’s tour (but not the NYC show), and they’ve now added headlining dates too.

The headlining dates include a NYC show on October 19 at Knitting Factory and a Jersey show on October 20 at Crossroads. Tickets for NYC and NJ will be available soon. All dates are listed below.

UPDATE: Both the Brooklyn and the NJ show are with Jared Hart (of The Scandals). The Brooklyn show also has Suicide Pact and the NJ show also has Cayetana and Chris Batten & The Woods. Cayetana also play a Brooklyn show on 9/23 at Baby’s.

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Tracklist
01. Caldwell Park
02. Let Beauty Find You
03. Head Full Of Bees
04. Boundaries
05. Battlefield
06. Blood On The Moon
07. I Can’t Make You Believe
08. Blue Skies
09. New Granada
10. White Knuckles

Racquet Club — 2017 Tour Dates
SEPTEMBER
29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
30 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex #

OCTOBER
03 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge *
04 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour *
05 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (Voodoo Lounge) *
06 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues *
07 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone *
09 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound *
10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird *
11 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room *
12 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean ^
13 – Lansing, MI – The Loft *
14 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s *
16 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East Upstairs ^
17 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s ^
18 – Washington, DC – DC9 ^
19 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory ^
20 – Garwood, NJ – Crossroads ^
21 – Lancaster, PA – Lizard Lounge ^

# = supporting Hot Water Music
* = supporting The Movielife and The Early November
^ = headline show

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