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SEOUL announce debut LP, share new single, playing NYC this week, touring w/ Ballet School after SXSW (dates)

by Bill Pearis

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After having only two songs available to listen for the last two years or so, Montreal’s SEOUL have finally announced details of their debut album. It’s titled I Become A Shade and will be out June 9 via Last Gang/Grand Jury. They’ve also shared the LP’s first single, the sumptuous “The Line” which is a great example of their brand of dreampop. Groovy and laid back (but not boring) it’s like an update of the hushed pop Scotland’s The Blue Nile made in the ’80s and ’90s. Stream it below.

As you may know, SEOUL will be in NYC this week for a show at Baby’s All Right on Thursday (2/26) with Calvin Love and Buscabulla. Tickets are still available. The band will be back in the States for SXSW and will tour with UK group Ballet School after, including another NYC show, this time at Knitting Factory on April 18. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/27) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed, along with the new single stream and a teaser video, below…


SEOUL – 2015 Tour Dates
Feb 26 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY #
Mar 19 – M For Montreal @ Sledgehammer on Sixth – Austin, TX (SXSW)
Mar 21 – Holy Underground @ Swan Dive – Austin, TX (SXSW)
Mar 23 – St. Louis University – St. Louis, MO
Apr 15 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON *
Apr 16 – Bar Le Ritz – Montreal QC *
Apr 18 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY *
Apr 19 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA *
Apr 20 – DC9 – Washington, D.C. *
Apr 22 – High Watt – Nashville, TN *
Apr 24 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO *
Apr 26 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO *
Apr 27 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT *
Apr 29 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA *
Apr 30 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA *
May 01 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA *
May 03 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR *
May 04 – Barboza – Seattle, WA *
May 05 – The Media Club – Vancouver, BC *
May 08 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN *
May 09 – Schubas – Chicago, IL *
# with Calvin Love, Buscabulla
*with Ballet School

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