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Speedy Ortiz sign to Carpark, announce debut album, schedule more shows; Krill replaces Swearin’ on WBAR-B-Q lineup

Speedy Ortiz
Speedy Ortiz

Northampton, MA rockers Speedy Ortiz, who we profiled back in January, and who will have a new 7″ out next week (4/30), have just announced that they’ve signed to Carpark Records (Cloud Nothings, Toro y Moi) for their debut album (congrats guys!). The album is called Major Arcana, and it will be out July 9. Check out the album art and tracklist for the new album below.

Speedy Ortiz have a number of upcoming dates, including previously announced NYC shows on April 27 at Shea Stadium with Aye Nako, Butter the Children, and Advaeta, plus WBAR-B-Q that same day, Silent Barn on May 17, and Cake Shop on May 31 with Sleepies. They’ve also just added another show happening on June 15 at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge.

The WBAR-B-Q happens at Barnard College (4/27) and is free, all ages, and open to the public. As mentioned, the lineup also includes Waxahatchee, Twin Sister, Roomrunner, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, and more. And though Swearin’ were initially on the lineup, they’ve since dropped off and have been replaced by Krill. Krill are releasing their new album, Lucky Leaves, which was recorded by Carlos and Julian from Ava Luna at the Silent Barn, on June 25. You can stream a track from that album, “Never A Joke,” below.

All Speedy Ortiz dates are listed, along with album art, tracklist, and song streams, below…

Speedy Ortiz – “Ka-Prow!” Official Video

Krill – “Never A Joke”


Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
Major Arcana

Major Arcana Tracklist:
1. Pioneer Spine
2. Tiger Tank
3. Hitch
4. Casper (1995)
5. No Below
6. Gary
7. Fun
8. Cash Cab
9. Plough
10. MVKI


Speedy Ortiz — 2013 Tour Dates
04/23 – Detroit, MI @ The Garden Bowl
04/24 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
04/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Chameleon
04/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 222 Ormsby
04/27 – New York, NY @ Barnard College (WBAR)
04/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Aye Nako, Butter the Children, Advaeta
04/28 – Easthampton, MA @ The Flywheel
05/08 – Middletown, CT @ Westco Café
05/11 – Winooski, VT @ Waking Windows Festival
05/16 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
05/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
05/31 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Sleepies
06/06 – Peterborough, NH @ Thing In The Spring
06/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge

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