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Strand of Oaks details new album ‘Hard Love,’ shares new song, expands tour

Strand of Oaks

Tim Showalter will release a new Strand of Oaks album, Hard Love, on February 17 via Dead Oceans, the followup to 2014’s HEAL. It was produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Spoon), and it takes the full-band rock direction of HEAL to new levels. Lead single “Radio Kids” dips its toes into ’80s heartland rock and the just-released “Rest Of It” is rollicking roots rock. Check out the videos for those songs and the album tracklist (including a song called “Taking Acid and Talking To My Brother”) below.

Strand of Oaks also added tons of tour dates since last spoke. As mentioned, he plays NYC on March 14 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. UPDATE: the Brooklyn show has been postponed due to Winter Storm Stella to May 8. Jason Anderson will now open. Jim James associates Twin Limb will open that show. Tickets are still available.

Strand of Oaks also plays Boston Calling and more. All dates are listed below.

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Tracklist
1. Hard Love
2. Radio Kids
3. Everything
4. Salt Brothers
5. The Hill
6. Cry
7. Rest Of It
8. Quit It
9. Taking Acid and Talking To My Brother

Strand of Oaks — 2017 Tour Dates
January 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Current’s 12th Birthday Party
February 25 – Berlin, D @ Privat Club
February 26 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
February 27 – Brussels, B @ AB – Box
February 28 – London, UK @ Oslo
March 1 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
March 2 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
March 3 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
March 4 – Oostende, B @ De Zwerver
March 5 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
March 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
March 11 – Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
March 12 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
March 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
March 15 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
March 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
March 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
March 18 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
March 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo Coffee
March 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
March 23 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
March 24 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
March 25 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
March 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
March 28 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
March 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
March 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
April 1 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
April 3 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
April 4 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Indoor
April 5 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues – Bronze Peacock
April 7 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
April 8 – Tallahassee, FL @ Word Of South Festival
April 9 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
April 10 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
April 14th – Tallarock, AU @ Boogie Festival
April 15th – Tallarock, AU @ Boogie Festival
April 16th – Tallarock, AU @ Boogie Festival
May 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 26 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
May 27 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
May 28 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling

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