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The Essex Green prep first LP in 12 years, share “Sloane Ranger,” touring

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Brooklyn’s The Essex Green haven’t made an album since 2006’s Cannibal Sea and though the members are far-flung these days (Vermont, Montana) they’ve come out of hibernation with Hardly Electronic, which will be out via Merge on June 29. Judging by first released track “Sloane Ranger,” it doesn’t sound like they’ve missed a beat — this is the kind of warm, ’60ish sunshine pop they do so well. Welcome back! Listen to that song below.

The Essex Green will play Vermont’s Waking Windows fest in May, and will then head out on a proper tour in August, including a Brooklyn show at Knitting Factory on 8/4. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, April 20 at noon.

All dates are listed, along with the new album’s artwork and tracklist, below.

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The Essex Green – Hardly Electronic tracklist:
Sloane Ranger 4:03
The 710 3:45
Don’t Leave It in Our Hands 4:20
In the Key of Me 3:51
Modern Rain 4:12
Catatonic 3:37
Patsy Desmond 4:16
Bye Bye Crow 2:44
Waikiki 2:49
January Says 4:23
Slanted by Six 3:38
Smith & 9th 3:31
Another Story 4:13
Bristol Sky 4:40

The Essex Green – 2018 Tour Dates
May 05 Burlington, VT – Waking Windows
Aug 01 Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
Aug 02 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
Aug 03 Boston, MA – Great Scott
Aug 04 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Aug 06 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Aug 07 Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage
Aug 08 Athens, GA – Athens Popfest
Aug 09 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Aug 10 Thomas, WV – Purple Fiddle Cafe
Aug 11 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
Aug 17 Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot

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