Raleigh alt-country band American Aquarium have announced a new album, Chicamacomico, due June 10 via Losing Side Records/Thirty Tigers (pre-order). It was produced by Brad Cook (Waxahatchee, Hurray for the Riff Raff, etc), features co-writing contributions from Lori McKenna and Hayes Carll, and it finds frontman frontman BJ Barham reflecting on personal loss, including the recent deaths of his mother and grandmother. He says:

In my sixteen-year career, I have never been prouder of a set of songs, lyrically or stylistically. They have weight, but they aren’t weighed down. It’s a sad record, that makes you feel good. It's a culmination of nearly two decades of work. Chicamacomico sounds like nothing we've ever done yet it sits comfortably amongst the rest of our catalog.

You can hear that coming through in lead single "All I Needed," which has a mournful undertone but feels breezy, uplifting, and joyful. Listen and watch the video below.

American Aquarium have also announced a lengthy tour, including a run with support from Caroline Spencer that hits NYC's Brooklyn Made on June 28. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Caroline Spence's new album True North (which includes a duet with The National's Matt Berninger) comes out April 29 via Rounder Records, and she also has upcoming headlining shows, including one at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall on April 27 with Brooke Annibale, who just signed to Nettwerk and released her new single "What If You" yesterday. All of Caroline's dates are listed below too.

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American Aquarium - Chicamacomico Tracklist
1. Chicamacomico
2. Little Things
3. Just Close Enough
4. The First Year
5. Built To Last
6. Wildfire
7. The Things We Lost Along The Way
8. Waking Up The Echoes
9. The Hardest Thing
10. All I Needed

American Aquarium -- 2022 Tour Dates
June 17 - Nashville, TN - The Ryman Auditorium
June 18 - Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theater+
June 19 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn+
June 21 - Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall+
June 22 - Charleston, SC - The Pour House+
June 23 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel+
June 24 - Durham, NC - That Music Festival
June 25 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger#
June 26 - Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club#
June 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts#
June 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Made#
June 30 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair#
July 1 - Richmond, VA - The National#
July 2 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom#
July 16 - Whitefish, MT - Under the Big Sky
July 28 & 29 - Floyd, VA - Floydfest
July 30 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
July 31 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
Aug 2 - Jackson, MS - Duling Hall
August 4 - Houston, TX - Heights Theatre
August 5 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
August 6 - Hutto, TX - KOKE Fest
August 7 - Lubbock, TX - Cactus Theatre
August 9 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
August 10 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
August 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
August 12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
August 13 - Bend OR, The Domino Room
August 14 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
August 15 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
August 16 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
August 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Soundwell
August 18 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
August 19 - Wichita, KS - The Wave
August 21 - Little Rock, AR - The Rev Room
September 15 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads
September 18 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
September 20 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
September 21 - Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
September 22 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fine Line
September 23 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
September 24 - Evanston, IL - Space
September 25 - Ferndale, MI - Magic Bag
September 27 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
September 28 – Columbus, OH - Bluestone
September 29 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi Fi Annex
September 30 - Newport, KY - Southgate House

+Adeem The Artist opening
# Caroline Spence opening

Caroline Spence -- 2022 Tour Dates
4/26 Milkboy, Philadelphia, PA*
4/27 Rockwood Music Hall, New York City, NY*
4/28 The Loft @ City Winery, Washington, DC*
4/29 The Southern, Charlottesville, VA*
4/30 The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC*
5/6 Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
5/7 Fitzgerald’s, Berwyn, IL
5/8 Turf Club, St. Paul, MN
5/11 Basement East, Nashville, TN
5/12 Princess Theater, Decatur, AL (solo acoustic)
5/18 Mercury Lounge, Tulsa, OK
5/19 The Post at River East, Fort Worth, TX
5/20 Saxon Pub, Austin, TX Saxon Pub
5/21 Green Apple Arts Center, Eden, TX
5/22 Dosey Doe, The Woodlands, TX
5/24 Fayetteville Roots HQ, Fayetteville, AR
5/27 Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
6/10 Stockholm Americana, Stockholm, Sweden
6/11 Ideal Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark
6/12 Oslo Americana, Oslo, Norway
6/17 Black Deer Festival, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
6/25 Greensboro, NC Blind Tiger#
6/26 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club#
6/27 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts#
6/28 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Made#
6/30 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair#
7/1 Richmond, VA The National#
7/2 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom#
8/12 Outlandia Music Fest, Bellevue, NE
9/30-10/2 Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters, OR

* - w/ Brooke Annibale
# - w/ American Aquarium

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