by Andrew Sacher

Battle Ave

Upstate NY's Battle Ave put out their debut record back in 2011, and they're just now getting around to giving it a followup. It's called Year of Nod, will be out May 5 via Seagreen (pre-order), and features contributions from Frankie Cosmos, Nick Corbo of Crying and LVL UP, and more. Kevin McMahon, who's worked with Titus Andronicus, Real Estate and others, produced it.

So far two songs are out from the album, "Aleph" and the brand new "Zoa," which are both chilled-out reverby indie rock with some really nice vocal melodies. Check them out below.

Battle Ave are also touring, including two shows in NYC. First they play one this week at Palisades on Thursday (4/23) with Peaer, Self and Other and Robot Princess ($5 at door), and then they return to Palisades on May 14 with O-Face, Groam & Joan son of Groam and Happy You (tickets).

All dates are listed, with the song streams, below...

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Battle Ave -- 2015 Tour Dates
4/23 PALISADES, Brooklyn NY
5/8 BSP LOUNGE, Kingston NY - Record Release Show
5/14 PALISADES, Brooklyn NY
5/15 THE BOMB SHELTER, New Brunswick NJ
5/16 KUNG FU NECKTIE, Philadelphia PA
5/17 CD CELLAR, Arlington VA
5/18 THOMAS STREET TAVERN, Charlotte NC - w/ Shana Falana
5/19 THE HOUSE, Simpsonville SC
5/21 CALEDONIA LOUNGE, Athens GA
5/23 WHITE WATER TAVERN, Little Rock AR
5/24 HOUSE SHOW Kansas City MO
5/25 HOUSE SHOW Des Moines IA
5/26 TRIPLE ROCK SOCIAL CLUB Minneapolis MN
5/28 THE BURLINGTON Chicago IL
5/31 THE SPACE Hamden CT