Oakland's Happy Diving make the kind of catchy, riffy sludge pop that should appeal to fans of Dinosaur Jr or Torche, or a newer band like California X. They've been around for a few years, with an album and an EP under their belts, and they're set to release their sophomore LP Electric Soul Unity on August 19 via Topshelf (pre-order). We've got the premiere of "Don't Be Afraid Of Love" from that album, which you can listen to below.

Happy Diving have a tour coming up, including their NYC debut on August 9 at Shea Stadium with fellow Dinosaur Jr lovers Ovlov, plus Paear (who signed to Tiny Engines) and Patio. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

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Happy Diving -- 2016 Tour Dates
07.23.16 - Oakland, CA @ Sgraffito
07.24.16 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center (w/ Gun Outfit, Tony Molina)
07.25.16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hi-Hat
07.26.16 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
07.27.16 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
07.28.16 - Albuquerque, NM @ Small Engine Gallery
07.29.16 - Oklahoma City, OK @ TBD
07.30.16 - Ft Worth, TX @ Purple Palace
07.31.16 - Houston, TX @ Vinyl Edge Records
08.01.16 - New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
08.02.16 - Nashville, TN @ Two Boots
08.04.16 - Richmond, VA @ TBD
08.05.16 - Raleigh, NC @ Pinhook
08.06.16 - Baltimore, MD @ TBD
08.07.16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Lava Space
08.08.16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (w/ Ovlov, Patio, Peaer)
08.10.16 - Providence, RI @ Tommy's Place
08.11.16 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott (w/ Kindling, California X)
08.12.16 - Amherst, MA @ TBD
08.13.16 - Montreal, QB @ Poisson Noir
08.14.16 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
08.15.16 - Detroit, MI @ TBD
08.16.16 - Milwaukee, WI @ High Dive
08.17.16 - Bloomington, IN @ Jan's Rooms
08.18.16 - Eau Claire, WI @ TBD
08.19.16 - Duluth, MN @ Northern Isolation Fest
08.20.16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Dead Media (early show)
08.21.16 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag
08.24.16 - Calgary, AB @ Tubby Dog
08.26.16 - Vancouver, BC @ Antisocial Skate Shop
08.27.16 - Olympia, WA @ TBD
08.28.16 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos (w/ Chastity Belt, So Pitted)
08.29.16 - Portland, OR @ TBD
08.30.16 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (w/ Creative Adult, Plush)