by Andrew Sacher

Lowercase Roses

Tigers Jaw are going on a short acoustic tour this week, and opening those shows will be The Sidekicks guitarist Matt Scheuermann's other project, lowercase roses (previously known simply as roses). Matt released the three-song self-titled lowercases roses EP on Christmas last year, and it's good stuff. They're somber acoustic songs that fall somewhere between early Death Cab and The Microphones, and should work well on an acoustic tour with Tigers Jaw. That's the EP's artwork above (designed by Hop Along singer Frances Quinlan) and you can stream the whole thing below.

The tour is in Philly tonight, Somerville on Friday, and NYC on Saturday. As discussed, that NYC show happens at Le Poisson Rouge (6/27). Tickets are still available.

For Tigers Jaw, the tour is in support of their new acoustic album, Studio 4 Acoustic Session. As you may know, Studio 4 is the studio of producer Will Yip, who recorded Tigers Jaw's last album, and recent albums by Title Fight, mewithoutYou, Pianos Become the Teeth, Pity Sex and so many more. (It was just announced today that he's working on the new Nothing album too.) Will also partnered with Run for Cover Records (which Tigers Jaw is signed to) to launch his own imprint, Memory Music, which is the label putting out Tigers Jaw's acoustic album next week. You can stream it in full below and pre-order it here.

Tigers Jaw also have full-band shows coming up, but they're opening for New Found Glory and Yellowcard. If you're into that sorta thing, you can see that tour in NYC on 10/24 at Best Buy Theater (tickets). All TJ dates below.

Lastly, speaking of The Sidekicks, they have a few shows with All Dogs coming up. None in NYC, but they'll be nearby for an Asbury Park show on August 20 at Asbury Lanes with ROMP (tickets). That same month, All Dogs are releasing their new album, Kicking Every Day, on Salinas Records (8/28). Teaser video, album artwork, tracklist and list of dates, below.


lowercases roses EP stream

Tigers Jaw- Studio 4 Acoustic Session Album Stream (via Stereogum)

Tigers Jaw -- 2015 Tour Dates
Jun 25 First Unitarian Sanctuary Philadelphia, PA*
Jun 26 Arts At The Armory Somerville, MA*
Jun 27 poisson rouge New York, NY*
Jul 20 Rad Bar Wollongong, Australia
Aug 05 Joiners Southampton, Uk
Aug 06 Exchange Bristol, United Kingdom
Aug 08 The Dome Tufnell Park London, United Kingdom
Aug 10 Espace B Paris, France
Aug 14 Backstage Club Munich, Germany
Aug 15 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V. Wiesbaden, Germany
Aug 20 THE VENUE Derby, United Kingdom
Aug 21 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
Aug 23 SOUND CONTROL Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 10 Gas Monkey Live! Dallas, TX^
Oct 11 House of Blues Houston Houston, TX^
Oct 14 Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale, FL^
Oct 16 House of Blues Orlando Orlando, FL^
Oct 17 Masquerade Atlanta, GA^
Oct 18 The Ritz Raleigh, NC^
Oct 20 The NorVa Norfolk, VA ^
Oct 22 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD ^
Oct 23 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA^
Oct 24 Best Buy Theater New York, NY^
Oct 25 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada^
Oct 27 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY^
Oct 28 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ^
Oct 30 Palladium Worcester, MA^
Oct 31 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA^
Nov 02 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH^
Nov 05 Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI^
Nov 08 The Pageant St Louis, MO^
Nov 10 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO^
Nov 13 The Showbox Seattle, WA^
Nov 15 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA^
Nov 18 House of Blues Anaheim Anaheim, CA^
Nov 20 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA^
Nov 21 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV^
Nov 22 House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA^

* - w/ lowercase roses
^ - opening for New Found Glory & Yellowcard


All Dogs - Kicking Every Day Teaser

All Dogs Kicking Every Day

1. Black Hole
2. How Long
3. Sunday Morning
4. That Kind Of Girl
5. Your Mistakes
6. Flowers
7. Leading Me Back To You
8. Ophelia
9. Skin
10. The Garden


The Sidekicks -- 2015 Tour Dates
Jun 25 Cavern Exeter, United Kingdom
Jun 27 Sound Control Bar Manchester, United Kingdom
Jun 29 The Head Of Steam Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Jul 01 The Green Door Store Brighton, United Kingdom
Aug 20 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ w/ All Dogs
Aug 21 PhilaMoca Philadelphia, PA w/ All Dogs

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