by Andrew Sacher

photo: Mal Blum at Rough Trade in May (more by Ryan Muir)
Mal Blum

New York singer/songwriter Mal Blum signed to Don Giovanni last year and will release a full-length for the label, You Look a Lot Like Me, on October 2. Mal's earlier material was inspired by anti-folk, but this is a fuller sounding record with production from labelmate Marissa Paternoster (of Screaming Females) and Kyle Gilbride (of Swearin'). You can see Worriers bassist Audrey Zee Whitesides backing Mal in the video for new single "Better Go," which is streaming below. Also below is a video of Mal playing album track "Cool Party" on The Chris Gethard Show. (Perhaps you caught Mal at the TCGS Fusion debut party in May.)

Mal has a few headlining shows in early October, including a release show on October 5 at Knitting Factory Brooklyn with Adult Mom, Emilyn Brodsky and Painted Zeros. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Then Mal heads out on tour supporting Allison Weiss, including NYC's Mercury Lounge on November 8. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster.

All dates are listed, with the videos, below...

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Mal Blum -- 2015 Tour Dates
10/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
10/9: Philadelphia, PA @ LAVA Space
10/10: Cambridge, MA @ Lily Pad
10/12: Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
10/13: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project
10/18: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall #
10/20: Portland, OR @ Analog Theater (Upstairs) #
10/21: Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project #
10/23: Boise, ID @ The Watercooler #
10/24: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock #
10/25: Denver, CO @ Moon Room #
10/27: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room #
10/28: Minneapolis, MN @ The Nether Bar #
10/29: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen #
10/30: Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot #
10/31: Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness #
11/2: Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel #
11/3: Montreal, QC @ Bar La Ritz PDB #
11/5: Hamden, CT @ The Space #
11/6: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge #
11/8: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge #
11/9: Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage #
11/10: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 #
11/12: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Purgatory #
11/13: Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar #
11/14: Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem #
11/16: Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live #
11/17: San Antonio, TX @ Korova Basement #
11/19: Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom #
11/21: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge #
11/22: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #
11/24: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #

# - w/ Allison Weiss

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