Delta Spirit frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez has announced he'll be releasing a new EP this Spring, titled Texas Murder Ballads. The upcoming EP serves as a teaser for his third studio album MLVIII, slated for release in 2019. According to a press release, these new songs were inspired by Matthew's hometown of Austin, Texas, and was recorded over 28 days at his family home, before his recent move to Norway. Matthew said this about the album's conception:

Austin is where I discovered music, and I’ve been so fortunate to return home as an adult to be plugged in to the best music scene on the planet. Writing this record and knowing that I was leaving all that behind for a new adventure was painful as hell.

Matthew will be debuting the EP on tour across North America later this year, which includes support from T. Hardy Morris, Desert Noises and Mail the Horse. He'll be making a stop at NYC's Rough Trade on May 11. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/9) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (2/7) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Matthew released his second LP Does What He Wants last year. You can revisit the videos for "Red Fish" and "Fires Down in Mexico" below.

Matthew Logan Vasquez - 2018 Tour Dates
5/1 - Nashville, TN, City Winery
5/2 - Atlanta, GA, The Earl
5/3 - St. Augustine, FL, Cafe Eleven
5/4 - Orlando, FL, Will's Pub
5/5 - Charleston, SC, Royal American
5/8 - Charlotte, NC, Evening Muse
5/10 - Washington, DC, DC9
5/11 - New York, NY, Rough Trade
5/12 - Philadelphia, PA, World Cafe Live - Upstairs
5/13 - Boston, MA, Middle East Upstairs
5/15 - Portland, ME, One Longfellow Square
5/16 - Burlington, VT, Higher Ground
5/17 - Northampton, MA, Iron Horse Music Hall
5/18 - Portsmouth, NH, The Music Hall
5/19 - Hudson, NY, Club Helsinki
5/21 - Pittsburgh, PA, Club Cafe
5/22 - Cleveland, OH, Beachland Tavern
5/24 - Toronto, ON, The Drake
5/25 - Detroit, MI, Vernors room
5/26 - Indianapolis, IN, White Rabbit Cabaret
5/27 - Davenport, IA, Raccoon Motel
5/29 - Chicago, IL, Schubas
5/30 - Milwaukee, WI, Cactus Club
5/31 - Minneapolis, MN, Icehouse
6/1 - Madison, WI, High Noon Saloon (seated)
6/2 - St. Louis, MO, Blueberry Hill

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