by Andrew Sacher

Mutual Benefit in Oberlin, OH earlier this month (photo by Whitney Lee)
Mutual Benefit

Mutual Benefit have continued to pick up speed for their recently-released debut LP, Love's Crushing Diamond, an album that combines Sufjan style chamber pop with Antlers-style vocals and a bit of Microphones-y noise. They initially self-released the album back in October, and it's since been announced that they've signed to Other Music, who will re-release it on CD December 3 and LP on January 7. They also recently made a video for one of its tracks, "Golden Wake," which you can watch, along with streams of two other album tracks, below.

To celebrate the re-release, the band will throw an album release party at the Other Music Store (12/2) the day before the CD release, where they'll give an intimate performance. 8 PM start.

Earlier this month, Mutual Benefit did a few shows in the Northeast-area, including one at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right, and now they've announced a full North American tour to go down in early 2014. That tour concludes with NYC shows on February 7 at Mercury Lounge and February 8 at Rough Trade. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (11/22) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with video and song streams, below...

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Mutual Benefit - "Golden Wake" Video

Mutual Benefit - "Let's Play" / Statue of Man

Mutual Benefit - Advanced Falconry

Mutual Benefit -- 2013/2014 Tour Dates
Dec 02 Other Music New York, NY (in-store)
Jan 13 Great Scott Allston, MA
Jan 14 Il Motore Montreal, QC
Jan 15 Drake Hotel Underground Toronto, ON
Jan 18 Turf Club St. Paul, MN
Jan 22 Barboza Seattle, WA
Jan 23 Bunk Bar Portland, OR
Jan 25 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
Jan 28 Eagle Rock Center for the Arts Los Angeles, CA
Jan 29 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
Feb 01 Fitzgerald's Houston, TX
Feb 03 The Earl East Atlanta, GA
Feb 04 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Feb 06 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA
Feb 07 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Feb 08 Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY

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