by Bill Pearis

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New York trio Old Monk are ready to release their sophomore album, Posing As Love, via Eenie Meenie. Like their 2012 debut the band take catchy indie rock and filter it through a decidedly prog/math sensibility. It equates to guitar pop that is capable of odd rhythms and hairpin time changes, without any excess -- not a single song on the album breaks the four-minute mark. The album is out next week (6/10, pre-order yours) but you can listen to the whole thing now -- an advance stream is premiering in this post. The band has also created a lyrics site with little tidbits about the references in the song, pretty cool.

Old Monk will celebrate the Posing as Love's release June 14 at Matchless as part of Northside Festival. Clouder, Miniboone, Haybaby, The Meaning of Life, and The Planes are also on the bill. The band will also play Brooklyn's The Flat on July 11 (other bands TBA), the kickoff to Old Monk's summer tour. All dates are listed, with the album stream, below...

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Old Monk - 2014 Tour Dates
06/12 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub
06/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Matchless (Northside Festival, 10:30pm)
07/11 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Flat
07/20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
07/21 - Fitchburg, WI @ True Coffee
07/23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cause Spirits
07/24 - Lincoln, NE @ Duffy's Tavern
07/25 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel
07/26 - Denver, CO @ UMS Showcase
07/27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Bar
07/30 - Portland, OR @ White Eagle
07/31 - San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar
08/01 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
08/02 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Hotel Monte Vista
08/04 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Rogue Bar
08/06 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory