8-bit Will Sheff
Okkervil River

If there's one thing Portland's Red Fang are known for, apart from monster riffs, it's their love of beer. With that in mind, the band are promoting their upcoming, Chris Funk-produced album, Whales and Leeches (out 10/15 on Relapse), with an online game where you, virtually, chug as much beer as possible while listening to songs from the new record. It's no Tapper, but if you're looking to kill a few minutes before you leave work and kill a few real beers, it'll do. Red Fang will be touring and in NYC with Cancer Bats in December and beyond. Updated dates are listed below.

If you're looking for a more nuanced album-tie-in gaming experience, Will Sheff helped created a videogame that compliments Okkervil River's new album, The Silver Gymnasium, a record inspired by the singer's '80s childhood. Paying homage to such games as Leisure Suit Larry and Maniac Mansion, the online adventure game features 8-bit versions of songs from the album and text by Sheff and co-creater Benjamin Miles. It's a multi-chaptered game with new chapters coming out every two weeks. You can play it here. Okkervil River's tour hit NYC last week (9/26) at Terminal 5.

Red Fang dates below...

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Red Fang -- 2013/2014 Tour Dates
Wed 10/9 Sacramento, California Harlow's
Thu 10/10 West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
Fri 10/11 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
Sat 10/12 Tucson, AZ Southwest Terror Festival
Sun 10/13 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Mon 10/14 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Tue 10/15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Wed 10/16 Boise, ID Neurolux
Thu 10/17 Spokane, WA The Center of Spokane
Fri 10/18 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
Sat 11/9 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
Sun 11/10 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
RED FANG: The Shrine, Indian Handcrafts, Cancer Bats and Radkey support
Sat 11/30 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Sun 12/1 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Mon 12/2 Tempe, AZ Club Red
Wed 12/4 Austin, TX Red 7
Thu 12/5 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's Downstairs
Fri 12/6 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Sat 12/7 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
Sun 12/8 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Mon 12/9 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
Tue 12/10 Cambridge, MA The Middle East
Wed 12/11 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri 12/13 Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End
Sat 12/14 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
Sun 12/15 Detroit, MI The Shelter
Mon 12/16 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
Tue 12/17 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Thu 12/19 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Fri 12/27 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
European Tour
Sat 1/18 Geneve CH Usine PTR
Sun 1/19 Orleans FR Astrolabe
Mon 1/20 Nantes FR Ferraileur
Tue 1/21 Bordeaux FR Krakatoa
Wed 1/22 Bilbao ESP Kafé Antzoki
Thu 1/23 Oporto PT Hard Club
Fri 1/24 Lisbon PT Music Box
Sat 1/25 Madrid ESP Sala Copérnico
Sun 1/26 Barcelona ESP Bikini
Tue 1/28 Toulouse FR Connexion
Wed 1/29 Clermont-Ferrand FR Wild Festival
Thu 1/20 Mezzago IT Bloom
Fri 1/31 Livorno IT The Cage Club Theatre
Sat 2/1 Bologna IT Locomotiv Club
Sun 2/2 Ljubljana SLO Channel Zero
Tue 2/4 Rijeka CROATIA Palach
Wed 2/5 Budapest HU Dürer Kert
Thu 2/6 Prague CZ Futurum
Fri 2/7 Athens GR Gagarin 205
Sat 2/8 Thessaloniki GR Eightball
Sun 2/9 Istanbul TURKEY Jolly Joker *Red Fang only
Fri 3/14 Köln GER Essigfabrik
Sat 3/15 Hasselt BEL Muziekodroom
Sun 3/16 Paris FR Divan Du Monde
Mon 3/17 Sheffield UK Corporation
Tue 3/18 Manchester UK Sound Control
Wed 3/19 Glasgow UK Classic Grand
Thu 3/20 Birmingham UK Institute Temple
Fri 3/21 London UK Islington Academy
Sat 3/22 Eindhoven NL Effenaar
Sun 3/23 Nijmegen NL Doornroosje
Tue 3/25 Hamburg GER Knust
Wed 3/26 Gothenburg SWE Truckstop Alaska
Thu 3/27 Oslo NOR John Dee
Fri 3/28 Stockholm SWE Debaser Strand
Sat 3/29 Copenhagen DK Pumpehuset
Sun 3/20 Berlin GER Lido
Mon 3/31 Warsaw POL Basen
Tue 4/1 Wien AT
Thu 4/3 München GER Backstage
Fri 4/4 Leipzig GER Taubchenthal
Sat 4/5 Stuttgart GER LKA
Sun 4/6 Wiesbaden GER Schlachthof
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