by Andrew Sacher


Olympia's RVIVR, one of the many ex-Latterman bands and one who are known equally for their catchy pop punk and their fight against sexism, put out a new EP earlier this month via Rumbletown Records called Bicker and Breathe. If you were a fan of its predecessor, last year's The Beauty Between, you'll dig this one too. Stream it below.

RVIVR are also about to go on a European tour, but first they'll stop off in Brooklyn for two shows, both of which have great openers. First, they'll play Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium on September 29 with Columbus, OH's Pretty Pretty and NYC's Even Hand (who were great opening for Swearin' earlier this year). Then they'll play the slightly larger Saint Vitus on September 30 with local greats Aye Nako, the long-running Shellshag, and Bethlehem, PA's underrated Slingshot Dakota. Tickets for Shea and Vitus are on sale now. All RVIVR dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, right before those shows you can catch Shellshag and Pretty Pretty together at Death by Audio on September 27. That also includes Crow Bait (who share a member with ex-Latterman band Iron Chic) and is part of their tour with Seattle's Murmurs. Brooklyn's Magnets are on the bill too.

That Crow Bait tour kicks off with a Long Island show on September 25 at The Wood Shop which also includes Iron Chic and Even Hand, plus it's the first show in 18 years from early '90s Long Island indie/punk/emo band GreenSleep, and includes the Defiance Ohio-related Purple 7. GreenSleep put out their first new music since 1995 this year. Stream that, alongside their '95 LP, below. All dates on the Crow Bait tour are also listed below.

Aye Nako also open the Glasslands stop (11/1) of the Ex Hex / Speedy Ortiz tour. Tickets for that show are still available.

List of RVIVR dates, Crow Bait dates, and those streams, below...


RVIVR - Bicker and Breathe EP

GreenSleep - Summer Singles 001 (July 2014)

GreenSleep - Summer Singles 002 (August 2014)

GreenSleep - S/T LP (1995)

RVIVR -- 2014 Tour Dates
29 Sep - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Pretty Pretty, Even Hand
30 Sep - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Aye Nako, Shellshag, Slingshot Dakota
03 Oct - Hannover, Germany @ Indiego Glocksee
04 Oct - Erlangen, Germany @ Juz
05 Oct - Mannheim, Germany @ Juz
06 Oct - Köln, Germany @ Privat
07 Oct - Oostende, Belgium @ Jeugdhuis OHK
08 Oct - London, UK @ The Montague Arms
09 Oct - Bristol, UK @ The Stag and Hounds
10 Oct - Durham, UK @ Alington House
11 Oct - Leeds, UK @ Temple of Boom
12 Oct - Norwich, UK @ The Owl Sanctuary
14 Oct - Paris, France @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire
15 Oct - Bordeaux, France @ L'Oukaze
16 Oct - Madrid, Spain @ Rock Palace
17 Oct - Vidreres, Spain @ La Piscina
18 Oct - Badalona, Spain @ Estraperlo Club
19 Oct - Marseille, France @ La Machine à Coude
20 Oct - Milano, Italy @ Ligera
21 Oct - Graz, Austria @ Sub
22 Oct - Wien, Austria @ EKH
23 Oct - München, Germany @ Kafe Kult
25 Oct - Bielefeld, Germany @ AJZ
26 Oct - Hamburg, Germany @ Rote Flora
27 Oct - Berlin, Germany @ Bei Ruth
2 Nov - THE FEST, gainesville, FL, USA


Crow Bait -- 2014 Tour Dates
09/25/2014 Copiague, NY The Wood Shop w/ Iron Chic, Greensleep, Purple 7, Even Hand
09/26/2014 Philadelphia, PA Golden Tea House w/ Iron Chic, Murmurs, Timeshares
09/27/2014 Brooklyn, NY Death By Audio w/Shellshag, Murmurs, Pretty Pretty, Magnets
09/28/2014 Flemington, NJ Flemington DIY w/Murmurs, Casual
09/29/2014 New Haven, CT House Show w/ Murmurs
09/30/2014 Boston, MA O'Briens w/ Murmurs
10/30/2014 Richmond, VA Strange Matter w/Iron Chic, Hold Tight
11/01/2014 Gainesville, FL The Fest

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