SAVAK releasing debut LP ‘Best of Luck in Future Endeavors’ in May (listen to “Reaction”), playing SXSW & other dates
SAVAK, the band featuring half of Obits (and members of The Make Up/Pharmicists, Holy Fuck, The Cops and more) will release their debut album, Best of Luck in Future Endeavors, on May 27 via Comedy Minus One. The band produced the album with Geoff Sanoff and old pal Rick Froberg (Obits, Hot Snakes) did the artwork. Pre-oders of the limited-edition vinyl (with die-cut, silk-screened sleeves) are available now.
The first single is anthemic stormer "Reaction," which features Michael Jaworski on vocals (Sohrab from Obits is the band's other singer/guitarist). It premieres in this post and you can stream it below:
The band also have a single coming out via Unblinking Ear, so stay tuned for details on that.
SAVAK, which is now a six-piece, will be heading to Austin for SXSW next week, and then have a few East Coast shows later this spring. They'll open for Algiers at Le Poisson Rouge on April 13 which also features a screening of Brendan Canty & Christoph Green’s film Burn to Shine 6: Atlanta. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The band will also open for Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds at The Bell House on May 11 (tickets).
There is also the Best of Luck in Future Endeavors release show which happens at Shea Stadium on May 27. The openers are all friends of the band: Sunwolf (ft. Jerry Busher of late-period Fugazi/French Toast), Super Silver Haze (ft. Brendan Canty of Fugazi whose brother, James, is in SAVAK), and Puff Pieces. Tickets are on sale.
All dates are listed, along with album art, tracklist, and a poster for their Texas shows, below.
SAVAK - Best of Luck in Future Endeavors -tracklist:
Alive In Shadows
Drop The Pieces
This Currency Exchanged
Early Western Traders
Knock Don't Run
Burned By A Fever
Call It A Night
SAVAK - 2016 tour dates
Mar 15 Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios – Denton, TX (with Mind Spiders
& Mrs. Magician)
Mar 16 SXSW @ The Side Bar ('Make SXSW Great Again') – 2:20pm
Mar 18 SXSW @ The Side Bar ('The Midgetmen's Jumpstart #9') – 5pm
Mar 18 SXSW @ Valhalla ('Ernest Jenning Record Co.') – 8:25pm
Mar 19 SXSW @ Spider House (Octopus Project's party) – 1pm
Mar 19 SXSW @ The Liberty ('Liberty Rock') – 9pm
Apr 13 (Le) Poisson Rouge – New York, NY (with Algiers + screening of
Burn to Shine 6: Atlanta)
May 11 The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY (with Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey
May 27 Shea Stadium – Brooklyn, NY (*Record Release Show* with
Sunwolf, Puff Pieces & Super Silver Haze)