by Bill Pearis

Seoul band Montreal

Montreal trio Seoul released their debut album, I Become a Shade, last week. If you haven't checked it out, it's lush synthpop that's sort of a modern update of the chilled-out, sophisti-pop sounds of '80s acts like The Dream Academy, China Crisis or Blue Nile. You can stream the whole album, plus the little cloud remix of single "The Line," below.

The band will be in NYC this week for a couple of record release shows, playing Elvis Guesthouse on Wednesday (6/24) with Heathers and Very Fresh (tickets) and a free show as part of Rooftop Films at Solar One on Thursday (6/25), where they'll play before a screening of Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha. That Rooftop Films show starts at 8:30 PM.

Seoul have also just announced a fall tour that will bring them to NYC again on October 10 at Rough Trade. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/26) at noon. All tour dates are listed below...


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Seoul - 2015 Tour Dates
June 24 - New York, NY - Elvis Guesthouse
June 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Rooftop Films @ Solar One
June 26 - Montreal, QC - The Plant
Sep 20 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
Sep 21 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Sep 23 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
Sep 24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Sep 26 - Phoenix, AR - The Rebel Lounge
Sep 29 - Dallas, TX - DADA
Sep 30 - Austin, TX - Red 7
Oct 3 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
Oct 4 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Oct 5 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Oct 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit
Oct 8 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary
Oct 9 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Oct 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
Oct 12 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
Oct 13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle