by Bill Pearis

San Jose, CA four-piece Sourpatch aren't shy about their influences, which are almost exclusively of the '90s indie variety. They band's new album for Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records, Stagger & Fade, owes a lot to Velocity Girl, Rocketship, the Lilys and other bands of the era and is equally scrappy, melodic, noisy and endearing. In another tip to the '90s, the album cover was designed by Tae Won Yu, who did the art for Built to Spill's Perfect from Now On and Keep it Like a Secret. It's a great little record and you can stream a few songs from it below.

Sourpatch have just started a North American tour that will find the band at Death By Audio on June 4 where they'll play with locals Swearin'. All tour dates are listed at the bottom of this post.

Sourpatch - The Things You Say

Sourpatch - 2012 Tour Dates
May 28 The Caledonia Lounge Athens, GA
May 29 Sluggos North Chattanooga, TN
May 30 IDAPALOOZA! Leoma, TN
May 31 Church of Abraham Richmond, VA
Jun 01 The Dollhouse W/SWEARIN' Washington, DC
Jun 02 cha cha razzi- w/SWEARIN' Philadelphia, PA
Jun 03 The Alamo W/SWEARIN' New Brunswick, NJ
Jun 04 Death By Audio -w/SWEARIN' Brooklyn, NY
Jun 05 The Burrow-w/SWEARIN' Allston, MA
Jun 06 The Flywheel-w/SWEARIN' Easthampton, MA
Jun 07 Buffalo-TBA-w/SWEARIN' Buffalo, NY
Jun 08 UNIT 2 Toronto, Canada
Jun 09 The Daac Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 10 Villa Villekulla Columbus, OH
Jun 11 WIUX Bloomington, IN
Jun 12 The Orphanage Chicago, IL
Jun 13 Duluth-TBA Duluth, MN
Jun 14 Chamber of Secrets Minneapolis, MN
Jun 15 The Space Ames, IA
Jun 16 The Diva House Columbia, MO
Jun 17 Tulsa-HELP!! Tulsa, OK
Jun 18 Blast-o-Mat Denver, CO
Jun 19 SLC-HELP!! Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 20 The Venue Boise, ID Tickets
Jun 21 Jinx Artspace Bellingham, WA
Jun 22 ROY-G-BIV Art Space Vancouver, Canada
Jun 23 The Black Lodge-w/JOYRIDE! Seattle, WA
Jun 24 Olympia-TBA-w/JOYRIDE! Olympia, WA
Jun 25 Boom Bap w/JOYRIDE! Portland, OR
Jun 26 Eugene-HELP!! Eugene, OR
Jun 27 Redding-HELP!! Redding, CA
Jun 28 249 ryland Reno, NV
Jun 29 San Francisco-TBA-Welcome Home! San Francisco, CA

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