by Andrew Sacher

photo: Speedy Ortiz at Death by Audio in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Speedy Ortiz announced that their new album, Foil Deer, would be out April 21 via Carpark, and they've now released its first single, "Raising the Skate." This album was was recorded by Nicolas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective), and they're saying it has more overdubs, keyboards and studio work than their debut. If that makes it sound like this is going to be their "pop" album though, "Raising the Skate" suggests otherwise. It's still got all the discordant riffing that made Major Arcana so memorable, but it also covers new ground like the big vocal harmonies in those choruses. (And it references the Ban Bossy campaign.) Check it out (via Fader), with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

Speedy also announced a tour which includes a run with Krill and Mitski, hitting NYC on April 25 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon on Friday (2/13). The tour also includes support on other dates from Two Inch Astronaut, Alex G, Palehound, and others. All dates are listed below.

You can catch Mitski at that same venue sooner when her tour supporting Hundred Waters stops there on March 5 (tickets).

Krill just played there with Porches, Frankie Cosmos and Sheer Mag over the weekend, and they'll also be in NYC when their tour hits Silent Barn on March 14 with LVL UP and Cloud Becomes Your Hand. Their new album, A Distant Fist Unclenching, is now streaming in its entirety too. Listen below, via NME.


Speedy Ortiz - "Raising the Skate"

Krill - A Distant Fist Unclenching

Foil Deer

Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer Tracklist:
1. Good Neck
2. Raising the Skates
3. The Graduates
4. Dot X
5. Homonovus
6. Puffer
7. Swell Content
8. Zig
9. My Dead Girl
10. Ginger
11. Mister Difficult
12. Dvrk Wvrld


Speedy Ortiz -- 2015 Tour Dates
Feb 12 The Garrison Toronto, Canada
Apr 22 The Sinclair (w/ Mitski, Krill) Boston, MA
Apr 24 The Space (w/ Mitski, Krill) Hamden, CT
Apr 25 Bowery Ballroom (w/ Mitski, Krill) New York, NY
Apr 26 Johnny Brenda's (w/ Mitski, Krill) Philadelphia, PA
Apr 28 Cattivo (w/ Krill, Two Inch Astronaut) Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 29 Grog Shop (w/ Krill, Two Inch Astronaut) Cleveland, OH
Apr 30 The Empty Bottle (w/ Krill, Two Inch Astronaut) Chicago, IL
May 01 The Frequency (w/ Krill, Two Inch Astronaut) Madison, WI
May 02 7th Street Entry (w/ Krill, Two Inch Astronaut) Minneapolis, MN
May 03 Gabe's Oasis (w/ Krill, Two Inch Astronaut) Iowa City, IA
May 04 Highdive (w/ Krill, Two Inch Astronaut) Champaign, IL
May 06 Black Cat (w/ Krill, Two Inch Astronaut) Washington, DC
May 07 Strange Matter (w/ Krill) Richmond, VA
May 08 Cat's Cradle - Back Room (w/ Krill) Carrboro, NC
May 08 Shaky Knees Festival Atlanta, GA
May 11 the crowbar (w/ Krill) Tampa, FL
May 13 Gasa Gasa (w/ Krill) New Orleans, LA
May 14 Walter's Downtown (w/ Alex G) Houston, TX
May 15 Red 7 (w/ Alex G) Austin, TX
May 16 Club Dada (w/ Alex G) Dallas, TX
May 21 The Echo (w/ Alex G) Los Angeles, CA
May 22 Constellation Room (w/ Alex G) Santa Ana, CA
May 23 The Catalyst Atrium (w/ Alex G) Santa Cruz, CA
May 25 Mississippi Studios (w/ Alex G, Broken Water) Portland, OR
May 26 The Cobalt (w/ Alex G) Vancouver, Canada
May 27 Barboza (w/ Alex G) Seattle, WA
May 29 Kilby Court (w/ Alex G, Palehound) Salt Lake City, UT
May 30 Larimer Lounge (w/ Alex G, Palehound) Denver, CO
May 31 The Riot Room (w/ Alex G, Palehound) Kansas City, MO
Jun 01 Rose Music Hall (w/ Alex G, Palehound) Columbia, MO
Jun 02 Firebird (w/ Alex G, Palehound) St Louis, MO
Jun 04 UFO Factory (w/ Alex G, Palehound) Detroit, MI
Jun 05 Horseshoe Tavern (w/ Alex G, Palehound) Toronto, Canada
Jun 06 Le Ritz PDB (w/ Alex G, Palehound) Montreal, Canada
Jul 17 Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY

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