by Andrew Sacher

photo by Shervin Lainez

This new record was written after almost a year of constant touring with Speedy. We would meet girls at our shows who would talk to us about being inspired to start bands because of our first record. . . . . I had this idea in my head that I had to write more meaningful songs for them, that I had to be a better role model (for myself, too). So instead of writing more about a tumultuous personal life, I turned my focus on bigger issues -- ingrained sexism, harmful gender roles, marianismo, rape culture -- and let my anger loose on those things. [Sadie Dupuis to Boston Globe]

Speedy Ortiz are a week away from releasing their second album, Foil Deer (due 4/21 via Carpark), and they're now streaming the entire thing. As singer Sadie Dupuis' interview with Boston Globe quoted above points out, this time they're taking on bigger issues lyrically, and the music is a progression from their debut too. The discordant indie rock they became known for is still fully here, but keyboards are involved, there's an increased amount of studio work, and the record clearly sounds bigger and more confident than its predecessor. (Not that Major Arcana sounded small or unconfident.) It's a great album -- listen at NPR.

Speedy's tour with Mitski and Krill hits NYC on April 25 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

Full list of dates and a stream of recent single "Puffer," below...


Speedy Ortiz -- 2015 Tour Dates
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 09 Shaky Knees Festival Atlanta, GA
May 10 The Beacham Orlando, FL
May 12 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 19 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
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, Broken Water) 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
Aug 02 SappyFest Sackville, Canada
Aug 07 Golden Gate Park Outside Lands San Francisco, CA

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