by Andrew Sacher

Spider Bags at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Spider Bags

Chapel Hill garage rockers Spider Bags have signed with hometown heavyweight label Merge Records (after opening for Merge heads Superchunk last year), who will release their fourth full length album, Frozen Letter, on August 5. The album's two singles, "Japanese Vacation" and "Back With You Again in the World," take a back-to-basics rock n' roll approach that never seems to go out of style, even if it's the 2469th time we're hearing those chord progressions. Listen to both of those, with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

Spider Bags are also going on a tour shortly after the record's release which hits NYC on August 19 at Union Pool. No advance tix ($8 at the door). Other bands TBA.

All dates are listed, with the song streams and more, below...

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Spider Bags - "Japanese Vacation"

Spider Bags - "Back With You Again in the World"

Spider Bags - Frozen Letter
Spider Bags

Frozen Letter Tracklist:
Back With You Again in the World
Japanese Vacation
Chem Trails
Summer of '79
Coffin Car
Walking Bubble
We Got Problems
Eyes of Death

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Spider Bags -- 2014 Tour Dates
08/08/14 Durham, NC The Pinhook
08/09/14 Winston-Salem, NC Krankies
08/13/14 Nashville, TN The Stone Fox
08/14/14 Chicago, IL The Hideout
08/15/14 Detroit, MI Jumbo's
08/16/14 Cleveland, OH Now That's Class
08/17/14 Pittsburgh, PA Smiling Moose
08/19/14 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
08/20/14 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
08/21/14 Washington, DC DC9
11/07/14 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest