Spiral Stairs' new album, Doris and The Daggers, is out today (3/24). While his old band Pavement was never much for emotions, this is easily Spiral's most heart-on-sleeve record -- with songs on love, parenthood, death, and other relatable issues -- and it's all the better for it. (It's also his catchiest batch of songs to date.) Speaking of, the song "Emoshuns" off the album, which features Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, now has a video, directed by Joe Salinas, which puts him in a highly emotional state: a laundromat. Watch that, and stream the whole album, below.

Scott Kannberg, who is Spiral Stairs, and his band limberered up for touring last week at SXSW, where his sets mixed solo work and a few Pavement songs too. His West Coast tour starts in April, and he's just announced East Coast Dates for June. NYC gets two shows: June 23 at The Bell House and June 24 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for both those shows will be on sale soon.


04/19 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
04/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
04/21 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
04/22 Sacramento, CA @ Old Ironsides
04/23 Chico, CA @ Duffy’s
04/24 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
04/25 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
06/14 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
06/15 Austin, TX @ 3TEN
06/16 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/17 St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room
06/18 Davenport, IA @ The Raccoon Motel
06/19 Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
06/20 Detroit, MI @ Third Man
06/21 Toronto, ON @ Dakota Tavern
06/23 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
06/24 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
06/25 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
06/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
06/27 Carborro, NC @ The Back Room at Cat's Cradle
06/29 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
06/31 Memphis, TN @ Growlers