Lemuria at Purchase College - 5/4/13 (photo by Andrew Sacher)

As mentioned, punk/indie pop trio Lemuria are releasing their new album, The Distance Is So Big, on June 18 via Bridge Nine, and they're currently on a tour ahead of its release. That tour hits the NYC-area twice this weekend, including shows TONIGHT (5/24) at Maxwell's and Saturday (5/25) at Shea Stadium with Bridge and Tunnel, Jeff Rosenstock (of Bomb the Music Industry), and ex-Snowing frontman John Galm's excellent new garage punk band, Slow Warm Death (who we just profiled). Advance tickets for the Maxwell's show and the Shea show are still available.

We've still got a few weeks before Lemuria's new album hits shelves (or iTunes libraries), but they did reveal a taste of it with the album's lead single, "Brilliant Dancer." That single was released digitally and on vinyl this week, and the band are also selling copies on tour. The single comes with an exclusive non-album b-side, "Helloing," which is just as good as any of the standouts on The Distance Is So Big and not just some throwaway track. Check out the new song below via Spotify, along with a list of updated dates.


Lemuria - "Helloing"

Lemuria -- 2013 Tour Dates
May 24th - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells
May 25th - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Bridge and Tunnel, Jeff Rosenstock, Slow Warm Death
May 26th - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
May 27th - York, PA @ The Depot w/ Whiff, Chris Deim
May 28th - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
May 31st - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater w/ Anti-Flag, Code Orange Kids
June 14th - Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records (in store)
June 15th - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (inside) RECORD RELEASE SHOW
June 21st - Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room RECORD RELEASE SHOW w/ Human Touch, Returners
June 22nd - Washington, DC @ Black Cat RECORD RELEASE SHOW
June 24th - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Tigers Jaw (final show), Daylight
June 25th - Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
June 26th - Moline, IL @ Bier Stube Black Hawk
June 27th - Des Moines, IA @ TBA
June 28th - Milwaukee, WI @ TBA
June 29th - Appleton, WI @ TBA
June 30th - Lansing, MI @ Macs Bar
July 1st - Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligans Pub FREE SHOW
July 2nd - Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex
July 3rd - Fort Wayne, IN @ TBA
July 4th - Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern FREE SHOW
July 19th - Blacksburg, VA @ I Got Brains Fest 2
July 21st - Sheffield, UK @ Tramlines Festival
July 22nd - London, UK @ Our Black Heart
July 23rd - Norwich, UK @ The Marquee
July 24th - Stoke On Trent, UK @ Ministers Bar
July 25th - Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
July 26th - Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks
July 27th - Exeter, UK @ The Cavern
July 28th - Bournemouth, UK @ Burnout Festival
July 29th - Bristol, UK @ Exchange
July 30th - Nottingham, UK @ The Old Angel
July 31st - Cardiff, UK @ The Globe
Aug 1st - Plymouth, UK @ White Rabbit
Aug 2nd - Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand w/ Texas Is The Reason
Aug 25th - Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Oct 31st - Gainesville, FL @ FEST 12

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