by Bill Pearis

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As mentioned, Virals is the new band from Shaun Hencher who used to front Sub Pop-signed Lovvers. They've got a new EP on Tough Love records that's due any time now and you can stream a couple tracks from below. There's a definite West Coast vibe to the melodies but still with that manic energy Hencher brought to Lovvers.

Virals are on their way to Austin for SXSW and have added a couple shows in NYC on the way back. They'll play 285 Kent on Monday (3/18) with Home Blitz (tickets), and Death by Audio on Tuesday (3/19) with EULA and Advaeta. The DbA show is also a fundraiser for the new Dead Herring space. All tour dates are below.

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Virals - 2013 US Tour Dates
March 14 - 16 Austin, TX - SXSW
March 18 Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent
March 19 Brooklyn, NY - Death by Audio
April 27 Los Angeles - Britweek