7/13/2016

July Talk announces fall tour dates; new album out Sept 9

JULY TALK ANNOUNCES FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
 
NEW ALBUM TOUCH OUT SEPTEMBER 9 ON ISLAND RECORDS
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE FRIDAY, JULY 15
 
Tour Includes Both Headlining Dates and Dates Supporting
Nothing But Thieves


"Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis's alternating girly-and-gravelly vocals provide a soul-exfoliating sugar scrub" - NYLON

"Canadian rockers give disco a deadly edge in new song, Push + Pull."  - Consequence of Sound

"The contrast between Dreimanis' Tom Waits-ish growl and Fay's soprano is remarkable; 
it just works" NPR (WXPN)

Today, July Talk announces their upcoming fall tour with support dates for Nothing But Thieves and Kongos in U.S. and Canadian headlining tour dates to follow.
 
In addition to the already announced key festival plays this summer which include Festival D'éte,Rock The Shores, Area 506Osheaga, XFest Sonic Boom and Austin City Limits, July Talk's upcoming tour dates are set to take the band across Canada, the UK, Europe, and the U.S. The band will kick off their touring schedule this weekend in Canada at Festival D'Ete de Quebec on Saturday, July 16. From there the band will make a stop in Brooklyn for a headlining show at Rough Trade on August 18 before heading to the UK and Europe. The support dates for Nothing But Thieves start on September 26 in Los Angeles at the Fonda Theater and will take the band across U.S. markets and into their Canadian headlining tour. U.S. headlining tour dates to be announced soon. See below for a complete list of tour dates and visit http://www.julytalk.com for tour updates, tickets links and more information.
 
The tour is in support of July Talk's forthcoming and second album, Touch, out September 9 onIsland/Universal (US and UK/Europe) and Sleepless Records (Canada.) The new album will be available for pre-order from iTunes this Friday, July 15th. The pre-order includes two instant grat tracks - the dynamically soothing, somber and swaying album cut Strange Habit and the band's previously released hit single, "Push + Pull". Both tracks will also be available for streaming. Last month the band released the visceral video for "Push + Pull" which was shot Nadia Tan and kept with the band's black and white visual motif. The song has received widespread praise and views.Touch album and full track listing can be found below.


"Thematically,  
Touch has been inspired by our human experience over the past few years, just as much as our time spent as a band on the road," notes songwriter and vocalist, Leah Fay. "Touring constantly provides a strange view of the world because you're in transit more often than you're still. We became sensitive to the varying reactions we'd get from any given audience depending on the cultural norms and politics of a place. Because humans love to categorize in an effort to understand, Peter and I were often perceived as these opposing forces, representing "light vs. darkness", "female vs. male", "sweet vs. scary" blah blah blah, with each of us just dying to get a word in edgewise. These types of assumptions had a massive influence on the way we wrote the lyrics for this album because we knew we didn't want to feed into that sort of boring archetype. We became drawn to the idea of what it actually means to be a living breathing human. It's messy and visceral and unpredictable."

The  
band recently performed "Push + Pull" live at the 
 
iheartradio/MMVA broadcast in Toronto, with the group aligning solidarity, pre-Pride and post-Orlando, with the LGBT community in an electrifying performance that featured Leah in rainbow eye make up, weeping glitter tears, that NYLON 
 
claimed their as their favorite: 
 
"...came in the form of the very special LGBT pride tribute made by July Talk's Leah Fay and her dancers." 
 
You can watch the band live from the iheartradio/MMVA 

TOUCH TRACKLISTING
1. Picturing Love
2. Beck + Call
3. Now I Know
4. Johnny + Mary
5. Strange Habit
6. Push + Pull
7. Lola + Joseph
8. So Sorry
9.Jesus Said So
   10.Touch
 
JULY TALK 2016 TOUR DATES
July 16  - Festival D'Ete de Quebec - Quebec City, Canada
July 24 - Rock The Shores - Colwood, Vancouver Island, Canada
July 29 - Osheaga - Parc Jean-Drapeau - Montreal, Canada
July 31 - Area 506 Festival - Saint John, Canada
August 18 - Brooklyn, NYC - Rough Trade
August 28 - Palmer, AK - Alaska State Fair ^
September 3 -Sonic Boom Festival - Edmonton, Canada
September - XFest - Calgary, Canada
September 7 - Paradiso (upstairs room) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 8 - Vera - Groningen, Netherlands
September 9 - Applepop - Tiel, Netherlands
September 10 - Atak (Saxion Hall) - Enschede, Netherlands
September 11 - Rotown - Rotterdamn, Netherlands
September 13 - King Tuts - Glasgow, United Kingdom
September 14 - Sound Control Bar - Manchester, United Kingdom
September 15 - Barfly - London, United Kingdom
September 17 - Gleis 22 - Munster, Germany
September 19 - Lido - Berlin, Germany
September 20 - Strom - Munich, Germany
September 21 - Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
September 22 - Underground - Cologne, Germany
September 23 - Reeperbahn Festival - Hamburg, Germany
September 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda *
September 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar  *
September 29 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre *
October 2 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
October 3 - Dallas, TX - Cambridge Room
October 7 - Houston, TX - Bronze Peacock
October 9 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
October 10 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar *
October 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line  *
October 12 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave *
October 13 - Grand Rapids, MI - Founders Brewing Co.
October 15 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe *
October 17 - Columbus, OH - A&R Bar  *
October 25 - Waterloo, ON - Maxwell's
October 26 - London, ON - London Music Hall
October 28 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
October 29 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
October 30 - Montreal, QC - Café Campus
October 31 - Ottawa, ON - Algonquin Theatre
November 25 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
December 6 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis'
December 7 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
 
^ w/ Kongos
w/ Nothing But Thieves

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