7/07/2016

The Fader Premieres New Track From Transviolet, "LA Love"

THE FADER PREMIERES NEW TRACK FROM TRANSVIOLET, "LA LOVE," HERE

BAND'S UPCOMING TOUR INCLUDES READING AND LEEDS FESTIVALS, HEADLINING LOS ANGELES SHOW AT NEON GOLD'S POPSHOP
  
 
Photo credit - Jonathan Weiner


LOS ANGELES, CA - July 7, 2016 - The FADER premiered a new track from Epic Records artist Transviolet yesterday - listen to "LA Love" 
 
The band will be playing the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK this summer, along with Taste of Chicago tonight. They will play their first headlining hometown show at Neon Gold's Popshop in Los Angeles, as well, and will be joining dreampop three-piece LANY on tour this fall. Full tour dates are listed below - tickets can be purchased HERE.
 
Transviolet was formed in New York and is now based in Los Angeles. McTaggart explains their choice of name, noting, "We were sitting around the living room with books on mythology and poetry one day, determined to pick a band name (as this had been no easy task for us). Judah came across this poem by Charles Bukowski called 'When The Violets Roar At The Sun.' It goes, 'They've got us in a cage, ruined of grace and senses, and the heart roars like a lion at what they've done to us...' It spoke to me so plainly about how we (the band) felt about the world, how our own apathy has led us to this haphazard way of existing - devoid of reason or purpose, just fumbling around the streets with our heads in our phones, passively falling into the future without any real stake in it. We want to be active in designing our future. We believe that our generation can learn to live mindfully, and peacefully and evolve, thus 'trans' as in short for 'transcendence'. To sum it up, Transviolet is transcendence into a new, violet awareness. We loved that idea, so it stuck." 
 
The band released a self-titled EP last fall and closed out 2015 with one million Spotify listeners, who played a staggering 20 years' worth of the band's songs. Three songs from the EP - "New Bohemia," "Girls Your Age" and "Bloodstream" - have all ranked in Hype Machine's Top 5 and climbed into the Top 15 (or higher) on Spotify's Global Viral charts. Hilly Dilly hailed "Girls Your Age" as "one of the best debut tracks of the year for any band across any genre" and Noisey praised it as "spaciously sexy." DJ Zane Lowe premiered "Bloodstream" on his Beats 1 show. OtherTransviolet fans include Katy Perry, Harry Styles, Ellie Goulding and Twin Shadow (who did a remix of their song "Girls Your Age").
 
NYLON named Transviolet as its "band crush" and the UK's Wonderland Magazine praised the band's "sophisticated pop." Teen Vogue singled them out as a key new artist to watch and The Guardian spotlighted Transviolet as its "new band of the week," observing, "Channeling their inner David Bowie, the US electropop four-piece offer up a rallying cry to the young and the renegade."

TRANSVIOLET - UPCOMING TOUR DATES
July
7 - Chicago, IL - Petrillo Music Shell (Taste of Chicago)
 
August
10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (Popshop West)
26 - Reading, UK - Richfield Avenue (Reading Festival)
27 - Leeds, UK - Little John's Farm (Leeds Festival)
 
September
27 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall**
28 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre**
29 - Vancouver, BC - Venue**
 
October
1 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot**
2 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater**
4 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown**
7 - Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge**
8 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West**
9 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle**
11 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn**
13 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth**
14 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room**
15 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre**
20 - Columbus, OH - The A&R Music Bar**
21 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls**
23 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts**
24 - Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club**
25 - New York, NY - Webster Hall**
28 - Boston, MA - Royale**
29 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmont**
30 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club**
 
November
1 - Detroit, MI - Saint Andrews Hall**
3 - Chicago, IL - Metro**
5 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café**
7 - Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge**
9 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge**
11 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live**
12 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues**
13 - Austin, TX - Antone's**
15 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom**
16 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues**
19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda**
 
**Dates supporting LANY

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