8/08/2017

Florist share "Glowing Brightly," new album 'If Blue Could Be Happiness' out 9/29

FLORIST SHARE "GLOWING BRIGHTLY"

IF BLUE COULD BE HAPPINESS,
OUT 9/29 VIA DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY

TOURING WITH PINEGROVE AND LOMELDA


LISTEN TO "GLOWING BRIGHTLY"

Today, Florist have shared "Glowing Brightly," the latest from their upcoming album, If Blue Could Be Happiness, available for pre-order now and due out 9/29 via Double Double Whammy. NPR, who premiered the track on the All Songs Considered blog are calling it "gentle synth-folk music that, pared down to the textural and emotional essentials, still remains spacious and inviting."

Florist are going on tour this fall with Pinegrove and Lomelda. All dates below.

LISTEN TO PREVIOUS SINGLE "WHAT I WANTED TO HOLD"

ABOUT FLORIST: 
If Blue Could Be Happiness is the second full length album from soft-synthesizer-folk band Florist. It is an observation of change; a full color memory album. It is both a goodbye to a past life and a declaration of great love to a new one. A long mourning song for the death of a mother, and a quiet celebration of the endless struggle that is being alive. Recorded by the band during May of 2017 in an Upstate New York schoolhouse very near to where songwriter Emily Sprague spent her childhood and where the band originated. The final track of the record, "Red Bird", was written and recorded by Emily on the day before her mother died unexpectedly in March of 2017. The song remains in demo form on the album just as she had heard it.

PRAISE FOR FLORIST: 
"Unassuming, deeply personal... invites us to appreciate the mundane, to look out at the world and be awed by the majesty and fragility of it all." Pitchfork

"Sweet confessional tone paintings." NPR

"Aching, blunt, quiet... frail but determined." - 
New York Times

"Heartbreakingly visceral poetry" - The FADER

TOUR DATES:
9/20 - Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot * 
9/21 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB * 
9/22 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground * 
9/24 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
9/26 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck *
9/27 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street (OKC) * 
9/28 - Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown *
9/29 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
9/30 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada * 
10/2 - El Paso, TX @ The Perch at Tricky Falls * 
10/3 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress * 
10/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex * 
10/6 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic * 
10/7 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room * 
10/8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
10/10 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (Atrium) * 
10/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's * 
10/12 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project * 
10/14 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater * 
10/16 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's * 
10/17 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records * 
10/18 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium * 
10/19 - Minneapolis, MN@ 7th St Entry * 
10/20 - Milwaukee, WI@ The Back Room at Colectivo *
10/21 - Madison, WI @ The Rathskeller
10/22 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
10/24 - Washington, DC @ DC9
10/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
10/26 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)
10/27 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Park Church Co-Op

* w/ Pinegrove and Lomelda

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