By Alex HudsonLower Dens' new LP, Nootropics, arrived today (May 1) via Ribbon Music, and right on cue, the Baltimore dream pop band have unveiled a new music video and expanded their North American tour plans.
In addition to shows in the U.S. and Europe, Lower Dens' busy schedule now includes a few select dates in Canada. They will be touring with Montreal fuzz-lovers No Joy, with whom they will play with in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal in July. See the schedule below.
Scroll past that to watch the weird, haunting video for the Nootropics cut "Propagation." According to a press release, "The sprawling 'Propagation' reveals yet another side to the band, one whose heavily metaphorical songs teeming with sound and portent unravel their full depth and range over multiple listens."
5/1 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge ^ 5/2 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands *† 5/3 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's $ 5/4 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel $ 5/5 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar ~ 5/10 Brussels, Belgium - La Chocolaterie 5/11 The Hague, Netherlands - Walk the Line Festival 5/12 Gent, Belgium - DOKarena 5/13 Paris, France - Le Point Ephemere 5/14 Brighton, UK - The Hope 5/15 London, UK - Madame JoJo's 5/16 London, UK - The Lexington 5/17 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Worm 5/18 Hamburg, Denmark - Hafenklang 5/19 Aarhus, Denmark - Pop Revo 5/20 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen 5/21 Berlin, Germany - West Germany† 5/23 Krakow, Poland - Green Zoo Festival 5/24 Prague, Czech Republic - Club 007 5/25 Vienna, Austria - Chelsea 5/26 Kleinreifling, Austria - Seeweisen Festival 5/28 Turin, Italy - Blah Blah Festival 5/29 Milan, Italy - Video Sound Art Festival 5/30 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Palace 5/31 Dudingen, Switzerland - Kilbi Festival 6/1 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound 6/3 Dublin, Ireland - Forbidden Fruit Festival 6/21 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade # 6/22 Atlanta, GA - The Earl # 6/23 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks # 6/24 Dallas, TX - Club Dada # 6/25 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's # 6/26 Austin, TX - The Parish # 6/28 Phoenix, AZ - Sail Inn # 6/29 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room # 6/30 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour # 7/1 San Francisco, CA - The Independent # 7/5 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios # 7/6 Seattle, WA - Neumos # 7/7 Vancouver, BC - The Media Club # 7/10 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge # 7/11 Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot Saloon # 7/12 St. Louis, MO - The Luminary Center for the Arts # 7/13 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival 7/15 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival 7/16 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick # 7/17 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace # 7/18 Montreal, QC - Il Motore 7/19 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #
^ with Matteah Baim * with Air Waves, Twisted Wires $ with Violens ~ with Celebration, Violens, Sprayer # with No Joy, Alan Resnick