Published Feb 02, 2015Philadelphia indie rockers the Districts are set to drop their debut full-length A Flourish and a Spoil next week, but you can give it a full preview on Exclaim.ca right now.
The up-and-coming band of 19- and 20-year-olds inject their youthful energy into the 10-track collection, but frontman Rob Grote's gravelly, whiskey-soaked vocals definitely give off an older air. Grote and the gang met during high school in Lancaster, PA, though on tracks like "Suburban Smell," they're leaving behind their small town childhood sentimentality in favour of nights that turn into "6 AM."
The lineup is rounded out by founding members Connor Jacobus (bass) and Braden Lawrence (percussion), with Pat Cassidy as a new addition on guitar.
The record was recorded at Seedy Underbelly Studio in Cannon Falls, MN, with John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Swans) producing, engineering and mixing the album.
Having shared the stage with acts like Deer Tick, White Denim, Dr. Dog and Temples, the Districts are ready to embark on a headlining tour this spring. You can see the full details, including stops in Toronto and Vancouver, listed below.
Scroll past the upcoming gigs to listen to A Flourish and a Spoil, which officially arrives on February 10 via Fat Possum.
02/10 New York, NY– Bowery Ballroom
02/12 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
02/13 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon
02/14 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
02/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
02/18 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
02/20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
02/21 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
02/22 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
02/24 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
02/25 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
02/27 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
02/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
03/02 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
03/03 Vancouver, BC– Fortune
03/04 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
03/06 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
03/07 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
03/08 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
03/10 Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit
03/11 Tuscon, AZ – Club Congress
03/13 Dallas, TX – The Loft
03/14 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald's
03/15 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
03/16 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry's
03/22 Birmginham, AL – The Bottletree
03/23 Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
03/24 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
03/26 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
03/27 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel