Speedy Ortiz Book North American Tour, Share New Song

Speedy Ortiz Book North American Tour, Share New Song
Speedy Ortiz have already given their fans a lot to look forward to, as they recently announced an album called Foil Deer. Now, the Massachusetts indie rockers are adding to the excitement by booking a tour and sharing new song off the album.

The tour will keep the band busy throughout the spring. Following a Toronto show this Thursday (February 12), they will resume touring in the U.S. in April. From there, they will remain on the road for a couple of months, and the trip includes stops in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. See the schedule below.

Also below, hear the newly unveiled Foil Deer cut "Raising the Skate" [via The Fader]. It begins with anxious, angular guitar riffs, but venues into more melodic terrain once the vocals enter, with the arrangement drawing on a '90s-style tension between loud riffs and tuneful singing.

Foil Deer is due out on April 21 through Carpark Records.

Tour dates:

02/12 Toronto, ON - The Garrison (Red Bull Sound Select) *&
04/22 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *&
04/24 Hamden, CT - The Space *&
04/25 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *&
04/26 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *&
04/28 Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo *!
04/29 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop *!
04/30 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle *!
05/01 Madison, WI - The Frequency *!
05/02 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry *!
05/03 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis *!
05/04 Champaign, IL - Highdive *!
05/06 Washington, DC - Black Cat *!
05/07 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
05/08 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle ­ Back Room *
05/09 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
05/11 Tampa, FL - The Crowbar *
05/13 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa *
05/14 Houston, TX - Walter's Downtown $
05/15 Austin, TX - Red 7 $
05/16 Dallas, TX - Club Dada $
05/21 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo $
05/22 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room $
05/23 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium $
05/25 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios $%
05/26 Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt $
05/27 Seattle, WA - Barboza $
05/29 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court $^
05/30 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge $^
05/31 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room $^
06/01 Columbia, MO - Rose Music Hall $^
06/02 St. Louis, MO - Firebird $^
06/04 Detroit, MI - UFO Factory $^
06/05 Toronto, ON - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern $^
06/06 Montreal, QC - Bar Le "Ritz" P.D.B. $^
07/17 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival

* with KRILL
& with Mitski
! with Two Inch Astronaut
$ with Alex G
% with Broken Water
^ with Palehound