Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles release new album

Minneapolis sextet Lucy Michelle And The Velvet Lapelles are pleased to release their newest full length album, HEAT, today. HEAT is the band's fourth full-length release and their first since 2010's Good of That. The album was recorded at Vacation Island Recording Studios in Brooklyn with acclaimed producer/engineer Matt Boynton (MGMT, Beirut, Bat for Lashes). HEAT spotlights the band's eclectic musical style, creating a brilliant wash of organic psych-folk from a blend of interweaving ukeleles, accordion, electric guitar, upright bass, cello, drums and (of course) Lucy Michelle's uniquely recognizable vocals. For complete track listing, please see below.

The band is also excited to announce that their recently released music video for HEAT's first single "Just A Kid" will have its MTV premiere on June 11 on their Freshman 5 program. The video was created by Picture Machine Productions, the same team who produced last year's music video for Bon Iver's "Calgary."

The band will be touring the US in support of HEAT in the coming weeks, playing a handful of shows throughout the Midwest and the West Coast this summer. More dates to be announced. For a full list of tour dates, please see below.

Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles Upcoming Tour Dates

June 9- St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Music Hall

June 12 - River Falls, WI @ University of Wisconsin

June 14- Chicago, IL @ Martyr's

June 16- Madison, WI @ UW- Madison Memorial Union- Terrace

June 23- Apple Valley, MN @ Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater

July 7- Minneapolis, MN @ Basilica Block Party

July 14- Rochester, MN @ St. John's Block Party

July 21 - Hutchinson, MN @ Riversong Music Festival

July 22 - Denver, CO @ Underground Music Showcase

July 24- Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

July 25- Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

July 26 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux

July 27 - Stanley, ID @ Sawtooth Music Festival

July 28- Stanley, ID @ Pioneer Park

July 30 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

July 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg Theater

August 1- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

August 18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

HEAT Track Listing

1. Just a Kid

2. West

3. Undone

4. Million Things

5. Catacombs

6. Summer Beach

7. Puget Sound

8. Wise Eyes

9. Oh Home

10. Strange Love

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