Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Alpine releases album and to tour

A Is For Alpine, the debut album from lauded Australian band Alpine, is available now on Votiv. The new release, which was recently chosen as iTunes’ Australian Alternative Album of the Year, has received early critical praise from KCRW, with Pitchfork calling it an “unforgettably light and charismatic gem.”
To celebrate the release, the band will support Spanish rockers Crystal Fighters on a U.S. run beginning in June in addition to an opening slot for Grouplove at Celebrate Brooklynon June 13. Since forming, Alpine have toured extensively with the likes of Kimbra, Sia, Cloud Control, The Naked And Famous and Matt Corby. Additionally, the band wrapped their first U.S. tour in March including a stop at SXSW 2013 and has appeared at various festivals worldwide including Splendour In The Grass, Southbound and Falls Festival. See reverse for tour routing.
Alpine is Phoebe Baker and Lou James (dual vocals), Christian O’Brien (guitar), Ryan Lamb (bass), Tim Royall (keys) and Phil Tucker (drums). The new album was recorded in Melbourne with producer Dann Hume who helped the band experiment with sounds and textures. Of the record Lamb notes, “We wanted to represent the different sides of our music, so there’s some sad moments, some dancey moments, some rocking out and lots of harmonies.” No strangers to the benefits of shared ideas and the collaborative process, Alpine’s own methods for song writing reflect the strong and respectful working relationship they had with Hume. Baker describes the new album as the band’s “innocent and not so innocent explorations through our twenty-something emotions.”
1. Lovers 1
2. Lovers 2
3. Hands
4. Villages
5. Softsides
6. Seeing Red
7. Gasoline
8. All For One
9. Too Safe
10. In The Wild
11. The Vigour
12. Multiplication
Alpine Tour Dates
*supporting Crystal Fighters
†supporting Grouplove
June 1                                                        San Diego, CA                                             The Casbah*
June 4                                                      Los Angeles, CA                                      El Rey Theatre*
June 5                                                     San Francisco, CA                 Great American Music Hall*
June 7                                                         Portland, OR                                                  Holocene*
June 8                                                        Vancouver, BC                                            Electric Owl*
June 9                                                          Seattle, WA                                            The Crocodile*
June 11                                                  Salt Lake City, UT                                      Urban Lounge*
June 12                                                        Denver, CO                                         Larimer Lounge*
June 13                                                      Brooklyn, NY                                 Celebrate Brooklyn†
June 14                                                         Chicago, IL                                               Lincoln Hall*
June 15                                                       Toronto, ON                                              The Hoxton*
June 17                                                      Montreal, CA                                                         SAT*
June 18                                                     Cambridge, MA                                            The Sinclair*
June 19                                                      New York, NY                                           Webster Hall*

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