Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Calvin Love shares new mixtape + announces US tour dates



In January, Calvin Love released a music video for his single "Cool" and announced a string of European dates with of Montreal. Today, Calvin is back to announce a US tour with Montreal act TOPS following SXSW. Additionally, Hit City U.S.A. is featuring Calvin Love in the newest edition of their Nice Touch mixtape series. Nice Touch #007: Highway Transmissions features a live set on Side A ,taken from Calvin's Shea Stadium show during last year's CMJ. Side B includes 9 unreleased songs recorded from 2007 to 2014 in various stages of Calvin's experimentation with music. Today, a stream of the mixtape is now available and a limited number of cassettes are available on Hit City U.S.A.'s website. Listen to the stream and see full tour details below.

LISTEN: Highway Transmissions -
02/15/14 - Trix - Antwerp, BE ^
02/16/14 - The Haunt - Brighton, UK ^
02/17/14 - The Fleece - Bristol, UK ^
02/18/14 - The Art School - Glasgow, UK ^
02/19/14 - Gorilla - Manchester, UK ^
02/20/14 - Oval Space - London, UK ^
02/22/14 - Ubu - Rennes, FR ^
02/23/14 - Fireworks Festival - Paris, FR ^
03/01 - Electric Owl - Vancouver, BC *
03/03 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
03/05 - New Parish Music Hall - Oakland, CA
03/06 - Bootleg Theatre - Los Angeles, CA #
03/08 - Black Market - El Paso, TX
03/09 - Old No2 - Laredo, TX
03/14 - Panache SXSW Showcase - Hotel Vegas - Austin, TX
03/18 - Replay Lounge - Lawrence, KS #
03/20 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL #
03/21 - PJ's Lager House - Detroit, MI #
03/22 - Sneaky Dees - Toronto, ON #
03/24 - Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY#
03/25 - DC 9 - Washington, DC #
03/26 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA #
03/27 - Signal Kitchen - Burlington, VT #
03/28 - Drones Club - Montreal, QC #  

^ w/ Of Montreal * w/ DJ Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap
# w/ TOPS
WATCH: "Cool" -  

About Calvin Love:

Unafraid to play the tease, Calvin Love walks amidst a realm of conflicting dualism. His creative demeanor blending gritty exploration and an effortlessly cool croon. He's hot and cold, twisted and beautiful and reels in your cozying affection through wistful verse, entrancing rhythms and weighty synthesized pleas. He strings you along. A thrust and a swoon, a lover lost, he asks you to come back to him. And you do. And then he leaves, with cigarette smoke marking his trail. 

Through such casual flirtation, this Canadian bedroom punk out of Edmonton delivers suave and demented tunes, nostalgic and spun through otherworldly calculations. He's a stranded space captain locked in his cockpit recording his final thoughts, or a madman explorer roaming the bush with mismatched socks, good luck charms in his pocket and a rucksack of illicit findings. 

Since the press widely dubbed him an "artist to watch" in 2012 with his debut New Radar LP, thanks largely to his casual knack for pop hooks and wild child experimentalism, Love returned with the "Cool" single with some new tricks in his bag. Expanding his operation with a full band, there's a new freedom that's becoming on him with charismatic certitude to his delivery. Pucker up. He's a dreary rebel of David Lynch or Jim Jarmusch's making, wrapping you around his finger like a space-lounge James Brown.  Over Latin bongo beats and a soul breakdown, he hoots, It can get so cold at night. Wonder be what keeps us warm. 

Calvin Love
Nice Touch #007: Highway Transmission
(Hit City U.S.A.)

 Side A: 
Recorded live at Shea Stadium, Oct. 2013, Brooklyn, NY, for the Newtown Radio CMJ Showcase
1. My Bones Dance for You 
2. Missions 
3. Destroyer 
4. When You Find Out (Nerves Cover) 
5. Magic Hearts 
6. Cool 
7. Wild Blue 
8. Cover Up
Side B:
 Highway Transmissions 2007-2014

1. E.T. (Love Song) 
2. Highway Dancer 
3. Go Plane 
4. No Sleep 
5. My Lightning Bolt 
6. Robo Girl 
7. No Fast Future 
8. To The Moon 
9. De Russy

All songs by Calvin Love, except poem/vocals on track 8 by Nyda  
  Record in various spaces and different places between the years of 2007-2014

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