Thursday, June 5, 2014

Donovan Wolfington Begin Summer US Tour This Week, EP Out Now on Topshelf Records

New Orleans indie punks Donovan Wolfington are hitting the road this summer for a full North American tour, bringing Pope and Ovlov along for the ride in support of Donovan Wolfington's brand new EP, Scary Stories You Tell in the Dark, out now via Topshelf Records. Make sure to catch them this summer across North America (all tour dates below).

The band first garnered attention for their 2013 debut full-length, Stop Breathing. On their newest effort, Scary Stories You Tell in the Dark, the band presents 5 tracks of Thin Lizzy-esque guitar lines, snotty vocal harmonies and brutal lyrics that are primed to be on any summer party mix. Noisey praised the release saying, "It’s a scattered mix of about a dozen genres rolled into one. Some parts party punk, other parts post hardcore, even a little 90s alterna-rock and grunge mixed in. We dug it."

Donovan Wolfington's brand of catchy, yet emotional punk draws from an eclectic group of influences including partying, making friends, traveling, and growing up in general. Neil Berthier and Matthew Seferian met at their college freshman orientation in 2011, both with the hopes of getting out of college alive and playing some music along the way. When they got to college, they realized that everyone else that they had jammed with was not trying to rock nearly as hard as they were. With different musical ideas in their minds, and the same amount of energy and frustration built up, they decided to form what is now Donovan Wolfington.

Tour Dates:
6/07/2014 Houston, TX @ Summit*
6/08/2014 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain*
6/09/2014 Dallas, TX @ 1919 Hemphill*
6/11/2014 Albuquerque, NM @ The Gasworks*
6/12/2014 Mesa, AZ @ 51 West*
6/13/2014 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe*
6/14/2014 Los Angeles, CA @ Bridgetown DIY*
6/15/2014 Oakland, CA @ TBA
6/16/2014 Redding, CA @ Pasty House*
6/17/2014 Seattle, WA @ El Corazan Lounge*
6/18/2014 Portland, OR @ Slabtown*
6/19/2014 Boise, ID @ Shredder*
6/20/2014 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed*
6/21/2014 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Collevective*
6/22/2014 Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studio*
6/24/2014 Chicago, IL @ Gnarnia*
6/26/2014 Toronto, ON @ Parts & Labor^
6/27/2014 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola^
6/28/2014 Brighton, MA @ Roggies^
6/29/2014 Bloomfield, CT @ Nicolas' Cage^
6/30/2014 New York, NY @ Shea Stadium^
7/1/2014 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire^
7/2/2014 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter^
7/4/2014 Nashville, TN @Neuhau5^

* = w/ Pope
^ = w/ Ovlov

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