Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Paste Premieres New DRY THE RIVER Video; US Tour Dates Announced for Fall 2014

UK indie-rockers Dry the River will release their anticipated sophomore album, Alarms in the Hearton August 25th 2014 via Transgressive Records/PIAS.  As the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut Shallow Bed, the new album features a more expansive, bold, and cohesive sound to mark an undeniable step up in both diversity and volume.  Today, Paste Magazine premiered the new video for "Everlasting Light," directed by Jake Dypka, and called it "artfully shot with bursts of color over a pop-fueled beat."  Watch the video HERE.
Speaking of the new song, the band's lead vocalist Peter Liddle says "At the time Dry the River were in something of a wilderness, creatively and temporally.  For me, 'Everlasting Light' represents the path out of the wilderness - a kind of unlikely moment of clarity where we remembered what its like to be a band in a room."  Liddle continued, explaining that "The combative video came from these themes - of getting back up after a setback, dusting ourselves off.  The black belts are real, and so is the pain."
In addition to the new video, the band also announced a nationwide US tour for the fall of 2014 with special guest Nathaniel Rateliff which includes stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City.  The band will embark on a UK headlining tour in October as well following a number of festival shows over the summer, including appearances at Glastonbury and the Main Stage at Reading and Leeds.  BBC caught their performance of "Everlasting Light" at Glastonbury, watch itHERE.
Alarms in the Heart was produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence and The Machine, Ed Sheeran),Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand) and Peter Miles (We Are The Ocean, Futures, The King Blues) with arrangements and strings from Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Rós, Björk).  The album also features the guest vocal of The Delgados’ Emma Pollock on "Roman Candle."
Vevo unveiled the first track off the album earlier this month, titled "Gethsemane."  Shot at the Rivoli Ballroom in South London, watch the stunning video HERE.
Pre-order for Alarms in the Heart is now available via iTunes and Amazon and includes "Gethsemane" and "Everlasting Light" as instant grat.
US Tour:
10/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
10/22 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
10/24 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
10/25 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
10/26 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
10/29 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
10/30 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
11/01 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
11/02 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
11/04 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
11/05 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live - Upstairs
11/07 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
* all dates feature special guest Nathaniel Rateliff

Alarms in the Heart Track List:
1.   Alarms in the Heart
2.   Hidden Hand
3.   Roman Candle
4.   Med School
5.   It Was Love That Laid Us Low
6.   Gethsemane
7.   Everlasting Light
8.   Rollerskate
9.   Vessel
10. Hope Diamond

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