Alpine confirm U.S. fall tour with Joywave

Australian band Alpine confirm U.S. fall tour with Joywave. Alpine's current album 'Yuck,' is now out on Votiv Music.

Alpine will embark on an extensive U.S. tour this fall with Joywave, including dates in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. The band, who is currently touring Australia, continue to celebrate the release of their sophomore LP Yuck.

Lyrically, the new album sees the band exploring their yuck reactions to “first world problems”—awkward dates, a distaste for romance, lust when lust was lost, plastic vanity, foolish attraction and ego against egos. Musically, inspiration came from the desire to push the “pop” genre to new and often weird places. Christian O’Brien (guitarist and co-producer of the album) notes, “Most of the music of the songs came from a textural or harmonic idea that I was curious about. I wanted to see if certain things would work in a pop song.”

Yuck was recorded in Melbourne at MOOF studios. The band joined forces with A Is for Alpine producer and collaborator Dann Hume, who produced the record alongside O’Brien. Of working with Hume a second time around, Lou James (vocals) explains, “He’s practically a brother from another mother. We already formed a solid foundation with him. He knew how we individually wrote in the studio, and I could tell he made sure he got the best out of each of us.”
Alpine is Phoebe Baker and Lou James (dual vocals), Christian O’Brien (guitar), Ryan Lamb (bass), Tim Royall (keys) and Phil Tucker (drums).

1. Come On
2. Foolish
3. Crunches
4. Shot Fox
5. Up For Air
6. Jellyfish
7. Much More
8. Damn Baby
9. Standing Not Sleeping
10. Need Not Be

September 22 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
September 23 San Diego, CA The Casbah
September 25 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
September 27 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
September 29 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
September 30 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
October 2 St. Louis, MO Firebird
October 3 Indianapolis, IN The HiFi
October 6 Detroit, MI The Shelter
October 7 Toronto, CA The Garrison
October 8 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
October 9 Buffalo, NY The Waiting Room
October 10 Rochester, NY Anthology
October 14 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
October 15 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
October 17 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
October 20 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

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