July Talk release sophomore LP ‘Touch’

July Talk release sophomore album 'Touch,' North American tour kicks off this month

July Talk’s sophomore album, Touch, is out today on Island/Universal (US and UK/Europe) and Sleepless Records (Canada.) This is the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut. The album is available now on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, GooglePlay, and streaming on Spotify. The band previously released two tracks from the album, their #1 Alt Radio hit single (in Canada) “Push + Pull” and the dynamically soothing and somber “Strange Habit.” The band also released a video for “Push + Pull,” which you can view here.

“Thematically, Touch has been inspired by our human experience over the past few years, just as much as our time spent as a band on the road,” notes songwriter and vocalist, Leah Fay. “Touring constantly provides a strange view of the world because you’re in transit more often than you’re still. We became sensitive to the varying reactions we’d get from any given audience depending on the cultural norms and politics of a place. Because humans love to categorize in an effort to understand, Peter and I were often perceived as these opposing forces, representing “light vs. darkness”, “female vs. male”, “sweet vs. scary” blah blah blah, with each of us just dying to get a word in edgewise. These types of assumptions had a massive influence on the way we wrote the lyrics for this album because we knew we didn’t want to feed into that sort of boring archetype. We became drawn to the idea of what it actually means to be a living breathing human. It’s messy and visceral and unpredictable.” Full track listing is below.

TOUCH TRACKLISTING
1. Picturing Love
2. Beck + Call
3. Now I Know
4. Johnny + Mary
5. Strange Habit
6. Push + Pull
7. Lola + Joseph
8. So Sorry
9. Jesus Said So
10.Touch

This fall July Talk will go on tour for several headlining tour dates as well as dates with Nothing But Thieves. The support dates for Nothing But Thieves start on September 26 in Los Angeles at the Fonda Theater and will take the band across U.S. markets and into their Canadian headlining tour with U.S. headlining tour dates to follow. See below for a complete list of tour dates and visit their website for tour updates, tickets links and more information.

JULY TALK 2016 TOUR DATES

September 9 – Applepop – Tiel, Netherlands
September 10 – Atak (Saxion Hall) – Enschede, Netherlands
September 11 – Rotown – Rotterdamn, Netherlands
September 13 – King Tuts – Glasgow, United Kingdom
September 14 – Sound Control Bar – Manchester, United Kingdom
September 15 – Barfly – London, United Kingdom
September 17 – Gleis 22 – Munster, Germany
September 19 – Lido – Berlin, Germany
September 20 – Strom – Munich, Germany
September 21 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
September 22 – Underground – Cologne, Germany
September 23 – Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany
September 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda *
September 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *
September 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre *
October 2 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
October 3 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room *
October 5 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
October 7 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock
October 9 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
October 10 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar *
October 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line *
October 12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave *
October 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewing Co.
October 15 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe *
October 16 – Ferndale, MI – Magic Bag *
October 17 – Columbus, OH – A&R Bar *
October 25 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s
October 26 – London, ON – London Music Hall
October 28 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
October 29 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
October 30 – Montreal, QC – Café Campus
October 31 – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Theatre
November 3 – Washington, DC – DC9
November 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
November 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
November 6 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
November 9 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
November 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
November 16 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
November 17 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
November 19 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
November 21 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
November 22 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
November 25 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
November 26 – Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub
December 6 – Saskatoon, SK – Louis’
December 7 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
December 13 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
December 14 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
December 16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

*w/ Nothing But Thieves