Porcelain Raft release new video announce tour with M83 and Smith Westerns

Following the release of his debut album, Strange Weekend, Porcelain Raft will be playing several North American shows with Smith Westerns. Strange Weekend will be available January 24th in the US (January 23rd in Europe) via Secretly Canadian. All tour dates, including European shows with M83, are listed below.

Watch the video for the first Strange Weekend single “Put Me To Sleep” here: http://vimeo.com/31210415

Mauro Remiddi had this to say about the video: “Once a dear friend of mine said ‘imagine if instead of water it would rain milk.’ That sentence got stuck in my head. It’s about texture, the way milk would spread through the tiny paths of the pavement, touching the trees first, then our heads, then the ground. With that in mind, I filmed and edited the ‘Put Me To Sleep’ video in a day. I hope you enjoy it.”

Remiddi’s androgynous vapor of a voice weaves like a ghost between Nick Gilder and The Alessi Brothers, Julee Cruise and Judee Sill. In more contemporary terms, Porcelain Raft stands confidently on a high hill between the sounds of M83 and Beach House. Strange Weekend might have been made in a small place (a Brooklyn basement, in fact), but it is huge dream-pop, with melodies and synths billowing out in all directions.

Watch a trailer for Strange Weekend here: http://vimeo.com/32154864

PORCELAIN RAFT TOUR DATES
Jan 17 – Trinity, Bristol UK *
Jan 18 – Ritz, Manchester UK *
Jan 19 – Arches, Glasgow UK *
Jan 20 – Cockpit, Leeds UK *
Jan 21 – HMV Institute, Birmingham UK *
Jan 22 – Concorde, Brighton UK *
Jan 24 – Academy, Oxford UK *
Jan 27 – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ONT ~
Jan 28 – Il Motore, Montreal QC ~
Jan 29 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA ~
Jan 31 – Webster Hall, New York NY ~
Feb 01 – Black Cat, Washington DC ~
Feb 03 – Metro, Chicago IL ~
Feb 04 – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI ~
Feb 16 – Shepherds Bush Empire, London *
Feb 22 – U&G. Hamburg DE *
Feb 23 – Vega, Copenhagen DK *
Feb 24 – Rockefeller, Oslo NO *
Feb 25 – Berns, Stockholm SE *
Feb 27 – Tavastia, Helsinki FI *
Feb 29 – KB, Malmo SE *
Mar 02 – Introducing Festival, Berlin DE *
Mar 03 – Introducing Festival, Cologne DE *
Mar 04 – Lucerna, Prague CZ *
Mar 05 – Hansa 39, Munich DE *
Mar 06 – Magazini Generali, Milan IT *
Mar 08 – Rockstore, Montpelier FR *
Mar 09 – Bikini, Barcelona ES *
Mar 10 – Shoko, Madrid ES *
Mar 11 – Hard Club, Porto PT *
Mar 12 – Lux, Lisbon PT *
Mar 14 – I.Boat, Bordeaux FR *
Mar 15 – La Cigale, Paris FR *
Mar 16 – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing FR *
Mar 17 – La Laiterie, Strasbourg FR *
Mar 18 – Les Docks, Lausanne CH *

* supporting M83
~ support Smith Westerns
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