Lushes announce Euro Tour With Kurt Vile

Lushes announce Euro dates With Kurt Vile

Brooklyn duo Lushes have replaced Waxahatchee as support for Kurt Vile’s European tour which started October 31st in Amsterdam at London Calling Festival. The band were on a west coast tour when they were approached about replacing Waxahatchee in a whirlwind 48 hours. In a statement, the band said; “Waxahatchee had some health issues, so we will be filling in supporting Kurt Vile on his EU tour in November. Get well soon Katie!”

Lushes second album, aptly titled Service Industry, out October 16, 2015, is a rollercoaster through the maze of modern living. It was recorded and mixed by Sonic Youth’s long time engineer Aaron Mullan at Echo Canyon, during a period of intense money, work and life stress.

The sound also came out of the tension between the duo – with singer/guitarist James Ardery having grown up listening to punk and rap, and drummer Joel Myers raised on classical music. But the tension comes into balance with every song, ejecting the band’s music from the cultural hype machine out onto our daily lives. Service Industry extends the tensions begun with Lushes’ debut album, What Am I Doing. In their first album, the themes of anxiety were often held back in pursuit of serene moments, brief escapes from our mundane lives. With Service Industry, Lushes give you something more raw, more guitar-and-drum driven, more primal.

The album throws a wrench in things. It stands as a map of a crisis, a bleak and gorgeous snapshot of our world, and a question: why continue living like we do?

TOUR DATES
10.31 Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling Festival *
11.01 Brussels, BE @ AB Box (Autumn Falls Festival) *
11.03 Hamburg, DE @ Üebel & Gefährlich *
11.04 Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall *
11.05 Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller *
11.06 Stockholm, SE @ Münchenbryggeriet *
11.07 Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio *
11.09 Berlin, DE @ Postbahnhof *
11.10 Cologne, DE @ Gebaeude 9 *
11.11 Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 *
11.12 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom *
11.13 Bristol, UK @ Motion *
11.15 Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street *
11.16 Glasgow, IRL @ ABC 1 *
11.17 Leeds, UK @ Leeds University Stylus *
11.18 Manchester, UK @ The Ritz *
11.20 Lucerne, SE @ Südpol *
11.21 Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne *
11.22 Barcelona, ES @ Apolo *
11.23 Madrid, ES @ Penélope *
11.24 Lisbon, PT @ Armazém F *
11.25 Hasselt, BE @ MOD (Autumn Falls Festival)
11.26 Paris, FR @ Espace B **
11.28 Oberhausen, DE @ Druckluft (Pressure Air Festival) **
11.29 Berlin, DE @ Comet Club **
12.01 Copenhagen, DK @ Musik Loppen **
12.02 Hamburg, DE @ MS Stubnitz **
12.03 Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet **
12.04 Brussels, BG @ AB-Box (Autumn Falls Festival) **
12.06 Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
12.07 London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
* w/ Kurt Vile
** w/ Raketkanon