Minor Victories – the indie supergroup comprised of Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Editors’ Justin Lockey and his brother James – will release their self-titled debut this summer. Today, the band has shared a new track off of the record. Following the first single “A Hundred Ropes” and “Folk Arp,” “Scattered Ashes (Song For Richard)” takes the band in a new direction, and features James Graham of The Twilight Sad.
Produced and engineered by Justin, and featuring the likes of Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon) and James Graham from The Twilight Sad, Minor Victories will be released on June 3rd, 2016 via Fat Possum Records. What began as Justin’s desire to create an extreme noise EP topped off by a delicate female vocals, Minor Victories became a cinematic 10-track LP, crafted by four band members who had somehow never even all been in the same room together until after the album was completed. Far more than a side project for its members, this record unveils the real essence of what a group of talented individuals unshackled by convention can attain. Brought together by brief meetings, mutual acquaintances and overall serendipity, Minor Victories created this album together by swapping ideas, songs, fragments and finished recordings via broadband connections.
Minor Victories recently announced their debut shows, and will play their first-ever North American dates in June.
Tour Dates – North American Dates in BOLD
5/3/16 – London, UK @ Village Underground
5/4/16 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
5/5/16 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
5/6/16 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School
6/3/16 – Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
6/4/16 – Mannheim, Germany @ Maifeld Derby Festival
6/17/16 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
6/19/16 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
6/20/16 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
6/21/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/22/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/24/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
6/25/16 – Columbus, OH @ The A&R Bar
6/26/16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
6/28/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/29/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
8/5/16 – 8/7/16 – Katowice, Poland @ Off Festival
8/7/16 – Sicily, Italy @ Ypsigrock Festival
8/12/16 – St Malo, France @ La Route Du Rock Festival
8/20/16 – Hasselt, Be @ Pukkelpop Festival