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Royal Bangs plot spring tour, give taste of new album

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Royal Bangs are hitting the road for a pretty extensive spring tour in support of their yet to be released second album Flux Outside, out March 29 on Glassnote Records. Flux Outside was recorded in August in an old home in Knoxville with the assistance of Sparklehorse’s Scott Minor. The record then made the trek to New York where it was mixed by Dave Friddman (Sleater Kinney, MGMT). Some juggernauts of indie rock helped Flux Outside come together.

Royal Bangs debuted in 2006 with We Breed Champions, which caught the eye of Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), who reissued the album in 2008 on his own Audio Eagle Records. They followed that up in 2009 with the critically acclaimed Let It Beep, which garnered the attention of Glassnote Records. Check the tour dates and listen to “Grass Helmet” below.

Mar 30 GREENVILLE, NC – Live Bar
Mar 31 ASHEVILLE, NC – Emerald Lounge
Apr 01 CHAPEL HILL, NC – Local 506
Apr 02 BALTIMORE, MD – Golden West
Apr 03 WASHINGTON, DC – Black Cat
Apr 04 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Kungfu Necktie
Apr 05 BROOKLYN, NY – Knitting Factory
Apr 06 NEW YORK, NY – Mercury Lounge
Apr 07 BOSTON, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Apr 08 MONTREAL, QC – Casa Del Popolo
Apr 10 BUFFALO, NY – Soundlab
Apr 11 TORONTO, ON – Drake
Apr 12 PITTSBURGH, PA – Brillobox
Apr 13 COLUMBUS, OH – Kobo
Apr 14 CLEVELAND, OH – Grog Shop
Apr 15 DETROIT, MI – Magic Stick
Apr 16 CHICAGO, IL – Empty Bottle
Apr 17 APPLETON, WI – Mill Creek Bar
Apr 18 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Triple Rock
Apr 19 LINCOLN, NE – Duffy’s Tavern
Apr 20 DENVER, CO – Larimer Lounge
Apr 21 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Urban Lounge
Apr 22 BOISE, ID – Neurolux
Apr 24 SEATTLE, WA – Chop Suey
Apr 25 VANCOUVER, BC – Media Club
Apr 26 PORTLAND, OR – Holocene
Apr 27 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Rickshaw Stop
Apr 29 LOS ANGELES, CA – Echo
Apr 30 SAN DIEGO, CA – Soda Bar
May 01 PHOENIX, AZ – Rhythm Room
May 02 TUCSON, AZ – Club Congress
May 04 DALLAS, TX – Club Dada
May 05 AUSTIN, TX – Emo’s
May 06 HOUSTON, TX – Fitzgerald’s
May 07 BATON ROUGE, LA – Spanish Moon
May 08 TALLAHASSEE, FL – Engine Room
May 09 ORLANDO, FL – Will’s Pub
May 11 TAMPA, FL – Crobar
May 12 ATLANTA, GA – 529
May 13 BIRMINGHAM, AL – Bottletree

Grass Helmet by Glassnotemusic