Thursday, June 4, 2015

"High" from Royal Headache

One of the best items of music news I've heard in a long time is that Sydney's Royal Headache will release a new album, titled High, on August 21 via the What's Your Rupture? label, and will tour North America in support of the release.  Happily, rumors that the band had folded were incorrect.  For the virgins in the audience, Royal Headache unleashes melodic, high energy garage-punk and power pop with vocals that contain a strong vein of Stax-style soul.  The title track is the first single from the record and is available to stream below.  Give it a spin, order the album and then look at the tour dates and locations at the bottom of the post to see if you will get lucky in August.  I expect to be at opening night.

The album will be released via the What's Your Rupture label in North America and via the band's own Distant and Vague label in Australia.  Both labels are accepting pre-orders now.

What's Your Rupture order page for album

Mon. Aug. 10 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Tue. Aug. 11 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Thu. Aug. 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
Sat. Aug. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Berserktown Festival
Mon. Aug. 17 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
Wed. Aug. 19 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
Thu. Aug. 20 – Detroit, MI @ UFO #
Fri. Aug. 21 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar
Sat. Aug. 22 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
Mon. Aug. 24 – Boston, MA @ The Great Scott #
Tue. Aug. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade #
Thu. Aug. 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space #
Fri. Aug. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA #
Sat. Aug. 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades #

* w/ Total Control
# w/ Sheer Mag

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