A Great Big Pile of Leaves Announce Headlining Shows in Addition to Summer Dates with The Front Bottoms

By on April 27, 2013


Brooklyn indie quartet A Great Big Pile of Leaves are thrilled to announce a brand new full-length studio album, You’re Always On My Mind, set for release on July 2nd through a continued partnership with Topshelf Records. Along with the album, the band announces an eastern US tour with The Front Bottoms (Bar None) in late June. The run will be supplemented by a string of headlining dates both before and after the tour, with a special record release show at New York City’s Studio @ Webster Hall on July 13th. The album serves as the follow up to their debut LP Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex? which was self-recorded and released in the summer of 2010 and moved an impressive 25,000 copies without the help of an outside team. You’re Always on My Mind marks the band’s first full-length studio album with the backing of a label, and also their first time working with an outside producer.

A Great Big Pile of Leaves (Peter Weiland, Tucker Yaro, Matthew Fazzi and Tyler Soucy) ventured from the East Coast to record the forthcoming full-length in Minneapolis last summer. They tapped Ed Ackerson (Limbeck, Soul Asylum, Polara, The Replacements) to produce the record and looked to Roger Seibel (Deathcab for Cutie, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver) for mastering.  Drawing from a broad range of influences and musical backgrounds, the band creates original, yet easily accessible indie-pop. The end result is You’re Always On My Mind, which co-founding member Tyler Soucy describes as a “focused and cohesive piece.”

Although this will only be the band’s second full-length record, they are no strangers to the industry.  Formed in 2007, Soucy and Weiland began crafting, writing, and recording music together before the addition of Yaro in 2010.  That year, A Great Big Pile of Leaves released Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex? and began extensively touring North America.  Over the course of the next two years they toured with Say Anything, Saves the Day, The Appleseed Cast, and Motion City Soundtrack among others before headlining their first US tour in the Spring of 2012.  It was during this time that touring guitarist Matt Fazzi, former lead guitarist of Taking Back Sunday, joined as a permanent member and solidified the band’s line-up.  The band has also made several major festival appearances, including SXSW, CMJ, Canada Music Week, and Bamboozle.  In addition, they’ve been nominated for a 2013 Independent Music Award for Indie/Alt-Rock Song of the Year for their song “Pet Mouse.”

See below for a list of all confirmed tour dates around the release of  You’re Always On My Mind.  Details for the presale of the record also forthcoming. Check out http://www.agreatbigpileofleaves.com/ for the most up to date information.

Confirmed Tour Dates for A Great Big Pile Of Leaves:

June 15th @ Ollie’s Point (w/NK+Happy Body Slow Brain) Long Island, NY
June 19th @ BAR in New Haven, CT ^^
June 22th @ The Vernon Club in Louisville, KY ^^
June 23rd @ Jackpot Music Hall in Lawrence, KS **
June 24th @ Firebird in St. Louis, MO **
June 26th @ Triple Rock in Minneapolis, MN **
June 27th @ Subterranean in Chicago, IL **
June 28th @ Pike Room @ Crofoot Ballroom in Detroit, MI **
June 29th @ Musica in Akron, OH **
June 30th @ Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh, PA **
July 1st @ The Waiting Room in Buffalo, NY **
July 2nd @ Lost Horizon in Syracuse, NY **
July 3rd @ Milkboy in Philadelphia, PA ^^
July 13th @ The Studio @ Webster Hall (Record Rel.) in New York, NY ^^
July 19th @ TT The Bear’s Place in Boston, MA ^^
July 20th @ The Space in Hamden, CT ^^

(**- with The Front Bottoms, ^^ – Headlining )

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