Acclaimed Sydney-based outfit Little May revealed the details of their highly anticipated debut album, For The Company, out October 9 via Dew Process / Capitol Records. The 13-track LP was produced by The National’s Aaron Brooking Dessner. The announcement comes just a few weeks after the group blew fans away with the Tim Sessler-directed video for the album’s first single – the fragile, dark and intense “Home.”
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The band will embark on a worldwide tour kicking off on September 18th with stops in the US including NYC, DC and LA. Earlier this year, Little May played alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes and The Flaming Lips on the Gentlemen of the Road tour, before their performance at Bonnaroo Festival. Tickets on sale now at littlemaymusic.com/tour
Recorded in the main hall at Future Past Studios, a converted nineteenth-century church in Hudson, New York, the unique setting helped capture an intensity now trademark of Little May’s music. The remainder of the album was completed in Aaron’s garage in Brooklyn, New York, setting the visual soundtrack for this unique experience, as documented in the accompanying video for “Home.”
Longtime fans of Dessner and The National, it was a career-defining moment when Aaron expressed interest in working with the band. During April and May of 2015, Annie Hamilton, Liz Drummond and Hannah Field, along with their band, comprised of Cat Hunter and Mark Harding, made their way to Hudson in upstate New York and began recording their debut album with Aaron.
“It was a dream of ours to work with Aaron Dessner. We are so incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to make this album with him, and Jonathan Lowe, who engineered and mixed the album. Aaron captured the heart of what we are about, and we couldn’t be more thankful,” Little May say about the experience.
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“The band’s dark-tinged folk-rock has definite pop appeal – breathy vocal harmonies, hooky guitars, and sweeping arrangements abound. There’s a cinematic beauty to this music….. The results are like First Aid Kit with a splash of Haim’s swagger.” – Stereogum
“Little May have become one of Australia’s most buzzed about bands, drawing comparisons to First Aid Kit, Fleetwood Mac and Haim. Now, they’re poised for an explosive debut in the States.” – Billboard
“Organic production complete with saccharine vocals and an infectious blend of anthemic guitars and drums.” – Pigeons and Planes
“Their sound is smooth and evocative, with songs that flow between intoxicating guitar melodies, haunting vocals and uplifting folky beats.” – Harper’s Bazaar UK
US TOUR DATES
10.20.15 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
10.21.15 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
10.23.15 – MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PA
10.24.15 – DC9 – Washington, DC
10.26.15 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
10.27.15 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
10.29.15 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
10.30.15 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
11.2.15 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
11.3.15 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
FOR THE COMPANY / TRACKLISTING
- Oh My My
- Bow & Arrow
- Seven Hours
- Remind Me
- Where Do You Sleep
- The Shine is Brighter At Night
- Hide [Bonus Track]
- Boardwalks [Bonus Track]
Little May’s debut album will be released October 9 via Capitol Records and UMA Recordings.
“Home” is available digitally here
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