Australia’s Alpine are excited to announce that they are set to support Spanish rockers Crystal Fighters on a U.S. run this June. Since forming, Alpine have toured extensively with the likes of Kimbra, Sia, Cloud Control, The Naked And Famous, and Matt Corby; they have also just wrapped their first U.S. tour including a stop at SXSW 2013. Additionally, the band has appeared at various festivals worldwide including Splendour In The Grass, Southbound and Falls Festival. Full tour dates are below.
A Is For Alpine the debut album from the band, will be released stateside May 21 on Votiv. The new release, which was recently chosen as iTunes’ Australian Alternative Album of the Year, has received early critical praise from the likes of KCRW, Nylon, and Pitchfork, who dubbed it an “unforgettably light and charismatic gem”. Alpine was also recently featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday.
The latest video for the track “Seeing Red” sees the six piece literally launch themselves into space, and can be viewed here .
Alpine is Phoebe Baker and Lou James (dual vocals), Christian O’Brien (guitar), Ryan Lamb (bass), Tim Royall (keys) and Phil Tucker (drums). The new album was recorded in Melbourne with producer Dann Hume who helped the band experiment with sounds and textures. Of the record Lamb notes, “We wanted to represent the different sides of our music, so there’s some sad moments, some dancey moments, some rocking out and lots of harmonies.” No strangers to the benefits of shared ideas and the collaborative process, Alpine’s own methods for song writing reflect the strong and respectful working relationship they had with Hume. Baker describes the new album as the band’s “innocent and not so innocent explorations through our twenty-something emotions.”
Alpine Tour Dates // Supporting Crystal Fighters
June 1 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
June 4 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
June 5 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
June 7 – Portland, OR – Holocene
June 8 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
June 9 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
June 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
June 12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
June 14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
June 15 – Toronto, ON – The Hoxton
June 17 – Montreal, CA – SAT
June 18 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
June 19 – New York, NY – Webster Hall