Speedy Ortiz’sAmerican Horror’ is the second piece of new music to be showcased from the forthcoming ‘Real Hair’ EP, currently set for an 11th February 2014 release, via Carpark Records.

The 2014 EP is the follow up to the Northampton band’s debut, and critically acclaimed, album ‘Major Arcana’. The ‘Real Hair’ release features four new tracks and was recorded and mixed by legendary grammy winning producer Paul Q. Kolderie (Pixies, Radiohead, The Go-Go’s, Dinosaur Jr, and Throwing Muses). From the vocal melodies to the no-nonsense guitar turns, this is Speedy’s catchiest outing yet, drawing inspiration from contemporary Top 40 and R&B radio in addition to their regular arsenal of guitar rock.

In an official statement lead singer, guitarist and general songstress Sadie Dupuis compared the upcoming release to its full-length predecessor, saying, “While the last album was kind of a break-up jam, these songs are a lot more introspective – myself dealing with and talking to and making sense of myself.”

American Horror’ comes hot on the heels of ‘Everything’s Bigger’ which was the first track to be taken from the new EP. Both can be heard via SoundCloud with ‘Oxygal’ and ‘Shine Theory’ finishing off the new four-track release in February.

2014 promises to be a busy year for the four-piece as they continue to promote last year’s album and this new 90’s grunge-filled material. While 2013 was certainly the breakthrough year for the group it would appear that this year a wider audience is about to experience the delights of Speedy Ortiz, as this word-of-mouth group showcase their material live to audiences, not only in the US, but all across Europe.

We gave ‘Major Arcana’ star billing back in July. Take a look at the review here. Below are all of the remaining dates for the Speedy Ortiz gigs. If you’re a fan, are still playing stand-out track ‘No Below’ non-stop or simply intrigued make sure you grab a gig ticket before they go…

January 11 – Tallahassee, FL @ Office Lounge
January 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root
January 13 – Birmingham, AL @ Seasick Records
January 14 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
January 15 – Asheville, NC @ Toy Boat
January 16 – Charlottesville, VA @ Tea Bazaar
January 17 – Washington, D.C. @ The Dougout
January 18 – Princeton, NJ @ Yellow Ranch
January 19 – Holyoke, MA @ Rowhaus
January 21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
January 22 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
January 13 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Hare & Hounds
February 14 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
February 15 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Broadcast
February 16 – Manchester, U.K. @ Deaf Institute
February 18 – London, U.K. @ Birthdays (NME Awards)
February 19 – London, U.K. @ The Lexington
February 20 – Brighton, U.K. @ Green Door Store
February 21 – Paris, France @ Trabendo
February 22 – Lille, France @ La Peniche
February 24 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
February 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
February 26 – Hamburg, Germany @ Turmzimmer
February 27 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ BETA
February 28 – Berlin, Germany @ Magnet Club
March 1 – Vienna, Austria @ Flex
March 6 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
March 7 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
March 8 – New Oreleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
March 10 – McAllen, TX @ Galax-Z Fair
March 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
March 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
March 29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
March 30 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
April 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
April 2 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
April 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
April 5 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
April 7 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
April 8 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
April 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
April 11 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
April 12 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre

 

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