Ann Arbor quartet Pity Sex announced their sophomore full length White Hot Moon today and are streaming the first single off of it, “What Might Soothe You?” via NPR. White Hot Moon isn’t due out until Spring 2016 on Run For Cover Records, but Pity Sex are releasing a limited edition 7″ single of “What Might Soothe You?” with an etched B-side on Run For Cover that is currently available for pre-order.
Additionally, Pity Sex announced a December West Coast tour today with support from Colleen Green and Eskimeaux. Tickets for the tour will go on-sale this Friday at 9am local time.The band will play select dates on the East Coast and Mid-West this fall including 2 CMJ showcases and Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites in Austin, Texas (all tour dates below).
“What Might Soothe You?” is the first single from Pity Sex’s heavily anticipated new album,White Hot Moon. Infectious guitar riffs played against a steady uptempo bass-and-drum backbone only tease a taste of what the Ann Arbor quartet have brought to the table with their sophomore album. With the help of the band’s long time producer Will Yip, Pity Sex return to the sounds and subjects touched on their breakthrough 2013 debut Feast of Lovein a more mature fashion: expertly-crafted melodies, attentive lyricism and alternately lush and fuzzy guitar tones all work to dial-in the signature sound that Pity Sex has crafted to make their form of melancholia undeniably magnetic.
10/16/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ottobar^
10/17/15 – New York, NY @ Adhoc Car Wash (matinee)
10/17/15 – New York, NY @ Run For Cover CMJ Party
10/18/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar^
11/02/15 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door*
11/04/15 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall*
11/06/15-11/08/15 – Austin, TX @ FFF Nites
12/17/15 – San Diego, CA @ The Che Café #
12/18/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
12/19/15 – San Fransisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #
12/20/15 – Portland, OR @ Analog #
12/21/15 – Seattle, WA @ El Corzon #
12/22/15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt #
^ = w/ Wildhoney & Spencer Radcliffe
* = w/ La Dispute & Wildhoney
# = w/ Colleen Green & Eskimeaux