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Tour for Your Friend begins tonight in Washington D.C.!

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the incredible new album by Your Friend titled, Gumption. Tonight, Taryn Miller (Your Friend), will be kicking off her tour to support the new album in Washington D.C. with Porches and Alex G. She’ll be hitting SXSW next week, then the West coast, East coast and everything in between.

Wed. Mar. 9 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
Thu. Mar. 10 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
Fri. Mar. 11 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Backroom *
Sat. Mar. 12 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Festival *
Sun. Mar. 13 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth *
Mon. Mar. 14 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder *
Wed. Mar. 16 – Austin, TX @ Space 24 (Urban Outfitters x Domino SXSW Party) (3:00pm)
Wed. Mar. 16 – Austin, TX @ Hype Hotel (DJ set) (4:30pm)
Wed. Mar. 16 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder (Ground Control Official SXSW Showcase) (11:30pm)
Thu. Mar. 17 – Austin, TX @ End of An Ear (4:00pm)
Fri. Mar. 18 – Austin, TX @ Cedar St. Courtyard (FLOOD x Domino SXSW Party) (2:00pm)
Fri. Mar. 18 – Austin, TX @ Pen (Portals SXSW Showcase) (5:30pm)
Sat. Mar. 19 – Dallas, TX @ Spillover Music Fest *
Mon. Mar. 21 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake *
Tue. Mar. 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
Wed. Mar. 23 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest *
Thu. Mar. 24 – Portland, OR @ Analog Café *
Fri. Mar. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
Sat. Mar. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
Mon. Mar. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
Tue. Mar. 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Thu. Mar. 31 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory – Constellation Room *
Fri. Apr. 1 – San Diego, CA @ Che Café *
Sat. Apr. 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge *
Sun. Apr. 3 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Co-Op *
Tue. Apr. 5 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
Wed. Apr. 6 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
Thu. Apr. 7 – Madison, WI @ UW Student Union *
Fri. Apr. 8 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College – Gardner Lounge *
Sat. Apr. 9 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
Sun. Apr. 10 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café *
Mon. Apr. 11 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
Tue. Apr. 12 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs *
Wed. Apr. 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Thu. Apr. 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
Fri. Apr. 15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Thu. May 5 – Kansas City, MO @ Middle of the Map Festival

* with Alex G & Porches

 

In addition, she’s released a short documentary that was filmed at her record release show in her hometown. Check it out:

First single off of Cross Record’s sophomore album: “Steady Waves”

Cross Record is the project of husband and wife Dan Duszynski and Emily Cross. “Steady Waves” and all of the accompanying tracks on their upcoming sophomore album, Wabi-Sabi were written and recorded at the couple’s ranch called, Moon Phase Ranch in Dripping Springs, TX. This ranch was not their home before, though. Emily and Dan dropped their Chicago life to live on 18 acres of land that included a bird sanctuary. There in Dripping Springs, Emily some how found the time to create Wabi-Sabi despite the 60 work week which included a smattering of jobs from restaurant work to nannying. Her husband, Dan, produced the record along with the couple’s friend Theo Karon and Thor Harris of Swans. If the rest of the record is anything like “Steady Waves”, it’s sure to be incredible.

“Steady Waves” is a surprisingly powerful track and a boldly beautiful introduction to Cross Record’s new work. It certainly takes the listener somewhere that is not predicted initially. Listen:

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Wabi-Sabi in its entirety is due out on January 29th on Ba Da Bing Records and you can pre-order it here. If you’re intrigued by Cross Record, as am I, you can learn more about them by watching their documentary, “Hardly Sound”:

http://video.klru.tv/viralplayer/2365340636/