Peggy Sue Releases Choir of Echoes on Yep Roc, Kicks Off Tour
Choir of Echoes, the highly anticipated third full-length album from Brighton, England trio Peggy Sue, is available now via Yep Roc Records. The band will kick off their U.S. tour in support of the album on January 29th in Bryan, TX, with dates in New York, Los Angeles and more. Please see below for full tour routing.
The video for "Longest Day of The Year Blues," the second single from the new record, is being premiered exclusively on American Songwriter. The band says the song is "a pretty straightforward break up song. One of those break up songs about getting dumped and having to go to work the next day when the next day happens to be the longest day of the year."
Choir of Echoes was produced at the legendary Rockfield Studio in South Wales by Jimmy Robertson and mixed by longtime collaborator John Askew. Of the record, the band says, "Choir of Echoes is an album about singing. About losing your voice and finding it again. Voices keeping each other company and voices competing for space. The call and response of the kindest and the cruelest words. Choruses. Duets. Whispers and shouts."
The new album follows 2011's Acrobats, which NPR called "mountainous and brooding." Additionally, 2012 saw the self-release of a collection of reinterpretations of the groundbreaking soundtrack to Kenneth Anger's 1963 cult classic short film Scorpio Rising. The 12 tracks resulted from their performances playing live alongside a screening of the film and were issued as a series of 1,000 hand stamped, packaged and signed CDs.
Peggy Sue is singer-guitarists Rosa Slade and Katy Young and drummer Olly Joyce. Since the release of Acrobats, the band has toured across Europe and North American with the likes of Jack White, Wild Flag, Joan As Policewoman and labelmates First Aid Kit, including a recent stop on the main stage of this summer's Green Man Festival.
PEGGY SUE TOUR DATES
January 29 Bryan, TX Grand Stafford*
February 1 Austin, TX The Mohawk*
February 3 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room*
February 5 San Diego, CA Soda Bar*
February 6 Los Angeles, CA The Echo*
February 7 Davis, CA 3rd Space*
February 8 Berkeley, CA Starry Plough*
February 10 Portland, OR Holocene*
February 11 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
February 13 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands
February 15 Philadelphia, PA Ortlieb's
*with Mandolin Orange