Portland All Female Trio LOVERS to Release 7th Album; East Coast Tour Dates Set
Portland all-female trio, Lovers, celebrate the release of their seventh album, A Friend in the World with a pair of hometown dates in Portland and then an East Coast tour. The songs on the new album fuse intimacy and empowerment into a modern atmosphere of honesty, new feminist humor, and rhythmic complexity. The result is at once arresting, tender and romantic. The new record is a rich engagement of acoustic and electronic extroversion and introspection- an uplifting ride into uncharted territories of the heart and mind. A Friend in the World is the follow-up to Lovers' celebrated 2010 album Darklight and the second for the band as a trio. A Friend in the World is being released by Badman Recording Co. September 24. I'm hoping you'll consider advancing their show with a feature, album review or advance blurb.
Lovers (celebrated lyricist Carolyn Berk, producer/performance artist Kerby Ferris, and producer/percussionist Emily Kingan) craft an intimate portrait of female friendship, sexuality, and evolution as an infinite process. The three first encountered in 2002 after Berk's near-fatal van explosion while on tour with an earlier incarnation of the band. Emily Kingan, then on tour with classic Portland feminist hardcore band The Haggard, invited Berk to join the bill. Ferris was their roadie. Years later, Kingan organized a meeting for her two friends and future bandmates in South America, where Berk was traveling and Ferris was living and performing in various experimental electronic projects in São Paulo's thriving music scene. The result was sisterly love at second sight, and prophetic premonitions of the creative collaborations to come.
For more information, visit loversarelovers.com
Sat Sep 21, 2013 Mississippi Studios in Portland OR, Record Release show w/ Night Cadet
Sun Sep 22, 2013 Chop Suey in Seattle WA w/ Night Cadet, S, and 18 Individual Eyes
Fr, Oct 18th Pittsburgh, PA Brillobox/Sappho
Sat, Oct 19th Buffalo, NY Duke's Bohemian Groove Bar / Club Night - Ambush
Thurs, Oct 24th Richmond, VA The Camel
Fri, Oct 25th Durham, NC Pinhook
Sun, Oct 26th Baltimore, MD Club K
Sun, Oct 27th Brooklyn, NY Glasslands