MOURN Return to North America | Announce 'Over the Wall' EP
Due to legal issues with MOURN's Spanish label, the young band was unable to tour North America or Europe following the release of their Sophomore album Ha Ha He last summer. This September the foursome makes their triumphant return for a two week run of dates, marking their first time playing stateside since the release of their breakout debut in 2014. They are incredibly excited to finally get to share with North America the music from Ha Ha He.
With today's announce they also announce their Off the Wall EP, which features one outtake track from Ha Ha He, as well as four cover songs. You can listen to their cover of "Color Me Impressed" by The Replacements - which originally premiered on Stereogum - now LISTEN HERE
09/06 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
09/07 - Washington, DC - Songbyrd
09/08 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
09/09 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Purgatory Room)
09/10 - Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
09/11 - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
09/12 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
09/13 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar
09/14 - Toronto, ON - The Smiling Buddha
09/15 - Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal (La Vitrola)
09/17 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland Block Party
Over the Wall
(September 8th - Captured Tracks)
1. Angines (Unreleased)
2. Over the Wall (by Echo & The Bunnymen)
3. The Fire (by The Sound)
4. Color Me Impressed (by The Replacements)
5. Whatever (by Husker Dü)
MOURN are a group of Catalonian teenage wunderkinds making authentically great guitar-based music in an era when it's considered almost unfashionable. Since their 2014 self-titled debut, the band has faced upsetting circumstances, both personally and professionally, that no artist should have to deal with, especially so early in what promises to be a long and fruitful career. When dealing with such a young band, you worry about the effects of early hype on their future; however, as the band's 2016 sophomore release Ha. Ha. He. proved, we never needed to worry about MOURN's path to becoming a great band - they already were one.
Though MOURN have continued their speedy ascent from local curiosity into an international band on the rise, there have been some unfortunate setbacks for the young band. A legal dispute with their previous Spanish label forbade them from touring, forcing them to remain absent or turn away all opportunities brought forth by the 2016 release of their fantastic 2nd LP. Now with their legal troubles finally behind them, MOURN return to the United States for a string of dates across the country with more energy than ever, ready to show the world what we've all been denied.
To mark their triumphant return, Captured Tracks is proud to release the digital/cassette EP Over The Wall to coincide with the tour. Featuring an unreleased track and four covers by various heroes and influences that belie the band members' ages (The Replacements, Husker Du, The Sound, and Echo & The Bunnymen), Over The Wall is yet another raging set of songs that prove that MOURN cannot be held back and are not to be missed on this rare American tour. MOURN are finally free!