MisterWives' 'Connect the Dots' Due 5/19; New Tour Dates Announced
MisterWives are set to release Connect The Dots, their bold new sophomore album, on May 19th, 2017 via Republic Records/Photo Finish. Preorders of the record are available now, with instant downloads of rising single "Machine" and new song "Oh Love" with each purchase. "Machine," which the band performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden last month, has racked up over 4 million plays on Spotify and made quick fans of Nylon, MTV, The Line of Best Fit, and more. Last week, the band released the gorgeous post-apocalyptic video for the song via Billboard!The band (Mandy Lee [vocals], Etienne Bowler [drums], William Hehir [bass], Marc Campbell [guitar], Jesse Blum [keys, trumpet, accordion] and Mike Murphy [Saxophone]) holed up last summer in their Bronx home studio lovingly dubbed "Band Camp," blurring the lines between friends hanging out with nightly poker games and bbqs and a laser focused band creating the bones of what would become Connect the Dots. Last fall, they took those skeletons to a makeshift studio in Woodstock, NY before flying to LA where they recorded the album's final incarnation with Butch Walker (Weezer, Taylor Swift, P!nk, The Donnas), who co-produced the record with Bowler. Lee explains, "It was so refreshing getting to work with a producer who believed in humans making music, not computers. We had such a blast getting to record our parts in a few takes rather than comping/slapping parts to the grid/auto-tuning and other techniques that typically suck the soul out of music." Connect The Dots is MisterWives' highly anticipated follow up to debut album Our Own House. Released in 2015, the band's debut has racked up 200 million plays on Spotify and counting. The album spawned RIAA Gold certified single "Reflections" and landed them an Artist to Watch nomination at the mtvU Woodie Awards.
The band recently announced The Band Camp Tour, which takes them on their first headlining run to support Connect The Dots. After celebrating the release with an already sold-out intimate hometown show at Bowery Ballroom on May 16th, they'll kick off a three week run on June 14th in St. Louis which includes stops at Summerfest, Firefly, and a headlining slot at Mamby on the Beach. On Saturday, the band wrapped up an arena tour as main support for Panic! at the Disco. Full dates can be found below and tickets to The Band Camp Tour can be purchased here.