Pickwick to Release 'Love Joys' This July; Announce North American Tour Dates
Small Press Records is pleased to announce that the new Pickwick long player LoveJoys will be released on July 7th, 2017. The band will be touring in support of the release, including two shows in British Columbia that have been moved from early June to late July - dates below.
Album standout "Which Way You Go", which features a performance from Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces, has just been added as an interactive track via remix app 8Stem - the new venture from SubPop co-founder Bruce Pavitt. The band will award the creator of their favorite remix tickets to their choice of the June 10 show at Neumos in Seattle, or the June 24 show at the Doug Fir in Portland.
Produced by Erik Blood (Shabazz Palaces), LoveJoys is a sonic sanctuary built from unrestrained creativity, and a potent tonic; undiluted joyful inspiration, guaranteed to transport the listener to a place of ecstatic release.
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Listen to LoveJoys and you'll hear a band that has pushed aside external pressures and expectations, overcome internal demons, and plugged directly into their own creative center. Hypnotically intricate, just-right sonic ornamentation shimmers around a thick, undulating bed of propulsive rhythm.
LoveJoys was recorded at "Chemical X" and "Black Space" (February - May 2016), Blood's studios in the basement of the old Rainier Brewery building in Seattle. It features performances from: Tendai Maraire (Shabazz Palaces), Sean T. Lane, Marquetta Miller (Breaks and Swells), Taryn Rene Dorsey, and the Black Space's in-house horns and strings - Alina To (Passenger String Quartet) and Jeremy Shaskus (Breaks and Swells).
Written in the midst of personal and political turmoil, lyrically and sonically LoveJoys became an escape somehow, a place for the band to purge all their deepest concerns while somehow also being relieved of them. LoveJoys embodies the relationship between inspired creativity and the use of escapism as a way of getting there.
Pickwick on tour:
6/10 - Seattle, WA / Neumo's
6/24 - Portland, OR / Doug Fir
7/4 - Seattle, WA / Gas Works Park (SeaFair Fourth)
7/28 - Victoria, BC / Sugar Nightclub - moved from June 8th
7/29 - Vancouver, BC / Rickshaw Theatre - moved from June 7th
8/16 - Santa Cruz, CA / Catalyst Atrium
8/17 - San Francisco, CA / The Chapel
8/18 - San Diego, CA / Space
8/19 - LA, CA / Bootleg
8/20 - Phoenix, AZ / Valley Bar
8/22 - Denver, CO / Larimer Lounge
8/24 - SLC, UT / Urban Lounge
8/25 - Boise, ID / Neurolux
8/26 - Spokane, WA / The Bartlett