Thursday, May 24, 2012

Download “Silver Spring” by Speedy Ortiz and Pre-order the Sports EP

Speedy Ortiz are set to unleash their Sports EP to the world on June 5th. It will be available through Exploding in Sound Records on limited edition vinyl or you can buy the intangible version via your favorite digital distributor. Exploding in Sound Records is, of course, a venture co-founded by your editor here so I would be remiss if I didn't say: Just get the damn vinyl! It comes with a download anyway and you get an awesome looking record and artwork to hold in your hands while listening. Now that that unpleasantry is behind us, I will say Sports is irrefutably one of the year's best releases. It contains five tracks of delightfully wry lyrics, winding guitars, and gripping rhythms. But don't take my word for it; The Boston Phoenix has already started generating buzz with this wonderfully written piece. The release show will be on Wednesday, May 30th at O'Brien's Pub in Allston, MA with Grass is Green, Young Adults, and Arvid Noe. It a veritable smorgasbord of sensational Boston acts. You should already know that Speedy Ortiz are a killer live act and I hope to see all you there next week. If you want Speedy Ortiz to come to your town or you are just feeling generous, the band needs help procuring a van and are offering some enticing incentives. Full details on the release and a free download of the irresistible single "Silver Spring" after the jump.

The debut EP from SPEEDY ORTIZ, SPORTS EP, is set for a June 5th release on Exploding In Sound Records. The album is available in limited edition 10” random colored vinyl and digitally through Bandcamp and other major distributors. Pre-orders are now available through Bandcamp and the label’s online store. All pre-orders include a download of the full record on May 29th, a week before the album’s official release. “Silver Spring,” the first single from the record is available now for streaming and as a free download. Head over to the label’s Soundcloud page or the band’s Bandcamp now!


Speedy Ortiz has several release shows planned along the East Coast, celebrating the arrival of SPORTS EP with friends in Boston, MA (5/30), Danbury, CT (6/1), and Brooklyn, NY (6/2) before heading out on tour this summer. Fans at the shows will be able to purchase the vinyl ahead of the June 5th release. Check out more info below and full release show details.

The Northampton, MA based indie rock quartet has been widely praised since their inception, with The Boston Phoenix hailing them, “one of Massachusetts's best new bands,” and describing their infectious sound as “guitar-oriented slacker pop, heavy '90s jams with catchy choruses for head-bopping, or push pits.” Originally a solo project of vocalist/guitarist Sadie Dupuis, the full band came together late last year as Matt Robidoux (guitar), Mike Falcone (drums), and Darl Ferm (bass) joined forces. Speedy Ortiz aren’t aiming to be the next nostalgic buzz band; this is loud, clever, and honest music that draws from genuine influences and an undying love of indie rock’s finest decade.

SPORTS EP, recorded at The Sex Dungeon studio in Philly (Ugh God, Fat History Month, Florida=Death), highlights Speedy Ortiz’s uncompromising knack for catchy hooks, tremendously overdriven guitars, brutal pounding drums, thick rumbling basslines, and a sharp yet bleak sense of humor. Their music twists and turns from the anthemic sludge of “Curling” to the brilliant word-play of the explosive “Silver Spring,” and the twitchy post-punk guitar riffs of “Basketball”. Speedy Ortiz’s music is addictive and ferocious, creating exceptional rock with a shimmering muscular brilliance. Your soundtrack to the summer has arrived.

Mixed by Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Thurston Moore, Doomstar) and mastered by Keith Freund (RIBS, Dirty Dishes).

SPEEDY ORTIZ – Spring / Summer 2012 Tour Dates [more to be announced]:

5/22 - Amherst, MA – Babetown w/ California X, Life in Vacuum, Peace Be Still, You'll Live
5/30 – Allston, MA – O’Briens w/ Grass Is Green, Young Adults, Arvid Noe**
6/01 – Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theatre w/ Ovlov, Disco Doom, Eastwood, Estrogen Highs**
6/02 – Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium w/ Disco Doom, Census, Turbosleaze**
6/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Level Room w/ Ugh God, Cusses
6/23 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West w/ Roomrunner, Daughn Gibson

** denotes record release weekend

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