Protip: The free stuff’s in the third paragraph. Drink it in, you lucky music lover.
My favorite band-everyone-needs-to-know, Fictionist, just wrapped up a bunch of SXSW performances, and now they’ve announced that they’re touring this July with Neon Trees. They’ll be playing the East Coast dates of Neon Trees’ Intimate Night Out tour.
Like Neon Trees, Fictionist formed in Provo, Utah. They signed with Atlantic Records a few years back, then wouldn’t buckle under Atlantic’s pressure to make their sound more like Of Monsters and Men etc. The excellent self-titled album they released late last year (cover above) has been described as “the MGMT update of Peter Gabriel”.
About that free music: You can get a free download of their song “Not Over You” on their official website. (I’m on their email list, and they totally don’t spam.) Be sure to check it out because the track’s super good. Those guys are so nice to us little people.
Here’s the official tour announcement Fictionist made on Instagram:
EAST COAST!!!! We are happy to announce that we're coming your way with @official_neontrees and @coin_music. Here are the shows we'll be playing: 7/9 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live (official) 7/10 — Orlando, FL – The Beacham 7/11 — St. Petersburg, FL — State Theatre 7/13 — Atlanta, GA – Center Stage – The Loft – Vinyl 7/14 — Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom 7/16 — Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall 7/17 — Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland 7/18 — Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live 7/20 — Washington, DC – 9:30 Club 7/21 — Philadelphia, PA – TLA 7/22 — New York, NY – Irving Plaza 7/26 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
And check out the video for Lock & Key, featuring a very sad robot: