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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Little Tybee announces tour, releases 'Empire State'

Exciting news out of the Little Tybee camp today. The folk troubadours unleashed a live, Red Bull-funded recording of its latest single "Empire State" and announced a lengthy US tour that brings the Atlanta-natives all the way to the West coast and back.

"Empire State" is a perfect example of why Little Tybee has continued to be one of the most innovative groups to come out of Atlanta in recent years. The track starts off with Tybee's trademark delicate string arrangements guided by vocalist/guitarist/pianist Brock Scott's fragile crooning. Halfway through the familiar strings drop out and the group jumps into a minor psychedelic synth freakout that zigzags between a dizzying array of sounds. The group's technical mastery allows for a tight control of the song's intensity through subtlety and harmonic expertise.

Check out Little Tybee's understated talent for yourself when it stops by the 529 on June 28.

With New Madrid and Giant Giants. 9 pm. $8. 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769. www.529atlanta.com

June 27th - Hangfire Bar - Savannah, GA
June 28th - 529 - Atlanta, GA
June 30th - The Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
July 2nd - The Bottle Tree - Birmingham, AL
July 3rd - RED WHITE and BLUE House Show - New Orleans, LA
July 4th - Lambert's - Austin, TX
July 5th - Dan's Silver Leaf - Denton, TX
July 6th - 806 Café - Amarillo, TX
July 7th - Gig Performance Space - Santa Fe, NM
July 8th - Sister Bar - Albuquerque, NM
July 9th - Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
July 10th - Mia's Lounge - Flagstaff, AZ
July 11th - Tin Can - San Diego, CA
July 12th - Fais Do-Do - Los Angeles, CA
July 13th - Amnesia - San Francisco, CA
July 14th - Harlow's - Sacramento, CA
July 16th - Sam's Bond - Eugene, OR
July 17th - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
July 18th - The Tacoma House - Tacoma, WA
July 19th - Nectar Lounge - Seattle, WA
Jul 21st - Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
July 23rd - Lost Lake - Denver, CO
July 24th - Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
July 25th - The Demo - St. Louis, MO
July 26th - The Hideout - Chicago, IL
July 27th - Daytrotter - Rock Island, IL
July 27th - SOFAR - Chicago, IL
July 28th - Laundomatinee Session @ The Hi Fi - Indianapolis, IN
July 29th - Natalie's - Worthington, OH
July 30th - Eli's - Cincinnati, OH
July 31st - Zanzabar - Louisville, KY
Aug 1st - The Basement - Nashville, TN

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