Had we known about this info a little sooner, we may have rethought our recent list of most anticipated releases of the year. Well consider this an addendum of sorts. Roughly three months after Narrator's debut tape on J Ross Select, the trio announced plans to release an LP with Chris White's (Magicicada) Mission Trips. White first tipped us off in a recent profile of the musician and label owner, hinting at future releases by Narrator, Lindsay Smith, and Easily Suede, but now we have an actual taste of the new material as well. The above video for "A Figure for the Lawn" (directed by Grey Keith) finds the band venturing noticeably but organically away from the celestial drone and lilting elegiacs we've heard before, drifting more toward dark bedroom pop. The brief track pits bizarre vocal effects, hypnotic simplicity, and after-hours bewitchment for an addicting listen.
With the Widest Smiling Faces:
June 30th - Atlanta, Ga - The Mammal Gallery
July 1st - Nashville, Tn - house show
July 2nd - Memphis, Tn - Lamplighter Lounge (w Aster)
July 3rd - Chicago, Il - (TBA) (w Pool Holograph)
July 5th - Fenton, Mi - lake house show (w Eleanor Quigley)
July 6th - Pittsburgh, Pa - (TBA)
July 8th - New York City, Ny - The Silent Barn (w maxo & amadels)
July 9th - White River Junction, Vt - Main Street Museum
July 10th - Northampton, Ma - the Manor (w grammerhorn wren)
July 11th - Boston, Ma - Neverland (w Robot Death Kites)
July 12th - Amherst, Ma - house show (w We Are Oceans)
July 13th - Philadelphia, Pa - (TBA )
July 14th - Baltimore, Md - Holy Frijoles (w NATURAL VELVET)
July 15th - Washington, DC - Union Arts DC (w Warehouse)
July 17th - New York City, Ny - The Bowery Electric
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