EAR PWR For Massive Tour

 

A suitcase of synths and a megaphone –
what’s not to like?

 

By Blurt Staff

 

With their new
album Super Animal Brothers III (Carpark) about to drop on May 19, Baltimore-by-way-of-North-Carolina gonzos
Ear Pwr will be hitting the road in mid May for their most extensive North
American tour yet. It’ll take ‘em all over the continent and run through the
end of June. See full itinerary below.

 

The duo –
Devin and Sarah (get a gander at the photo above, as that’s worth more than
just a mere thousand words) – been operative in one form or another since about
2005 and they describe the genesis of their unusual name and their trajectory
of the band thusly:

 

One evening, while admiring their
ancient tape player and wondering just how old it was, they noticed the word
“EAR” above the headphone jack and “PWR” above the power
input.  They decided that they were EAR PWR, even though they weren’t
quite sure what that meant.  At the close of the summer, Sarah departed Winston-Salem for a one-year stay in Italy and Devin began college in Asheville, NC,
but their commitment to the idea of “EAR PWR” never wavered.

 

In Sarah’s absence, Devin (also a
concert tubaist and drummer) wrote a multitude of danceable electronic jams
using analog devices. When Sarah returned, she wrote the lyrics. Their
immediate goals were simple: Make people dance. Make people happy. Soon after,
they took their project live, playing shows all over North Carolina and steadily brought the
dance party to the entire east coast. During this time, they also recorded a
full-length album and an EP. In the summer of 2008, the pair kicked off their
first U.S. tour with good
friends, Future Islands,
at Whartscape and were introduced to the wonderful world of Baltimore where they will soon reside full
time.

 

The
suitcase-of-synths-and-a-megaphone Ear Pwr’s new album is described as a blend
of “Italo Disco, Baltimore Club, and twee indie pop… a nuclear party grenade.”

 

Let it blow,
then!

 

In the
meantime, check out the

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

May 2nd –
Brooklyn, NY @ Union Docs
May 13th – Chapel Hill, NC
@ The Nightlight
May 17th – Baltimore, MD @
The Zodiac*
May 19th – Brooklyn, NY @
Death By Audio*
May 22nd – Washington,
D.C. @ Comet Ping Pong*
May 23rd – Philadelphia,
PA @ Pilam*
May 24th – New York, NY @
Cake Shop*
May 25th – Providence, RI
@ Min Pin 4 Ever
May 26th – Boston, MA @
Church of Boston
May 27th – Kittery, ME @
Buoy Gallery
May 28th – Montreal, QC @
Zoo Bizarre
May 29th – Toronto, ONT @
Primary Color Presents
May 30th – Detroit, MI @
Division Street Boutique
May 31st – Chicago, IL @
Ronny’s
June 1st – Milwaukee, WI @
Cactus Club
June 3rd – Kansas City, MO
@ The Pistol Social Club
June 4th – Denver, CO @
Rhinoceropolis
June 6th – Seattle, WA @
Healthy Times Fun Club
June 7th – Olympia, WA @
Northern
June 10th – Portland, OR @
Holocene*
June 12th – San Francisco,
CA @ Hemlock Tavern*
June 13th – San Jose, CA @
Nickel City Arcade*
June 14th – Los Angeles,
CA @ Space 15 Twenty (Daytime show 1pm)*
June 14th – Los Angeles,
CA @ BBQ at Art and Mayhem (Afternoon show 4 – 10 p.m.)*
June 15th – Los Angeles,
CA @ Pehrspace*
June 16th – Irvine, CA @
Acrobatics Every Day*
June 19th – Austin, TX @
Beauty Bar*
June 20th – Dallas, TX @
The Handsome Kitten*
June 21st – Houston, TX @
Mango’s Cafe*
June 22nd – New Orleans,
LA @ Saturn Bar*
June 23rd – Little Rock,
AK @ Rad Hizzy*
June 24th – Knoxville, TN
@ Pilot Light*
June 25th – Asheville, NC
@ Mo Daddy’s*
June 26th – Atlanta, GA @
529*
June 27th – Durham, NC @
The Pin Hook*
June 28th – Greenville, NC
@ Spazz Haus*
June 29th –
Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar*
June 30th – Baltimore, MD
@ The Zodiac*

* with Adventure

 

 

 

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