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The Most Serene Republic… and the ever expanding roadtrip

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    Milton, Ontario band The Most Serene Republic is leaving home (and country) for a whirlwind tour of North America in support of its latest album.

    Released on July 14th, …And The Ever Expanding Universe marked the the band’s third album in just four years with label Arts & Crafts. So far, the result has been quite good, with the effort having been called one of the freshest and most expansive of the Toronto pop scene thanks to its well-designed arrangements and glorious harmonies.

    MSR will look to duplicate this success on the road beginning in early September. The tour, which runs through October, takes the band through eastern cities such as Boston and Detroit, and as far west as Los Angeles and San Diego. Tour mates include Still Life Still, The Grates and Grand Archives.

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    While you’re waiting, ease you’re anticipation with of a free download of the album’s first single, “Heavens To Purgatory”. It is available for the price of an email address via arts-crafts.ca.

    …And The Ever Expanding Universe Tracklist:
    01. Bubble Reputation
    02. Heavens To Purgatory
    03. Vessels Of A Donor Look
    04. Phi
    05. The Old Forever New Things
    06. All Of One Is The Other
    07. Patternicity
    08. Four Humours
    09. Catharsis Boo
    10. Don’t Hold Back, Feel A Little Longer
    11. No One Likes A Nihilist

    The Most Serene Republic 2009 Tour Dates:
    09/09 – Detroit, MI @ Pike Room ^
    09/10 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s ^
    09/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry ^
    09/12 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown ^
    09/13 – Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot ^
    09/15 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive ^
    09/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^
    09/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room #
    09/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland #
    09/20 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
    09/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
    09/23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
    09/24 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile *
    09/25 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Music Festival *
    09/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore *
    09/28 – Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper *
    09/29 – Kelowna, BC @ Habitat *
    09/30 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino *
    10/01 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlight *
    10/02 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub *
    10/03 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid *
    10/05 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
    10/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *
    10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
    10/08 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
    10/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw *
    10/10 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
    10/15 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
    10/16 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
    10/17 – Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore

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    ^ = w/ Still Life Still
    # = w/ The Grates
    * = w/ Grand Archives

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