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Minor Victories (Slowdive, Mogwai, Editors) share new song “Folk Arp”, announce first-ever US tour — listen

Self-titled debut album arrives in June

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    Minor Victories is the name of the new supergroup featuring Rachel Goswell of Slowdive, Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, Justin Lockey of Editors, and James Lockey of Hand Held Cine Club. Their self-titled debut album drops June 3rd via Fat Possum/PIAS, and today they’ve released another cinematic sample entitled “Folk Arp”.

    Previous single, “A Hundred Ropes”, had theatrics of its own, but they leaned on the ominous, oncoming Death side of things. “Folk Arp”, conversely, is more of a hopeful romance. The first two minutes of the six-minute long track are almost entirely taken up by a soft rhythm, looping guitar picking, and drawn out synth notes. Goswell’s airy vocals signal the song’s second movement as she coos “Can you feel this/ Warmth holding us?” Like the feeling of love tingling through your veins, the song builds as strings enter and the rhythm taps a quickening pace.

    It’s just the kind of stirring build you’d expect a band formed from all these other outfits to handle exquisitely, and Minor Victories don’t disappoint. Take a listen below.

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    In addition to the new music, Minor Victories have revealed their first-ever US tour dates. They’ll pick up in the summer following their spring European dates, and you can find the whole itinerary below.

    Minor Victories 2016 Tour Dates:
    05/03 – London, UK @ Village Underground
    05/04 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
    05/05 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
    05/06 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School
    06/03 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
    06/04 – Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby Festival
    06/17 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
    06/19 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
    06/20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
    06/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    06/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    06/24 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
    06/25 – Columbus, OH @ The A&R Bar
    06/26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    06/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    06/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
    08/05-07 – Katowice, PL @ OFF Festival
    08/07 – Sicily, IT  @ Ypsigrock Festival
    08/12 – St Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock Festival
    08/20 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival

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