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Pottery announce debut EP, share “Lady Solinas”: Stream

Plus, rising garage rock outfit lines up extensive 2019 tour

Pottery debut EP No 1 "Lady Solinas" Partisan Records new indie music release
Pottery, photo by Luke Orlando
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    Pottery are a rising garage rock outfit that’s just inked a deal with Partisan Records, the same label that’s gifted us with the likes of Deer Tick, Dilly Dally, and IDLES. Their debut release for the indie imprint is No. 1, the band’s first-ever EP, due out this spring.

    The seven-song project was hinted at with last year’s “Hank Williams”, which doubled as the EP’s lead track and Pottery’s debut single. The Montreal five-piece has unboxed a second similarly promising offering with “Lady Solinas”.

    While Pottery’s melodies are of the irresistible variety, the real fierce spark of “Lady Solinas” is held in their guitars. Like live, untamed wires, they flail and snap, leaving behind trails of smoke. Listeners are advised to stick around past the 2:50 mark, when Pottery fold in post-punk and rock and roll heat in a 30-second sprint to the song’s end.

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    In a statement, frontman Austin Boylan explained the track’s connection to Andy Warhol:

    “‘Lady Solinas’ is a satirical take on the story of Andy Warhol’s shooter, Valerie Solanas (Warhol’s writer of the screenplay UP YOUR ASS, also the writer of SCUM Manifesto). The story is used to consider the power of passion in artists and its effect on their mental condition. Although the lyrics hold a serious message, the approach to convey it is ultimately comedic.”

    Take a listen below.

    No. 1, which was recorded in just two nights, is due out May 10th. Check out the EP’s artwork and tracklist below.

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    No. 1 Artwork:
    pottery no 1 debut ep partisan cover artwork

    No. 1 Tracklist:
    01. Smooth Operator
    02. Spell
    03. Hank Williams
    04. Lady Solinas
    05. Worked Up
    06. The Craft
    07. Lifeline Costume

    In support of the EP, Pottery have an extensive tour lined up that includes a North American stint and their first-ever shows in the UK and Europe. After previously playing alongside the likes of Thee Oh Sees and Parquet Courts, Pottery will share the stage with The Beths and Viagra Boys.

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    Peep the full itinerary below.

    Pottery 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/07 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
    03/12-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW 2019
    03/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
    03/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
    03/23 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
    03/24 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
    03/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret *
    03/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
    03/28 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
    03/29 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
    03/30 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck *
    03/31 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz *
    04/02 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
    04/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
    04/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
    04/06 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
    05/11 – Leeds, UK @ Gold Sounds Festival
    05/12 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
    05/14 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle
    05/16 – London, UK @ Sebright Arms
    05/17 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
    05/18 – Luxembourg, LU @ De Gudde Wellen
    05/19 – Hasselt, BE @ Mod Club
    05/21 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic &
    05/23 – Angers, FR @ Joker Pub
    05/24 – Rouen, FR @ Rush
    05/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    08/17-18 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
    08/29-09/01 – Wiltshire, UK @ End of the Road Festival

    * = w/ Viagra Boys
    # = w/ The Beths

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