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Hinds announce new album The Prettiest Curse, plus tour dates

Listen to lead single "Good Bad Times"

Hinds new album the prettiest curse tour dates good bad times music video, photo by Andrea Savall
Hinds, photo by Andrea Savall
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    Hinds are ready to put a spell on you. The Madrid indie rock act has announced their return with a new album called The Prettiest Curse, along with a proper North American tour. To celebrate, they’ve shared a brand new single, “Good Bad Times”.

    The Prettiest Curse comes out on April 3rd via Mom + Pop Records. It’s Hinds’ third full-length to date, following 2018’s I Don’t Run and 2016’s Leave Me Alone, and allegedly it sees the group ditching their lo-fi roots to embrace the cleaner side of garage pop. It also features Hinds singing in Spanish, their native language, for first time on any of their records.

    “Good Bad Times” is technically the second song we’ve heard from the album, following the previously released single “Riding Solo”, and it sounds like a mellow Tame Impala cut. According to a press release, it’s about “the struggle of communication, time difference, distance… like the two sides of a coin, two sides close together that can’t be separated even though they seem to be completely different.”

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    In the music video for “Good Bad Times”, directed by Jean Lafleur, Hinds take the form of superheroes in a vintage ’80s style live-action show. After proclaiming they will take down the nameless villain, they set to work solving everyday crimes: a stolen baby, teens bullying a child, and a cat stuck in a tree. It’s simple, entertaining fun. Watch it below.

    To support the new album, Hinds are hitting the road for a string of North American tour dates. The trek kicks off on May 14th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and wraps up on June 17th in New York City. Along the way, the band will play in major cities like Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Atlanta, and more.

    Tickets for Hinds’ new tour dates go on sale Friday, February 7th at 10:00 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster. After that leg, they’ll perform at festivals like Bilbao BBK Live and FIB Benicàssim.

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    Hinds 2020 Tour Dates:
    04/13 — Brighton, UK @ Chalk
    04/15 — Birmingham, UK @ The Castle & Falcon
    04/16 — Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand
    04/18 — Dublin, GB @ The Grand Social
    04/20 — Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 3
    04/21 — Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
    04/22 — London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
    04/24 — Paris, FR @ Badaboum
    04/25 — Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
    04/27 — Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Musikclub
    04/28 — Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
    04/29 — Berlin, DE @ Lido
    04/30 — Munich, DE @ Backstage Club
    05/14 — Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
    05/15 — Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
    05/19 — Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
    05/20 — Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
    05/22 — Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
    05/23 — Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
    05/24 — Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
    05/26 — Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
    05/29 — Portland, OR @ Star Theater
    05/30 — Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
    05/31 — Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    06/02 — Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
    06/05 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
    06/06 — Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    06/09 — Austin, TX @ Antone’s Nightclub
    06/10 — Dallas, TX @ The Cambridge Room at House of Blues
    06/11 — Houston, TX @ The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston
    06/13 — New Orleans, LA @ Parish at House of Blues
    06/14 — Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell
    06/16 — Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    06/17 — New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    07/09-11 — Bilbao, SP @ Bilbao BBK Live
    07/16-19 — Benicàssim, SP @ FIB Benicàssim

    The Prettiest Curse Artwork:

    The Prettiest Curse by Hinds artwork

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    The Prettiest Curse Tracklist:
    01. Good Bad Times
    02. Just Like Kids (Miau)
    03. Riding Solo
    04. Boy
    05. Come Back And Love Me <3
    06. Burn
    07. Take Me Back
    08. The Play
    09. Waiting for You
    10. This Moment Forever

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