Taken from the album "Chorus." Out now on Slumberland Records.
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Philadelphia, PAâ€™s Literature features Kevin Attics, Nathaniel Cardaci, Chris Schackerman, and Seth Whaland. Attics, whoâ€™d written for numerous music trades as a teen, met Cardaci and Whaland at the house venue they both operated in Austin, TX. Cardaci and Whaland each ran small imprint labels and, a million adventures later, the trio decided to form a band. Upon moving to Philadelphia the group befriended Schackerman who also joined the fold.
In 2012, following a well-received single and a track on Gerard Cosloyâ€™s â€œCasual Victim Pile IIâ€ compilation they released their debut album, "Arab Spring," which became a cult hit within the indiepop community. That album is sharp and immediate, almost mod-ish in its attack, but always tuneful and going for melody where it counts. They toured the US in support, and have performed with the likes of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Eternal Summers, Ted Leo, Sic Alps, White Fence, Gentlemen Jesse, Hospitality, and Brown Recluse. They also appeared on Terre T's Cherry Blossom Clinic.
In 2013 they released a follow-up 7â€, â€œTie Dyeâ€ and contributed a track to Esopus Magazine alongside artists like Jens Lekman and The Shins. They also played at that yearâ€™s NYC Popfest, which helped cement the buzz that was steadily growing amongst savvy pop fans. "Arab Spring" was treated to a re-mastered re-press, which followed the first pressing and quickly sold out.
Autumn of 2013 saw the band begin work on their second album, "Chorus," with lauded engineer Gary Olson (whose body of work includes records by Crystal Stilts, Mad Scene and The Beets) at his Marlborough Farms studio in Brooklyn, NY. As a beautiful autumn turned into one of the harshest winters in recent memory, Olson and the band began stretching out, enhancing the album with studio techniques dating back to the late 60s including true-tape flanging, sending vocals through Leslie speaker cabinets, and the same analog style of automatic double-tracking created at Abbey Road Studios.
The result is an album that is as immediate as it is timeless, full of effortlessly catchy and well-crafted tunes that echo pop legends like Smiths and Orange Juice. All of that time in the studio has resulted in a rich, considered sound that puts the band's arranging and playing front and center. "Chorus" is one of the most exciting pop records in years, and marks Literature at true contenders.
Sept 05 - Bethlehem, PA - Nancy Run Fire Company w/Slow Warm Death
Sept 06 - Baltimore, MD - Holy Underground w/Expert Alterations
Sept 07 - Washington DC @ George Washington University
Sept 08 - Marietta, OH @ Project Active Media
Sept 09 - Cleveland, OH @ Dag House w/Heart Attack Man, Sunmouth, Two Hand Fools
Sept 10 - Dayton, OH @ South Park Tavern
Sept 11 - Nashville, TN @ Betty's
Sept 12 - Athens, GA @ Hi Lo Lounge w/Gold-Bears & Deep State
Sept 13 - Savannah, GA @ The Bomb Shelter w/Gold-Bears
Sept 14 - Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor (early show)
Sept 15 - Philadelphia, PA - RECORD RELEASE SHOW @ Underground Arts w/The Drums & Beverly
Sept 16 - New Brunswick, NJ @ Paradise Lost
Sept 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio w/Expert Alterations, Gingerlys, Kissing Is A Crime
Sept 18 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/Grand Resort, Crazy Pills, Big Quiet
Sept 20 - NYC, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/The Drums & Beverly
Sept 21 - Albany, NY - Low Beat w/Neighborhood of Make Believe, Drgn King
Sept 22 - Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog w/Cheap Clone
Sept 24 - Grand Rapids, MI - Mulligan's Pub
Sept 25 - Chicago, IL - Quenchers
Sept 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Quarters w/ROM, Soul Low, Lost Spirit
Sept 28 - Omaha, NE - Sweatshop Gallery w/Nathan Ma & The Rosettes
Sept 30 - Boise, ID - The Crux
Oct 01 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett w/Sebadoh
Oct 02 - Portland, OR - Foggy Notion
Oct 03 - Sacramento, CA - Witch Room w/Soft Science
Oct 04 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
Oct 05 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo w/ The Shivas
Oct 06 - San Diego, CA - The Hideout
Oct 07 - Phoenix, AZ - Lost Leaf
Oct 09 - Oklahoma City, OK - Blue Note
Oct 10 - Tulsa, OK - Soundpony
Oct 11 - Denton, TX - Macaroni Island w/Fishboy
Oct 12 - Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas w/ Beth Israel
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