Fresh off a three-week run of North America supporting Travis, New York City quartet, Rathborne, has announced a two-week run of dates supporting Albert Hammond Jr. in the Midwest and west coast, starting November 11. First though, Rathborne returns home to celebrate the release of SOFT in stores October 15 and perform during this year's CMJ Music Marathon, Oct. 17 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (8pm) and Pianos (11:30pm) and 18 at Pianos (10pm).
SOFT is a record that never stops moving, bounding from one jagged-edged song to the next, marrying the fast-and-loose ethos of No Age with the unhinged garage-pop of Ty Segall and the melodic ease of classic R.E.M. and Big Star. Produced by Rathborne and Emery Dobyns (Antony & the Johnsons, Battles, Noah & the Whale), with mixing and co-production by Gus Oberg and Albert Hammond, Jr., the record nestles honey-sweet hooks inside tangles of guitar and Darren Will's percolating bass.
Rathborne has already been featured as Vogue's "Artist of the Week" and featured on Rolling Stone, Bullett, Spin, Noisey and Diffuser.FM.
10/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (CMJ/8pm) +
10/17 - New York, NY @ Pianos (CMJ/11pm)
10/18 - New York, NY @ Pianos (CMJ/11:30pm)
11/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag #
11/13 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door #
11/14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre #
11/15 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room #
11/17 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall #
11/19 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room #
11/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey #
11/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's #
11/23 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre #
11/24 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey #
11/25 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue #
+ w/ The Head and The Heart, Rose Windows & PAPA
# w/ Albert Hammond Jr.