Montreal guitar and drum duo Solids will see their debut album Blame Confusion released next week, on February 18 via Fat Possum Records. Ahead of the album's release, the group is offering a full album stream via Pitchfork's Advance. In conjunction with the album's streaming, the duo has announced a European tour.
Formed by Xavier Germain-Poitras (guitar) and Louis Guillemette (drums), Solids has been built on the premise that melody never shines as much as when it is forced to fight its way through many layers of distortion and feedback. Blame Confusion, recorded by Adrian Popovich at Mountain City Studio (We Are Wolves, Sam Roberts, The Dears), stays true to that idea.
Influenced by bands from the 90's, like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Superchunk, their first EP released in 2010, Generic Dogs, united fans of chaotic choruses under the banner of their intense rock. Solids has already played SXSW, Osheaga, Pop Montreal and The Fest and now an extensive North American tour announcement will see the band hit the road in tandem with their February release. Featuring ten shows in Canada, including two nights in Montreal, and a wide run of the United States (including a return to SXSW). See below for all upcoming Solids tour dates.
20/02/14 Silver Dollar, TORONTO, ON
21/02/14 Call The Office, LONDON, ON
22/02/14 PJ's Lager, DETROIT, MI
23/02/14 Schubas, CHICAGO, IL
25/02/14 Union Sound Hall, WINNIPEG, MB
26/02/14 O'Hanlon's, REGINA, SK
27/02/14 Vangelis, SASKATOON, SK
28/02/14 Wunderbar, EDMONTON, AB
01/03/14 Palomino, CALGARY, AB
03/03/14 Media Club, VANCOUVER, BC
04/03/14 Sunset Tavern, SEATTLE, WA
05/03/14 Holocene, PORTLAND, OR
07/03/14 Milk Bar, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
08/03/14 The Church, LOS ANGELES, CA
9/3/2014 The Void, SAN DIEGO, CA
10/03/14 The Western, PHEONIX, AZ
12/03/14 SXSW Festival, AUSTIN, TX
13/03/14 SXSW Festival, AUSTIN, TX
14/03/14 SXSW Festival, AUSTIN, TX
15/03/14 SXSW Festival, AUSTIN, TX
16/03/14 Circle Bar, NEW ORLEANS,
17/03/14 Proud Larry's, OXFORD, MS
18/03/14 The End, NASHVILLE,
20/03/14 529, ATLANTA, GA
21/03/14 Local 506, CHAPEL HILL
22/03/14 Crown 2, BALTIMORE, DC
23/03/14 Kung Fu Necktie, PHILADELPHIA, PA
24/03/14 Glasslands, BROOKLYN, NY
25/03/14 Mercury Lounge, NEW YORK, NY
27/03/14 Great Scott, BOSTON, MA
28/03/14 TRH Bar, MONTREAL, QC
29/03/14 TRH Bar, MONTREAL, QC
09/04/14 Casbah, HAMILTON, ON
10/04/14 Detour Music Hall, STE CATHARINES, ON
11/04/14 Jimmy Jazz, Kazoo Festival, GUELPH, ON
30/04/14 Birthdays, LONDON, UK
01/05/14 The Exchange, BRISTOL, UK
03/05/14 Live at Leeds Festival, LEEDS, UK
04/05/14 Sounds from The Other City, Lambchop, MANCHESTER, UK
06/05/14 Mono, GLASGOW, UK
07/05/14 Hare and Hounds, BIRMINGHAM, UK
09/05/14 013, TILBURG, NL
10/05/14 London Calling, AMSTERDAM, NL
14/05/14 Stengade, COPENHAGEN, DK
16/05/14 Oetinger Villa, DARMSTADT, GE
17/05/14 Prinzenbar, HAMBURG, GE
19/05/14 Nero Bar, BERLIN, GE
20/05/14 Kleines Forum, BIELEFELD, GE
21/05/14 P'niche, LILLE, FR
22/05/14 Les Nuits Botaniques, BRUSSELS, BE
23/05/14 File 7, MAGNY-LE-HONGRE, FR
25/05/14 Nouveau Casino, PARIS, FR
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
1. Over The Sirens
2. Off White
4. Haze Away
5. Blame Confusion
6. Laisser Faire
7. Cold Hands
8. Through The Walls
9. Not Complaining
Photo by Marine Anais Haddidi
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