Typhoon Announce Their New Album 'White Lighter' Released August 20th 2013

Typhoon Announce Their New Album 'White Lighter' Released August 20th 2013

NPR raves Typhoon play "mighty, powerful songs whose instrumentation conveys big, bold joy ... They've put out some memorable music, but the new White Lighter takes the promise they've shown and delivers completely. The uplifting melodies and rhythms that sway and swing, mixed with lyrics about hopeless dreams and cold realities, works so well. It's the kind of combination that has me singing words over and over - words that, if laid on paper, might not be ones I'd want stuck in my head. They're dark, but in that darkness can be found a sincere appreciation for the gift of life."
Spin Magazine calls first single Young Fathers a "mind-boggling chunk of orchestral pop," going on to say "this latest epic dives into the group's enormous range: Frontman Kyle Morton's earnest vocals lead the charge, his wondrous delivery flanked by left-field riffage, sudden fits of silence, chirping backup singers, and triumphant horns - and those are just a few of the sounds thriving inside 'Young Fathers.'"

Typhoon will head out on a North America headlining tour beginning September 5th in their hometown of Portland, OR. This six-week tour will include performances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Music Fest NW, along with stops in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Tour dates below.
What makes White Lighter so great is the sense of borrowed time and urgency. A series of events suffered from a bug bite - failed organs, life spared thanks to modern medicine and a kidney given to him by his father - Kyle, the band's lead singer and songwriter, channeled his emotions into songwriting to create this big-hearted sound that bursts with a raw emotion and energy. The end result is a remarkably powerful and beautiful collection of songs.
"When we started working on White Lighter, I had reason to believe that it would be the last thing I ever did," says Kyle. "It is now six months since we finished. I'm still here and there's still work to be done."
Tour Dates (more to be announced):
September 5-6                       Music Fest NW                                    Portland, OR
September 9                           The Rickshaw Theatre                       Vancouver, BC
September 10                        The Crocodile Café                              Seattle, WA
September 11                        Top Hat Lounge                                    Missoula, MT
September 12                        El Korah Shrine                                     Boise, ID
September 13                        Urban Lounge                                       Salt Lake City, UT
September 14                        Hi-Dive                                                     Denver, CO
September 16                        The Waiting Room                               Omaha, NE
September 17                        The Old Rock House                            St. Louis, MO
September 19                        Cedar Cultural Center                         Minneapolis, MN
September 20                        Schubas                                                   Chicago, IL
September 21                        Beachland Tavern                                Cleveland, OH
September 22                        Wexner Center                                      Columbus, OH
September 24                        The Garrison                                          Toronto
September 25                        Pop! Montreal                                      Montreal, QB
September 26                        Higher Ground                                      South Burlington, VT
September 27                        The Iron Horse                                      Northampton, MA
September 28                        Littlefield                                                 Brooklyn, NY
September 29                        Brighton Music Hall                             Boston, MA
September 30                        Le Poisson Rouge                                 New York, NY
October 1                                Johnny Brenda's                                   Philadelphia, PA
October 4                               The High Watt                                         Nashville, TN
October 2                               The Rock 'n Roll Hotel                          Washington, DC
October 6                               Austin City Limits Festival                   Austin, TX
October 9                               Three Links                                               Dallas, TX
October 10                            House of Blues                                        Houston, TX
October 12                            Lambert's (ACL aftershow)                Austin, TX
October 13                             Austin City Limits Festival                  Austin, TX
October 15                            The Loft                                                     La Jolla, CA
October 17                            The Satellite                                             Los Angeles, CA
October 18                            The Independent                                   San Francisco, CA
October 19                            WOW Hall                                                 Eugene, OR