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Sam Fender announced his debut album—plus, don’t miss a new music video from CYN. Check out the news you might have missed today below!

1. Sam Fender announces debut album release date

 



Sam Fender announced his upcoming debut album, Hypersonic Missiles, will drop Aug. 9. The album was written, recorded and produced at Fender’s own self-built warehouse studio in North Shields, U.K. and recorded alongside long-standing friend and producer Bramwell Bronte. Preorders for upcoming LP are available here. Fender will be touring in Europe later this month, and tickets can be found here. Check out the dates below.

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Dates:
04/17 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum
04/18 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje,
04/20 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
04/22 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
04/24 – Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater
04/25 – Munchen, DE @ Strom
04/26 – Zurich, CH @ Papiersaal
04/28 – Brussels, BD @ Orangerie
04/29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
05/02 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
05/03 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU
05/04 – Leeds, UK @ Live at Leeds
05/06 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
05/07 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
05/10 – Birmingham, UK @ The Institute
05/12 – Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove
05/13 – Bristol, UK @SWX
05/26 – Warrington, UK @ Neighbourhood Weekender
07/11 – North Shields, UK @ Tynemouth Castle
08/1-4 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

2. AVAIL release additional tour dates

AVAIL announced more shows for their tour this fall. The new dates include stops in Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. Support will be provided by Angel Du$t for the new dates. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 20 at 4 p.m. and can be found here.

Dates:
07/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
07/20 – Richmond, VA @ The National
09/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
09/07 – New York City, NY @ Warsaw
09/08 – Boston, MA @ Royale

3. Julia Jacklin shares acoustic music video

Julia Jacklin debuted a stripped-down version of “Comfort.” The original track is featured on her most recent album, Crushing, which can be purchased via Polyvinyl. She embarks on tour today in Germany before making her way to North America. Tickets can be found here, and dates are below.

Dates:
04/16 – Munich, DE @ Milla
04/17 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
04/24 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom #
04/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s #
04/26 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott #
04/27 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB #
04/28 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern #
04/30 – Washington, DC @ DC9 #
05/01 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel #
05/02 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room #
05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/06 – Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records #
05/08 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern #
05/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
05/10 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge #
05/11 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar #
05/13 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
05/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #
05/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret #
05/18 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern #
05/19 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
05/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall #
05/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom #
06/03 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/04 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Indoors) #
06/05 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) #
06/06 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
06/08-09 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
07/12 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/18-21 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
07/30 – Missoula, MT @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater mce_markernbsp;
07/31 – Boise, ID @ Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden mce_markernbsp;
08/03-04 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
08/05 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s $
08/08 – Bend, OR @ Athletic Club of Bend $
08/09 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre $
08/11 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor $
08/15-18 – Powys, UK @ Green Man Festival

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4. CYN drops new music video

CYN shared a music video for her latest release, “Terrible Ideas.” The video was directed by Quinn Wilson and made in partnership with Chanel Beauty. “I wanted to bring the intimacy forward,” Wilson says. “I think that comes across most in the hyperclose-ups of CYN and between moments of her touching the lens. She’s so present in front of the viewer, looking at us straight on for the majority of the video.” The track is available to purchase here.

5. Kurt Travis announces solo album, releases new music video

Kurt Travis debuted a new music video for “Easy Peasy” and announced his first solo record, There’s A Place I Want To Take You. “This song is one of my favorites on the album. It’s very playful and lighthearted,” Travis shares. “The song is about how I don’t like waking up in the morning and also how I have a hard time falling asleep.” The album will be released May 17 and is able for preorder here. He’s hitting the road next month with support from Adventurer and Makari. Tickets are available here, and dates are listed below.

Dates:
05/17 – Placerville, CA @ Family Vacation
05/18 – Redding, CA @ The Dip
05/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock *
05/22 – Denver, CO @ Moon Room *
05/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Whiskey Junction *
05/25 – Berwyn, IL @ Wire *
05/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Citadel *
05/28 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room *
05/29 – Manchester, NH @ Bungalow *
05/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland *
05/31 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Grill *
06/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage *
06/02 – Norfolk, VA @ Charlie’s *
06/03 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
06/05 – Greenville, SC @ Radio Room *
06/06 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar ^
06/07 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar ^
06/08 – Margate, FL @ O’Malleys ^
06/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn ^
06/11 – Nashville, TN @ The End ^
06/12 – Memphis, TN @ Canvas ^
06/13 – Little Rock, AR @ Brewski’s Basement ^
06/14 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links ^
06/15 – McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura ^
06/16 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live ^
06/17 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group ^
06/19 – El Paso, TX @ Rock House ^
06/20 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock ^
06/21 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction ^
06/23 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers ^

* with Adventurer
^ with Makari