they might be giants max frost news recap
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Speedy Ortiz dropped a new music video—plus, don’t miss a tour announcement from Max Frost. Check out the news you might have missed today below!

1. Speedy Ortiz share animated music video


Speedy Ortiz released a new animated music video for their song “I’m Blessed.” The video is done in claymation. “I’m Blessed” is from Speedy Ortiz’s third album Twerp Verse, released earlier this year. The band are currently on tour with tickets available now.

Dates:
11/27 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair +
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church +
11/30 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts ^
12/01 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot ^
12/02 – Woodstock, NY @ Colony ^
04/27 – Ferndale, MI @ Ferndale Spring Fever
+ w/ Palberta
^ w/ Guerilla Toss

2. Max Frost announces North American headlining tour


Max Frost just ended his run supporting twenty one pilots’ Bandito tour. Now, the singer/songwriter is announcing his North American headliner The Gold Rush Tour. Kicking off in March, the tour is in support of his debut album, Gold Rush, out now. Tickets for the upcoming tour are on sale Friday, Nov. 30. A full list of dates can be found below.

Dates:
03/01 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
03/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
03/04 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
03/05 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
03/06 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
03/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
03/09 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
03/11 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
03/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
03/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
03/15 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
03/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Black Room, Colectivo
03/18 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig
03/20 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G’s
03/22 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
03/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
03/25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/26 – Washington, DC @ DC9
03/28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
03/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
03/30 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
04/01 – Dallas, TX @ Dada
04/02 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)
04/04 – Austin, TX @ Scott Inn
04/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
04/08 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo Room)
04/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

3. They Might Be Giants launch album preorder


They Might Be Giants opened preorders for their new album, My Murdered Remains. The album has 16 new tracks, including “The Communists Have The Music.” The new album is out Dec. 10, with CDs shipping in mid-December and vinyl shipping in 2019. The collection of tracks is exclusive to Idlewild Recordings and will not be sold elsewhere or listed on streaming sites. Fans can preorder the album now.  

4. To Write Love On Her Arms announces #into19 campaign

TWLOHA announced a month-long giving campaign titled #into19. The campaign’s goal is to raise $125,000 by Dec. 31. With the money, TWLOHA hopes to reach new communities, share more stories and help more people in 2019. In 2018, TWLOHA sponsored 3,100 counseling sessions and launched the new Find Help tool. To donate, visit their website.

5. Trapdoor Social drop music video for “Hold Me Down”


Trapdoor Social revealed their new music video for “Hold Me Down.” The track is about how bigger problems are forgotten when dealing with your emotions and matters of the heart. “Hold Me Down” was released earlier this month as a follow-up to their 2016 self-titled full-length.

6. Hold Close unleash new single, “Cloud9”


Hold Close released “Cloud9” from their upcoming album, Time. Vocalist Braxton Smiley says the song is about “seeking hope until it is gained, letting go of what holds back or causes fear.” Time drops Jan. 18 via Hopeless and is available to preorder now here.