Peter Wolf Crier are celebrating the release of their new record, Garden of Arms (September 6, Jagjaguwar) with a series of events over the next few weeks.
First up, the band has announced a t-shirt design contest for all their fans to celebrate the new album with them. The winning design will go on tour with the guys and be worn by PWC fans across the country!
Then on Sunday, August 28th, the band will perform live at the Minnesota State Fair & their set will be simulcast on Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current. Tune in from 6-8pm to hear songs from the new album!
You can also hear the whole album-before it’s released-on September 1st at Aster Cafe in Minneapolis where there will be a listening party with the band from 5-7pm. This will be followed by the official record release show at the Cedar Cultural Center on September 23rd.
Peter Wolf Crier will join Norwegian singer songwriter Sondre Lerche for his US tour this November. The band will support Lerche, who is a friend, for a series of dates from Houston to Pittsburgh. These dates will follow PWC’s headlining tour in support of their new album, Garden of Arms, which is out on Jagjaguwar on September 6.
Speaking of which, pre-orders for Garden of Arms are available for the first time TODAY at SC Distribution. All pre-orders come with an instant digital download of the full album.
Peter Wolf Crier has also announced a t-shirt contest which fans can participate in via their Facebook. The winning design will go on tour with the band and be worn by fans across the country. Updated tour dates are listed below.
Peter Wolf Crier have premiered “Settling It Off” a new track from their forthcoming album Garden of Arms on Pitchfork’s Forkcast. Garden of Arms will be out on Jagjaguwar on September 6. You can also catch the band on tour with Milagres this fall. Check out their tour dates here.
Peter Wolf Crier have just announced their first headlining tour of the US this Fall! Following the release of their album, Garden of Arms, on September 6 (Sept 5 UK) the band will sally forth and bring their rocking live show to clubs coast to coast. They kick off the whole shebang with a record release party in their hometown of Minneapolis at the Cedar Cultural Center on September 23. Quirky popsters Milagres will join PWC for a leg of the tour. A full list of dates can be found after the jump.
In the meantime if you want to whet your appetite for what’s to come, you can download the first track off Garden of Arms, “Right Away,” right here. As the first offering from the new album, “Right Away” has already been shown much love from the blogosphere. Paste Magazine called out its “samples, organs and vibraphones” combining “for a bigger indie rock sound.” My Old Kentucky Blog said the track demonstrates “a rich melodic soundscape – layered with harmonies and perfectly-timed percussive elements,” and Austin Town Hall was “drawn in” by “its creative and unique take on drums and quirky rhythms.” Ultimately, “Right Away” is just one example of how Garden of Arms pulls inspiration from PWC’s rollicking live show. Be sure not to miss them on tour!
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