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Listen: Vertical Scratchers’ new song “Memory Shards”

on February 11, 2014, 4:45pm

Vertical Scratchers densely pack elements of garage rock and pop into short, but still fully-formed songs. Take for example “Memory Shards”, the second single off the duo’s forthcoming LP Daughter of Everything.

Highlighting lead singer John Schmersal’s idiosyncratic delivery à la Robert Pollard — who coincidentally makes a guest appearance on the album — it’s more aggressive than the falsetto-heavy lead single “These Plains”, but still manages to retain strong pop sensibilities. Take a listen below.

Daughter of Everything arrives on February 25th via Merge Records. In support, the duo will hit the road for a North American tour starting in March.

Daughter of Everything Tracklist:
01. Wait No Longer
02. Turn Me Out
03. Memory Shards
04. Pretend U Are Free
05. Way Out
06. Chambermaids
07. U Dug Us all
08. Kingdom Come
09. Someone
10. Run Around
11. These Plains
12. Get Along Like U
13. My Only Want
14. Rainbows
15. The End

Vertical Scratchers 2014 Tour:
03/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop 2014
03/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Records in-store
03/07 – Phoenix, AZ @ VIVA PHX Festival
03/09 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
03/10 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s
03/13-16 – Austin, TX @ South By South West 2014
03/17 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
03/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
03/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03/22 – Durham, NC @ Merge 25K Finish Line @ Motorco Music Hall
03/23 – Washington, DC @ DC 9
03/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
03/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
03/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
03/29 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s
03/30 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
03/31 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
04/01 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
04/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
04/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
04/05 – Boise, ID @ The Crux
04/06 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
04/07 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
04/11 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
04/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint

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