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Strand of Oaks announces new album, Hard Love, shares video for “Radio Kids” — watch

on December 01, 2016, 12:05pm

Photo by Philip Cosores

Indie rocker Timothy Showalter, aka Strand of Oaks, is gearing up to return with a new album called Hard Love. Due out February 17th through Dead Oecans, it serves as his fourth LP overall following 2014’s stellar HEAL.

The nine-track effort was born following a year spent relentlessly touring behind HEAL — including captivating sets at Newport Folk Festival, Primavera, and Governors Ball. For the sessions, Showalter tapped producer Nicolas Vernhes (Speedy Ortiz, Dirty Projectors) to help him capture a “loose, hedonistic vibe.”

“In a time of calculation and overthinking, I wanted to bring back the raw, impulsive nature that is the DNA of so many records I love,” Showalter explained in a press statement. “Some records are built like monuments, set in stone. I want this record to be burned in effigy, in celebration of the limited time we have on this earth.”

Our first peek at Hard Love comes courtesy of “Radio Kids”, a fuzzy, impassioned cut that calls to mind the alternative rock of the ’90s. Check it out below via its Christopher Good-directed video, which features some cool looking headbanging.

Hard Love Artwork:

hard love strand oaks album Strand of Oaks announces new album, Hard Love, shares video for Radio Kids    watch

Hard Love Tracklist:
01. Hard Love
02. Radio Kids
03. Everything
04. Salt Brothers
05. On the Hill
06. Cry
07. Quit It
08. Rest of It
09. Taking Acid and Talking to My Brother

In support, Showalter has lined up a lengthy 2017 tour that will take him across the US and Europe.

Strand of Oaks 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
12/01 – Arden, DE @ The Gild Hall
12/02-04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
12/11 – Brussels, BE @ AB-Huis 23
02/25 – Berlin, DE @ Privat Club
02/26 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
02/27 – Brussels, BE @ AB-Box
02/28 – London, UK @ Oslo
03/01 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
03/02 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
03/03 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
03/04 – Oostende, BE @ De Zwerver
03/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
03/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
03/12 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
03/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/15 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
03/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
03/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
03/18 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
03/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo Coffee
03/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
03/23 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
03/24 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/25 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
03/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
03/28 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
03/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
03/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
04/01 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
04/03 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
04/04 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Indoor
04/05 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
04/07 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
04/08 – Tallahassee, FL @ Word of South Festival
04/09 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
04/10 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

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