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New Music: Dispatch – “Circles Around the Sun”

on June 28, 2012, 2:05pm

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Following the release of “Not Messin” and “Josaphine”, Dispatch has unveiled the title track to its first album in 12 years, Circles Around the Sun. The song (and by extension the LP itself) is an ode to the band’s departed friend Larry Perry, who, according to press, was a disabled man unwillingly sent into space by NASA in the ’60s. As a homage to their spacefaring companion, the band has forged a rollicking country anthem akin to some old Merle Haggard story-song, celebrating the man and his inspirational journey to the stars. Check out the song and its lyric video below.

“Larry cannot walk or speak but was in perfect health and, more importantly, in the eyes of the government, expendable,” said bassist-vocalist Chad Urmston. “Unbeknownst to them, from a very young age, Larry had always been an adrenaline junkie and the scientists and government officials were actually fulfilling the biggest adventure he could ever dream – to be launched into space. To everyone’s surprise, Larry returns from space triumphant and smiling.”

Circles Around the Sun hits stores on August 21st via the band’s own imprint Bomber Records. In support of the record, the band have announced the first dates for their fall North American tour, with more to be announced shortly. Check out the current itinerary underneath the video.

Dispatch 2012 Tour Dates:
08/10-12 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
09/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/21 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
09/22 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
09/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
09/28 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Centre
09/29 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Centre
10/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
10/03 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
10/05 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
10/06 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
10/08 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
10/o9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
10/11 – Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall
10/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre

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