Brooklyn electro-pop duo Tiny Victories will release their debut album, Haunts, on June 10th via indie label The Sleepover Party. In anticipation, the LP is streaming in full below.
The 11-track effort follows their the band’s EP, Those Of Us Still Alive, which they supported with lengthy tours alongside Ra Ra Riot, White Denim, and Maps & Atlases. When they get off the road, the band linked up with producer Alex Aldi (Passion Pit, The Walkmen), recording the album over the course of a year in his Brooklyn studio. The record’s preceded by three singles, “Systems”, “Scott & Zelda”, and “Drinking With Your Ghost”.
Before they made music full-time, vocalist Greg Walters and drummer Cason Kelly had some rather demanding day jobs. Prior to 2010, Walters worked as a foreign correspondent, covering the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan, and the Russian-Georgian war. Meanwhile, Kelly spent time as a social worker in New York City. In a press release, both men cite being burned out and looking for something new as primary reasons for starting the band.
It’s perhaps in spite of the duo’s origins that Haunts proves to be decidedly upbeat. Walters’ voice sounds reminiscent of Interpol’s Paul Banks, but with less sneer and more enthusiasm. The spry production highlights the band’s knack for anthemic synth arpeggios and dynamic, booming drums.
According to a press release, “Their new album is a statement of purpose — and a point of arrival. The songwriting has evolved in a more focused direction, with a tighter structure, while Greg Walters and Cason Kelly continue to build on the experimental sonic architecture that fascinated them in their early days.”
Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.
01. Drinking With Your Ghost
02. Scott & Zelda
04. Let It Burn
05. This Revolution
06. Austin, TX
07. Proton Pagoda
08. Life Is Boring
09. Our Lady of Route 80
11. You’re Gone
Tiny Victories will be on tour this summer. Consult the schedule below.
Tiny Victories 2014 Tour Dates:
05/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
06/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
06/07 – New Orleans, LA @ House Party
06/08 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
06/09 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
06/10 – Savannah, GA @ Hang Fire
06/12 – Raleigh, NC @ TBA
06/13 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
06/14 – Richmond, VA @ Camel
06/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right