FIRST ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS TO BE RELEASED
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 VIA ATO RECORDS
San Francisco, CA's Two Gallants have signed to ATO Records and will release their fourth LP The Bloom and the Blight on September 4, 2012. The album is their first since 2007’s self-titled release and comes after a three-year hiatus. Fans can get an early sneak peek at the new album via RCRD LBL, which premiered first single "Broken Eyes" as a free MP3 download today. The track is also available for download and sharing via the widget below.
Produced by John Congleton (The Walkmen, Explosions In The Sky, St. Vincent), The Bloom and the Blight moves away from Two Gallants' more folk and blues-based past, representing the duo's ferocious live show and their past steeped in punk and grunge. The album simultaneously maintains the thoughtful storytelling and eloquent lyricism for which the band has become known, and contains gorgeous, quieter moments like the finger-picked ballad "Sunday Souvenirs" and the dreamy, unearthly "Decay" (the first Vogel-penned song on a Two Gallants album).
Two Gallants will play a handful of festival dates in the US and abroad this summer. They most recently wrapped up a few weeks of dates with Mariachi El Bronx and Gogol Bordello in May and early June, and next will perform at the Outside Lands Music and Arts festival in their hometown on August 10. Two Gallants are also confirmed for Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Monterey, CA on August 25 and the FYF Fest in Los Angeles, CA on September 1. Fall tour dates will be announced soon.
The Bloom and the Blight track listing:
1. Halcyon Days
2. Song Of Songs
3. My Love Won't Wait
4. Broken Eyes
5. Ride Away
7. Winter's Youth
9. Cradle Pyre
10. Sunday Souvenirs
Two Gallants tour dates:
06/20/12 Wed Arena Vienna, AUS
07/27/12 Fri Appletree Garden Festival Diepholz, GER
07/28/12 Sat Westfalenhalle Dortmund, GER
08/10/12 Fri Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival San Francisco, CA
08/25/12 Sat Monterey Fairgrounds Monterey, CA
09/01/12 Sat FYF Fest Los Angeles, CA
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