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Lemuria Announce Get Better Reissue & Tour, Share Rare B-Side “Big Gold Adults”

Lemuria’s debut album, Get Better, turns 10 soon — Asian Man Records physically released it in early 2008, but it was recorded and leaked in 2007. The Buffalo band’s earnestly heartfelt punk rings just as true now as it did then, and Get Better and all of Lemuria’s subsequent releases serve as a touchstone for a lot of bands in the contemporary emo scene. To celebrate its anniversary, the band are reissuing the album with new artwork, an essay reflecting on the album’s creation, and a bonus 7″ containing some outtakes that didn’t make the record. They’re also embarking on an extensive tour early next year where they’ll play the album in its entirety (along with some special surprises along the way).

To announce the Get Better reissue and tour, Lemuria are sharing a rare B-side called “Big Gold Adults,” which was originally included on a limited-edition 7″ from around the time the album was released, but has been unavailable online for a while now. The song’s based around some wordplay that reflects how young the band were at the time of recording, and its driving rhythm would fit right in alongside the rest of Get Better. Listen to that and check out all of the dates on their upcoming reissue tour below.

Tour Dates:
01/20 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
01/21 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
01/22 Albuquerque, NM @ TBD
01/24 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
01/25 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
01/26 San Diego, CA @ Hideout
01/27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
01/29 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop
01/31 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
02/01 Seattle, WA @ Sunset
02/02 Boise, ID @ The Olympic
02/03 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
02/04 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
02/05 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
02/06 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
02/07 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
02/08 Detroit, MI @ El Club
02/09 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
02/10 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
02/11 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
02/12 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
02/14 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
02/15 New Haven, CT @ BAR Nightclub
02/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
02/18 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
02/19 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
02/21 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
02/22 Durham, NC @ Motorco
02/23 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
02/24 Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s
02/27 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
03/01 Tallahasee, FL @ Club Downunder
03/02 Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge
03/02 New Orleans, LA @ TBD

The Get Better reissue is out 12/16. Pre-order it here.

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