It’s true, we’ve already fawned over Random Spirit Lover and most of you have kept the conversation lively (Spencer, if you’re out there, get ready for a major ego swell then check the comments) — but this one’s for the children who are playing nice and waiting for Sunset sanctioned audio and purchasing instructions. And the band’s making it worth it, so here we go. As an appetizer, take the epic (aren’t they all), Poseidon-referencing (they aren’t all), bejeweled standout “Winged/Wicked Things” for that iPod Touch you’re buying this month…
Add that to “Up On Your Leopard…” and, understandably, you’re frothy for LP purchase info. You’ve got a few options. First, end the suspense and preorder the record through Jagjaguwar here and get yourself a “digital download coupon” that’ll allow you a full album download sometime after 9/25.
But if you have access to a discerning indie record store, that’s your best bet. For one, they may just have access to this advance digital download deal (you’ll have to check) — but even better, if you order early enough, you’ll get a silk-screened poster featuring some original Spencer artwork (“a herd of unicorns fighting a winged man-thing,” natch). Available in a limited run of 800, fyi, and not available through the Jagjaguwar pre-order. If all you’ve got nearby is Target, don’t bother, and just try your luck at Insound; they’ll have a small number to give with preorders, too.
Finally, SR’s added a date to their fall swing through North America (Montreal, that’s quite the bill you’ve got there). Full dates below.
Random Spirit Lover is out 10/9 via Jagjaguwar. And you really should get it.
10/06 – Montreal, Quebec @ Theatre National (w/ Black Mountain, Oakley Hall, Lightning Dust)
10/07 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
10/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/09 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/12 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
10/15 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
10/16 – Austin, TX @ Emo?s
10/18 – Tuscon, AZ @ Solar Culture Gallery
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
10/23 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/24- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
10/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Plaza Club
10/26 – Victoria, BC @ Logans
10/28 – Calgary, Alberta @ Broken City
10/29 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Velvet Underground
10/30 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Amigos
10/31 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Royal Albert Arms
11/01 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
11/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
11/03 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle