Closure in Moscow have announced their first U.S. tour dates in six years, supporting their forthcoming album Soft Hell (Oct. 27, Bird’s Robe Records), with eight Stateside performances this February.
In the lead-up to Soft Hell’s Friday release, Closure in Moscow have released three singles and videos from the 12-song album, with the most recent being the synth-laden track, “Keeper of the Lake.” The accompanying video features a performance video produced by Yovozol with filming by Rowey. Blending ‘90s VHS effects with the quirky and idiosyncratic performance of the band, it’s yet another glimpse into a new era of these genre-shifting chameleons. The song follows the band’s well-received singles, “Better Way” and “Primal Sinister.”
Soft Hell is the band’s third album and their first new album in nine years, following Pink Lemonade (2014), First Temple (2009) and their debut EP, The Penance and the Patience (2008).
Soft Hell U.S. tour dates:
February 9 Brooklyn, NY Meadow February 10 Philadelphia, PA TBA February 11 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery February 13 Atlanta, GA Masquerade February 14 Nashville, TN The End February 16 Dallas, TX Deep Ellum Art Co February 17 San Antonio, TX The Rock Box February 18 Houston, TX White Oak Upstairs
Closure in Moscow formed in 2006 and soon attracted attention for their dynamic, catchy and energetic take on post-hardcore with their debut ‘albumette’, The Penance and the Patience. In the years that followed the band has released two albums: First Temple (2009) and Pink Lemonade (2014). New Noise dubbed First Temple “a cult classic,” and Ultimate Guitar echoed that sentiment, saying it’s “an absolute masterpiece.” Alternative Press said Pink Lemonade “is anything but simple” and Heavy Blog Is Heavy described the collection as “… psychedelic and theatrical,” adding “this isn’t your dad’s Closure in Moscow record.”
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