WRAY

Announce New Tour Dates Via BrooklynVegan

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WATCH The Tour Teaser:

“…a three-piece band pursuing its own extrapolation of shoegaze, surf-punk and lo-fi garage-rock” – New York Times

“…bears fleeting comparison with the likes of Interpol, Quickspace, Secret Machines and Ride.”  –Mojo

an impressively tight, focused album which on the superb “Bad Heart” recalls War on Drugs at their majestic best.” – Uncut (8 out of 10)

Guitars drip like melting icicles, vocals are stretched out into long, baleful moans and percussion is short, sharp and piercing. There’s a severity to the song that makes it hard to shake
Wondering Sound

Wray is David Brown, Blake Wimberly, and David Swatzell. The trio’s involvement in the music community starts over a decade ago and their newest project, Wray, is one you don’t want to miss.

This spring and summer Wray will be embarking on a nationwide tour. Their new tour dates and accompanying teaser premiered on BrooklynVegan and are available to check out here.

Wray’s self-titled label release dropped last summer on July 15 via Communicating Vessels. It was recorded in their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama at Ol Elegante Studio. With mastermind engineer Daniel Farris (Man Or Astro-man?, St. Vincent, Polyphonic Spree, Verbena) at the helm, they managed to capture the atmospheric beauty that comes with every live show they play.

Wray isn’t afraid to revel in repetition, churning (like butter) confident, seamless grooves firmly in the tradition of NEU!, Faust, or Can. Their shimmering, headphone-ready tones owe much to Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, and even The Cure, but without the crippling self-absorption of chillwave, dream pop, or whatever all the sad bastards are listening to this week. It’s music for an audience, for a rock show. It’s got a beat and you can dance to it. The band is Wray and the album is Wray and you can play it at a party and people will like it.

Be sure to catch them on tour in the coming weeks.

Tour Dates
March 3 at MadeLife in Boulder, CO
March 4 at The Walnut Room in Denver, CO
March 5 at Alleged in Ogden, UT
March 6 at Crazy Horse in Boise, ID
March 6 at Kelly’s Olympian in Portland, OR
March 8 at Music Millennium (In Store Event) in Portland, OR
March 9 at The Rendezvous in Seattle, WA
March 10 at Club 66 in Ashland, OR
March 11 at Leo’s Music Club in Oakland, CA
March 13 at The Handbag Factory in Los Angeles, CA
March 15 at Lowbrow Palace in El Paso, TX
March 16 at Lost Horse Saloon in Marfa, TX
March 17 – 19 at SXSW in Austin, TX
March 20 at Sluggos in Pensacola, FL
April 19 at Best Friend Bar in Lexington, KY
April 20 at Zanzabar in Louisville, KY
April 22 at MOTR Pub in Cincinnati, OH
April 23 at Bourbon and Branch in Philadelphia, PA
April 24 at Arlene’s Grocery in New York, NY
April 25 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY
April 26 at TT The Bears in Boston, MA
April 27 at The Space in Hamden, CT
April 28 at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ
April 29 at En Su Bocha in Richmond, VA
April 30 at The Cave in Chapel Hill, NC
May 1 at The Mothlight in Asheville, NC
May 2 at Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN

Links
Official Website
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Twitter
Instagram
Communicating Vessels


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