Generationals make new album with Richard Swift, a beautiful tale of friendship

Generationals make new album with Richard Swift, a beautiful tale of friendship

Louisiana duo Generationals’ music is the sound of ENDLESS SUMMER. Whether the lyrics are about the good times or bad, the melodies are full of wind chimes clinking on the front porch, lemonade bought from neighbor kids, and sunlight dappling through the trees. And that’s because Generationals is the music of FRIENDSHIP. It’s true: Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer have been buddies since high school and making music together since 2008. And on their last three records they handcrafted the albums at home with another pal, Daniel Black, but now — in a lesson most often taught by rainbow-colored ponies or talking vegetables — they’re learning the value of letting others into their magical friend circle.

The latest member of the Generatonals Team is the one and only Richard Swift, the singer-songwriter and producer behind records by the likes of The Shins, Damien Jurado, Laetitia Sadier, Foxygen, and The Mynabirds. So Generationals met up with Swift at his studio in Oregon and together they shared and shaped the songs that would eventually become their new album, Alix. It drops September 16 via Polyvinyl. Bonus features include rainbows, little cartoon hearts with wings, and HUGS.

Tour dates:

10.07.14 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s *
10.08.14 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar *
10.09.14 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon*
10.10.14 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
10.11.14 - Washington DC - U Street Music Hall *
10.12.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10.15.14 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree *
10.16.14 - Hattiesburg, - Thirsty Hippo *
10.17.14 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
10.28.14 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
10.29.14 - Bloomington, IA - The Bishop
10.30.14 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
11.02.14 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
11.12.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour **
11.13.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel **
11.16.14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (early / all ages show) **
11.16.14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (late show / 21+) **
11.17.14 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret **

* Arum Rae
** Springtime Carnivore

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