Ought announce October tour in support of upcoming LP Sun Coming Down

Ought announce October tour in support of upcoming LP Sun Coming Down

TMT’s very own Pat Beane gave Montreal-based quartet Ought a rave in his feature on this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival. “Ought delivered one of the best festival sets I’ve seen,” and on top of that, “the band was cute as hell.” Hot on the heels of that affirmative press, Ought have announced a substantial October tour throughout the US and Canada. The stint will coincide with the September 18 release of their sophomore album Sun Coming Down on Constellation. You can pre-order through the Constellation site or through iTunes.

Tim Darcy, Matt May, Tim Keen, and Ben Stidworthy, the Ought men, are not from Canada, so get that out of your head or risk serious critical misreading. Rather, the four hail from New Hampshire, New Jersey, Australia, and Portland, respectively, having convened at Montreal’s McGill University. Their first album, last year’s More Than Any Other Day, was a smashing critical success, noted for its danceable arrangements, playful interpretation of post-punk stylings, and Darcy’s sarcastic, audaciously lovable lyrics recognizing the potential awesomeness of trivial, everyday experience. For the chorus of “Beautiful Blue Sky,” Sun Coming Down’s first single, he incants phrases like “Fancy seeing you here,” “How’s the family,” and “Beautiful weather today” over a grand, ascending guitar progression. It’s pretty great.

“Men For Miles,” the album’s second single, is out now, too. You can listen to both below, followed by the album tracklist and the full tour schedule.

Sun Coming Down tracklist:

01. Men For Miles
02. Passionate Turn
03. The Combo
04. Sun’s Coming Down
05. Beautiful Blue Sky
06. Celebration
07. On The Line
08. Never Better

Ought tour dates:

09.17.15 - Montreal, QC -Ukrainian Federation (Pop Montreal)
09.30.15 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
10.01.15 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
10.02.15 - Brooklyn, NY - The Silent Barn
10.03.15 - Washington DC - Comet Ping Pong
10.05.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
10.08.15 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
10.09.15 - Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will
10.10.15 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina
10.11.15 - Edmonton, AB - Up + Downtown Music Festival
10.12.15 - Calgary, AB - The Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club
10.14.15 - Vancouver, CA - Red Gate
10.15.15 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
10.16.15 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
10.18.15 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
10.19.15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
10.20.15 - San Diego, CA - The Hideout
10.22.15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10.23.15 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
10.25.15 - St. Louis, MO - The Demo
10.26.15 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Café
10.27.15 - Chicago, IL - The Beat Kitchen
10.29.15 - Toronto, CA - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

• Ought: https://www.facebook.com/internetought
• Constellation Records: http://cstrecords.com

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