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WE ARE SCIENTISTS: Announce US Tour Dates, “Barbara” Out June 15th

New York based indie rockers, We Are Scientists, whose forthcoming June release, Barbara, is receiving high praise from their adopted homeland of England, has set a series of US tour dates as part of the band’s World Tour launching this month, including major UK and European festivals. Barbara is the band’s fourth and by all accounts best studio album to date. As a result, WAS has been garnering an unstoppable flood of UK press and media activity, including multiple features in The Guardian, major feature just out in The Fly accompanied by a 4 star review, as well as features scheduled to appear in FHM, Time Out, Artrocker, among others. Rave reviews in Mojo, Blogcritics.com, Absolute Punk, etc. continue leading up to release. Included in the schedule of upcoming, high profile UK promotional activity is the Zane Lowe Radio 1 Sessions, NME Radio ‘Takeover,’ XFM Session, roundhouse Digital Music Awards and an appearance at the Topshop fashion lecture.

“They’ve unleashed a fistful of songs that’d do any of the mid-noughties breakthrough brigade prouder than many of them can still conceive….all the ingredients are absolutely there for a thoroughly explosive reaction,” claims Iain Moffat, at The Fly in the magazine’s 4 star review. And, Andy Fyfe at Mojo declares, “The New York-based Californians continue to round the spiky indie-rock edges off their 2006 party-hard debut…hungry verses about relationships that glide into giant choruses. A solid step forward for a band unfathomly more popular in the UK than their homeland.”

The album follows the We Are Scientists rock music brand by including beat-driven, melody-wrapped, and harmony-draped, lyrically-savvy tracks. W.A.S. is Keith Murray and Chris Cain. On Barbara, the duo recruited a brand new set of hands and feet behind the drum kit in the shape of Master Andy Burrows (ex-Razorlight drummer).

US Tour Dates
:
Jul-3:   Albany, NY: Pearl-palooza
Jul-13: Boston, MA: Middle East
Jul-14: New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom (Sold Out)
Jul-15: Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s
Jul-16: Washington, DC: Black Cat
Jul-17: Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg/Siren After Party
Jul-19: Toronto, ON: Horseshoe Tavern
Jul-20: Ann Arbor, MI: Blind Pig
Jul-21: Chicago, IL: Bottom Lounge
Jul-23: Denver, CO: Larimer Lounge
Jul-26: Portland, OR: Doug Fir Lounge
Jul-28: Seattle, WA: Neumo’s

World Tour Dates:
June 18: Germany / Southside Festival
June 19: Germany / Hurricane Festival
June 20: Utrecht
June 21: Cambridge
June 22: Wolverhampton
June 24: Sheffield
June 25: Oxford
June 27: UK / Glastonbury Festival
July 8:  Sweden / Hultsfred Festival
July 10: UK / T In The Park Festival
July 11: Ireland / Oxegen Festival
August 19: Belgium / Pukkelpop Festival
August 20: Austria / Frequency Festival
August 21: Switzerland / Gampel Open Air Festival
August 28: UK / Reading Festival
August 29: UK / Leeds Festival

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