A Weather’s sophomore album, Everyday Balloons, arrives in stores today! Called “intimate and atmospheric” and “breathy lullabies” by Alternative Press, the album expands upon the understated, hushed beauty and depth of the Portland, OR, band’s 2008 debut, Cove, with more electric guitar-driven songs. A Weather has gained a reputation as a gem of the northwestern city’s thriving music scene, and Everyday Balloons is already earning serious praise in the local press again: the Portland Mercury’s End Hits blog recently glowed, “…the record is an absolute stunner, bound to be one of the finest albums you’ll hear all year.”
AOL Music’s Spinner premiered new album track “Third Of Life” yesterday as the blog’s ‘Free MP3 of the Day’ (download here). Spinner is also currently streaming Everyday Balloons in its entirety here. Early last month, MagnetMagazine.com premiered the first mp3 off the album, “Giant Stairs;” the song can also now be downloaded here.
A Weather will be hitting the road in April for a month-long tour, beginning April 10th with a hometown show at The Woods in Portland and wrapping up at the Jackpot in Lawrence, Kansas. Full itinerary is below.
A Weather tour dates:
No shows booked at the moment.
They will embark on their first proper tour this fall — full itinerary below.
7.23.08 Neurolux Boise, Idaho
7.24.08 Hi Dive w/ Thao Nuegen Denver, Colorado
7.25.08 Bones Brewery w/ Conor Oberst Billings, Montana
7.27.08 PDX Pop Now! Portland, Oregon
8.8.08 Doug Fir w/ Son Ambulance and Weinland Portland, Oregon
8.9.08 the Vera Project w/ Son Ambulance and Weinland Seattle, Washington
8.26.08 Rontom’s (Free Party) Portland, Oregon
9.4.08 Tender Loving Empire (Instore Performance) Portland, Oregon
9.6.08 Backspace w/ Mirah (Music Fest North West)
9.18.08 Granada Theater w/ The New Year, Dallas TX
9.19.08 Rudyard’s w/ The New Year, Houston TX
9.20.08 Emo’s w/ The New Year, Austin TX
9.22.08 Launchpad w/ The New Year, Albuquerque NM
9.23.08 Modified Arts w/ The New Year, Phoenix AZ
9.24.08 The Echo w/ The New Year, Los Angeles CA
9.25.08 Bottom of the Hill w/ The New Year, San Francisco CA
9.26.08 The Doug Fir w/ The New Year, Portland OR
9.27.08 Sunset Tavern w/ The New Year, Seattle WA
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