Ume have announced that they will hit the road on a second tour this summer, the previously announced co-headline tour with The Life and Times in June and the newly revealed tour with Helmet and The Toadies.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ume is Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Rachel Fuhrer (drums).
The trio's music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance. Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock.
With Phantoms, their full-length album released last August by Modern Outsider Records, Ume harnessed their carefully crafted chaos into ten tracks, capturing the unhinged passion and raw catharsis of their live shows while pushing their ever-evolving sound to impressive new heights. Like a bridge between Black Sabbath and Bat For Lashes, the LP is heavy, anthemic, beautiful and mesmerizing.
Ume has already garnered impressive reviews in the media. Nylon declared, "this band is ready to break out in a whole new way...A little like fuzzy shoegaze, raw garage rock and irresistible pop all rolled into one fiery package," while Relix proclaimed the music as "heavy rock and ethereal indie pop with deft precision, finding new ground somewhere in between Warpaint, Metric and Mogwai."
Ume recently caught the attention of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain who attended and taped one of the band's many packed shows at SXSW for an upcoming episode of his TV show No Reservations. To quote Bourdain, it was "... a shitload of rawk in a tiny little room."
The band will be returning to the studio later this year to record their next studio album.
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Ume 2012 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
2nd-3rd Houston, TX Free Press Houston Summerfeset
8th Austin, TX Red 7
11th Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room
12th Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
13th San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
15th Portland, OR Bunk Bar
16th Seattle, WA Barboza
18th Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
19th Denver, CO The Walnut Room
15th Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Festival
21st Pensacola Beach, FL Capt'n Fun Beach Club
22nd New Orleans, LA Tipitina's
24th Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
25th Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
26th St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
27th Orlando, FL House of Blues
28th Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
29th Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
31st Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
1st Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
2nd New York, NY Webster Hall
3rd Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
4th Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
5th Lansing, MI Michigan Rock N Brew @ Adado
7th Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
8th Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
9th Chicago, IL House Of Blues
10th Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
11th Sauget, IL Pop's
12th Kansas City, MO The Beaumount Club
* Co-headlining dates with The Life and Times.
^ all dates with Helmet and The Toadies except July 15th
For the latest tour dates and information, go to:
Ume Official Website