WE ARE SCIENTISTS’ FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM BARBARA OUT TODAY!
STREAM THE ALBUM IN FULL ON AOL SPINNER & CBS RADIO
US Tour kicks off in July!
WE ARE SCIENTIST: BARBARA
(Masterswan/Megaforce; June 15)
New York-based indie rockers We Are Scientists‘ new albumBarbara, their fourth studio album, sees its release today through Materswan/Megaforce Records. Barbara has already received high praise from their adopted homeland of England, and their World Tour kicks off this weekend at Germany’s Southside Festival. We Are Scientists will tour the US in July, appearing in Albany at Pearl-palooza on Saturday, July 3, with the club dates kicking off on Tuesday, July 3 in Boston, MA. The band’s hometown show at Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday, July 14 is already sold out, but fans can also catch them at the Siren After Party at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, July 17. See below for full tour schedule.
Currently, Barbara is being streamed in full by AOL Spinner and by CBS Radio for the entire week of release.
Barbara is by all accounts We Are Scientists‘ best album to date, featuring beat-driven, melody-wrapped, harmony-draped and lyrically-savvy tracks. W.A.S. is Keith Murray and Chris Cain. For the new album, 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).
“Rules Don’t Stop” was #1* Alternative Specialty Single at FMQB for two weeks in a row and Barbara is currently the #3* Alternative Specialty Album at FMQB.
We Are Scientists recently recorded a World Cup anthem called “Goal! ENGLAND!” Take a look at the video and download the MP3 at www.goalengland.co.uk. Here is what Chris had to say about the track, “People ask why we didn’t record a football anthem for America. When you want to give your girlfriend a great gift, you give her something you know she wants, not something you want. We’ve never been huge football guys, but we’re pretty big England guys, and we know her well enough to know she loves her a football anthem. So we made her one.”
We Are Scientists 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 3: Albany, NY: Pearl-palooza
July 8: Sweden / Hultsfred Festival
July 10: UK / T In The Park Festival
July 11: Ireland / Oxegen Festival
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
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