June 8 - Portland, Or - Holocene
June 20 - San Francisco, Ca - Brick & Mortar
June 21 - Los Angeles, Ca - The Bootleg Bar
June 23 - San Diego, Ca - Soda Bar
June 24 - Santa Cruz, Ca - Crepe Place
July 26 - Minneapolis, Mn - 7th Street Entry*
July 27 - Madison, Wi - U. Of Wisconsin*
July 28 - Chicago, Il - Schubas*
July 31 - Montreal, Qc - Divan Orange*
Aug. 1 - Boston, Ma - Great Scott*
Aug. 2 - New York, Ny - Mercury Lounge*
Aug. 3 - Brooklyn, Ny - Glasslands*
Aug. 4 - Philadelphia, Pa - Johnny Brenda’s*
These amazing album teaser shorts were shot by Berlin's own Annikki Heinemann on a trip to Portland and premiered worldwide alongside the official album pre-listening on Monday, appearing via 4 international blogs (Rote Raupe in Germany, À l'écoute in France, VICE/Noisey in the UK and Spinner in the US)
Here they are now, all in one place, after the jump, for your enjoyment. Don't forget to head over to Noisey for the album stream while it lasts...
On August 27th City Slang will have the great honour of releasing the third album by GET WELL SOON, the brainchild of “German Wunderkind” (NME) Konstantin Gropper. The album features 13 new, opulent songs and is catchily entitled ‘The Scarlet Beast O’ Seven Heads - La Bestia Scarlatta Con Sette Teste’. If this is too Italian for your liking, wait til you hear the music...
More info and tourdates after the jump... but for everyone who wasn't able to get the GWS 7" on RSD because they couldn't get to a RECORD STORE on Record Store Day, check out this link!! Includes preorder for the super limited coloured vinyl edition of the new album...
It’s in certain moments a colourful and beautiful nod to the genre we know as ‘Italian Genre Cinema Music’. Think Nino Rota, or even more, Dario Argento. Though these masters of the strange, wild and adventurous are just one of the 3,227 inspirations that went into the making of this new masterpiece, Gropper himself points out: “To my new album, the average billionaire trustfund kid can happily cruise around the mountains atop Largo di Garda in his convertible, complete with trophy girlfriend in the passenger seat. But if he feels like it, he can also get off his medication and just go crashing through the barriers.“
So ‘film’ is the theme here. Almost every song has some kind of cinematic connotation or point of reference. No wonder. The man has spent the last year scoring half a dozen films, scoring an entire French TV series and probably has spent more time in front of his computer screen, composing to pictures, than being on stage. That’s all going to change now, that this new album is in the can. Once the album is out, will be travelling all of Europe, starting in September. See the list of shows below.
In the meantime, we’d like to offer the album closer today as a free download and a taster of things to come. The strikingly entitled "You Cannot Cast Out The Demons (You Might As Well Dance)" A rousing epic, with disco beats, stretching over 6 minutes and a tribute to all the troubled women who ever played any role in an Alfred Hitchcock movie.