SUN SEEKER ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES, COMING TO DENVER IN SEPTEMBER
DEBUT EP BIDDEFORD
OUT NOW VIA THIRD MAN RECORDS
Sun Seeker has announced fall tour dates behind their stunning debut EP Biddeford (out now via Third Man Records). These dates kick off on September 12 at the Caledonia Lounge in Athens, GA before taking the group through New Orleans, Austin, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Brooklyn and more, culminating on October 13 at The Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC. Tickets are on sale this Friday, August 4, and the full list of tour dates can be found below. More dates will be announced soon.
Biddeford saw early praise from outlets like Performer Magazine and Consequence of Sound, who praised “Won’t Keep Me Up At Night” as “…a contemplative slice of nostalgia.” NPR World Cafe featured the group for a live performance and interview, calling them “one of Music City’s freshest new rock bands.” The full stream of the EP debuted via The Nashville Scene, who noted that the band “comes strong out of the gate with their first longer-format release.” The band celebrated the release of the EP release with a show at The Blue Room at Third Man Records Nashville, followed by appearances at Louisville, KY’s Forecastle Festivaland Birmingham, AL’s Sloss Music & Arts Festival.
Sun Seeker has drawn applause for their unhurried breed of Cosmic American Music and with Biddeford, their long awaited debut EP, the Nashville-based band more than affirm their promise. The EP follows Sun Seeker’s widely acclaimed Third Man debut single, 2016’s “Georgia Dust” — voted “Best Song of 2016” byThe Nashville Scene — b/w “No One Knows” (TMR322). Biddeford sees Alex Benick (guitar, vocals), Asher Horton (bass guitar, vocals), and Ben Parks (drums, vocals) exploring nostalgia, melancholy, and emotional turmoil via laid-back psychedelia pollinated with tight harmonies, classic folk songcraft, and country rock spirit, an ageless approach that is simultaneously archetypal and now utterly their own. Songs like “With Nothing (But Our Last Words)” and the yearning “Won’t Keep Me Up At Night” meld Benick’s candid lyricism and stark melodies with creative arrangement and production technique, fashioning a sonic world to match their interior emotional scope.
The “bunch of musical friends” at the core of Sun Seeker have been collaborating in some sense since eighth grade. The trio formed a loose collective of combos, playing together in each other’s bands, with Sun Seeker officially convening in January 2013. The band became fast favorites on the Nashville scene, earning word of mouth and a fervent fan following via an electric live presence and a striking collection of songs. Sun Seeker will celebrate Biddeford with intense national touring, not dissimilar to the approach they took in building a hometown following. The band plan to use the time between runs to record their now eagerly anticipated debut album, still determined to keep venturing forward, developing and expanding the distinctive parameters of their own intrepid sound and vision.
Stream The BIDDEFORD EP, HERE
Sun Seeker’s upcoming performances:
9/12 – Caledonia Lounge – Athens, GA
9/13 – The Syndicate Lounge – Birmingham, AL
9/14 – Three Keys at the Ace Hotel – New Orleans, LA
9/15 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
9/16 – Merry Widow – Mobile, AL
9/18 – Barracuda – Austin, TX
9/19 – Armoury Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX
9/20 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
9/21 – The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
9/22 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/24 – Lost Lake – Denver, CO
9/26 – Racoon Motel – Davenport, IA
9/30 – Iowa State University – Ames, IA
10/2 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
10/5 – Big Room Bar – Columbus, OH
10/9 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
10/10 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
10/11 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY
10/12 – DC9 – Washington, DC
10/13 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC