Monday, May 21, 2012

SPEEDY ORTIZ's "SPORTS EP" Available For Pre-Order + FREE Download!

The debut EP from SPEEDY ORTIZ, SPORTS EP, is set for a June 5th release on Exploding In Sound Records. The album is available in limited edition 10” random colored vinyl and digitally through Bandcamp and other major distributors. Pre-orders are now available through Bandcamp and the label’s online store. All pre-orders include a download of the full record on May 29th, a week before the album’s official release. “Silver Spring,” the first single from the record is available now for streaming and as a free download. Head over to the label’s Soundcloud page or the band’s Bandcamp now!


Speedy Ortiz has several release shows planned along the East Coast, celebrating the arrival of SPORTS EP with friends in Boston, MA (5/30), Danbury, CT (6/1), and Brooklyn, NY (6/2) before heading out on tour this summer. Fans at the shows will be able to purchase the vinyl ahead of the June 5th release. Check out more info below and full release show details.

The Northampton, MA based indie rock quartet has been widely praised since their inception, with The Boston Phoenix hailing them, “one of Massachusetts's best new bands,” and describing their infectious sound as “guitar-oriented slacker pop, heavy '90s jams with catchy choruses for head-bopping, or push pits.” Originally a solo project of vocalist/guitarist Sadie Dupuis, the full band came together late last year as Matt Robidoux (guitar), Mike Falcone (drums), and Darl Ferm (bass) joined forces. Speedy Ortiz aren’t aiming to be the next nostalgic buzz band; this is loud, clever, and honest music that draws from genuine influences and an undying love of indie rock’s finest decade.

SPORTS EP, recorded at The Sex Dungeon studio in Philly (Ugh God, Fat History Month, Florida=Death), highlights Speedy Ortiz’s uncompromising knack for catchy hooks, tremendously overdriven guitars, brutal pounding drums, thick rumbling basslines, and a sharp yet bleak sense of humor. Their music twists and turns from the anthemic sludge of “Curling” to the brilliant word-play of the explosive “Silver Spring,” and the twitchy post-punk guitar riffs of “Basketball”. Speedy Ortiz’s music is addictive and ferocious, creating exceptional rock with a shimmering muscular brilliance. Your soundtrack to the summer has arrived.

Mixed by Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Thurston Moore, Doomstar) and mastered by Keith Freund (RIBS, Dirty Dishes).

SPEEDY ORTIZ – Spring / Summer 2012 Tour Dates [more to be announced]:

5/22 - Amherst, MA – Babetown w/ California X, Life in Vacuum, Peace Be Still, You'll Live
5/30 – Allston, MA – O’Briens w/ Grass Is Green, Young Adults, Arvid Noe**
6/1 – Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theatre w/ Ovlov, Disco Doom, Eastwood, Estrogen Highs**
6/2 – Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium w/ Disco Doom, Census, Turbosleaze**
6/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Level Room w/ Ugh God, Cusses
6/23 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West w/ Roomrunner, Daughn Gibson

** denotes record release weekend

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SPEEDY ORTIZ Need A Van!! YOU Can Help Make That Happen!

A message from Speedy Ortiz...

"VANS ACROSS AMERICA! Speedy Ortiz wants to bring our rock show to a city near you this summer, and we can't do that without a van! And hopefully a van with decent gas mileage since gas just might cost more than ever this year. But if we can bring the rock out on the road to you, it will be totally worth it!

Our plan is to tour between June 21st and August 4th. At the moment our itinerary will hopefully be including such faraway lands as Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond, Chapel Hill, Asheville, Savannah, Tampa, Gainesville, Athens, Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Denton, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Eugene, Portland, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Missoula, Salt Lake City, Boulder, Denver, Omaha, Iowa City, Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and New York!

Thanks to everyone who's been listening to our music! <3 Also a lot of the content for our kickstarter video was pulled from Youtube. And so we graciously thank anyone who uploaded any live Speedy performances in the past 6 months. They really came in handy! One final note regarding our rewards: The exclusive Sports EP cassettes are limited to the first 50 pledges who donate $25 or more. Thanks everyone!"