Extra Life Announce Spring US Record Release Shows and European Tour Dates

In support of their upcoming new album Dream Seeds out April 10th on Northern Spy Records, New York avant-garde / post-industrial pop trio Extra Life are announcing a series of Record Release shows taking place this Spring around the Northeast (including a New York Record Release show May 4th at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus Bar), followed by a full European tour in May and June.

Guests for the upcoming run of dates include Nat Baldwin, Feast of the Epiphany, Liturgy, Castevet, High Places and others, and serve as a prelude to the band’s upcoming full Summer US tour to be announced shortly. Extra Life will also be premiering their new video for Dream Seeds single “First Song,” also coming soon.

The powerhouse European label Africantape will release the album in CD and digital formats in Europe and Japan this May.


EXTRA LIFE TOUR DATES:

USA

03/25/12 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Side Chapel *
04/06/12 Pawtucket, RI Machines with Magnets ^%
04/07/12 Allston, MA Gay Gardens ^
04/08/12 Amherst, MA Hampshire College
04/13/12 Baltimore, MD Windup Space ^
05/04/12 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus Bar &

US Tour PR Contact: Derek Meir – derek@solidpr.com

Europe

05/18/12 Leipzig Ut Connewitz Germany ~
05/19/12 Berlin Germany
05/20/12 Aalborg 1000 FRYD Denmark
05/21/12 Gothenburg Koloni Sweden
05/22/12 Oslo Klubbscenen, Chateau Neuf Norway
05/23/12 Stockholm Mother at DFB (Debaser Slussen) Sweden
05/24/12 Copenhagen KB18 Denmark
05/25/12 Bielefeld AJZ Germany
05/26/12 Frankfurt IVI Germany
05/27/12 Dresden Discorporate Germany
05/28/12 Wuerzburg Kellerperle Germany
05/30/12 London Old Blue Last United Kingdom
05/31/12 Brussels les Atelier Claus Belgium
06/01/12 Roubaix L’Ara / Alcatraz France
06/03/12 Lyon Sonic Lyon France
06/04/12 Montpellier Le Rockstore France
06/05/12 Geneva L’Usine Switzerland
06/06/12 Esslingen am Neckar Villa Merkel Germany

European Press Contact: press@fiverosespress.net

* = w/ Nat Baldwin
^ = w/ Feast of Epiphany
^% = w/ Feast of the Epiphany, Callers and Whorepaint
& = w/ Liturgy, Castevet and Mario Diaz de Leon
~ = w/ High Places, Shokei, Andy Dixon/Secret Mommy, and mOck. + a showing of “Wild Combination – A Portrait of Arthur Russell”


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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT EXTRA LIFE:

“Extra Life is a New York Band To Watch whose frontman, Charlie Looker, is an elementary school teacher with connections to Dirty Projectors, ZS, Mick Barr, Glenn Branca, and all sorts of other experimental-music heavyweights. They’ll soon release Dream Seeds, their third album, and it’s a fucked-up art-rock record that explores themes of dreams and children – territory that Looker seems uniquely qualified to map out.” - Stereogum

“…scarily focused and ruthlessly complex in a postprog sort of way, [Extra Life] also flirts with a dark, sumptuous art-pop vibe. The end product is relentless, enveloping and frequently gorgeous.” - Time Out New York

“Looker presents a personal vision as bewildering as his resume… Everything here grates, and admirably so.” - The Wire

“One might ask why we need art like this, art that produces dread and foreboding, art that violently pulls the audience out of themselves. In that very formulation, though, is the answer. Without this tension, without artworks that inspire it, we never leave ourselves. We are constantly stuck inside all the time. It’s only with the feeling that Made Flesh evokes that we can actually get a better view of ourselves and why we think like we do.” - Dusted Magazine


EXTRA LIFE IS:

Charlie Looker : vocals, synth, acoustic guitar

Caley Monahon-Ward : electric guitar, synth, electronics, violin, backing vocals

Nick Podgurski : drums, synth, electronics, backing vocals


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