Extra Life Announces Sprawling US Tour For July, Releases New Free Track

Charlie Looker, Caley Monahon-Ward and Nick Podgurski, collectively known as Extra Life, will be embarking on a month-long US tour this July, making their way through the South, Southwest, up the West Coast, and back across the northern US via Chicago, Toronto, and finally back to Brooklyn. The band just returned from a two month tour of Europe and is riding high on critical acclaim from Stereogum, Vice and The Village Voice for their new record Dream Seeds on Northern Spy. Their live show is sick and they’ll be going on a short hiatus after this stint so this could be your last chance to catch them for a while. Don’t miss them!

The band is also releasing another free track from Dream Seeds to publicize the tour. The track “Discipline For Edwin” tells a harrowing tale of domestic abuse through guitars brimming with nervous energy and synth tones seemingly conjured from A Nightmare on Elm Street.



Friday, June 30th –  Brooklyn, NY @ Issue Project Room w/ Rhys Chatham Guitar Trio, Neptune

Tuesday, July 3rd – Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight

Wednesday, July 4th – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Immundane

Friday, July 6th – Houston, TX @ Walter’s w/ Young Mammals, sings

Saturday, July 7th – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn w/ Weird Weeds

Monday, July 9th – Albuquerque, NM @ Kosmos

Tuesday, July 10th – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space w/James Fella, Death House, Barren Nieces

Wednesday, July 11th – San Diego, CA @ Tin Can Alehouse

Friday, July 13th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell w/ Voice on Tape

Sunday, July 15th – Oakland, CA @ Stork Club w/ Dominique Leone, Catharsis for Cathedral, Shake Gown

Monday, July 16th – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ No Babies

Wednesday, July 18th – Sacramento, CA @ Java Inn

Thursday, July 19th – Olympia, WA @ Olyphant

Friday, July 20th – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

Saturday, July 21st – Seattle, WA @ Cairo Gallery w/ The Numbs

Monday, July 23rd – Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis

Wednesday, July 25th – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ The Funeral and the Twilight, Hollow Boys, Brute Heart

Thursday, July 26th – Carbondale, IL @ Skihouse

Friday, July 27th – Chicago, IL @ Swerp Mansion w/ Joan of Arc, Cool Memories, Oshwa

Saturday, July 28th – Ferndale, MI @ One Eyed Betty’s w/ My Pal Val

Sunday, July 29th – Toronto, ON @ Oz Studios w/ Picastro

Thursday, August 2nd – Brooklyn, NY @ Secret Project Robot


“Musically, Dream Seeds crosses the fine line between brutal chamber (a genre it in part defined) and art rock. Its adoption of more meditative tones and off-kilter melody as opposed to metallic ones favors a greater comparison to King Crimson’s Red than anything in ZS’ discography.” – Tiny Mix Tapes

“The just-released and revelatory conceptual sprawl [Dream Seeds] opens creepily, with a child whispering ‘No dreams tonight,’ and veers into meticulously crafted, sublime avant-folk and orchestral art-rock damage articulated by Looker’s singular voice and deliciously fucked wordplay.” – Village Voice

“Extra Life are excellent. Exquisite, raw, tight and beautiful.  Asymmetrical, medieval, melodic, words as intrinsic elements, dark, haunting and off-kilter.” – Drawing Sweden

“Extra Life’s latest is a dexterous haunted house of sequential thrills and chills. This is the world of Dream Seeds, and if you’re tired of getting freaked by goths and metalheads, Charlie Looker and company are just the demonic choirboys for you.” – mxdwn


PR & Label Contact  Adam Downey – press@northern-spy.com

US Booking contact: Chris Weiss at Spy Booking – chris@spybooking.com

European Booking Contact: Elena Stoehr –  elena@paperandironbooking.com