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    Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:54:43

    Listen to Ume's "Phantoms" - The band is going on tour

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    Listen to Ume's "Phantoms" below.

    The band is embarking on a run of co-headlining dates with Life and Times. The trek will begin in the band's hometown on June 8 and wind down in Denver, Colorado on June 19.

    Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ume is Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Rachel Fuhrer (drums). The trio's music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance. Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock. The band merges soaring fretwork with indelible pop hooks, radiant choruses, and front-woman Lauren Larson's ethereal vocals.

    With Phantoms, their full-length album released in August of 2011 by Modern Outsider Records, Ume harnessed their carefully crafted chaos into ten tracks, capturing the unhinged passion and raw catharsis of their live shows while pushing their ever-evolving sound to impressive new heights. Like a bridge between Black Sabbath and Bat for Lashes, the LP is heavy, anthemic, beautiful and mesmerizing.

    Tour Dates:

    6/2 - 6/3 - Free Press Houston Summerfest - Houston, TX
    6/8 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
    6/11 - The Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ
    6/12 - The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA
    6/13 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
    6/15 - Bunk Bar - Portland, OR
    6/16 - Barboza - Seattle, WA
    6/18 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
    6/19 - The Walnut Room - Denver, CO
    7/15 - Bunbury Festival - Cincinnati, OH

    Will you see Ume?

    —Carly Costello

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