San Cisco Announce U.S. Tour For August
Third Album 'The Water' Out Now
Fremantle, Australia/New York, NY: San Cisco will hit the United States for a cross country tour (Dates below) kicking off in Cambridge, MA on August 9th. Tickets are on sale this Friday, May 12th. The trek is to support their new album 'The Water', released May 5th via their own Island City Records. The set was just included in Alternative Press's Eleven Songs You Need To Hear This Week as well as Triple J's Album Of The Week, last week. This is the follow up to 2015's 'Gracetown' that Noisey
called "the kind of thing you'll want to "the kind of thing you'll want to listen to all summer." The songs onThe Water were penned by singer Jordi Davieson over a relatively short time span and in his words, are “a good snapshot of my life and headspace earlier this year."
Production wise, The Water takes a new direction from previous releases and is more of a collaborative effort that came to life in the studio during recording process. The result is an album that is as diverse in its sound as it is in subject matters. The album was made over a six-month period last year, in staggered sessions that went for one or two weeks at a time. Drummer and singer Scarlett Stevens says the plan with The Water, which was written and produced with San Cisco’s long-time collaborator Steve Schram, was “to refine the San Cisco sound”. Not only has that sound been refined and enhanced by 10 deliciously upbeat pop songs, but the hook quotient has been increased significantly.
Check out the video for 'Hey Did I Do You Wrong' here:
Formed in Fremantle, Western Australia in 2009, San Cisco is comprised of Jordi Davieson (vocals/guitar), Josh Biondillo (guitar), Nick Gardner (bass), and Scarlett Stevens (vocals/drums.) The band released their first EP Golden Revolver in 2010, followed up by their break out hit Awkward that presently has nearly 10 million views on YouTube. The debut self-titled album followed in 2012 earning the band nominations for Breakthrough Artist - Release, Best Independent Release and Best Dance Release at the ARIA Music Awards in 2013. Their sophomore album 'Gracetown' with a more mature sound was released in 2015 to critical acclaim: "There’s much more emotional and musical heft to their sugary sweetness as on “Magic”, “Too Much Time Together” and “Run”, but the album’s highlights come when San Cisco go for broke and head off the rails in the impressively strange “Super Slow” and slinky electro-funk closer “Just For a Minute” Rolling Stone Australia. NME also heralded the album's sound: "As single ‘Too Much Time Together’ attests, polished follow up ‘Gracetown’ is an even poppier confection, sugared with breathless adolescent crushes on opener ‘Run’ and syrupy R&B on vocoder jam ‘Super Slow’. With The Water, the band continues to evolve and improve on their songwriting and they look forward to showcasing the tunes on an upcoming American tour, soon to be announced.
August 9 - The Sinclair - Cambridge MA
August 10 - Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
August 11 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
August 12 - Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
August 14 - Petit Campus - Montreal, QC
August 15 - The Mod Club - Toronto, ON
August 17 - Thalia Hall, - Chicago, IL
August 19 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
August 24 - Barboza, - Seattle , WA
August 25 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland OR
August 26 - Fox Cabaret - Vancouver BC
August 28 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco CA
August 29 - Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA
August 30 - The Irenic - San Diego CA
September 1 - Sala Corona - Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico