Speedy Ortiz have shared the video for ‘The Graduates’ from their sophomore release Foil Deer, out now on Carpark Records.
Singer Sadie Dupuis wrote much of the album at her mother’s Connecticut home as a form of isolation and physical cleansing. She wrote many of the songs while she was swimming or running.
“Listening to our old records, I get the sense I was putting myself in horrible situations just to write sad songs. This music isn’t coming from a dark place, and without slipping into self-empowerment jargon, it feels stronger,” Dupuis said in a statement.
The band had a bit more time to record this album, their debut album was recorded quickly. The result is a crisper pop sound. They worked with Nicolas Vernhes at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn.
“The demos for our songs have always had tons of small details and production experimentation, but we never had any money to pay for more than a couple days in the studio, so the songs came out very live-sounding and guitar heavy,” Dupuis said.
Speedy Ortiz is currently on the road in support of the album;
4/26/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *&
4/28/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *!
4/29/15 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop *!
4/30/15 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle *!
5/1/15 Madison, WI @ The Frequency *!
5/2/15 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *!
5/3/15 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Oasis *!
5/4/15 Champaign, IL @ Highdive *!
5/6/15 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *!
5/7/15 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
5/8/15 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room *
5/9/15 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/11/15 Tampa, FL @ The Crowbar *
5/13/15 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
5/14/15 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown $
5/15/15 Austin, TX @ Red 7 $
5/16/15 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada $
5/21/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo $
5/22/15 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room $
5/23/15 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium $
5/25/15 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios $%
5/26/15 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt $
5/27/15 Seattle, WA @ Barboza $
5/29/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court $^
5/30/15 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge $^
5/31/15 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room $^
6/1/15 Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall $^
6/2/15 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird $^
6/4/15 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory $^
6/5/15 Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern $^
6/6/15 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B. $^
7/17/15 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
* w/ KRILL
! w/ Two Inch Astronaut
$ w/ Alex G
% w/ Broken Water
^ w/ Palehound
1. Good Neck
2. Raising The Skate
3. The Graduates
4. Dot X
7. Swell Content
9. My Dead Girl
11. Mister Difficult
12. Dvrk Wvrld