Roadside Graves will be touring this summer in support the recently released 6 song EP “You Won’t Be Happy With Me”, out now on Autumn Tone Records. The eclectic group of songs as described by Stereogum’s Brandon Stousy: “I like them all…It’s a collection that finds the guys weaving atmospheric drones, female vocals, and a darker spaciousness into the Americana, but they’re still not afraid to spill the whiskey, nod to Kristofferson, and make like Metuchen’s answer to the Jayhawks.”
The upcoming national tour will center on the band’s performance at the Pickathon music festival in Portland (alongside acts like Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Dr Dog, and many more) and includes a host of headlining dates throughout the country as well as shows supporting Cotton Jones. Roadside Graves are quickly securing their spot amongst the ranks of Titus Andronicus, Gaslight Anthen, and The Boss as one of New Jersey’s hardest-working rock ‘n roll bands.
In the last few years, the band has shared the stage with bands as diverse as These United States, Lucero, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Local Natives, Vivian Girls, The Sadies, Megafaun, Warpaint, Mercury Rev, and even folks like Andrew WK, Jello Biafra, and the Bad Brains.
Roadside Graves 2010 Tour Dates:
07-14 Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
07-15 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree ^
07-16 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks ^
07-17 Nashville, TN – TBA
08-02 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
08-03 Colorado Springs, CO – The Triple Nickel
08-04 Moose, WY – Dornan’s *!
08-05 Boise, ID – Neurolux *!
08-06 Moscow, ID – TBA
08-07 Portland, OR – Pickathon #
08-08 Portland, OR – Pickathon #
08-09 Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
08-11 Reno, NV – Backyard
08-12 Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
08-13 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill *!
08-15 Long Beach, CA – TBA
08-17 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *!
08-19 Omaha, NE – TBA
08-20 Madison, WI – Memorial Union Terrace
08-21 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
08-22 Hillsboro, WI – TBA
08-24 Chicago, IL – Double Door
08-26 Metuchen, NJ – Metuchen Cultural Arts Commission
^ with Futurebirds
* with Cotton Jones
! with Parson Red Heads
# with Bonnie Prince Billy, Megafaun, These United States