LOVERS Bring Gut-Checking Synth Pop Across North America, Announce Two Month Long Spring/Summer Tour

Over the years, Carolyn Berk has established her unique voice as Lovers with four acclaimed, haunted and heart-broken previous albums. Lovers (celebrated lyricist Berk, synth-programmer and performance artist Kerby Ferris, and sequencer and percussionist Emily Kingan ) craft an intimate portrait of female friendship, sexuality, and evolution as an infinite process. The three first encountered in 2002 after Berk’s near-fatal van explosion while on tour with an earlier incarnation of the band. Emily Kingan, then on tour with classic Portland feminist hardcore band The Haggard, invited Berk to join the bill. Ferris was their roadie. Years later, Kingan organized a meeting for her two friends and future band-mates in South America, where Berk was travelling and Ferris was living at the time, performing in various experimental electronic projects in São Paulo’s thriving music scene. The result was sisterly love at second site, and prophetic premonitions of the creative collaborations to come.

Dark Light was recorded at Portland’s beloved Type Foundry studio with Badman Recording Co. (Starfucker, My Morning Jacket, The Builders and the Butchers, etc.) label owner Dylan Magierek (Mark Kozelek, Thao Nguyen & Portland Cello Project) and set the bar at a new high for the trio.

LOVERS SPRING/SUMMER 2011 TOUR DATES

4/28 Davis CA Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
4/29 San Francisco CA El Rio
4/30 Berkeley CA Starry Plough
5/1 Long Beach CA Clancy’s Bar
5/2 Santa Barbara CA Ace Hotel
5/3 Silverlake CA Silverlake Lounge
5/4 San Diego CA Tin Can Alehouse
5/5 Las Vegas NV Beauty Bar
5/6 Phoeinx AZ Sticky Fingers
5/7 Flagstaff AZ Táala Hooghan
5/8 Tucson AZ Solar Culture
5/9 Albuquerque NM Burt’s Tiki Lounge
5/10 Santa Fe NM TBD
5/11 Almarillo TX 806 Coffee House
5/12 Oklahoma City OK Conservatory
5/13 Denton TX Andy’s Bar
5/14 Austin TX Beauty Bar
5/15 Houston TX Mango’s
5/16 New Orleans LA Siberia
5/17 Gainsville FL the atlantic
5/18 Tampa FL Sacred Grounds
5/19 Miami FL Propaganda
5/20 Orlando, Tampa, Gainsville FL TBD
5/21 Atlanta GA TBD
5/22 Athens GA Hendershots
5/23 Asheville NC TBD
5/24 Greensboro NC Legitimate Business
5/25 Charlotte NC Snug Harbor
5/26 Chapel hill NC Pinhook
5/27 Wahington DC Beat City
5/28 Baltimore MD the 2640 space
5/29 Philadelphia PA The Marvelous 208 s 40th st
6/1 Brooklyn NY Union Hall
6/2 New York NY Cake Shop
6/3 Woodbridge CT ATC
6/4 Providence RI TBD
6/5 Portland ME TBD
6/6 Boston MA TBD
6/7 Northampton MA Flywheel
6/8 Rochester NY The Bugjar
6/9 Toronto ON TBD
6/10 Detroit MI TBD
6/11 Grand Rapids MI Founders Brewing Company
6/12 Ann Arbor MI Elbow Room
6/13 Cleveland OH Wilberts
6/14 Bloomington IN Bishops Bar
6/15 Chicago IL Ponchos
6/16 Milwaukee WI Frank’s Powerplant
6/17 Minneapolis MN The Nomad
6/18 Des Moines IA Vaudeville Mews
6/19 Saint Louis MO Cranky Yellow
6/20 Columbia MO TBD
6/21 Kansas City MO TBD
6/22 Lawrence KS Replay Lounge
6/23 Lincoln NE Claw Foot House
6/24 Denver CO TBD
6/25 Salt Lake City UT The Garage
6/26/2011 Boise ID TBD

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