SISTER CRAYON tour the US this spring

After wrapping a string of successful tour dates supporting Built To Spill on the West Coast, the Sacramento-based Sister Crayon have announced they will again be hitting the road. The West Coast portion of the tour will be in support of Memoryhouse and then the band will embark on lengthy national tour of headlining dates including an April residency in NYC at Piano’s presented by Pop Gun. With the release of their recent Disquiet EP and non-stop touring in the last year, Sister Crayon is making their mark. Last week, the band took part in MTV’s LGBT rights campaign “It Gets Better” in which Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez talk about their struggle and give hope to kids going through the same thing that it does indeed get better.

Mar 9 – Sacramento, CA – Luigi’s
Mar 10 – Davis, CA – Luigi’s
Mar 13 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop^
Mar 15 – Santa Barbara, CA – SoHo^
Mar 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre^
Mar 17 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar^
Mar 20 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
Mar 21 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
Mar 22 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Mar 23 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Festival
Mar 29 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Mar 30 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Apr 2 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Apr 4 – Northfield, MN – The Cave
Apr 6 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Apr 7 – Canton, OH – The Auricle
Apr 11 – New York, NY – Pianos*
Apr 15 – Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage
Apr 18 – New York, NY – Pianos*
Apr 21 – Boston, MA – Church
Apr 22 – Winooski, VT – Monkey House
Apr 23 – Hamden, CT – The Outer Space
Apr 25 – New York, NY – Pianos*
Apr 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Apr 28 – Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
Apr 29 – Atlanta, GA – 529
May 1 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
May 3 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
May 4 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds

w/ Memoryhouse ^
PopGun Residency *

Something small and quiet at first, Sister Crayon began with vocalist Terra Lopez playing classical guitar and pre-programmed beats on a loop pedal to attentive house party crowds. Adding members Dani Fernandez and Jeffrey LaTour Sister Crayon emerged seamlessly melding haunting balladry, rich analog textures, and a rhythmic prowess informed by trip-hop and krautrock. Despite the music’s dark, melancholy nature, there’s a sweetness and charisma about Lopez that immediately strikes a chord with audiences.

Live, the four-piece uses a combination of samplers, guitar, synths, and live percussion to lay down a steady foundation as Lopez builds and breaks down the songs, alternating between a hip-hop inflected cadence and a spectral croon. Their debut full-length “Bellow” is full of juxtapositions that inexplicably work well together: woeful yet triumphant, expanse but also intimate. The inspiration for “Bellow” derives from a few places, namely the writer Fernando Pessoa who had a large influence on the record. His curiosity and writings on death, homosexuality, longing, and general despair was the muse for the mood and tone, a tension that is present throughout.

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