Husky, Shearwater schedule summer tours

Watch Promo Trailer for Husky’s Forever So
Watch Husky “The Woods” video
Watch Shearwater “You As You Were” video

Shearwater and Husky are gearing up for a busy summer tour schedule. Shearwater is currently supporting their critically acclaimed Sub Pop debut, Animal Joy.  Husky will be touring in support of their forthcoming Sub Pop debut, Forever So — out July 10th on CD and LP. The album is also available now as an iTunes exclusive.
Husky is currently on the road with label mates The Head and The Heart, with a sold-out, two-night stand beginning tonight, June 1st and commencing June 2nd in San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore.  The support tour will then resume on June 4th in Santa Ana, CA at the Observatory and wrap up with another two-night stand on June 9th and June 10th in Austin, TX at Stubb’s Waller Creek.

Husky will then continue on with a handful of solo dates: June 12th in Chicago at Schubas, June 14th in Toronto, ON at NXNE, and June 15th in Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Bowl for Northside Fest.

Meanwhile, Shearwater will embark on a European tour, beginning June 23rd in Bergen, NO at Bergenfest, and concluding on July 7th in Zwolle, NL at the FireFly Festival.
Then in July, Shearwater and Husky will join forces for a week-long, west coast U.S. tour.  The tour begins July 13th in Phoenix, AZ at Crescent Ballroom and wraps up on July 20th in Seattle, WA at the Crocodile. The trek will be followed by a solo Shearwater date on July 21st in Vancouver, BC at Media Club.

Full tour schedule for both Husky and Shearwater, below.

What people are saying about Shearwater:
“Shearwater’s newest direction is more atmospheric and leaves a lasting impression.” –PASTE

“Breaking the Yearlings” storms out of the gate with a stampede of galloping drums and reckless riffing, but just when the song seems like it’s going to spin off its axis, Jonathan Meiburg’s falsetto swoops down to rein it in. This is Shearwater at their grittiest.” –SPIN

“Orchestral, ornate indie bands aren’t supposed to groove, and it feels weirdly groundbreaking to hear one of the best bands in the genre lock into a serious rhythmic stomp.” [Album of the Week] – STEREOGUM

“You As You Were”, a copper-bottomed radio anthem, is a glinting rush of hydroelectric indie-rock, converted from effervescent pianos and ocean-spray ambience” [****] –MOJO

What people are saying about Husky:
Forever So is breathtaking in its ambition, a shimmering fog of kaleidoscopic storytelling, each a song a Nick Drake-esque fairytale delivered with full indie-orhestration.” **** [Band to Watch] –Rolling Stone Australia

“With indie folks songs that are totally accessible and sweet while for the most part avoiding being predictable or twee, there is certainly enough about Forever So to suggest that everything is in place for Husky to make an impact. Don’t be surprised if 2012 is a big year for this likeable quartet.” – Drum

“A sweet, little gem” –Cream

“This outstanding debut album weaves understated sincerity into wintry introspectiveness forced upon anyone in the city of four-seasons-a-day. Husky’s mid-tempo folk reflects upon the world with genuine originality, too – the songs avoid the more obvious tricks in the composers playbook, leaving ample space for frontman Husky Gawanda’s lyrical confessions.” – Sydney Morning Herald

Husky Tour Dates

Jun. 04 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory*^
Jun. 05 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom*
Jun. 07 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre*^
Jun. 08 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live*^
Jun. 09 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek*
Jun. 10 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek*
Jun. 12 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Jun. 14 – Toronto, ON – NXNE
Jun. 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Northside Fest / Brooklyn Bowl**
* w/ The Head and The Heart
^ w/ The Moondoggies
** w/ The Felice Brothers

Shearwater Tour Dates
Jun. 23 – Bergen, NO – Bergenfest
Jun. 24 -Oslo, NO – John Dee
Jun. 25 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser
Jun. 26 – Gothenborg, SE – Pustervik
Jun. 27 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
Jun. 29 – Frankfurt, DE – Das Bett
Jun. 30 – Cologne, DE – Studio 627
Jul. 02 – Munich, DE – Orangehouse
Jul. 04 – Montreux, CH- Montreux Jazz Fest
Jul. 05 – Liege, FR – Les Ardentes
Jul. 06 – Amsterdamn, NL – Sugar Factory
Jul. 07 – Zwolle, NL – FireFly Festival
Jul. 21 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club

Shearwater + Husky
Jul. 13 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Jul. 14 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Jul. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Jul. 17 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Jul. 19 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Jul. 20 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

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