Vans’ Warped Tour invites Super Water Sympathy on 2013 dates

Shreveport, Louisiana-based Super Water Sympathy are announcing national tour plans in support of their forthcoming full-length, Hydrogen Child, on Portland, Oregon-based indie In Music We Trust Records. In support of Hydrogen Child, Super Water Sympathy will be touring in this year’s Vans’ Warped Tour.

The follow-up to their 2011 self-release Vesper Belle, Hydrogen Child is the next chapter in the development of the band’s self-made genre Water Pop. Hydrogen Child is a twelve-track synthesis of classic symphonic ambience with modern rock ’n’ roll anthems which will be released April 23, 2013 on In Music We Trust Records.

The band’s current tour schedule:
04/11/13 – Varsity Theater (w/ Royal Teeth) – Baton Rouge, LA
04/12/13 – Artmosphere – Lafayette, LA
04/13/13 – Howlin Wolf – New Orleans, LA
04/20/13 – Phoenix Underground – Shreveport, LA
04/21/13 – House of Blues (w/ Youngblood Hawke) – New Orleans, LA
05/02/13 – Yesterdays – Natchitoches, LA
05/03/13 – Louisiana Tech University – Ruston, LA
05/04/13 – Maxine’s Pub – Hot Springs, AR
05/06/13 – Avogadro’s – Fort Collins, CO
05/07/13 – State Room (w/ K’s Choice) – Salt Lake City, UT
05/08/13 – Red Room – Boise, ID
05/09/13 – Sam Bonds Garage – Eugene, OR
05/10/13 – Blue Moon – Seattle, WA
05/11/13 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
05/12/13 – Belfry – Sisters, OR
05/15/13 – Café Du Nord – San Francisco, CA
05/16/13 – Fulton 55 (w/Killola) – Fresno, CA
05/17/13 – Whiskey Richards (w/ Killola) – Santa Barbara, CA
05/18/13 – Viper Room (w/ Killola) – Los Angeles, CA
05/19/13 – TBD – Tucson, AZ
05/28/13 – Prophet Bar ( w/ Flobots ) – Dallas, TX
06/29/13 – Finnegans Wake – Alexandria, LA

VANS’ WARPED DATES:
07/13/13 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
07/14/13 – Comcast Theater – Hartford, CT
07/16/13 – Toyota Pavillion – Scranton, PA
07/17/13 – First Niagra Pavillion – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh)
07/18/13 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland)
07/19/13 – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI (Detroit)
07/20/13 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago)
07/21/13 – Canterbury Park – Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis)
07/23/13 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City)
07/24/13 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO (St Louis)
07/25/13 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
07/26/13 – Vinoy Park – St Petersburg, FL (Tampa)
07/27/13 – Cruzan Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL (Miami)
07/28/13 – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Orlando, FL
07/29/13 – Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
07/30/13 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07/31/13 – Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, WI
08/02/13 – Gexa Energy Pavillion – Dallas, TX
08/03/13 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
08/04/13 – Reliant Park – Houston, TX

Deciding to work on the new songs with producer Cam Blackwood (Florence + The Machine, Coldplay, Morrissey), the band flew to London to record them; whereas Vesper Belle was all over the map musically, this time they wanted to concentrate on a sound that was the most representative of the band, resulting in a much more focused album.

“There is a definite cohesiveness insofar as the arrangement and lyricism,” says guitarist Clyde Hargrove. “We honed in on a few songs from Vesper Belle that we thought were most representative of the musical direction we are going, and used those as a benchmark for the tone of the album. Vesper Belle is much more eclectic in style and Hydrogen Child is more of a concept album.”

The concept being transformation whether through love, death, or rebirth.

“There is an inherent and intended playfulness brought about by Ansley’s vocal production and lyrical arrangement that creates purposeful and sometimes ironic dissonance against this landscape,” Hargrove comments.

Following the album’s completion in the summer of 2012, the band flew back to the States and hit the road on the Vans’ Warped Tour, allowing them to preview the songs in front of an audience prior to the album’s release…and the reaction was great. They also lent their writing and production skills to B.O.B’s Strange Clouds with the track “Chandelier.”

From the instantly hooky pop of “Sunday School Dress” to the build and undertow of “Anthem,” a dreamy yet subdued melodic number, through the piano-driven eeriness of “Magnolia Parade,” one listen to Hydrogen Child makes it clear that Super Water Sympathy can write a memorable pop song.

Author: James McQuiston

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