Typhoon is excited to premiere the first single "Young Fathers" from their anticipated new album White Lighter on Spin.com today, June 25th.
"White Lighter" - out August 20th - is the follow up to the bands EP A New Kind Of House that caught the attention of countless music critics and listeners for it's inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music.
Typhoon will head out on a North America headlining tour beginning September 5th in their hometown of Portland, OR. This six-week tour will include performances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Music Fest NW, along with stops in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Tour dates below.
What makes these songs so great is the sense of borrowed time and urgency. A series of events suffered from a bug bite - failed organs, life spared thanks to modern medicine and a kidney given to him by his father - Kyle Morton, the band's lead singer and songwriter, channeled his emotions into songwriting to create this big-hearted sound that bursts with a raw emotion and energy. The end result is a remarkably powerful and beautiful collection of songs.
"When we started working on White Lighter, I had reason to believe that it would be the last thing I ever did," says Kyle. "It is now six months since we finished. I'm still here and there's still work to be done."
Tour Dates (more to be announced):
September 5-6 - Music Fest NW - Portland, OR
September 9 - The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
September 10 - The Crocodile Café - Seattle, WA
September 12 - El Korah Shrine - Boise, ID
September 13 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
September 14 - Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
September 16 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
September 17 - The Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO
September 19 - Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
September 20 - Schubas - Chicago, IL
September 21 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH
September 22 - Wexner Center - Columbus, OH
September 25 - Pop! Montreal - Montreal, QB
September 26 - Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT
September 27 - The Iron Horse - Northampton, MA
September 28 - Littlefield - Brooklyn, NY
September 29 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
September 30 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
October 1 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
October 2 - The Rock 'n Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
October 4-6 & 11-13 - Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX
October 17 - The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA
October 19 - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
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