Special Explosion EP The Art of Mothering Out Now Via Topshelf Records

March 2, 2014


Special Explosion EP The Art of Mothering Out Now via Topshelf Records

Interview Magazine Streams EP in Full
March US Tour Dates & SXSW Schedule
There’s something significant about February 25th for Seattle’s Special Explosion.  Not only is that the date that the young band previously opened for Deerhoof and played the Experiece Music Project’s Sound Off! (the premier 21 and under battle of the bands) but today is the release date of their much anticipated debut EP The Art of Mothering on Topshelf Records.
Interview Magazine is streaming The Art of Mothering in full today on their site along with a lengthy interview with the band, it is available at the link below.
Special Explosion has won early praise from places such as Pitchfork (“the best Built to Spill riff of the past five years or so heads a couple hours west and ends up in the hands of Special Explosion”), SPIN (“It’s tension pulled between polar extremes, that builds to a hushed admission of weakness (“I’m closing off to you”) before a cathartic scream loops into Mascisian outro”) and Stereogum (“the song rides a rock-solid foundation built from booming toms, grooving bass, and (especially) melodic guitar string-bends straight from the heavens”) for their 90s influenced indie rock.
Though the band has drawn early comparisons to Death Cab For Cutie, Built To Spill and The Thermals, the gorgeous vocal duets present in their songs show the band avoids the trappings of being pigeonholed as strict revivalists as The Art of Mothering demonstrates the members are excellent songwriters of their own merit.
Special Explosion is currently on a US tour including several SXSW dates.
Tour Dates:
3/02 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (w/ Teen Suicide, Sorority Noise, Us & Us)
3/03 College Park, MD @ Hostage House (w/ Prawn)
3/04 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 (w/ Prawn)
3/05 Chapel Hill, NC @ Chapel Hill Underground (w/ Prawn)
3/06 Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot (w/ Prawn)
3/07 Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s (w/ You Blew It! & Prawn)
3/08 Tampa, FL @ Mojo’s (w/ You Blew It! & Prawn)
3/09 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth (w/ You Blew It! & Prawn)
3/10 Birmingham, AL @ The Forge (w/ You Blew It! & Prawn)
3/11 Jackson, MS @ Rampage Extreme Park (w/ You Blew It! & Prawn)
3/12 SXSW
3/13 SXSW
3/14 SXSW
3/15 SXSW
3/16 Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill (w/ Prawn & Caravels)
3/17 Albuqurque, NM @ The Gasworks (w/ Caravels)
3/18 Denver, CO @ 3 Kings
3/20 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
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