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Porcupine share new video + announce new tour dates with Built To Spill, Flipper and Mudhoney

May 19, 2019
Photo credit: Dan Corrigan 

PORCUPINE SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “DISTRACTION“VIA THE BIG TAKEOVER
ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES: SUPPORTING BUILT TO SPILL, FLIPPER & MUDHONEY
NEW ALBUM WHAT YOU YOU’VE HEARD ISN’T REAL OUT NOW ON DC-JAM RECORDS / DEAD BROKE REKERDS

Minneapolis-based indie rock trio that includes “mustachioed chef and onetime Hüsker Dü bass-player Greg Norton (Brooklyn Vegan),” Porcupine, share the lyric video for their single, “Distraction,” from their recent record, What You’ve Heard Isn’t Real, out now via DC-Jam Records and Dead Broke Rekerds. 

The Big Takeover, who debuted the video created by Matt Monsoor, says, “It’s the album art designed by Laura Bennett being deconstructed and reconstructed (rinse and repeat), while the songs lyrics float through the galaxy created in this puzzle-like abstraction. It’s beautiful and really shows off the craftsmanship of both the album art and the lyrics.”

New tour dates have been added to the tour, including festival dates at Art-A-Whirl and Midwest Music Festival show. Porcupine will be sharing the stage with Built to Spill in June, Mudhoney in October and also with Flipper for select 40th Anniversary tour dates in June.

Rolling Stone reported recently on Porcupine’s show opening for Bob Mould on March 30 at The Palace in St. Paul, which was the 40th anniversary of Hüsker Dü’s first show. Bob Mould said, “I would be remiss if I didn’t make mention of the importance of my early days in St. Paul [and] my gratitude to [Husker Du’s] Grant [Hart] and Greg [Norton] for those first eight years of music.”

Brooklyn Vegan reports on Porcupine’s March tour dates, saying, “Before the show with Bob Mould, Porcupine are also touring as a support act for reunited supergroup The Flesh Eaters (members of X, The Blasters, Los Lobos), who released their first new album in 35 years this past January. That includes the NYC show on May 17 at Bowery Ballroom.” 


Tom Haugen of New Noise Magazine writes, “Though there’s not a dud to be found here, “Standing By The Sea,” penned by the late, great Grant Hart, is a highlight that retains the ebullient spirit of the original and seems like a fitting memorial for Norton’s former bandmate. I may be a bit biased being from Minneapolis and all, but if there’s a better record that was released this year, I certainly didn’t hear it.”

The band just wrapped up several iconic shows with The Meat Puppets, The Posies, Babes in Toyland, and more.

Porcupine have an upcoming show in Minneapolis at First Avenue, and will soon announce their 2019 tour dates.

Vinyl is now on sale via Dead Broke Rekerds, as well as CDs/digital downloads via DC-Jam Records.

TOUR DATES:

May 17 – Art-A-Whirl at the 331 Club Outdoor Stage (8pm set time) – Minneapolis, MN *

May 18 – Midwest Music Festival show / Oktober Fest Grounds Main Stage (6:45pm set time) – La Crosse, WI 

June 14  –What’s Up Lounge – Mankato, MN *

June 25 – Fargo Brewing Company – Fargo, ND  w/ Built to Spill *  

 June 26 – First Avenue – Minneapolis MN – w/ Built to Spill *

June 28 – Reggie’s Live – Chicago, IL  w/ Flipper for 40th Anniversary Tour

June 29 – Fu-Bar – St. Louis, MO  w/ Flipper for 40th Anniversary Tour *

June 30 –The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO  w/ Flipper for 40th Anniversary Tour

Oct 12 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN  w/ Mudhoney

Oct 14 – Off Broadway – St Louis, Mo  w/ Mudhoney

* Just announced

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