Spencer Radcliffe Premieres “Yankee”

The Chicago songwriter is setting up one hell of a debut album.

August 25, 2015

Here's a great album about to come out: Spencer Radcliffe's Looking In.

Out October 2nd, it's the Chicago-based Radcliffe's first LP for Boston godsends Run for Cover, and the latest in a long line of striking, different music: he's put out ambient stuff as Blithe Fields and done two A+ emo projects, the softer California Furniture and screamier Best Witches. The music he's been cultivating under his own name, leading up to this, his debut LP, is maybe more in the Silver Jews, Built to Spill, 2015 DIY rock mold—but weirder, with surprising burps and dog barks collaged in.

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Check out the debut of "Yankee," followed by the album's excellent lead-off track "Mia," below. This fall's going to be a lot of afternoons trying to decide between playing this and playing the new Alex G, and then just clearing your schedule to play them both. Oh man, it's almost fall.

Radcliffe is also announcing a tour today. Dates are below. Every single bill is great.

Sat 10/10 Chicago, IL @ Pinky Swear$
Sun 10/11 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar$
Mon 10/12 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddah$
Tue 10/13 Montreal, ON @ le Divan Orange$
Wed 10/14 New Haven, CT @ Bar$
Thu 10/15 Flemington, NJ @ 90 Main&
Fri 10/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca*
Sun 10/18 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar*
Tue 10/20 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, @ Bard College&
Wed 10/21 Boston, MA @ Out of the Blue Gallery&
Thu 10/22 New York, NY @ The Silent Barn&
Mon 10/26 Chambersburg, PA @ Nathan Miller Chocolate^
Thu 10/29 Atlanta, GA @ The Cleaners
Fri 10/30 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Café@
Sun 11/1 St Louis, MO @ Firebird@
Mon 11/2 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar@

$ w/ LVL UP
& w/ Pinegrove
* w/ Pity Sex & Wild Honey
^ w/ Elvis Depressedly, Rozwell Kid, Wishlist
@ w/ Alex G

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