Following the release of their new single “Let Me Get High\Low“, Plague Vendor have now announced that they will be bringing their epic live show to the UK this June with new tour dates alongside LA punk-rock outfit Starcrawler. Plague Vendor have also recently announced that they will playing at Reading and Leeds Festivals in August. The full list of dates is as follows:
25-Jun / UK / Guildford / Boileroom
26-Jun / UK / London / The Dome
27-Jun / UK / Manchester / Manchester Academy 3
28-Jun / UK / Leeds / Hyde Park Book Club
30-Jun / UK / Norwich / Norwich Arts Centre
16-Aug / BE / Hasselt / Pukkelpop Festival
23-Aug / UK / Leeds / Leeds Festival
25-Aug / UK / Reading / Reading Festival
Plague Vendor recently revealed their new single “Let Me Get High\Low,” the latest from their forthcoming album By Night. The psychelia-tinged track is an infinity mirror of echo, effects, illusion and delusion and follows the release of “All of the Above,” a brooding track that sees an internal monologue disintegrating over a sci-fi punk drumbeat, and raw, vital lead single “New Comedown.”
By Night is set for release on June 7 via Epitaph Records and sees Plague Vendor stretch and warp their songs, discovering a merciless sense of tension and apprehension that set every moment on edge. A fearless our-way-is-the-hard-way work ethic and famously physical live shows won the Southern California-based band a ferocious fan base and place of pride on the Epitaph Records roster.
The 10-song By Night was produced by John Congleton (St Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Chelsea Wolfe) and recorded at legendary EastWest Studios(Brian Wilson, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop), capturing the feeling of ruin and regeneration, of charisma and catastrophe and of slashing at-the-night with nothing but pure electricity. With Congleton’s precision production, Plague Vendor found their own way between the powerful-but-too-polished sound of right now and the engaging-but-aging reinterpretations of classic punk/rock albums of the 60s and 70s. Congleton’s limitless encouragement also led Plague Vendor to do things they never did before: chorused bass in endless waves, lightning-strike flashes of synth, motorik man-machine drums that sound inhuman and human at once and even a string section that’ll be a surprise if they ever do it live. The album is the follow up to their 2016 debut full-length BLOODSWEAT and their widely-acclaimed debut EP Free to Eat.