Spring Tour with Tally Hall & Summer Tour with Nada Surf
The Republic Tigers will be releasing their debut album, Keep Color on May 6th. The Kansas City-based quintet — Kenn Jankowski (vocals, keyboards and guitar), Adam McGill (guitar, vocals), Ryan Pinkston (guitar, keys, vocals, auxiliary percussion), Marc Pepperman (bass, keys, accordion) and Justin Tricomi (drums) – have quickly become ones to watch. They will perform on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on May 12th and the station has already made Keep Color’s lead track, “Buildings & Mountains” a Top Tune on KCRW.com. The band will be releasing a video for “Buildings & Mountains” directed by Brian Savelson (Band of Horses) soon.
The first signing to Chop Shop Records, the new imprint on Atlantic Records owned by Alexandra Patsavas of Chop Shop Music Supervision (Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, Mad Men), The Republic Tigers will also perform at an exclusive live music showcase, Breaking the Band sponsored by Target and curated by Patsavas as part of the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, May 2 at Webster Hall. The line up will also feature The Hold Steady and The Virgins.
Keep Color is a bold and beautiful collection of intimate tracks that uniquely weave future folk, euphoric psychedelia, and exuberant symphonic pop with intricately crafted electronic textures. Urb Magazine picked them as one of their Next 100 saying they “combine(s) genuinely delightful acoustics with the bloopity-bops that are always in demand” and Pitch Weekly recently featured them on the cover, saying “people need to hear this album, get drunk to it and pull it out years from now when they want something reliable.”
They are currently on tour with Tally Hall for the first half of April and will be on the road with Nada Surf in June (see dates below).
Apr 8 2008 Jack Rabbit Slim’s Albany, New York
Apr 9 2008 Kirkland Arts Center Clinton, New York
Apr 10 2008 Iron Horse Northampton, Massachusetts
Apr 11 2008 Toquet Hall Westport, Connecticut
Apr 13 2008 Great Scott Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 14 2008 Southpaw Brooklyn, New York
Apr 15 2008 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Apr 17 2008 DC9 Washington DC
*** All dates above with Tally Hall
June 1 2008 The Social Orlando, Florida
June 2 2008 Studio A Miami, Florida
June 3 2008 State Theatre St. Petersburg, Florida
June 5 2008 Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee
June 7 2008 Bluebird St. Louis, Missouri
June 9 2008 The Music Mill Indianapolis, Indiana
June 10 2008 The Basement Columbus, Ohio
June 11 2008 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio
*** All dates above with Nada Surf