Watch Chvrches' New Video For "Recover"
Plenty of British bands don't need the boost of SXSW to excite early Stateside attention. Chvrches might be Austin bound next week (and headed for New York on March 18 for two sold-out shows at Mercury Lounge), but the Scottish electro-pop band has already won effusive blogosphere love and BBC Sound of 2013 top five honors.
The threesome — Iain Cook (ex of Aereogramme), Martin Doherty (The Twilight Sad touring member) and Lauren Mayberry — are also embarking on a brief North American tour this month as well and have added Sasquatch! Music Festival and the Firefly Music Festival to their roster, below.
Below, watch Chvrches new video for "Recover" off of the trio's upcoming Recover EP, due out on March 26 (March 25 UK/EU). If you haven't seen their striking 2012 video for "The Mother We Share," be prepared for a rather sad video involving an abandoned baby toddling through the wilderness.
UPDATE: Check out what The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali has to say about Chvrches on NPR Music's "Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing."
Chvrches North American Tour:
March 10 San Francisco, The Independent - sold out
March 12 Los Angeles, The Echo - sold out
March 13 Austin, Red 7 Presented by the Windish Agency
March 14 Austin, Fader Fort
March 14 Austin, Hype Hotel
March 15 Austin, Spin at Stubb's
March 15 Austin, Laneway Festival at Red 7
March 18 New York Mercury Lounge (late and early shows both sold out)
March 20 Toronto, Virgin Mobile Mod Club
May 24-27 George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival
June 23-24 Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival