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Ume Announces Tour With Helmet and The Toadies
· Toddstar on May 17 2012 23:42:48
Tour News


LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16, 2012 - UME today announced that they will hit the road on a second tour this summer, the previously announced co-headline tour with The Life and Times in June and the newly revealed tour with Helmet and The Toadies.

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ume is Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Rachel Fuhrer (drums).  The trio's music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance.  Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock.

With Phantoms, their full-length album released last August by Modern Outsider Records, Ume harnessed their carefully crafted chaos into ten tracks, capturing the unhinged passion and raw catharsis of their live shows while pushing their ever-evolving sound to impressive new heights. Like a bridge between Black Sabbath and Bat For Lashes, the LP is heavy, anthemic, beautiful and mesmerizing.



 has already garnered impressive reviews in the media.   Nylon declared, "this band is ready to break out in a whole new way...A little like fuzzy shoegaze, raw garage rock and irresistible pop all rolled into one fiery package," while Relix proclaimed the music as "heavy rock and ethereal indie pop with deft precision, finding new ground somewhere in between Warpaint, Metric and Mogwai."  Ume recently caught the attention of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain who attended and taped one of the band's many packed shows at SXSW for an upcoming episode of his TV show No Reservations. To quote Bourdain, it was "... a shitload of rawk in a tiny little room."

The band will be returning to the studio later this year to record their next studio album.

UME Tour Dates
02-03       Houston, TX                             Free Press Houston Summerfeset
08            Austin, TX                                Red 7
11            Phoenix, AZ                             The Rhythm Room
12            Los Angeles, CA                       The Satellite
13            San Francisco, CA                    Bottom of the Hill
15            Portland, OR                           Bunk Bar
16            Seattle, WA                             Barboza
18            Salt Lake City, UT                    Urban Lounge
19            Denver, CO                             The Walnut Room

15            Cincinnati, OH                         Bunbury Festival
21            Pensacola Beach, FL               Capt'n Fun Beach Club
22            New Orleans, LA                     Tipitina's
24            Jacksonville, FL                        Jack Rabbits
25            Ft. Lauderdale, FL                   Revolution
26            St. Petersburg, FL                    State Theatre
27            Orlando, FL                             House of Blues
28            Atlanta, GA                              The Masquerade
29            Charlotte, NC                          The Fillmore Charlotte
31            Silver Spring, MD                    The Fillmore

01            Philadelphia, PA                      Trocadero
02            New York, NY                          Webster Hall
03            Boston, MA                             Paradise Rock Club
04            Rochester, NY                         Water Street Music Hall
05            Lansing, MI                             Michigan Rock N Brew @ Adado
07            Cleveland, OH                         House Of Blues
08            Pontiac, MI                              The Crofoot Ballroom
09            Chicago, IL                              House Of Blues
10            Indianapolis, IN                       The Vogue
11            Sauget, IL                                Pop's
12            Kansas City, MO                      The Beaumount Club

*          Co-headlining dates with The Life and Times.
^          all dates with Helmet and The Toadies except July 15th

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