By Alan Ho
Music definitely and most certainly runs deep in the DuPree family. Eisley today announced that they will hit the road in support of fourth album Currents and will bring duo Merriment with them in tow. I made the first point because Merriment is the duo of the youngest DuPree siblings, brother Collin (guitar) and sister Christie (guitar, vocals).
Alongside the announcement, the two groups are also offering up a free (we love free right?!) tour sampler, available for download via Bandcamp. The sampler features recordings from Eisley’s recent Pandora Whiteboard Session and two digital singles recently released by the younger Merriment, who are signed to Rory Records, an imprint with Equal Vision and started by Sherri DuPree-Bemis’ husband Max of Say Anything.
In addition, which will be shown below everything else, Eisley released a new music video for the album’s title track on YouTube. The video was helmed by Mutemath’s Darrren King.
Tour dates can be found below; presale tix for the tour begin February 11 through Applauze and the tour begins April 1 in Nashville and conclude April 19 in Dallas, TX. The tracklisting for the sampler can also be found before the tour dates.
1. Eisley – Drink The Water (Live from Pandora)
2. Eisley – Laugh It Off (Live from Pandora)
3. Eisley – Currents (Live from Pandora)
4. Eisley – Mr. Moon (Live from Pandora)
5. Merriment – Backwards
6. Merriment – Blessed Soul
Apr 01 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In (18+)
Apr 02 Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Apr 03 Washington, DC @ U Street
Apr 05 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle (21+)
Apr 06 Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den @ Mohegan (21+)
Apr 07 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (18+)
Apr 08 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (18+)
Apr 10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Apr 11 Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
Apr 12 South Bend, IN @ Subkirke
Apr 13 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
Apr 14 Kansas City, MO @ Czar (18+)
Apr 15 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz RnR Chicken Shack (18+)
Apr 16 Houston, TX @ House of Blues Peacock
Apr 17 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Apr 18 San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Bar (13+)
Apr 19 Dallas, TX @ Trees