Last week we were flying high, love-drunk on summer and the false promise that the good times would never end. Now, it’s miserable outside (at least in Boston), with students successfully overtaking the city and the chilly rains delivering a sour crispness to the air that we are not ready to accept. As we wallow, the new LVL UP song “Spirit Was” is speaking directly to us.

The track, which you can hear below, is the third and latest single off the Upstate New York band’s upcoming LP, Return To Love, out September 23 on Sub Pop.

Tonight in New Jersey, LVL UP kick off a fairly extensive fall tour that finds them sharing stages with the likes of Alex G, Eskimeaux, Bear Vs Shark and others. The local date, by our watch, arrives September 20, when LVL UP play Great Scott in Allston, but there are a handful of other New England shows coming up as well.

Check the full rundown below, after you properly douse yourself in melancholic fuzz via the saltshaker we call YouTube.

LVL UP Tour Dates:
9/7 – New Brunswick, NJ @ The Saint
9/8 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Crayola House
9/9 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
9/10 – Raleigh, NC @Hopscotch Festival
9/11 – Washington, DC @ DC9 +
9/20 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
9/21 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal (Bar Le “Ritz” PDB) ~
9/22 – Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot ~
9/23 – Durham, NH @ University of New Hampshire
9/24 – New York, NY @ Market Hotel %
9/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
9/28 – New Haven, CT @ Bar
9/29 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^
9/30 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
10/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Dagger
10/14 – Missoula, MT @ Palace Lounge
10/15 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/16 – Olympia, WA @ Track House
10/17 – Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
10/18 – Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill ^
10/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill ^
10/22 – Pomona, CA @ VLHS
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex ^
10/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/26 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
10/28 – Bloomington, IN @ The Void
10/29 – Gambier, OH @ Kenyon College
10/30 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
11/1 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt *
11/2 – Birmingham @ The Syndicate Lounge *
11/3 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia *
10/4 – Austin, TX @ TBA
10/5 – San Antonio, TX @ The Paper Tiger
11/6 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
11/8 – Kansas City @ Davey’s Upstairs *
11/9 – Omaha, NE @ Milk Run *
11/10 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
11/11 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
11/12 – Lansing, MI @ The Blind Pig *

+ w/ All Dogs
~ w/ Eskimeaux
% Record Release Show w/ Ovlov and Vagabon
^ w/ Bear Vs Shark
* w/ Alex G and Brandon Can’t Dance

LVL UP Tour

 

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