Y'all, The Essex Green is back! This is seriously some of the best news I've heard all week, and I am unspeakably happy about it.
If you're not familiar, The Essex Green was one of my favorite bands of the Naughties and they wrote some of my favorite songs of the Naughties, and I'm so excited about this news that this entire post is devoted to those pastoral pop darlings. And there's quite a bit to talk about!
First and foremost, of course, is just the initial happiness about the trio is back together and making music. They've recorded a new record, Hardly Electronic, which will be released June 29th on Merge (thanks Merge!). The spritely "Sloane Ranger" comes from said record, and proves the band hasn't lost a step. But as delightful as this news is, there's still more goodness to talk about.
Late summer will see The Essex Green return to the road to tour their latest efforts (and presumably to revisit some old classics, as well). Dates are below. Y'all know what I'll be doing on August 7th!
THE ESSEX GREEN TOUR DATES
May 05 Burlington, VT – Waking Windows
Aug 01 Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
Aug 02 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
Aug 03 Boston, MA – Great Scott
Aug 04 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Aug 06 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Aug 07 Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage
Aug 08 Athens, GA – Athens Popfest
Aug 09 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Aug 10 Thomas, WV – Purple Fiddle Cafe
Aug 11 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
Aug 17 Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot