LVL UP ready sophomore album, tour (2014)

LVL UP have announced their sophomore album Hoodwink’d, the long awaited follow up to their stunning debut, Space Brothers, set for release on September 23 via Double Double Whammy and Exploding In Sound Records on vinyl and digital. Following up last year’s Extra Worlds EP and a split 7″ with Porches., the band are back with fifteen new tracks of indie pop brilliance and fuzzy lo-fi goodness from three distinct songwriters that only add to LVL UP’s undeniable charm.
The band will be heading out on the road in August for a tour with label mate Liam Betson, who just released his latest solo album on Double Double Whammy Records in July to much praise from Pitchfork, Interview Magazine, Stereogum, and others! LVL UP’s Dave Benton and Mike Caridi will also be playing as part of Betson’s backing band, along with Little Big League drummer Ian Dykstra.
Here are the dates:
8/18 – Philly, PA @ Golden Tea House w/ Sheer Mag, Spirit of the Beehive
8/19 – Montclair, NJ @ Bat Cave w/ Toasted Plastic
8/20 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 w/ Spacemonster
8/21 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong w/ Max Levine Ensemble
8/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The People’s Warehouse w/ WC Lindsay, Steady Hands, Denzell, I am a Sea Creature
8/23 – Columbus, OH @ TBA w/ Tin Armor, All Dogs
8/24 – Rochester, NY @ Vineyard Community Space*
8/25 – Utica, NY @ The Dev*
8/26 – New Paltz, NY @ TBA*
8/27 – Boston, MA @ Middlesex Lounge*
8/29 – Hamden, CT @ The Space w/ Loner Chic, High Pop, Krill
8/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Andrew Cedarmark, Mitski
* Liam Betson only