The Domestics release debut, tour (2015)

The Domestics recently released their debut LP via Tender Loving Empire and were named an “Artist to Watch” by Spin.  Now the band is setting out on the road supporting fellow-Portlanders, Blitzen Trapper.  “I was introduced to the Domestics through mutual friends And And And and loved how unpretentious their songwriting was” says Blitzen Trapper’s Michael Van Pelt, adding “I was also super stoked to see Tender Loving Empire putting out their debut and I’m looking forward to being on the road with some solid Oregonian fellows.”
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What separates The Domestics from the escapism of so many other indie pop acts is the fearlessness with which Michael Finn and Leo London confront their own pain. London’s birth parents both battled with drug addiction in his early childhood before he was adopted by his grandparents at the age of two. Finn’s trials came later on, struggling with health issues, depression and dependency in his early adult years. Writing in the aftermath of infidelity, mental illness, substance abuse and child abuse, Finn and London have wrought songs as moving as they are catchy and as honest as they are loud. What The Domestics provide that so many other bands do not is something which all listeners can relate to: vulnerability.
Less than a year after assembling a live band, The Domestics have triumphantly emerged as one of Portland’s most promising new acts. Their energetic live shows, as well as the strength of their debut record have garnered them a dedicated fan base and maelstrom of critical attention from the likes of Spin, Paste, PopMatters, Hear Ya, the Nerdist, Willamette Week (who declared them one of Portland’s “Best New Bands”), Portland Mercury and more.
Catch the band on tour:
Sep 16 Portland, OR – Doug Fir^
Sep 30 Bozeman, MT – Faultline North*
Oct 01 Billings, MT – Carlin Events Center*
Oct 03 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium*
Oct 04 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
Oct 06 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall*
Oct 07 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall*
Oct 08 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch*
Oct 09 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern*
Oct 10 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom with*
Oct 11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
Oct 13 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
Oct 14 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
Oct 15 Washington, DC – Black Cat*
Oct 16 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
Oct 17 Atlanta, GA – The Loft*
Oct 19 Birmingham, AL – Saturn*
Oct 21 Austin, TX – The Parish*
Oct 22 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
Oct 23 Norman, OK – The Opolis*
Oct 24 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck*
Oct 26 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater*
Oct 27 Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room*
^ w/ Tokyo Police Club
* w/ Blitzen Trapper