Weird Nightmare, the electrifying new project from METZ guitarist and singer Alex Edkins, is set to release its debut album On May 20th (Sub Pop.) Hot on the heels of the album’s debut track, “Searching For You,” comes this anthemic new single “Lusitania.” Edkins says of the song, “‘Lusitania’ was a big breakthrough for the entire Weird Nightmare album. I realized that, musically, my goal was to make songs that would make people feel good! This idea of waking up from a terrible dream or winter changing into spring. Momentary relief. We all need that feeling right now and music has always been what I turn to most.” The video for the song was directed by Colin Medley.
As previously announced, Weird Nightmare has a clutch of North American shows, including a hometown album release show on May 21st in Toronto, ON at The Baby G. The band will also hit the road on a 7-date co-headlining tour with labelmates Kiwi Jr. See below for a full list of shows.
NORTH AMERICAN DATES
Sat. May 21st – Toronto, ON – Baby G (Toronto Record Release Show)
Fri. June. 17th – Detroit, MI – Third Man Records *
Sat. June 18th – Chicago, IL – Schubas *
Thu. July 28th – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s Alright *
Fri. July 29th – Rehoboth Beach, DE – Dogfish Head Brewery *
Sat. July 30th – Washington, DC – Songbyrd *
Sun. July 31st – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
*w/ Kiwi Jr