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    Pity Sex Share Comfortingly Hazy 'Pin A Star,' Announce Tour

    The band will hit the road with PWR BTTM and Petal this summer

    Run For Cover Records

    In the fall of last year, Ann Arbor, MI's Pity Sex shared "What Might Soothe You?" a distorted, ugly-pretty song with an equally cultish visual. It was textured and eerily calming, a weird juxtaposition the band continues to excel at—there are moments that recall vintage emo sounds from their Midwest home and others that feel steeped in a goth-y, shoegaze tradition. Their latest single, "Pin A Star," plays to one of those distinctly '90s influences more than others: Here, Britty Drake takes the lead, her voice at the top of the mix in a way we haven't heard from the band before. They're not clean in their haze, but they are writing frustrated songs with newfound clarity. Listen to it below.

    The band shared the new song with news of an upcoming tour. Pity Sex will be joined by the dynamic duo of PWR BTTM and fellow Run For Covers Records band Petal. Check out the dates after the song.

    Pity Sex 2016 Tour (with PWR BTTM and Petal):

    June 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
    June 8 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
    June 9 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
    June 10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    June 11 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
    June 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    June 13 – Washington, DC @ DC9
    June 14 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
    June 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory
    June 17 – Orlando, FL @ Blackbooth
    June 18 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s Sports Bar
    June 19 – Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
    June 21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    June 22 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
    June 23 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dad
    June 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
    June 26 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
    June 27 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
    June 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
    June 29 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
    July 1 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theatre
    July 2 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
    July 5 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    July 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    July 7 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
    July 8 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
    July 9 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
    July 10 – Detroit, MI @ El Club