April 11, 2016

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

Run For Cover Records
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

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