HTRK have announced new North American dates in support of their album from 2014 album Psyhic 9-5 Club. The tour will take them through the states, including stops in New York, LA, and Festival NRMAL in Mexico City on March 1st. HTRK have also revealed Ghostly International along with Mistletone will release the first vinyl pressing of HTRK’s 2009 album Marry Me Tonight. Mistletone will release the album in Australia while Ghostly International handles the rest of the world.
Marry Me Tonight is the only album the outfit recorded from start to finish as a trio, and it’s the only HTRK record co-produced by Rowland S. Howard. Breathy. Marry Me Tonight took the raw material recorded on 2005’s Nostalgia and transformed it into a pop record—pop that buckled and warped beneath the glare of Howard, fellow producer Lindsay Gravina and the HTRK trio: Jonnine Standish, Nigel Yang and Sean Stewart. Howard died at the end of 2009; Stewart died the year after. Things would never be the same.
The album will land on April 28th accompanied by a 20-page booklet of photos and liner notes written by people who were around at the time of its recording and touring—Conrad Standish, producer Lindsay Gravina, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’s Nick Zinner, Angus Andrew of Liars, Danielle De Picciotto, Genevieve McGuckin—and others for whom the record holds a special significance, like Jim Haynes and Regis (real name Karl O’Connor). There will be two versions, one pressed on translucent magenta vinyl and another in standard black. “HTRK possess an originality and mystery worthy of obsession and scrutiny,” writes Zinner in his liner notes, “for their beautiful and damaged sound is truly, and thankfully, their own.”
02.21 – A Ship In The Woods – San Diego, CA
02.22 – Part Time Punks – The Echo, LA
02.25 – Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
02.26 – Smart Bar – Chicago, IL
03.01 – Festival NRMAL – Mexico City
03.03 – Baby’s All Right – New York, NY
03.04 – Nothing Changes @ Home Sweet Home – New York, NY
03.05 – Bardot – Miami, FL
03.06 – CAMH – Houston, TX