Literature announces New Album ‘Chorus’

Literature announces new album 'Chorus' via Slumberland Records, Lierature shares first single "The English Softhearts" LP 'Chorus' comes out on August 19th

Philadelphia indie-pop outfit Literature are set to release their sophomore album ‘Chorus’on August 19 via Slumberland Records.You can Stream the album’s first single “The English Softhearts” below.

Philadelphia, PA’s Literature features Kevin Attics, Nathaniel Cardaci, Chris Schackerman, and Seth Whaland. Attics, who’d written for numerous music trades as a teen, met Cardaci and Whaland at the house venue they both operated in Austin, TX. Cardaci and Whaland each ran small imprint labels and, a million adventures later, the trio decided to form a band. Upon moving to Philadelphia the group befriended Schackerman who also joined the fold.

In 2012, following a well-received single and a track on Gerard Cosloy’s “Casual Victim Pile II” compilation they released their debut album, Arab Spring, They toured the US in support, and have performed with the likes of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Eternal Summers, Ted Leo, Sic Alps, White Fence, Gentlemen Jesse, Hospitality, and Brown Recluse. They also appeared on Terre T’s Cherry Blossom Clinic.

Autumn of 2013 saw the band begin work on their second album, Chorus, with lauded engineer Gary Olson (whose body of work includes records by Crystal Stilts, Mad Scene and The Beets) at his Marlborough Farms studio in Brooklyn, NY. As a beautiful autumn turned into one of the harshest winters in recent memory, Olson and the band began stretching out, enhancing the album with studio techniques dating back to the late 60s including true-tape flanging, sending vocals through Leslie speaker cabinets, and the same analog style of automatic double-tracking created at Abbey Road Studios.


(Slumberland Records)

Street Date: August 19, 2014

1. The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything

2. The English Softhearts

3. Blasé

4. Tie-Dye (Your Life)

5. Court/Date

6. New Jacket

7. Chime Hours

8. Chorus

9. Jimmy

10. Dance Shoes

11. Kites


Tour Dates:

9/07 Washington DC @ George Washington University
9/08 Marietta, OH  @ Project Active Media
9/09 Cleveland, OH @ Dag house
9/11 Nashville, TN @ Betty’s
9/13 Savannah, GA @ The Bomb Shelter
9/14 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
9/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

9/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio”

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