Quivers Share New Single “Pink Smoke”

Quivers Share New Single "Pink Smoke"
Quivers photo by Rick Clifford

Australian band’s music Quivers music is described about finding love after grief, their Oyster Cuts is the band’s debut LP for Merge Records and drops on August 9th. Oyster Cuts is sunshine pop with blood in the water. The losses and loves that have informed Quivers’ music since their inception—the sudden loss of a brother in the cracked optimism of We’ll Go Riding on the Hearses (2018) and the life in and after grief of Golden Doubt (2021)—ripple into Oyster Cuts, which is committed to moving forward while accepting that some feelings, like grief, are a cycle. Crucially, Quivers committed to moving forward with each other.

Quivers’ songs feel like long-running conversations between friends in the sense that a conversation is both an act of speech and a space people hold for each other. The first two tracks on Oyster Cuts, “Never Be Lonely” and “Pink Smoke,” take those private universes composed of shared language, memories, snatches of songs, and the light of a cell phone’s screen mid-doomscroll and turn them into a beacon, searching lyrics set ablaze by massive hooks.

“All I ever wanted was a true friend / All I wanted was a friend with benefits / All I ever wanted was transcendence,” sing Quinlan and Thomas at the outset of the album, and Oyster Cuts spools out into the horizon from there. The four members of Quivers are not only given to exploring this space but to filling as much of it with themselves as possible, locking in on each other no matter how hazy and chaotic matters of the heart can get. Every moment of catharsis Quivers conjure from the ether is an invitation to join them.

Oyster Cuts
Merge Records

1. Never Be Lonely,
2. Pink Smoke,
3. More Lost,
4. Apparition,
5. Grief Has Feathers,
6. Oyster Cuts,
7. Screensaver,
8. If Only,
9. Fake Flowers,
10. Reckless

Quivers 2024 tour dates

Jul 26 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (Merge 35) [SOLD OUT]
Jul 27 Carrboro, NC – Orange County Social Club
Jul 29 Seattle, WA – Substation
Jul 31 Portland, OR – Swan Dive
Aug 02 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
Aug 03 Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
Aug 04 Richmond, VA – Get Tight Lounge
Aug 30 Adelaide, AU – Queen’s Theatre
Sep 06 Ballarat, AU – The Eastern
Sep 07 Castlemaine, AU – The Bridge Hotel
Sep 23 Los Angeles, CA – Permanent Records
Sep 27 Phoenix, AZ – Linger Longer Lounge
Oct 03 Roanoke, VA – The Spot on Kirk
Oct 05 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Oct 06 Lancaster, PA – Tellus 360
Oct 11 Toronto, ON – Monarch Tavern
Oct 14 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner*
Oct 15 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall*
Oct 16 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
Oct 17 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room*
Oct 18 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge*
Oct 19 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater*
Oct 21 Austin, TX – Radio/East*
Oct 22 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall*
Oct 23 New Orleans, LA – Toulouse Theatre*
Nov 01 Canberra, AU – Sideways
Nov 02 Sydney, AU – Waywards
Nov 03 Port Kembla, AU – The Servo
Nov 08 Melbourne, AU – The Corner Hotel
Nov 15 Hobart, AU – Altar
Nov 16 Brisbane, AU – Black Bear Lodge
Dec 03 Dresden, DE – Ostpol
Dec 05 Hamburg, DE – Hebebühne
Dec 06 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Dec 10 Paris, FR – Supersonic
Dec 11 London, UK – The Lexington
Dec 12 Manchester, UK – Castle Hotel
Dec 13 Madrid, ES – Maravillas Club
Dec 14 Barcelona, ES – Heliogábal

*w/ Superchunk

Pre-order Oyster Cuts HERE



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