The Naked and Famous Announce Sophomore Album

The Naked and Famous Debut First Single Off Sophomore Album In Rolling Waves Out September 17th on Republic. North American Fall Tour Dates Announced

New Zealand quintet The Naked and Famous are pleased to announce the release of their sophomore album, In Rolling Waves, via Republic on September 17th, 2013. The album  follows the band’s debut Passive Me, Aggressive You.

Fronted by Alisa Xayalith (vocals/keyboards) and Thom Powers (guitar/vocals), The Naked and Famous lit a fire under an online fan base, with a video subculture built through YouTube and into radio. M83 invited TNAF to remix a single and a Tiesto remix transformed ‘Young Blood’ into a club smash. Twelve months previously, the band, including David Beadle (bass guitar), Jesse Wood (drums) and Aaron Short (keyboards), had been writing and recording songs in bedrooms on Auckland’s North Shore.

After two years of near-constant touring, the New Zealand five-piece set up home in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles to begin work on the twelve track album. The resulting album, In Rolling Waves,  produced by Powers and Short, along with Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck and NIN) with co-production on two tracks, delivers darkly nuanced, intricately rocking electro gems once again born in bedroom studio sessions, then demoed in studios in Wales and Australia ahead of recording at Sunset Sound in Hollywood.

In Rolling Waves Track listing:

1. A Stillness

2. Hearts Like Ours

3. Waltz

4. Rolling Waves

5. The Mess

6. Grow Old

7. Golden Girl

8.I Kill Giants

9. What We Want

10. We Are Leaving

11. To Move With Purpose

12. A Small Reunion


The Naked and Famous North American Tour:

Sep 25 – San Diego CA, House of Blues

Sep 27 – Los Angeles CA, Wiltern

Sep 29 – Tucson AZ, Rialto Theater

Oct 1 – Dallas TX, House of Blues

Oct 2 – Austin TX, Stubbs

Oct 3 – Houston TX, House of Blues

Oct 5 – Atlanta GA, The Tabernacle

Oct 6 – Washington DC, 9:30 Club

Oct 8 – Philadelphia PA, Electric Factory

Oct 10 – New York NY, Terminal 5

Oct 12 – Boston MA, House of Blues

Oct 14 – Toronto ON, Sound Academy

Oct 16 – Chicago IL, Riviera Theater

Oct 18 – Denver CO, Fillmore Auditorium

Oct 20 – Vancouver BC, Orpheum Theatre

Oct 21 – Seattle WA, Showbox Sodo

Oct 22 – Portland OR, Roseland Theater

Oct 24 – Las Vegas NV, The Cosmopolitan

Oct 25 – Oakland CA, Fox Theater

Oct 26 – Pomona CA, Fox Theater 


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