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AU release new single “Get Alive”, start US tour tomorrow, announce SXSW shows!

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: AU “Get Alive” (premiered on Pitchfork)

Portland, OR shook this past Saturday. To celebrate the impending release of AU’s anticipated third album Both Lights, core members Luke Wyland and Dana Valatka invited a team of players to construct a jaw-dropping set and a true manifestation of the album and its wild transcendence. Today you can close your eyes and see the light brighten: we’re sharing a new single from the album, the infinite stairway “Get Alive”.

Like a storm front, AU’s tour begins in the west and stops for a few days in Texas. Check out AU’s US tour dates below, including a special Brooklyn show on the east coast with labelmate Leverage Models! We’re also revealing the full details of AU’s SXSW performances, where they’ll be part of Hometapes’ Friend Island (more info on that coming soon!).

Three years seems like a flash when you consider the complexity and overall texture of Both Lights. Building a multi-dimensional musical creature is less of a feat within the forgiving walls of a studio, this much is true. Saturday proved that AU is just as innovative before a live audience, and perhaps more synchronized than we previously imagined. From crashing highs like “OJ” to somber and delicate lows like “Crazy Idol,” Both Lights is a dazzling sonic portrait, twice as vivid live. - Mark Stock, Willamette Week, on AU’s 3/3/12 show in Portland

AU at SXSW:

3/14/12 - Austin TX @ ForceField/Terrorbird Day Party - Red 7 (611 East 7th Street) - 4:25 PM
3/14/12 - Austin TX @ KVRX Showcase - Spiderhouse (2908 Fruth Street) - 8:30 PM
3/16/12 - Austin TX @ Terroreyes Day Party - Music Makers (517 South Lamar Boulevard) - 4:45 PM
3/16/12 - Austin TX @ 21st Co-Op South X South Mess 2 (707 W 21st Street) - 8:45 PM
3/16/12 - Austin TX @ Redefine Magazine Party - House of Commons (2610 Rio Grande St.) - 10:30 PM
3/17/12 - Austin TX @ Hometapes Friend Island - (Papi Tino’s Backyard - 1306 E. 6th St.) - 4:00 PM

AU :: US TOUR DATES:

03/08/12 Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
03/09/12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo $
03/10/12 Tucson, AZ @ Plush +
03/11/12 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room #+
03/13/12 Santa Fe, NM @ SOL at Santa Fe Brewing *
03/14/12 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/15/12 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/16/12 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/17/12 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/18/12 Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
03/19/12 Lawrence, KS @ The Replay
03/20/12 Denver, CO @ The Hi Dive &
03/21/12 Boulder, CO @ The Cherryvale
03/22/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court &
03/24/12 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival ¼
03/29/12 Brooklyn, NY @Cameo Gallery %  

* = w/ Deerhoof 
# = w/ The Velvet Teen
¼ = w/ Built To Spill, Typhoon & Y La Bamba
+ = w/ Said The Whale
& = w/ Aan
¢ = w/ Choir Of Young Believers 
£ = w/ Country Trash
% = w/ Leverage Models  

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