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Minor Victories (Members of Slowdive, Mogwai, Editors) Share “Folk Arp” and Announce U.S. Tour

Minor Victories Due Out June 3 via Fat Possum

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Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Editors’ Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club’s James Lockey. The band’s self-titled debut album is due out June 3 via Fat Possum in the U.S. (and [PIAS] in the rest of the world). Now they have shared another song from the album, “Folk Arp,” and have announced their first ever U.S. tour dates.

Listen to the near 7-minute-long song below via a funny little black & white video featuring a restaurant cook playing the song on a portable stereo. It’s a gorgeous string-backed cut featuring vocals from Goswell that slowly builds into a swell, as befitting a project featuring members of Slowdive and Mogwai. The band’s full run of tour dates is also below.

The project was announced last year. Previously the group shared their first single, “A Hundred Ropes,” via its video. The album also includes a previously announced duet between Goswell and Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek and a guest appearance from The Twilight Sad’s James Graham.

Also read our 2014 print article on Slowdive’s recent reunion, our separate 2014 web-exclusive interview with Rachel Goswell about the reunion, and our 2014 web-exclusive article about the bands that influenced Slowdive. Plus read our 2014 interview with Stuart Braithwaite on Mogwai’s Rave Tapes album.

Minor Victories Tour Dates:

5/3/16 - London, UK @ Village Underground
5/4/16 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
5/5/16 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
5/6/16 - Glasgow, UK @ Art School
6/3/16 - Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
6/4/16 - Mannheim, Germany @ Maifeld Derby Festival
6/17/16 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
6/19/16 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
6/20/16 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
6/21/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/22/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/24/16 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
6/25/16 - Columbus, OH @ The A&R Bar
6/26/16 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
6/28/16 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/29/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
8/5/16 - 8/7/16 - Katowice, Poland @ Off Festival
8/7/16 - Sicily, Italy @ Ypsigrock Festival
8/12/16 - St Malo, France @ La Route Du Rock Festival
8/20/16 - Hasselt, Be @ Pukkelpop Festival



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