England’s Frank Turner will come to Underground Arts on June 7th in support of his forthcoming Tape Deck Heart LP. The new album, set for release on April 23rd, follows the folk/punk singer-songwriter’s 2011 album England Keep My Bones, which was placed on Paste’s Top 50 Albums of 2011. Tickets and information for the 21+ show with The Architects and Beans on Toast can be found here (tickets go on sale this Friday, March 29th, at noon). Turner performed a Free at Noon at World Cafe Live in November 2011; listen to the full audio via NPR here and watch his video for “If Ever I Stray” below.
Divine Fits are playing tonight at Union Transfer in support of their debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, which was released in August. An indie supergroup of sorts, Divine FIts is spearheaded by Spoon‘s Britt Daniel, New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brow, and Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. Tickets for the all-ages show are available here. Below, check out the video for “Would That Not Be Nice.”
Via NPR Music:
A folk-punk singer-songwriter from Winchester, England, Frank Turner combines rock with poetry, juxtaposing gorgeous melodies and an aggressive stage presence. He spent his early years fronting short-lived bands like Kneejerk and Million Dead, but since striking out on his own in 2005, he’s played ever-larger stages, even supporting Green Day on its European tour.
Turner’s latest album, England Keep My Bones, offers a compelling assortment of acoustic ballads, hard-rock ragers and an a cappella account of the Norman Conquest. Hear his songs from a performance at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
You can listen to the performance in its entirety here.