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PWR BTTM announces new album, releases “Big Beautiful Day”

PWR BTTM (Photo: Ebru Yildiz)
PWR BTTM (Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

The A.V. Club already named PWR BTTM’s upcoming full-length one of our most anticipated albums of 2017, and today the band has finally announced that record and released a new song. Pageant will be out May 12 on Polyvinyl Records, and the duo of Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce have released their first song from the album, “Big Beautiful Day.” The video is a glitter-coated dance party that matches the song’s effervescence, even as Ben Hopkins uses the lyrics to push back against anyone that’s ever told them that they can’t be the person they want to be. The band will also be on tour for a good chunk of 2017, and those dates can be found below.


Pre-orders for Pageant are available through Polyvinyl Records.

PWR BTTM tour dates

2/15—The Southern Café + Music Hall—Charlottesville, VA
2/16—Metro Gallery—Baltimore, MD **
2/17—PhilaMOCA—Philadelphia, PA **
2/18—The Knitting Factory—Brooklyn, NY **
2/19—Columbus Theater—Providence, RI **
2/23—Starline Social Club—Oakland, CA **
2/27—Highland Park Ebell Club—Los Angeles, CA **
4/10—The Workman’s Club—Dublin, Ireland
4/11—The Deaf Institute—Manchester, UK
4/12—The Harley Hotel & Bar—Sheffield, UK
4/13—Hare & Hounds—Birmingham, UK
4/15—Centre for Contemporary Arts—Glasgow, UK
4/16—Exchange—Bristol, UK
4/17—The Haunt—Brighton, UK
4/18—The Garage—London, UK
4/20—Stereolux—Nantes, FR
4/21—Printemps de Bourges—Bourges, FR
4/22—Venue TBA—Paris, FR
4/24—L’aeronef—Lille, FR
4/25—106—Rouen, FR
5/26—Velvet Underground—Toronto, ON
5/30—Subterranean—Chicago, IL
6/1—Triple Rock Social Club—Minneapolis, MN
6/2—Slowdown—Omaha, NE
6/5—Club Dada—Dallas, TX
6/6—Barracuda—Austin, TX
6/7—White Oak Music Hall—Houston, TX
6/8—Gasa Gasa—New Orleans, LA
6/9—The Wilbury—Tallahassee, FL
6/10—Backbooth—Orlando, FL
6/12—Hell @ The Masquerade—Atlanta, GA
6/13—Mercy Lounge—Nashville, TN
6/15—The Pinhook—Durham, NC
6/16—Black Cat—Washington, DC
6/17—Union Transfer—Philadelphia, PA
6/19—Brighton Music Hall—Allston, MA
6/20—Columbus Theatre—Providence, RI
6/21—Webster Hall—New York, NY
7/7—Cattivo—Pittsburgh, PA
7/8—The Basement—Columbus, OH
7/9—Off Broadway—St. Louis, MO
7/12—191 Toole—Tucson, AZ
7/15—Teragram Ballroom—Los Angeles, CA
7/16—Great American Music Hall—San Francisco, CA
7/18—Hawthorne Theatre—Portland, OR
7/19—Neumos—Seattle, WA
7/21—The Biltmore Cabaret—Vancouver, BC
7/22—The Bartlett—Spokane, WA
7/23—Zootown Arts Community Center—Missoula, MT
7/25—Kilby Court—Salt Lake City, UT
7/27—The Bluebird Theater—Denver, CO
7/30—Mahall’s—Lakewood, OH

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