NEW SINGLE : Flasher release single & video “Love Is Yours”

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Release single & video “Love Is Yours”
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Album of same name out June 17th

Flasher – the duo of guitarist Taylor Mulitz and drummer Emma Baker – present the title track and accompanying video for their forthcoming album, Love Is Yours, out June 17th on Domino. “‘Love Is Yours’ is about the roller-coaster highs and lows of a long-term relationship—the kind where a conversation can feel like a tripwire, with subtextual clues that offer the promise of reward if correctly decoded.” the band explains. The accompanying video, directed by Camilla Smura (who also created the video for lead single “Sideways”), “is a homage to National Treasure, because much like a treasure room hidden beneath Trinity Church, love that endures is ‘the greatest adventure history has ever revealed.”

Following their acclaimed 2018 debut, Constant Image, Love is Yours steps up the ambition and reaches for the horizon. It was recorded in Washington, D.C. with long-time friend Owen Wuerker, who also helped flesh out the instrumentation by contributing additional bass, percussion, synths, and guitar. Rather than binding the duo to its past – to geography, old habits, or trusted sounds – the familiar environment proved liberating. Baker and Mulitz shared vocal duties, tweaked tempos, structures, and dynamics accordingly. They toyed with genre, melody, and texture.

The resulting record is ablaze with mood, melody, and carefully threaded hooks, finding the band foregrounding the pop sensibilities that had always been present in their previous releases. It retains the attitude that was fundamental to the band’s DIY roots, but cuts loose a touch of the angst. Though the songs process disillusionment and loss, the music evokes warmth and optimism. It is their best record and also their most generous.

Kicking off in June, Flasher will bring their live show across North America. Tickets for all dates are on sale now and a full list can be found below.

Flasher tour dates

Fri. June 17 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong

Sat. June 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

Mon. June 20 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel

Tue. June 21 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Backroom)

Wed. June 22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

Thu. June 23 – Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records

Fri. June 24 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub

Sat. June 25 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

Mon. June 27 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag

Tue. June 28 – Toronto, ON @ The Baby G

Wed. June 29 – Montreal, QC @ L’Esco

Thu. June 30 – Boston, MA @ Sonia’s

Fri. July 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

Praise for “Sideways”:

“Mulitz’s and Baker’s guitars strum out a breezy disco rhythm as their vocals overlap with ease, letting the song unfold in no hurry. The time out of the spotlight sounds like it’s done them good.”Rolling Stone

“[Flasher are] able to lock into great grooves, exciting post-punk energy, and gorgeous melodicism all at once.”MTV News

“[‘Sideways’] blends a Tears For Fears-worthy tension and release with a breezier core aesthetic…pushing them toward a brighter, more relaxed aesthetic.”The FADER

Love Is Yours is available to pre-order on Dom Mart in exclusive Opaque Baby Blue vinyl, vinyl, CD and digitally.  Pre-order: Dom MartDigital.

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