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Singapore indie rockers Subsonic Eye will launch their very first tour dates in the United States this upcoming June, beginning in Los Angeles on June 11th and concluding in Boston on June 21. The tour follows critical acclaim for their third album Nature of Things, released in January 2021 on Middle-Class Cigars.
The band’s latest full-length record was named by NME as the best Asian release of 2021, who wrote that Nature Of Things “takes big swings… but it does so with a decided unshowiness, and scatters small pearls to savour along the way.” Further international acclaim followed from Bandcamp – who named Nature Of Things as their Album of the Day, praising its “gleaming hooks that hit exuberant heights, doled out in compact, pulse-escalating bursts” – and acclaimed director Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver), who placed key album cut “Fruitcake” on his end-of-year favourite tracks list, alongside tracks by indie staples Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Big Thief and Turnstile. The album’s rousing reception further earned Subsonic Eye video performances on international platforms, including KEXP’s Live At Home, Audiotree Worldwide, and NME’s Radar Sessions.
2nd Grade began as a passion project, inspired by the childlike openness and excitement of early power pop singles. Over two weekends, Gill recorded every instrument of Wish You Were Here Tour to garageband in a friend’s carpeted bathroom, starting with drums. In 2020, 2nd Grade released the 24-track LP Hit to Hit on Double Double Whammy with a band of Philly all-stars including members of Remember Sports, Friendship, and 22 degree halo. Now, the five-piece band has re-recorded eight songs from Wish You Were Here Tour. Along with remastered versions of the original fourteen and one outtake, they will make up Wish You Were Here Tour Revisited, a document of the band’s past, present, and future. 2nd Grade’s past is Pete Gill on a friend’s futon, layering guitars with a zoom recorder on his day off. Lo-fi guitar riffs and snarky jokes are broken up by sincerity and tenderness. The future is a nonstop rush of guitar, harmony, and gratification. Both versions of the Wish You Were Here Toursongs develop the 2nd Grade ethos: childhood wonder, experimentation, guitar hooks, and having as much fun as possible before you die.