Mexico City quartet Rey Pila have announced they will return to the U.S. this weekend to support Brandon Flowers, August 9-19, in advance of their sophomore album, The Future Sugar, arriving on September 25 via Cult Records.
The Future Sugar features nine visceral synth-rockers produced by Julian Casablancas, and Chris Coady (Beach House/Yeah Yeah Yeahs), with mixing by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes/Weezer/Lucius).
The tour comes fresh off Rey Pila premiering their latest single off The Future Sugar, "Fire Away" - share via Soundcloud/YouTube - performing at the inaugural RUIDO Fest in Chicago, and returning to Toronto and New York City.
In the past 10 months, Rey Pila have toured the western half of North America supporting Interpol, performed on "Last Call with Carson Daly" twice, and hit Austin City Limits Festival, leading the Austin American-Statesman to ask, "Is Rey Pila the coolest band performing Saturday at ACL?" and Consequence of Sound to state, "Rey Pila may be Cult Records' true secret weapon. A goldmine of hits waiting to be obsessed upon." This spring they returned to North America, supporting The Rentals on a month-long tour, continuing to build newly devoted fans wherever they perform.
Additional touring this fall, is in the works, and will be announced in the coming weeks.
"a glittering build-up of reverberating synths and '80s-inspired guitar licks." - SPIN
"a union of sparkly synths and the guitars that flick between palm-muted chugs and Cars-like hooks." - Noisey
"Mixing the sounds of Roxy Music, Simple Minds... Rey Pila make great new wave music for a new generation of fans." - KEXP
"A prime example of Rey Pila's energetic synth rock... that dares your feet to stay still." - Consequence of Sound
"their knack for free-flowing, danceable tunes, [which] makes them immediately irresistible." - AltCitizen
Founded and run by Julian Casablancas, Cult Records is an independent label based in New York. In addition to Rey Pila, recent releases include Julian Casablancas+The Voidz, Karen O, Cerebral Ballzy, Albert Hammond Jr., Har Mar Superstar and more.
08/09 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave ^
08/10 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ^
08/11 - Richmond, VA @ The National ^
08/13 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore ^
08/14 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz ^
08/15 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva ^
08/17 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle ^
08/18 - Orlando, FL @ Beachem Theater ^
08/19 - Miami Beach, FL @ The Jackie Gleason ^
^ Brandon Flowers
Photo Credit: Abby Ross