Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp are feeling summer. The core of the jangling, soaring indie-pop band The Rosebuds have a new album titled Sand + Silence on the way, and it’s every bit as wistful yet upbeat as that sounds. “Blues Eyes” is as good as the record gets; the song, which is being debuted here, does somersaults all over the beach in its attempt to put a little harmony and sun in your heart. Justin Vernon and Matt McCaughan of Bon Iver pitch in on guitar, keyboards, and drums; Vernon, a former bandmate of Howard’s from the soft-rocking Gayngs, also co-produced the album. Star-studded cast aside, it just plain shines.
Sand + Silence will be released August 5 via Western Vinyl.
The Rosebuds tour 2014
July 31—The Earl—Atlanta, Georgia
August 1—Boujie Nights—Wilmington, North Carolina
August 2—Cat’s Cradle—Carrboro, North Carolina
August 6—DC9—Washington, D.C.
August 7—Boot And Saddle—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 8—Rough Trade—Brooklyn, New York
August 9—Café 939—Boston, Massachusetts
August 21—Media Club—Vancouver, British Columbia
August 22—Tractor Tavern—Seattle, Washington
August 23—Bunk Bar—Portland, Oregon
August 26—Independent—San Francisco, California
August 29—Satellite—Los Angeles, California
August 30—Casbah—San Diego, California
October 3-5—Austin City Limits—Austin, Texas
October 10-12—Austin City Limits—Austin, Texas