The Rosebuds flash their new “Blue Eyes” (with some help from Bon Iver)

The Rosebuds flash their new “Blue Eyes” (with some help from Bon Iver)

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 

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