New Track “My Love Won’t Wait” & The Bloom and The Blight album trailer premiere on NPR’s all songs considered blog

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OUT SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2012 VIA FARGO RECORDS

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Two Gallants premiered a free MP3 download of “My Love Won’t Wait,” the second track off upcoming fourth LP The Bloom and the Blight, yesterday on NPR’s All Songs Considered blog. The prowling anthem can also now be downloaded via an embeddable song widget below. An album trailer, directed by Samuel Russell, debuted online yesterday as well and features footage from the band’s May US tour dates in addition to clips of “My Love Won’t Wait”, first single “Broken Eyes,” album opener “Halcyon Days” and another album track “Ride Away”: http://youtu.be/qOY07eRnAgU.

The Bloom and the Blight, the San Francisco-based band’s first for Fargo Records, will be released on September 5th, 2012 and is now available for pre-order via Fargostore.com  and the Two Gallantswebsite (www.twogallants.com), and at iTunes next week. A special vinyl package will also be available at release: a 180 gram LP that comes with a bonus 7-inch, which includes a cover of Abner Jay’s “I’m So Depressed” and an etching by drummer Tyson Vogel as a B-side. The cover artwork – a photo of the duo at age 8 taken by drummer Vogel’s mother – can also now be seen below.

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Known throughout their young career for a tireless tour schedule, Two Gallants will return to form and embark on a massive North American and European tour this fall.

The Bloom and the Blight is the work of a band that has matured and redefined itself, and the album is imbued with a palpable sense of personal catharsis. Opening tracks “Halcyon Days” and “Song of Songs” illustrate the type of build to explosion that’s omnipresent throughout the album, and “My Love Won’t Wait” – with a menacing chorus underscored by a pounding backbeat – is an epic, booming anthem.  The gentler “Broken Eyes” – all voices, guitar, harmonica, and tambourine – has already become a fan favorite with its rousing, harmony-filled final verses, while the cinematic “Ride Away” soars on Adam Stephens’ raspy howl and Vogel’s relentless drumming. The songs have a dark side and a dynamic sonic heft, yet a sense of salvation and resolve courses throughout: an urgent, emotional poignancy stemming in part from Stephens’ recovery from a serious van accident in 2010.

Produced by John Congleton (The Walkmen, Explosions In The Sky, St. Vincent) at Berkeley’s legendary Fantasy Studios and in San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone studio, The Bloom and the Blight moves away from Two Gallants’ more folk and blues-based past, representing the duo’s ferocious live show and their past steeped in punk and grunge. The album simultaneously maintains the thoughtful storytelling and eloquent lyricism for which the band has become known, and contains gorgeous, quieter moments like the finger-picked ballad “Sunday Souvenirs” and the dreamy, unearthly “Decay” (the first Vogel-penned song on a Two Gallants album).

Two Gallants world tour dates 2012:

JUL. 27 DIEPHOLZ, GERMANY APPLETREE GARDEN FESTIVAL
JUL. 28 DORTMUND-WESTFALENPARK, GER. JUICY BEATS FESTIVAL
AUG. 8 SAN FRANCISCO, CA RICKSHAW STOP
AUG. 10 AN FRANCISCO, CA OUTSIDE LANDS
AUG. 25 ONTEREY, CA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

(Gentlemen of the Road Stopover – SOLD OUT)

US/Canada 2012 Tour

AUG. 31 SANTA BARBARA, CA SOHO*
SEPT. 1 LOS ANGELES, CA FYF FEST
SEPT. 2 SAN DIEGO, CA THE CASBAH
SEPT. 4 TUCSON, AZ CLUB CONGRESS
SEPT. 5 PHOENIX, AZ CRESCENT BALLROOM
SEPT. 7 DALLAS, TX HOUSE OF BLUES
SEPT. 8 AUSTIN, TX 29TH STREET BALLROOM
SEPT. 9 HOUSTON, TX FITZGERALD’S
SEPT. 10 NEW ORLEANS, LA ONE EYED JACKS
SEPT. 11 BIRMINGHAM, AL THE BOTTLETREE
SEPT. 13 ASHEVILLE, NC GREY EAGLE
SEPT. 14 NASHVILLE, TN THE HIGH WATT

(Americana Music Festival)

SEPT. 15 ST. LOUIS, MO PLUSH
SEPT. 17 CINCINNATI, OH MOTR PUB
SEPT. 18 BLOOMINGTON, IN THE BISHOP
SEPT. 19 CLEVELAND, OH BEACHLAND TAVERN
SEPT. 20 BUFFALO, NY THE NINTH WARD
SEPT. 24 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM
SEPT. 25 BROOKLYN, NY MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG
SEPT. 27 BOSTON, MA BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
SEPT. 28 MONTREAL, QC IL MOTORE
SEPT. 29 TORONTO, ON LEE’S PALACE
SEPT. 30 ANN ARBOR, MI THE BLIND PIG
OCT. 1 MADISON, WI HIGH NOON SALOON
OCT. 2 MILWAUKEE, WI CACTUS CLUB
OCT. 3 MINNEAPOLIS, MN VARSITY THEATER
OCT. 4 IOWA CITY, IA GABE’S OASIS
OCT. 5 OMAHA, NE SLOWDOWN
OCT. 6 LAWRENCE, KS JACKPOT MUSIC HALL
OCT. 7 DENVER, CO BLUEBIRD THEATER
OCT. 9 SALT LAKE CITY, UT URBAN LOUNGE

Europe 2012 Tour

OCT. 25 DUBLIN, IRELAND WHELAN’S
OCT. 27 LIVERPOOL, UK LEAF
OCT. 28 NEWCASTLE, UK THE CLUNY
OCT. 29 LEEDS, UK COCKPIT
OCT. 30 GLASGOW, UK KING TUTS
OCT. 31 MANCHESTER, UK ACADEMY 3
NOV. 1 PORTSMOUTH, UK WEDGEWOOD ROOMS
NOV. 2 NOTTINGHAM, UK RESCUE ROOMS
NOV. 3 BRISTOL, UK FLEECE
NOV. 4 NORWICH, UK ARTS CENTRE
NOV. 5 CAMBRIDGE, UK JUNCTION 2
NOV. 6 LONDON, UK ELECTRIC BALLROOM
NOV. 9 MALMO, SWEDEN DEBASER
NOV. 10 OSLO, NORWAY JOHN DEE
NOV. 12 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK LOPPEN
NOV. 13 AARHUS, DENMARK VOXHALL
NOV. 15 ENSCHEDE, HOLLAND CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL
NOV. 16 THE HAGUE, HOLLAND CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL
NOV. 17 WEISSENHAUSER STRAND, GERMANY ROLLING STONE WEEKENDER
NOV. 19 KOLN, GERMANY STOLLWERCK
NOV. 20 LEIPZIG, GERMANY CONNE ISLAND
NOV. 22 BERLIN, GERMANY POSTBANHOF
NOV. 23 MUNICH, GERMANY THEATERFABRIK
NOV. 24 SCHORNDORF, GERMANY MANUFAKTUR
NOV. 25 FRANKFURT, GERMANY BATSCHKAPP
NOV. 27 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM BOTANIQUE – ORANGERIE
NOV. 28 MUNSTER, GERMANY Sputnikhalle
NOV. 29 BARCELONA, SPAIN MUSIC HALL
NOV. 30 MADRID, SPAIN CARACOL
DEC. 1 BILBAO, SPAIN AZKENA
DEC. 3 FRIBOURG, SWITZERLAND FRI-SON
DEC. 4 BASEL, SWITZERLAND KASERNE
DEC. 5 GRAZ, AUSTRIA PPC
DEC. 6 SALZBURG, AUSTRIA ROCKHOUSE
DEC. 7 DORNBIRN, AUSTRIA CONRAD SOHM
DEC. 8 LINZ, AUSTRIA POSTHOF
DEC. 9 VIENNA, AUSTRIA FLEX
DEC. 10 PARIS, FRANCE NOUVEAU CASINO

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