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Published on August 28th, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Avid Dancer Release New Track, Announce Fall Tour


Photo Credit: Cara Robbins

Avid Dancer’s critically acclaimed album 1st Bath was released earlier this year on Grand Jury with critics describing it as one of the finest debuts for 2015. Today Avid Dancer, the project of Venice Beach’s Jacob Summers, has released a new track entitled “I Feel It” via Noisey. Noisey said the track, “sheds some of the psychedelic fuzz of 1st Bath to offer up pure, unfettered synthpop.” It’s the perfect song to listen to for the last few days of summer.

Talking to Noisey, Summers explains the inspiration behind the song: “Last summer I was really focused on the idea of stating true and simple things in my songs. I remember sitting down with my guitar, ready to say something honest. I thought about the girl I was dating and how for the first time I truly could feel the love from someone. Undeniably, I could actually feel it. The words ‘I feel it’ came out immediately when I started playing… When I recorded this song, I wanted to sing as openly and honest as I could since the topic was so personally truthful. It’s the most I’ve ever put myself out there in the studio. I wouldn’t keep any vocal take that didn’t make me clench my fists when I sang the chorus. I’ve been excited to release this song since the day I wrote it!”

In more exciting news for fans, Avid Dancer will join BØRNS this October for a national tour of the US. The band will also play with Tune Yards next month as part of the Santa Monica Pier series. All dates and venues are listed below.

1st Bath received glowing reviews from press across the board, Stereogum noted the album’s “softly-sung, poignant lyrics” and FLOOD also praised, “While there might be other trademarked ‘songs of the summer,’ none will effectively capture the feeling of the carefree season as well as this.”

What people are saying about 1st Bath:

“Imagine the sensitivity of Sufjan Stevens with a grooving, psychedlic backbone in place of sparse acoustics” – Stereogum

“like a more optimistic, sun-dappled version of the Velvet Underground, with Summers’ angelic voice offering the kind of soothing advice that only a guy who has been through it all himself already can give. It’s a comforting record that thrives more on guileless pop sensibilities than flashy production or trendy sounds.”

“After releasing a rough-around-the-edges EP, Summers’s first full-length as Avid Dancer, 1st Bath, takes those unpolished gems and transforms them through unobtrusive yet effective production-allowing each of the twelve tracks to shine.”

“Such a simple notion, perfectly articulated.” – Buzzbands.la

Tour Dates:
September 10th – Santa Monica, CA – KCRW’s Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier ^
September 20th – Sacramento, CA – TBD Fest
October 6th – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar *
October 8th – Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
October 9th – Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown *
October 10th – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Jr. *
October 15th – Washington, D.C – Rock & Roll Hotel *
October 17th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
October 19th – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
October 20th – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair *
October 21st – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church *
November 10th – St-Lambert, Canada – Petit Campus *
November 11th – Toronto, Canada – Horseshoe Tavern *
November 14th – Chicago, IL – Double Door *
November 15th – Davenport, IA – The Village Theater *
November 18th – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile *
November 19th – Vancouver, Canada – Fortune Sound Club *
November 20th – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
November 22nd – San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
November 23rd – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre *
November 24th – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern *

^ = with tUnE-yArDs
* = with BØRNS

1st Bath | Tracklisting
01. All The Other Girls
02. Stop Playing With My Heart
03. All Your Words Are Gone
04. I Told You So
05. Not Far To Go
06. All The Things You Keep
07. Medication
08. I Want To See You Dance
09. Whatever’s On Your Mind
10. Nobody Else
11. Why Did I Leave You Behind
12. Up Against The Wall

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