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Published on June 18th, 2016 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


White Lung cover Guns N’ Roses “Used To Love Her” for SiriusXMU – Tour Dates Announced

Canadian punk band White Lung continue their ascent, with critical acclaim for their recent fourth album Paradise still rolling in, and a hefty US tour kicking off early next month in Los Angeles.

Paradise, released in May this year via Domino,has appeared on recent ‘Best Albums of 2016 So Far’ lists from Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, Spin, and Bandcamp. Yesterday, White Lung were announced as a 2016 Polaris Music Prize nominee, alongside fellow Canadians Drake, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, and The Weeknd.

White Lung’s Mish Barber-Way recently performed a cover of Guns N’ Roses ‘Used To Love Her’ during the band’s SiriusXMU session.

Listen to the cover HERE.

As part of Google Play and Milk Studios’ ongoing emerging artist series, White Lung recently took over Milk’s New York JamRoom space for a special, sweat-filled performance on top of their album release. The show was captured for a 5-track live EP, out today exclusively on Google Play. Check it out now, along with a video from the event. Other artists featured in the series include Empress Of, D.R.A.M, and more.

Get White Lung – Google Play: Live At The Milk Jam Room Now
Watch the Video Here

“the most glamorous punk show we’ve seen in ages” – MILK

White Lung – Google Play: ‘Live At The Milk Jam Room’ Tracklisting
1. Kiss Me When I Bleed (Live)
2. Sister (Live)
3. Down In Goes (Live)
4. Demented (Live)
5. Drown With The Monster (Live)

Watch the ‘Hungry’ video HERE.
Watch the ‘Below’ video HERE.

“The quartet are banshees, pummeling their demons with speeds and screams so loud and fast that masochism matures into pleasure. Despite this, in between soberingly honest anecdotes regarding body dysmorphia, substance abuse, and trauma, White Lung are romantic. In this style, “Kiss Me When I Bleed” explores the inherent relationship between desire and disgust. The result is like if the lawless, drug-addled characters in a Harmony Korine film decided to adapt Romeo and Juliet.” – PITCHFORK

“Mish Barber-Way’s deadliest vocal delivery to date” – BILLBOARD

“the best punk band of the current decade.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

“…we’re not going to stop shoving them down your throat until you accept it and White Lung becomes the biggest band in the world” – NOISEY

“hot shit-all uptempo restlessness and witchy swagger-full of renewed raw power at every transition.” – VICE

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates:

June 17-18 || Vancouver, BC – Levitation
July 8 || Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom*
July 9 || San Diego, CA – Casbah*
July 10 || Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar*
July 13 || Austin, TX – The Sidewinder*
July 14 || Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
July 16 || St Louis, MO – The Firebird*
July 18 || Bloomington, IN – Bluebird %
July 19 || Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom*
July 20 || Detroit, MI – El Club*
July 22 || Oro-Medonte, ON – WayHome Music & Arts Festival
July 24 || New York, NY – Panorama Music & Arts Festival
July 29 || Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
July 30 || Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall ^
August 1 || Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle ^
August 2 || Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel ^
Aug 3 || Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe ^
August 4 || Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar ^
Aug 5 || Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Restaurant ^
August 6 || Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club ^
August 8 || Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will ^
August 10 || Calgary, AB – Commonwealth ^
August 12 || Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios ^
August 13 || Seattle, WA – Neumos ^
August 15 || San Francisco, CA – The Independent ^
September 4-6 || Denver, CO – Riot Fest & Rodeo
September 16-18 || Chicago, IL – Riot Fest & Carnival
October 7-9 || Edmonton, AB – Up + Downtown Music Festival

* – w/ Plague Vendor
% – w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
^ – w/ Greys

Paradise is available now on limited edition deluxe colored vinyl, limited edition tri-glitter cassette, CD, and digital download.

Get Paradise here: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

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