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LITHICS 'MATING SURFACES' OUT NOW

May 26, 2018

“Mating Surfaces is easily one of the best releases this year.” - Bandcamp

“The band’s genius lies not only in the idea of doing so much with so little, but also creating an immersive experience with such serrated edges.” - KEXP

"Elevating promise to certain brilliance, Aubrey Hornor’s languid vocals are fully present yet deftly unemotional on ‘Mating Surfaces’’ dozen combustions." - Loud and Quiet

“it's easy to see what's special about Lithics. They are intense.” - NPR Music

“For the sake of repeating ourselves, Lithics could just be the best post-punk band of this generation” - Post-Trash

“Lithics are one band that you would be a fool to ignore.” - Louder Than War



Happy album week to Lithics! The Portland, OR band's fantastic new LP, Mating Surfaces, is now available on LP, cassette, compact disc, and mp3 download. CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR COPY!

To celebrate the release of their new album, Lithics are taking their mesmerizing live show on the road for a month-long tour including many dates supporting Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. See below for tour dates.



LITHICS TOUR DATES


5/26 Portland, OR @ The Spare Room (Album Release Show)
5/29 Spokane, WA @ Baby Bar
5/31 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records
6/01 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club* (SOLD OUT)
6/02 Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo Back Room* (SOLD OUT)
6/03 Chicago, IL @ Bric-A-Brac Records (Early 5pm show!)
6/03 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall* (SOLD OUT)
6/05 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups* (SOLD OUT)
6/06 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater*
6/07 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
6/08 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick*
6/09 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace* (SOLD OUT)
6/11 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount*
6/12 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair* (SOLD OUT)
6/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
6/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg* (SOLD OUT)
6/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg* (SOLD OUT)
6/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts*
6/17 Washington DC @ Black Cat*
6/18 Durham, NC @ Chaz's Bull City Records (Free 6pm in-store!)
6/19 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
6/20 Athens, GA @ The Georgia Theatre*
6/21 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
6/22 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar*
6/23 Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater*
6/24 St. Louis, MO @ Foam
6/26 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
6/28 Boise, ID @ Neurolux

* w/ Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks


Lithics' September European tour dates will be announced next week.

LITHICS PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "SPECS" AND FULL US TOUR DATES AT BROOKLYN VEGAN

April 12, 2018

On a grey winter morning Lithics used a handheld video camera to shoot scenes of themselves pretending to play music, walking around a reservoir, blowing their noses etc, and synced it to the song "Specs." It was easy, literally anyone could have done it. "Specs," a song loosely about the presumptuous desire to know the details about a stranger’s personal life, is the second single from their new record Mating Surfaces, out May 25th on Kill Rock Stars! Click here to watch the video at Brooklyn Vegan.



Lithics will be touring the USA in June, including MANY dates with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks!

5/26 Portland, OR @ The Spare Room (Album Release Show)
5/29 Spokane, WA @ Baby Bar
5/31 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records
6/01 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club* (SOLD OUT)
6/02 Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo Back Room* (SOLD OUT)
6/03 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
6/05 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups* (SOLD OUT)
6/06 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater*
6/07 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
6/08 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick*
6/09 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace* (SOLD OUT)
6/11 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount*
6/12 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair* (SOLD OUT)
6/13 Jamaica Plain, MA @ Deep Thoughts
6/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg* (SOLD OUT)
6/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg* (SOLD OUT)
6/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts*
6/17 Washington DC @ Black Cat*
6/19 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
6/20 Athens, GA @ The Georgia Theatre*
6/21 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
6/22 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar*
6/23 Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater*
6/24 St. Louis, MO @ Foam
6/26 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

* with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER MATING SURFACES ON LP, CS, CD, OR MP3!

LITHICS SIGN TO KILL ROCK STARS FOR NEW ALBUM 'MATING SURFACES'

March 07, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Portland, Oregon based minimalist punk group Lithics have joined the Kill Rock Stars roster. Their new album, Mating Surfaces, is out May 25th, 2018 on LP, CS, CD, and MP3. Post Trash has premiered the album's first single, "Excuse Generator" today.



CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER LITHICS MATING SURFACES

"Lithics exist in a nervous fragmented world, a propulsive futuristic hell where anything can be consumed at any time, where any sound from any era can be conjured and reproduced and yet most of what we are stuck with seems like a trite reproduction of a sentiment long lost. A stern danceable sound that summons cut up snapshots of Su Tissue and Mark E Smith, an imagined landscape where Captain Beefheart hits that 99 Records “Too Many Creeps” beat.<
Tour Dates:

Wed-Mar-21 Los Angeles, CA Resident ^
Thu-Mar-22 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop *
Fri-Mar-23 Portland, OR Bunk Bar *
Sat-Mar-24 Seattle, WA Vera Project *
Fri-Jun-01 St. Paul, MN Turf Club ! (SOLD OUT)
Sat-Jun-02 Milwaukee, WI Colectivo Back Room ! (SOLD OUT)
Sun-Jun-03 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall !
Tue-Jun-05 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups ! (SOLD OUT)
Wed-Jun-06 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater !
Thu-Jun-07 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop !
Fri-Jun-08 Detroit, MI Magic Stick !
Sat-Jun-09 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace !
Mon-Jun-11 Montreal, QC Theatre Fairmount !
Tue-Jun-12 Boston, MA The Sinclair ! (SOLD OUT)
Thu-Jun-14 Brooklyn, NY MHOW ! (SOLD OUT)
Fri-Jun-15 Brooklyn, NY MHOW !
Sat-Jun-16 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts !
Sun-Jun-17 Washington, DC Black Cat !
Tue-Jun-19 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle !
Wed-Jun-20 Athens, GA The Georgia Theatre !
Thu-Jun-21 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge !
Fri-Jun-22 Louisville, KY Zanzabar !
Sat-Jun-23 Cincinnati, OH The Woodward Theater !

^ w/ Shopping, French Vanilla
* w/ Shopping
! w/ Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks