Pity Sex Release New Single "Bonhomie"

Credit: Joel Rakowski

Credit: Joel Rakowski

Pity Sex have released "Bonhomie," the third new song from their forthcoming second album 'White Hot Moon' out April 29th on Run For Cover, and confirmed a headlining North American tour. Interview Magazine premiered the "unconventional pop" track alongside a conversation with songwriter/drummer Sean St. Charles as part of their Track of the Week series.  A duet split between singers/guitarists Britty Drake and Brennan Greaves, "Bonhomie" spins romantic longing into a fully fledged fists-in-the-air anthem driven by the explosive rhythm section of St. Charles and bassist Brandan Pierce. See below for a current Pity Sex touring itinerary; tickets for all shows go on-sale on Friday, March 4th at 12pm EST.

Produced by Will Yip, 'White Hot Moon' is the most adventurous and monumental Pity Sex album to date. If 'White Hot Moon' wears its ambition on its sleeve, that's by design: the band looked to wide-screen albums by Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth for inspiration. As St. Charles explains, "We thought a lot about pop conventions and how they work, and we're purposefully playing around with that." By working with familiar sounds and transforming them into fresh creations, Pity Sex makes their judicious experiments more stark in comparison. As St. Charles puts it, "It's the idea that you can take a mundane life, and it becomes different in a slightly 'off' world - like, you spend winter sitting in your room everyday, and the details around you become boring. But in those instances, the smaller peculiarities stand out. The little details become more meaningful." 

'White Hot Moon' is available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/WhiteHotMoon

Pity Sex Tour Dates:

6/07 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
6/08 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
6/09 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
6/10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
6/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/13 - Washington, DC @ DC9
6/14 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
6/16 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory
6/17 - Orlando, FL @ Blackbooth
6/18 - Margate, FL @ O'Malley's Sports Bar
6/19 - Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
6/21 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
6/22 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
6/23 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dad
6/25 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
6/26 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
6/27 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
6/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
6/29 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
7/01 - Portland, OR @ Analog Theatre
7/02 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
7/05 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
7/06 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
7/07 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
7/08 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
7/09 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
7/10 - Detroit, MI @ El Club

 

'White Hot Moon' Track List:

1. A Satisfactory World For Reasonable People
2. Burden You (listen)
3. Bonhomie
4. September
5. What Might Soothe You? (listen/watch video)
6. Plum
7. Nothing Rips Through Me
8. Orange and Red
9. Dandelion
10. White Hot Moon
11. Pin A Star
12. Wappen Beggars