Published Feb 21, 2018Speedy Ortiz are back with a brand new LP. Titled Twerp Verse, it's set to land on April 27 via Carpark.
The record marks the band's full-length follow-up to 2015's Foil Deer, though they've since released an EP dubbed Foiled Again and frontwoman Sadie Dupuis released her debut solo album Slugger under the moniker Sad13.
Twerp Verse began as a set of "lovey dovey" personal songs, but after the U.S. election in that fall of 2016, Dupuis decided to scrap it and start over.
"Social politics and protest have been a part of our music from day one, and I didn't want to stop doing that on this album," she said in a statement.
The result is an album that's "urgent, taught, and pointedly witty."
See the full tracklisting for Twerp Verse and the band's upcoming tour dates below, then hit play to check out the brand new video for lead single "Lucky 88."
1. Buck Me Off
2. Lean In When I Suffer
3. Lucky 88
4. Can I Kiss You?
7. I'm Blessed
8. Sport Death
9. Alone with Girls
10. Moving In
11. You Hate The Title
3/13-16 Austin, TX - SXSW
04/21 Lansing, MI - Stoopfest
05/03 Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
05/05 Washington, DC - Black Cat
05/07 Norfolk, VA - Charlie's American Cafe
05/08 Durham, NC - The Pinhook
05/09 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Purgatory
05/10 Nashville, TN - The High Watt
05/12 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
05/13 Detroit, MI - El Club
05/14 Toronto, ON - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
05/15 Montreal, QC -La Vitrola
05/17 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/29 Lakewood, OH - Mahall's
05/30 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
06/01 Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack
06/02 Austin, TX - Barracuda
06/03 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
06/05 Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
06/06 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
06/07 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
06/09 Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
06/10 San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
06/12 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
06/13 Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
06/14 Boise, ID - Neurolux
06/16 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
06/17 Omaha, NE - Reverb
06/19 St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
06/20 Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi