On June 9, 2017, Metropolis recording artists The Birthday Massacrewill release Under Your Spell, their seventh release. These 11 songs reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not have seen before. Proving to be the band’s most intimate and emotive record to date, Under Your Spell is a captivating hybrid of 80’s, electronica, and aggressive guitars, fused with dark, cinematic melodic progressions, blending the expansive breadth of The Birthday Massacre’s signature sound, creating a deeply personal, immersive collection of songs.
In addition, the band has announced a North American tour that kicks off on May 18th at Toronto’s The Opera House and circles the continent, hitting cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando, NYC and Boston. (full dates below)
Driven by band’s signature, unique blend of spiraling synth melodies, walls of guitar, and evocative vocals, Under Your Spell hits all the bases that audiences have come to reliably expect from the band – songs that range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop – and every shade in between.
There is a rawness to the emotion that is expressed through this album, an openness and vulnerability that perhaps feels new for the listener. It becomes clearer than ever through this release of the tight bond that exists between the band, and their willingness to explore heartbreak and loss together. With these songs, they have entered the darkness of the most fragile emotions, and come back with a cohesive and detailed portrait of music that captures both the anger and the hope that exist within a moment in time.
The Birthday Massacre continue to make the music that is so very unique to them. Once again, they have managed to create an album that somehow feels so familiar, yet challenges the listener to continue alongside them on their ever-changing, ever-growing journey.
- ‘May 19: Detroit Mi @ Magic Stick
- May 20: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
- May 21: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
- May 22: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
- May 23: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
- May 25: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
- May 26: Salt Lake City @ The Complex
- May 28: Vancouver, BC @ Venue
- May 29: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
- May 31: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
- June 1: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
- June 3: Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
- June 4: Pomona, Ca @ Glasshouse
- June 5: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
- June 6: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
- June 8: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
- June 9: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
- June 10: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
- June 12: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
- June 13: Orlando, FL @ The Social
- June 14: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade-Heaven
- June 16: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
- June 17: Philadelphia, PA @ Dracula’s Ball / Trocadero Theatre (TBM Only)
- June 18: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
- June 19: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
- June 21: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall