Manchester Orchestra returns with new EP, album, tour

Given the recent announcement of a new EP, album and tour, it's becoming increasingly apparent Manchester Orchestra's lead singer Andy Hull might be the busiest man in music.

Just take a look at the list of things Hull's been working on:

1. A Manchester Orchestra EP, Let My Pride Be What's Left Behind, will hit stores Oct. 14. The EP/DVD combo contains three live songs, two new tracks (including "I Can Feel a Hot One," which can be streamed on the band's MySpace), and a short-form documentary of the band on tour. The "Hot One" single, incidentally, will be featured on a Sept. 15 episode of the CW's Gossip Girl.

2. Hull will release his second album under his Ernest Hemingway-influenced solo venture, Right Away, Great Captain! , on Nov. 11. The album, The Eventually Home (along with the Manchester Orchestra EP) will be sold exclusively at stores.

3. Meanwhile, Manchester Orchestra is due back in the studio this week in Nashville to record its second album, to be titled Mean Everything to Nothing. The band has its sights set on a Spring 2009 release date.

4. Finally, Hull and his Manchester Orchestra crew have just announced a predominantly east-coast tour for this winter. Dates listed below: 

- Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat's Cradle
29 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Rocketown
30 - Newport, Ky. @ Southgate

- Des Moines, Iowa @ House of Bricks
3 - Chicago, Ill. @ Subterranean
4 - Lansing, Mich. @ Mac's Bar
5 - Akron, Ohio @ Musica
6 - Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Diesel
7 - Philadelphia, Penn. @ Northstar
9 - Allston, Mass. @ Harper's Ferry
10 - Hoboken, N.J. @ Maxwell's
11 - Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar
12 - Richmond, Va. @ Canal Club
13 - Wilmington, N.C. @ Soapbox Laundrolounge
14 - Columbia, S.C. @ Headliners
16 - Athens, Ga. @ 40 Watt
17 - Orlando, Fla. @ The Social
18 - St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Orpheum
19 - Jacksonville, Fla. @ Jack Rabbits
20 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse

Frankly, we all look quite lazy in comparison.

Related links:
4 to Watch: Manchester Orchestra
Feature: Best of What's Next - Right Away, Great Captain!

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