The inspiration for Ages and Ages’ latest album comes from a trip to Central America where two of the band members saw how nature was reclaiming the indigenous ruins. Something to Ruin, out Aug. 19, is the buoyant Portland band’s third album, and it explores the consequences of our superficial and commercial actions and what comes next.
The opposite of what’s happening to those ruins is occurring in the band’s hometown and other cities across the U.S. Now, the skyline is dominated by manmade structures and land is disappearing. To mimic this contrast, the band incorporated more synthetic sounds rather than its typical organic style, resulting in their experimentation with electronic grooves.
The band premiered their first track from the new album today on NPR. “They Want More” is spirited song with the band’s signature harmonies that reflects the message of the upcoming LP.
Ages and Ages
also announced a round of tour dates in support of Something to Ruin.
Listen to “They Want More” below, and beneath that, find the band’s tour dates.
Ages and Ages Tour Dates
12 – Bend, Ore. @ Brook Street Block Party
24 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Brick & Mortar
26 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Bootleg Bar
27 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar
28 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rebel Lounge
30 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Ivywild School
31 – Denver, Colo. @ Hi-Dive
1 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
2 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
3 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studio (Early Show – All Ages)
3 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studio (Late Show – 21+)
8 – Seattle, Wash. @ Barboza
9 – Spokane, Wash. @ The Bartlett
10 – Bozeman, Mont. @ Filling Station
14 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Bryant Lake Bowl
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Beat Kitchen
16 – Goshen, Ind. @ Ignition Garage
17 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ MOTR Pub
18 – Columbus, Ohio @ Rumba
20 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Milkboy
21 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade
24 – New Haven, Conn. @ Cafe Nine
25 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott
27 Washington DC @ DC9
28 – Charlottesville Va. @ The Southern
29 – Chapel Hill N.C. @ Local 506
30 – Atlanta Ga, @ Vinyl
1 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The Basement