LVL UP Share "Spirit Was," Fuzzed-Out Third Single Off Return To Love

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New York indie-pop outfit LVL UP have shared a fuzzed-out gem in “Spirit Was,” the fourth track from their forthcoming Sub Pop debut. The much-anticipated Return To Love, due out later this month, is the band’s third album, and “Spirit Was” is the third single off it, following August’s “Hidden Driver” and July’s “Pain.”

Return To Love was produced by Mike Ditrio, who mixed LVL UP’s first two albums and “was basically a fifth member of the band,” says bassist Nick Corbo. All advance indications, including the laidback lope of “Spirit Was,” point to a warm, emotional lo-fi album underpinned by a deceptive degree of artfulness and ambition.

On top of the new tune, LVL UP have also expanded their fall tour. Their slate now includes a record release show at Market Hotel in Brooklyn, N.Y., plus dates with Bear vs Shark, Alex G and Eskimeaux.

Return To Love is out on Sept. 23—you can pre-order it here. Pre-order the LP via Sub Pop Mega Mart or an independent retailer to receive the limited Loser Edition of the album on orange creamsicle swirl vinyl (while supplies last).

Listen to “Spirit Was” below, along with the album’s previous singles, and find LVL UP’s tour dates beneath those.

LVL UP Tour Dates:

September
7 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ The Saint
8 – Harrisonburg, Va. @ Crayola House
9 – Richmond, Va. @ Gallery 5
10 – Raleigh, N.C. @Hopscotch Festival
11 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9 +
20 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott
21 – Montreal, Quebec @ Pop Montreal (Bar Le “Ritz” PDB) ~
22 – Burlington, Vt. @ Arts Riot ~
23 – Durham, N.H. @ University of New Hampshire
24 – New York, N.Y. @ Market Hotel %
25 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ PhilaMOCA
28 – New Haven, Conn. @ Bar
29 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom ^
30 – Kingston, N.Y. @ BSP Kingston

October
11 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Dagger
14 – Missoula, Mont. @ Palace Lounge
15 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
16 – Olympia, Wash. @ Track House
17 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Black Lodge
18 – Portland, Ore. @ Analog Cafe
20 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bottom of the Hill ^
21 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bottom of the Hill ^
22 – Pomona, Calif. @ VLHS
23 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echoplex ^
24 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rebel Lounge
26 – Denver, Colo. @ Hi Dive
28 – Bloomington, Ind. @ The Void
29 – Gambier, Ohio @ Kenyon College
30 – Louisville, Ky. @ Zanzabar *

November
1 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The High Watt *
2 – Birmingham, Ala. @ The Syndicate Lounge *
3 – New Orleans, L.A. @ Siberia *
4 – Austin, Texas @ TBA
5 – San Antonio, Texas @ The Paper Tiger
6 – Dallas, Texas @ Three Links *
8 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Davey’s Upstairs *
9 – Omaha, Neb. @ Milk Run *
10 – Madison, Wis. @ The Frequency *
11 – Chicago, Ill. @ Subterranean *
12 – Lansing, Mich. @ The Blind Pig *

(+ = w/ All Dogs)
(~ = w/ Eskimeaux)
(% = Record Release Show w/ Ovlov and Vagabon)
(^ = w/ Bear Vs Shark)
(* = w/ Alex G and Brandon Can’t Dance)

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