Beginning with a Daniel Johnston-y acoustic melody, LVL UP might have you convinced that they're all soft-lilting melodies and freak-folk, until a torrential guitar chord breaks through the bedroom and makes for stronger stuff. “Cross The Sea” is as much a tribute to Doug Martsch as it is to Stephen Malkmus but it's not all born out of 90s nostalgia—there is a hefty dose of stronger mettle, as well.
LVL UP will be releasing this track alongside a new track from Porches. on a split through Birdtapes/Double Double Whammy, which is exactly how we like it—keep it all in the family. You can preorder that here, then check out the band opening up for Pile (the best band) at the dates listed below the embed.
25 Bronx, NY @ Fordham University w/ Little Big League
26 Hoboken, NJ @ Stevens Institute w/ Little Big League
27 Richmond, VA @ Boyzhaus w/ Little Big League
29 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ The World Is…
30 Atlanta, GA @ Under the Couch w/ The World Is…
31 Tallahassee @ Mockingbird w/ Pile, Ex-Breathers and Send Away Stranger
1 – 3 Fest 12
4 Savannah GA @ Hangfire w/ Pile
5 Charleston SC @ Royal American w/ Pile
6 Charlotte NC @ Milestone w/ Pile
7 Harrisonburg VA @ Crayola House w/ Pile & Death Cassettes
8 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Pile, Two Inch Astronaut, & Flashlight O
9 Ithaca NY @ Cornell w/ Pile
5 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium Big Snow Benefit