New Music: Typhoon – “Young Fathers”

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Last month, we introduced you to Typhoon and their song, “Dreams of Cannibalism.” Now, the band is excited to premiere the first single “Young Fathers” from their anticipated new album White Lighter.

White Lighter – out August 20th – is the follow up to the band’s EP A New Kind Of House that caught the attention of countless music critics and listeners for its inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music.

Typhoon will head out on a North America headlining tour beginning September 5th in their hometown of Portland, OR. This six-week tour will include performances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Music Fest NW, along with stops in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver.

What makes these songs so great is the sense of borrowed time and urgency. A series of events suffered from a bug bite – failed organs, life spared thanks to modern medicine and a kidney given to him by his father – Kyle Morton, the band’s lead singer and songwriter, channeled his emotions into songwriting to create this big-hearted sound that bursts with a raw emotion and energy. The end result is a remarkably powerful and beautiful collection of songs.

“When we started working on White Lighter, I had reason to believe that it would be the last thing I ever did,” says Kyle. “It is now six months since we finished. I’m still here and there’s still work to be done.”

Listen: Typhoon – “Young Fathers”

Typhoon Tour Dates (more to be announced) *Cdn dates are bolded:

September 5-6            Music Fest NW                                   Portland, OR

September 9         The Rickshaw Theatre         Vancouver, BC

September 10              The Crocodile Café                           Seattle, WA

September 12              El Korah Shrine                                  Boise, ID

September 13              Urban Lounge                                     Salt Lake City, UT

September 14              Hi-Dive                                                  Denver, CO

September 16              The Waiting Room                            Omaha, NE

September 17              The Old Rock House                         St. Louis, MO

September 19              Cedar Cultural Center                     Minneapolis, MN

September 20              Schubas                                                Chicago, IL

September 21              Beachland Tavern                             Cleveland, OH

September 22              Wexner Center                                  Columbus, OH

September 25       Pop! Montreal                        Montreal, QC

September 26              Higher Ground                                   South Burlington, VT

September 27              The Iron Horse                                  Northampton, MA

September 28              Littlefield                                             Brooklyn, NY

September 29              Brighton Music Hall                         Boston, MA

September 30              Le Poisson Rouge                             New York, NY

October 1                      Johnny Brenda’s                                Philadelphia, PA

October 2                      The Rock ‘n Roll Hotel                     Washington, DC

October 6 & 13            Austin City Limits Festival             Austin, TX

October 17                    The Satellite                                        Los Angeles, CA

October 18                    The Independent                              San Francisco, CA

October 19                    WOW Hall                                            Eugene, OR

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