It is a big day for us at Mom + Pop. DMA'S new self-titled debut EP is out today and poised to be one of the soundtracks of the summer. The EP went up for streaming last week via Stereogum and has already garnered acclaim and excitement for the Australian band, with Stereogum writing "These are bright, driving, lightly psychedelic, heavily melodic guitar-based pop songs that will hook you on the first listen and only pull you in further from there." Snag a copy of the EP on iTunes, stream it at Spotify, or buy a physical copy here or at a record store near you.
KEXP made the track Laced a song of the day last week, telling us, "Laced doesn't shy away from wearing its Britpop influences on its musical sleeve, but that's hardly a bad thing. Right after O'Dell belts "It's in my heart/it's in my head for you" in the pre-chorus, the band erupts into a phased-out explosion of melody. Laced is a fist-pumper of a single, no doubt, but more than that, it's an earnest swing at breaking out of Newtown for something bigger in a way that all but explicitly says, "next stop, Glastonbury." And with tunes like this, DMA'S might just follow through on that prospect. The song is also free on iTunes today!
In conjunction with the EP release, DMA'S will be hitting the road this summer, including festival appearances at Boston Calling, Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands. Check out their tour dates below, as well as the video for Laced:
DMA’S North American Tour Dates: 05/23 – Boston Calling – Boston, MA 05/25 – Le Divan Orange – Montreal, QC 05/26 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON 05/28 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL 05/29 – High Noon Salon – Madison, WI 05/30 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN 06/02 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN 06/03 – The A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH 06/05 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA 06/06 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY 06/07 – Governor’s Ball Music Festival – New York, NY 06/09 – DC9 – Washington, DC 06/11 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN 06/13 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA 06/14 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA 06/17 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR 06/18 – Barboza – Seattle, WA 07/31 – 08/02 – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montreal, QC 07/31 – 08/02 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL 08/09 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, CA