Shattered, Reigning Sound’s first album for Merge and the first full-length release by the group since 2009’s Love and Curses, is in stores July 15 but can be streamed in its entirety now on Grantland. Accompanying the stream is an interview feature on Greg Cartwright and the band.
Of Shattered, Grantland writes:
"Instead of the loose, hard-charging, and guitar-centric rock of Reigning Sound’s previous records, on Shattered Cartwright has moved toward the seductive strings and tinkling keyboards of prime early-’70s soul. (It’s no surprise that Shattered was recorded at the Brooklyn studio of Daptone Records, the indie label known for traditionalist soul’s current queen, Sharon Jones, and birthing Back to Black.)"
In celebration of the album's release, Greg will be performing free solo shows at independent record stores this weekend, followed by full band performances this summer and fall. Greg will also be djing the Merge 25 Festival Opening Night After Party in addition to a full band performance at the Cat's Cradle. Dates below.
Shattered is available for pre-order on LP, CD, and digital now in the Merge store.
Reigning Sound on tour:
Jul 11 Nashville, TN — Fond Object 7pm FREE *
Jul 12 Memphis, TN — Goner Records 5pm FREE *
Jul 15 Greenville, SC — Horizon Records 7pm FREE *
Jul 23 Durham, NC — Motorco (Greg DJ set) Merge 25
Jul 24 Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle (Merge 25)
Jul 25 Atlanta, GA — The Earl
Jul 26 Asheville, NC — The Mothlight
Aug 27 Philadelphia, PA — Black Box in Underground Arts
Aug 28 New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom
Aug 30 Asheville, NC — Harvest Records Transfigurations II
Aug 31 Columbus, OH — Ace of Cups
Sep 01 Chicago, IL — Empty Bottle
Sep 02 Bloomington, IN — The Bishop
Sep 04 Raleigh, NC — Hopscotch Festival
Oct 23 Boston, MA — Middle East Downstairs
Oct 24 Montreal, QC — Il Motore
Oct 25 Toronto, ON — Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 26 Cleveland, OH — Beachland Tavern
Oct 27 Detroit, MI — PJ's Lager House
Oct 28 Milwaukee, WI — Cactus Club
Oct 29 Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock Social Club
Oct 30 Iowa City, IA — The Mill
Oct 31 Kansas City, KS — Record Bar
Nov 1 Memphis, TN — Hi Tone Cafe
Nov 2 Nashville, TN — Mercy Lounge
Nov 3 Athens, GA — Georgia Theatre
*Greg Cartwright solo