Failure release Hot Traveler video, touring with Hum

Posted by on June 17, 2015


To say that Failure have been away for a while is a bit of an understatement. Like Refused, they’re one of those bands that broke up in the ’90s before they ever really caught on. Stupid heroin habits. At any rate, the band released three albums, with 1996’s Fantastic Planet their most popular. It was also their last, until now. The Heart is a Monster could have come out in 1997 and nobody would’ve batted an eye. The band’s space rock influenced countless bands since their initial disbandment.

While you’ve likely already heard “Hot Traveler,” the  band have released a video for the song. It’s a well-shot performance video, which shows the band playing in a circle in a room. It’s a driving song without being too heavy, but it’s easy to hear how the band influenced so many others by how contemporary, yet timeless, it sounds. The band will be hitting the road on a headlining tour, and some of the dates will be with like-minded ’90s guitar-rockers Hum. Here’s where you’ll be able to catch them:

June 30 Los Angeles, CA Amoeba Hollywood
July 2 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
July 4 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 5 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
July 7 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion Amphitheatre (with Jane’s Addiction)
July 8 Lansing, MI Common Ground Festival
July 9 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
July 10 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE * (with Jane’s Addiction)
July 12 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest
July 14 Quebec City, QC Quebec City International Summer Festival
July 16 Portland, ME Asylum
July 17 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theatre
July 18 Westbury, NY The Space at Westbury
July 21 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
July 23 New Orleans, LA Republic New Orleans
July 25 Austin, TX Emo’s
August 7 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
August 8 Atlanta, GA The Wrecking Ball
August 9 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre **
August 11 Washington DC 930 Club **
August 13 New York, NY Webster Hall **
August 14 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory **
August 15 Boston, MA Royal Nightclub **
August 18 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
August 21 Chicago, IL Metro
October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

** – Co-headline dates with Hum

The Heart is a Monster can be preordered here. It will be released on June 30th on Ingrooves.

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