Modern electro-pop duo WAZU is pleased to announce details of a twenty-date summer tour that will precede the release of their debut, yet to be titled, full-length album. The album, to be released on Halloween, was co-produced by WAZU, Kevin McMahon (Titus Andronicus, Real Estate, Swans, The Walkmen) and Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Hangmen).
These New York City-based Australian transplants appear to have swallowed some of the same sexy electronic pills as The xx, but have regurgitated them in a much more elaborate and foreboding fashion, earning them heaps of buzz from outlets such as KEXP, BBC, AOL, CONTACT MUSIC, THE DELI MAGAZINE, and FLAVORPILL. Their dark and danceable self-titled debut is a glorious, vicious little tease of whatís to come from this male-female duo.
The video for 'Murder 1,' the synth-heavy, post apocalyptic first single from the WAZU EP is receiving rave reviews after premiering exclusively on Contact Music. It was also recently featured as Video of the Day on SPINNER.
WATCH // WAZU - Murder 1
'Happy Endings,' the second single, is an electro goth-punk sing-along that resonates with the lyrics, ďtake a look at me / Iím living proof / happy endings donít have room for two.Ē Never has heartbreak sounded so enticing and danceable.
LISTEN & DOWNLOAD // WAZU - Murder 1
LISTEN & DOWNLOAD // Happy Endings
WAZU have also had success at College Radio, receiving heavy rotation at stations such as WRSU Rutgers University NJ and KXSC University of Southern California Los Angeles, and even Song of the Day at KEXP University of Washington Seattle. Of WAZU, Ultra Vulgar Super Fiend says, ďThe sky is the limit for this group, and they prove it with every track.Ē Donít miss your chance to see WAZU before they blow up, and keep your ear to the ground for the first single from WAZUís debut LP, coming soon.
- 2-Aug Providence RI - *Secret Show*
- 5-Aug Northampton MA - The Elevens
- 6-Aug Portland ME - *Secret Show*
- 8-Aug Syracuse NY - Spark Art Space
- 9-Aug Ithaca NY - The Nines
- 10-Aug Lakewood OH - Mahalls 20 Lanes
- 11-Aug Buffalo NY - Filigrees
- 12-Aug Cleveland OH - The Euclid Tavern
- 13-Aug Pittsburgh PA - Assemble
- 14-Aug Columbus OH - The Summit
- 15-Aug Cincinnati OH - MOTR Pub
- 16-Aug Knoxville TN - Preservation Pub
- 17-Aug Lexington KY - Natasha's
- 21-Aug Wilmington NC - The Soap Box
- 23-Aug Durham NC - The Pinhook
- 24-Aug Charlotte NC - Snug Harbor
- 26-Aug Washington, DC - *Secret Show*
- 27-Aug Baltimore MD - Hamilton Arts Collective
- 28-Aug Atlantic City NJ - The Boneyard
- 30-Aug Philadelphia PA - Dobbs