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Tilts (mem Torche) playing Township on tour

by Ian Chainey

Andrew Elstner with Torche in NYC in 2011 (more by Justin Tyler)

St. Louis’ Tilts, the sorta stonery/sorta power poppy/definitely rocking quartet featuring Andrew Elstner of Torche and Riddle of Steel, funded their second record through Kickstarter last month. Titled Cuatro Hombres, the album is set to be released through Robotic Empire on June 24. Rough tracks teased by the band definitely aren’t hurting for riffs, sticking the landing within the Venn diagram that conjoins Queens of the Stone Age, Shiner, and a Yellow Pills compilation. Fans of Tilts’ eponymous EP collection that greatly improved many 2012 summer days will no doubt be just as smitten with the new stuff.

To celebrate their sophomore status, Tilts will be hitting the road for select dates. The tour hits Chicago on June 28 at Township with Big’n, Buildings, Cougars and Haymarket. Advance tickets are on sale now.

All of the dates appear below along with Tilts’ unmastered version of “Touchdown” and four tracks from their 2012 self-titled album…

Tilts 2014 Tour Dates
June 27 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, Wisconsin w/ Haymarket Riot and Hot Coffin
June 28 – Township – Chicago, Illinois w/ Cougars, Haymarket Riot, and Big’n
June 29 – Murder Room – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Carousel
June 30 – Cake Shop – New York, NY w/ The Brought Low and States and Kingdoms
July 1 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ RPG, Red Money, Industry Standard
July 2 – Atalanta, GA – 529 w/ Hawks, Sons of Tonatiuh, Fister

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