Speedy Ortiz @ NYC's Irving Plaza last month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Speedy Ortiz' new EP, Real Hair, is due out next week via Carpark Records and is currently streaming in its entirety via Pitchfork Advance. On the EP, the outfit have smoothed out the jagged-though-enjoyable edges found on Major Arcana and thickened their sound overall. The effort was recorded and mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Pixies, Radiohead), and you can take a listen to the great album cuts "Everything's Bigger" and "American Horror" at the bottom of this post.

Speedy Ortiz have also expanded their spring North American tour to include a performance at the Empty Bottle on April 16 among other dates. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Wednesday (2/5) at 10AM CST.

All Speedy Ortiz dates and those song streams lie after the jump...

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Speedy Ortiz - "Everything's Bigger"

Speedy Ortiz - "American Horror"

Speedy Ortiz -- 2014 Tour Dates
02/07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (FREE NYC EP Release Show)
02/08 - Cambridge, MA @ Tasty Burger (Boston EP Release Show)
02/10 - New York, NY @ Other Music (FREE 8:00 PM)
02/13 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds &
02/14 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club &
02/15 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast &
02/16 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute &
02/18 - London, UK @ Birthdays (NME Awards)
02/19 - London, UK @ The Lexington &
02/20 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store &
02/21 - Paris, FR @ Trabendo (Fireworks Fest)
02/22 - Lille, FR @ La Peniche
02/24 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix
02/25 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
02/26 - Hamburg, DE @ Turmzimmer
02/27 - Copenhagen, DK @ BETA
02/28 - Berlin, DE @ Magnet Club
03/01 - Vienna, AT @ Flex
03/06 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat #
03/07 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
03/08 - New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar #
03/09 - Houston, TX @ TBC #
03/10 - McAllen, TX @ Galax-Z Fair
03/11-15 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/16 - Fort Worth, TX @ Live Oak Music Hall
03/17 - Little Rock, AR @ Vino's
03/18 - Norman, OK @ Opolis
03/19 - Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
03/20 - Iowa City, IA @ Trumpet Blossom
03/21 - Omaha, NE @ Sweatshop Gallery
03/22 - Denver, CO @ Moe's
03/24 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project
03/27 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's ^
03/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey ^
03/29 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
03/30 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's ^
04/01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^
04/02 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar ^
04/03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^
04/05 - Missoula, MT @ Top Hat ^
04/07 - Calgary, AB @ Republik ^
04/08 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room ^
04/10 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw ^
04/11 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar ^
04/12 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ^
04/14 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
04/15 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
04/16 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
04/17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

^ Stephen Malkmus
& Joanna Gruesome
# Big Ups