We Are Serenades @ Hotel Vegan for BV-SXSW (via)

Swedish duo We Are Serenades (fka Serenades), who are members of the Shout Out Louds and Laakso, are set to release their debut LP, Criminal Heaven, on April 17 via Cherrytree Records/Interscope. Listen to a few album tracks at the bottom of this post.

Core members Adam Olenius and Markus Krunegård (plus live band) hit SXSW in a big way, including a set at BrooklynVegan's Thursday day party (stay tuned for pics). We were able to catch their high-energy set, packed with infectious pop songs and duel-lead vocals.

The group have announced their first-ever North American run, which begins in early-May and hits the Empty Bottle on the 16th of the month. Tickets go on sale TODAY, at 10AM CST.

All 2012 tour dates, song streams, and some videos, below..

We Are Serenades - "Birds"

We Are Serenades - "Earthquakes"

We Are Serenades - "Come Home"

04/19/12 Garage - London
04/20/12 Point Ephemere - Paris w/ Who Made Who
05/07/12 Black Cat - Washington, DC
05/08/12 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
05/09/12 Mercury Lounge - New York, NY w/ Alt-J
05/11/12 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
05/12/12 T.T. The Bears - Cambridge, MA
05/13/12 La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC
05/14/12 The Garrison - Toronto, ON
05/16/12 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
05/17/12 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
05/20/12 The Media Club - Vancouver, BC
05/21/12 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
05/22/12 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
05/24/12 The Independent - San Francisco, CA
05/25/12 Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
05/30/12 Luxor - Cologne
05/31/12 Lido - Berlin
06/01/12 Atomic Cafe - Munich

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