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PWR BTTM’s Ferocious Dating Anthem “Answer My Text” Out Today

PWR BTTM's Ferocious Dating Anthem "Answer My Text" Out Today

"Louder, more glamorous and deeply personal" (NPR Music) 'Pageant' out May 12 on Polyvinyl
PWR BTTM performs at the NPR Music and Pitchfork SXSW showcases (with more to be announced)



PWR BTTM today release their second single from forthcoming LP 'Pageant' (May 12, Polyvinyl) titled "Answer My Text" with no punches pulled. An anthem that could exist only in the modern age, "Answer My Text" finds Liv Bruce singing in narrative-like fashion to a prospective lover through trials and tribulations; from asking for their phone number to formulating the perfect emoji combination, the song takes these seemingly miniscule acts of affection and puts them under the lens of anxiety, hopefulness, and comedy. The lyric video directed by Mary Shyne plays out these moments in bite-sized vignettes that illustrate the absurdity of modern-day dating's minutiae, culminating in a sing-along, shouted chorus of "ANSWER MY TEXT, YOU DICK!"

Watch the lyric video for "Answer My Text" directed by Mary Shyne:

'Pageant' is the Brooklyn-based duo's newest effort, and sees Bruce and Ben Hopkins exploring wider musical spaces (with choral backings, horns, and flutes expanding their sonic range) while growing even more intimate. The FADER calls the new record "punchy and powerful" with NPR Music calling them "louder, more glamorous and deeply personal." The highly anticipated new record also received early praise from Pitchfork, Stereogum, SPIN and more.

PWR BTTM performs at SXSW 2017 with a heavy schedule, including NPR Music, Pitchfork, Waterloo Records, Polyvinyl and much more to be announced. PWR BTTM are also on tour in the US and Europe throughout the spring and summer with their memorable live show which The New York Times called "part theater, part punk, entirely captivating."

An official music video for "Answer My Text" is in the works, and will be released later this spring.

PWR BTTM at SXSW 2017:

Wed, Mar 15 - NPR Music - Stubb's

Thu, Mar 16 - Polyvinyl Records - Cheer Up Charlie's

Thu, Mar 16 - Pitchfork - French Legation

Fri, Mar 17 - Waterloo Records - Waterloo Records

Sat, Mar 18 - SX San Jose - Hotel San Jose

PWR BTTM Tour Itinerary 2017:

Mon, Apr 10 - Dublin, Ireland - The Workman's Club*

Tue, Apr 11 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute*

Wed, Apr 12 - Sheffield, UK - The Harley Hotel & Bar*

Thu, Apr 13 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds*

Sat, Apr 15 - Glasgow, UK - Centre for Contemporary Arts*

Sun, Apr 16 - Bristol, UK - Exchange*

Mon, Apr 17 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt*

Tue, Apr 18 - London, UK - The Garage*

Thu, Apr 20 - Nantes, FR - Stereolux

Fri, Apr 21 - Bourges, FR - Printemps de Bourges

Sat, Apr 22 - Paris, FR - Venue TBA

Mon, Apr 24 - Lille, FR - L'aeronef

Tue, Apr 25 - Rouen, FR - 106

Thu, May 25 - Montreal, QC - Piccolo Rialto^

Fri, May 26 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground^

Sat, May 27 - Howell, MI - Bled Fest^

Tue, May 30 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean^

Wed, May 31 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean^

Thu, Jun 01 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club^

Fri, Jun 02 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown^

Sat, Jun 03 - Wichita, KS - Wichita River Festival

Mon, Jun 05 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada^

Tue, Jun 06 - Austin, TX - Barracuda^

Wed, Jun 07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall^

Thu, Jun 08 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa^

Fri, Jun 09 - Tallahassee, FL - The Wilbury^

Sat, Jun 10 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth^

Mon, Jun 12 - Atlanta, GA - Hell @ The Masquerade^

Tue, Jun 13 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge^

Thu, Jun 15 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook^

Fri, Jun 16 - Washington, DC - Black Cat^

Sat, Jun 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer^

Mon, Jun 19 - Allston, MA - Paradise Rock Club^

Tue, Jun 20 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre^

Wed, Jun 21 - New York, NY - Webster Hall+

Fri, Jul 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo~

Sat, Jul 08 - Columbus, OH - The Basement~

Sun, Jul 09 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway~

Wed, Jul 12 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole~

Sat, Jul 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom~

Sun, Jul 16 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall~

Tue, Jul 18 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre~

Wed, Jul 19 - Seattle, WA - Neumos~

Fri, Jul 21 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret~

Sat, Jul 22 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett~

Sun, Jul 23 - Missoula, MT - Zootown Arts Community Center~

Tue, Jul 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court%

Thu, Jul 27 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater%

Sun, Jul 30 - Lakewood, OH - Mahall's%

(*Orchards in support)

(^Tancred and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya in support)

(+Tancred and Fits in support)

(~iji and T-Rextasy in support)

(%T-Rextasy in support)

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