Lots of Speedy Ortiz news


Lots of Speedy Ortiz news! Peep at Rolling Stone
– New cover of Liz Phair‘s “blood keeper”
**Bandcamp sales will supply venues with Shawna Potter’s (War On Women) Making Spaces Safer guidebook**
– Sadie Dupuis’ first poetry book, Mouthguard, due out this November.

In celebration of their tour with Liz Phair, Speedy Ortiz has covered the almost entirely undiscovered track, “Blood Keeper,” a Scream 2 soundtrack outtake, written by Phair. With a “Pay What You Want” option on Bandcamp, the proceeds will fund providing each venue on the tour with Shawn Potter’s (War On Women) pocket guide, “Making Spaces Safer.” As told by the band: “As far as our choice of song, here’s the first DM I ever sent to Liz Phair: “thanks much for saying hi, it means a lot!! scream tv series made me remember ‘blood keeper.’ vague plans to record it gary numan style haha.” I have kept in touch with my hero since then, and three years later, I’m so thankful we finally get to join her on tour. “Blood Keeper” is one of my favorites of hers, made all the more tantalizing because 1. it was never officially released 2. there’s, like, NO information available about it online 3. other than that it was apparently submitted for the Scream 2 soundtrack??? We tried our best to do homage to this gorgeous mystery rock song (although not so much on the Gary Numan style promise), and are psyched the money can go to Shawna’s awesome pocket guide.”

Tour Dates:
September 6th – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse*
September 7th – Birmingham, AL – Saturn*
September 8th – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival*
September 10th – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall*
September 11th – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom*
September 13th – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre*
September 14th – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest*
September 15th – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
September 18th – Seattle, WA – The Showbox*
September 19th – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
September 20th – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*
September 21st – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel*
September 23rd – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction%
September 24th – San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern*
September 25th – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom*
September 27th – Austin, TX – The Mohawk*
September 28th – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater*
October 1st – Nashville, TN – Exit/In*
October 2nd – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater*
October 3rd – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
October 5th – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
October 6th – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*
October 8th – Boston, MA – Royale*
October 9th – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre*
October 10th – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre*
October 12th – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall*
October 17th – London, UK – The Garage^
October 18th – Nottingham, UK – Rough Trade Nottingham^
October 19th – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall^
October 20th – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds^
October 22nd – Glasgow, UK – Stereo^
October 23rd – Manchester, UK – Now Wave Venue^
October 24th – Brighton, UK – Patterns^
October 25th – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana^

* w/ Liz Phair
^ w/ Doe
% w/ Potty Mouth, Gypsum