[STREAM] London Grammar: If You Wait + Ticket Giveaway
UK-based trio London Grammar - Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman – released its highly anticipated debut album, If You Wait, digitally today via Columbia Records. The album features 11 tracks including latest single “Strong,” which Pitchfork praised noting “Reid’s voice washes over you, clean and perfectly,” and the ethereal, haunting “Hey Now” which received much critical praise upon its release late last year.
If You Wait has received rave reviews, with London’s Evening Standard awarding the album 4 stars and describing it as “a collection of unhurried, immaculately constructed songs that showcase the wonder of Reid’s voice and the inventiveness of the duo behind her.” The Daily Telegraph praised the album’s “beautiful yearning melodies” and Pretty Much Amazing summed it up nicely, naming If You Wait “an enthralling, stunning, deeply emotive album that perfectly marries understated electronica to sublime vocals and melodies.” They continued the praise, noting “In a year dominated by titanic LPs, London Grammar have not only made the most perfectly formed debut album of the year – they’ve made one of the best LPs, period.”
London Grammar will celebrate the release of If You Wait with a tour across the US and Canada, kicking off with a sold-out show at Los Angeles’ famed Troubadour on September 25. The tour will see London Grammar crossing North America with stops in cities including San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and New York before ending in Boston on October 10.
The most exciting stop on the tour is going to be October 6th at U Street Music Hall and Kick Kick Snare a pair of tickets up for grabs! Tweet us with #LGUHALL with your worst waiting story. You know that time you were on hold for 3 hours with Comcast, or even that time you couldn't wait to make it to the bathroom, no wait...we don't need to hear that. Let us know your worst wait story and the best/funniest story wins.
See London Grammar live: Sept 13 - Portmeirion @ Festival Number 6 Sept 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour (SOLD OUT) Sept 27 - San Francisco, CA @ Popscene @ Rickshaw Sept 28 - Portland, OR @ Holocene Sept 30 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Oct 1 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Oct 3 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Oct 4 - Toronto, ON @ Black Box Oct 6 - Washington, DC @ U Street Oct 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts Oct 8 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre Oct 10 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall