Speedy Ortiz announce new EP Foiled Again, share noisy new track ‘Death Note’


Speedy Ortiz’ fantastic 2015 album Foil Deer was one of the best releases of last year, and this week we have learned that its recording sessions are still providing excellent new material. The Carpark Records-issued LP turned a year old back in April, and now has companion EP in Foiled Again, a four-track effort set for release June 3.

Foiled Again features two new songs from the Foil Deer sessions, including the fairly incredible “Death Note” and “Emma O”, plus two remixes of “Puffer”: one from Doomtree’s Lazerbeak featuring Sadie Dupuis collaborator Lizzo and another from Open Mike Eagle.

Writes Dupuis in a press release: “‘Death Note’ is named after the anime, which is about an evil supernatural notebook that causes the death of anyone whose name is written inside of it. The song is about writing through your depression as a way to get better, and how in that way a death note can be kind of love letter to yourself.”

Listen to “Death Note” below, and check out Speedy Ortiz’ summer plans after the jump. Over this past weekend, they played Waking Windows music festival in Vermont (Friday), and kicked off a spring tour with Hop Along last night at the Sinclair in Cambridge.

Speedy Ortiz in your town:
5/10 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Wonder Bar w/ Hop Along
5/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw w/ Hop Along
5/12 Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Hop Along, 2 Inch Astronaut
5/13 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight w/ Hop Along, 2 Inch Astronaut
5/14 Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club
5/15 Orlando, FL @ Social w/ Hop Along
5/17 Nashville, TN @ Ext/In w/ Hop Along
5/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi w/ Hop Along
5/19 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Hop Along
5/20 Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch w/ Hop Along
5/21 Toronto, CA @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ Hop Along
5/24 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room w/ the Good Life
5/25 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater w/ the Good Life
5/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ the Good Life
5/28 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett w/ the Good Life
5/29 George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
5/31 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ the Good Life
06/02 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ the Good Life
06/03 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s w/ the Good Life
06/04 Ventura, CA @ Large Marge w/ the Good Life
06/05 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ the Good Life
06/06 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ the Good Life
06/07 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ the Good Life
06/08 El Paso, TX @ Bowie Feathers w/ the Good Life
06/10 Austin, TX @ Barracuda w/ the Good Life
06/11 Mcallen, TX @ Yerberia Culture w/ the Good Life
06/12 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown w/ the Good Life
06/13 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ the Good Life
06/14 Norman, OK @ The Opolis w/ the Good Life
06/16 St Louis, MO @ Firebird
06/17 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
07/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
07/16 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/17 Louisville, KU @ Forecastle Festival