LISTEN: Speedy Ortiz Share Defiant, Swaggering New Single “Raising the Skate”

"I'm not bossy, I'm the boss."

Following last week’s comical announcement of their upcoming new album Foil Deer, Speedy Ortiz have released a boisterous new single called “Raising The Skate,” which premiered today over at The Fader. It’s a sneering, gauntlet-throwing track with a slumped over ’90s posture—a would-be slacker anthem if it weren’t so in-charge.

The Massachusetts group have also announced a string of live dates that take them well into the summer.

Speedy Ortiz tour dates

February
12 – ­Toronto, ON – The Garrison (Red Bull Sound Select)

April
22 -­ Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
24 – Hamden, CT  The Space
25 ­-­ New York, NY  Bowery Ballroom
26 ­-­ Philadelphia, PA  Johnny Brenda’s
28 ­-­ Pittsburgh, PA  Cattivo
29 ­-­ Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
30 ­-­ Chicago, IL  The Empty Bottle

May
1 ­- Madison, WI – The Frequency
2 ­- Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
3 ­- Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis
4 ­- Champaign, IL – Highdive
6 ­- Washington, DC – Black Cat
7 ­- Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
8 ­- Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle ­ Back Room
9 ­- Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
11 ­- Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
13 ­- New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
14 ­- Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
15 ­- Austin, TX – Red 7
16 ­- Dallas, TX – Club Dada
21 ­- Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
22 ­- Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
23 ­- Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium
25 ­- Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
26 ­- Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
27 ­- Seattle, WA – Barboza
29 ­- Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
30 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
31 ­- Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room

June
1 ­- Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
2 ­- St. Louis, MO – Firebird
4 ­- Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
5 ­- Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
6 ­- Montreal, QC – Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.

July
17 ­- Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

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