This summer, English rockers the Temperance Movement will debut the sophomore album, White Bear, followed by a headlining tour.
The five-member outfit kick off the July run at the Ride Festival in Telluride, Colorado, and are scheduled to make stops at Lost Horizon in Syracuse, Mercury Lounge in New York City and Underground Arts in Philadelphia before the tour closes in Detroit. And on May 15, the group exclusively premiered the video for the record’s title track via Loudwire.
The three-minute video was the creation of noted photographer and director Steven Sebring, who used his signature “revolution system” camera techniques to produce a stunning visual manipulation of time and light. Sebring also created the album’s cover image “of a girl and a bear, interlaid and overlapping in magical realism” inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky’s essay, Winter Notes on Summer Impressions.
The rising rock band that includes vocalist Phil Campbell, bassist Nick Fyffe, drummer Damon Wilson and guitarists Paul Sayer and Matt White. Although bearing the same name as the prohibitionist social movement of the 1900s, the Temperance Movement is not straightedge when it comes to gritty rock and roll. They have opened for heavyweight acts like the Rolling Stones, and this summer, the group shares the Ride Festival bill with Pearl Jam and Cage the Elephant, among others.
White Bear officially drops July 15 via Fantasy Records, but is available for pre-order now via iTunes and Amazon. If you want to see them live, scan the dates here or below to see if the Temperance Movement is coming to a venue near you.
The Temperance Movement summer 2016 tour:
7/9-10 – Ride Festival – Telluride, CO
7/12 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
7/14 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
7/15 – Limelight – Peoria, IL
7/16 – The Stache at Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
7/18 – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
7/19 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
7/20 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
7/22 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
7/23 – The Shelter at Saint Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI