Hear Typhoon's Orchestral-Pop Epic 'Young Fathers'

Super-sized Portland crew plots extensive North American tour in support of upcoming 'White Lighter' LP

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Last month, Typhoon shared "Dreams of Cannibalism," the first sample of the Portland collective's upcoming album, White Lighter, due August 20 from Roll Call Records. Now, the massive outfit — composed of more than 10 permanent members — has unveiled another mind-boggling chunk of orchestral pop in the form of "Young Fathers." This latest epic dives into the group's enormous range: Frontman Kyle Morton's earnest vocals lead the charge, his wondrous delivery flanked by left-field riffage, sudden fits of silence, chirping backup singers, and triumphant horns — and those are just a few of the sounds thriving inside "Young Fathers."

Typhoon have also announced a North American tour in support of their follow-up to 2011's A New Kind of House EP. In September, the dynamic crew will kick off a slew of live shows at MusicFestNW, a six-day festival happening in their hometown of Portland. The 26-date trek will then lead Typhoon across the U.S. and into Canada before wrapping up on October 19 in Eugene, Oregon. 

Hear "Young Fathers" below, followed by live dates and the track list for White Lighter

Typhoon 2013 tour dates: 

September 5 to 6 - Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW
September 9 -  Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre
September 10 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Café
September 12 - Boise, ID @ El Korah Shrine
September 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
September 14 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
September 16 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
September 17 - St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House
September 19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
September 20 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
September 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
September 22 - Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center
September 25 - Montreal, QC @ Pop! Montreal
September 26 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
September 27 - Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse 
September 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield
September 29 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 
September 30 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
October 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
October 2 - Washington, D.C. @ The Rock'n'Roll Hotel
October 4-6 & 11-13 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
October 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
October 19 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall 

White Lighter track list: 

1. "Prelude" 
2. "Artificial Light" 
3. "Young Fathers" 
4. "Morton's Fork" 
5. "Possible Deaths" 
6. "The Lake" 
7. "Dreams of Cannibalism" 
8. "One Hundred Years" 
9. "Prosthetic Love" 
10. "Hunger & Thirst" 
11. "Ceasar" 
12. "Common Sentiments" 
13. "Post Script" 

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