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Minor Alps’ Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws Duet ‘Far From the Roses’

minor alps, juliana hatfield, matthew caws, far from the roses

Nada Surf main man Matthew Caws and alt-rock lifer Juliana Hatfield have teamed up to form Minor Alps, a folk-informed two-piece with a debut LP due out October 29. The duo have already shared one track from the upcoming Get There LP (the gently looping “Buried Plans”), and now they’ve uncovered a second: “Far From the Roses” weaves the singers’ weary vocals together and lays them over a slippery melody that tumbles into a triumphant chorus. Stream the tune below (via Stereogum), and pre-order Get There through Barsuk Records.

Minor Alps will tour in support of the album, with a string of November dates booked throughout the U.S. Scroll down to find details of the itinerary, which kicks off with a November 8 performance in conjunction with Barsuk’s 15th anniversary music festival. And for a deeper look into Hatfield’s past, be sure to read She’s Such a Bitch: The Oral History of Juliana Hatfield Three’s ‘My Sister.’ 

Minor Alps tour dates:
November 8 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater (Barsuk 15th Anniversary Show)
November 9 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
November 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
November 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
November 14 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
November 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
November 17 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
November 19 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
November 20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
November 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
November 23 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair