Royal Trux Announce Platinum Tips and Ice Cream, First New Album in 17 Years
Legendary, ever-shapeshifting D.C. noise-rock duo Royal Trux have just announced their first new album in 17 years, Platinum Tips and Ice Cream. According to a press release from the band’s label Drag City, the songs on Neil Michael Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema’s upcoming LP are “new, live, unrehearsed and were presented in real time to a few thousand people in California and NYC.” The album, comprised of 12 new songs, is due out on June 2017.
After reuniting briefly in 2015, the band also has dates in both the United States and Europe lined up for the upcoming months; they are slated to play their first of two SXSW shows tonight. Check those out, along with the album art, below. You can preorder Platinum Tips and Ice Cream now via Drag City’s site.
March 16th, 2017 – Austin Texas at Hotel Vegas
March 17th, 2017 – Austin Texas at Hotel Vegas
May 13th, 2017 – Detroit, Michigan at El Club
May 28, 2017 – Manchester, United Kingdom at Victoria Warehouse
May 29, 2017 – Glasgow, United Kingdom at The Art School
May 30, 2017 – Bristol, United Kingdom at Marble Factory
May 31, 2017 – Brighton, United Kingdom at Concorde 2
June 01, 2017 – London, United Kingdom at Electric Ballroom
June 03, 2017 – Barcelona, Spain at Primavera Sound Festival
June 09, 2017 – Porto, Portugal at NOS Primavera
June 11, 2017 – Nimes, France at This Is Not A Love Song Festival
Read SPIN’s 2013 feature on Royal Trux’s legacy here.