Photo by Sandy Carson




Female-fronted indie garage-rock band Ume is finally releasing its second album, Phantoms, on August 30. The trio, made up of lead singer and guitarist Lauren Larson, her bass-playing husband, Eric Larson, and new drummer Rachel Fuhrer, will be taking its sound on the road this summer as the group makes its way around the country, stopping at many festivals along the way.


Ume was chosen as one of the 16 unsigned bands to compete for a spot on the cover of Rolling Stone and has played more than 300 shows, including CMJ and SXSW. This summer, the band will be debuting its new material at live shows across the country in anticipation of Phantoms. The first single, “Captive,” is a good representation of Ume’s sound and emphasizes Lauren’s impressive guitar playing and catchy pop vocals. Lauren and Eric have been playing music together since Lauren was 15, and their songs emphasize their love of childhood and each other. Check below for the Phantoms tracklist and Ume’s tour dates.


Tracklist For Phantoms:
01. Rubicon
02. Burst
03. Captive
04. The Push
05. Destroyer
06. Run Wild
07. Pretend Again
08. Hurricane II
09. Dancing Blind
10. The Task


Tour Dates For Ume:
06/04 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves *
06/05 – Fayetteville, AR – Rogue
06/07 – Covington, KY – Mad Hatter’s
06/08 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock
06/09 – New York, NY – Piano’s
06/10 – Asbury Park, NY – The Saint
06/11 – Brooklyn, NY – The Rock Shop
06/12 – Cambridge, MA – TT The Bears
06/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Neck Tie
06/14 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
06/15 – Toronto, Canada – NXNE Festival
06/16 – Chicago, IL – Memories
06/17 – Chicago, IL – Threadless Warehouse
06/18 – Denver, CO – Westword Festival #
07/01 – Springfield, MO – The Outland
07/03 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
07/22 – Austin, TX – Mohawk %
08/27 – New Braunfels, TX – Dia De Los Toadies Festival ^
08/28 – St. Louis, MO – Loufest ~
* with Kylesa
# with Yo La Tengo, Chromeo, the Sword
% with Mission Of Burma
^ with the Toadies, the Sword, the Black Angels
~ with the Roots, TV On The Radio, Cat Power, Deerhunter