The Ultrasounds to release new album Daze Inn and hit the road for 10 day tour
Winona, Minnesota sludge pop purveyors The Ultrasounds are about to hit the road for their third multi state US tour which will span 10 cities in 10 days located through out the Midwest, East, and South. They’ll kick things off with a CD release party in Winona at Ed’s (no name) Bar with special guests Porcupine from La Crosse, WI performing as well. This will be The Ultrasounds second self-released EP album to date entitled Daze Inn (out 8/6). You can stream it online the day before the release at theultrasoundsmusic.bandcamp.com (8/5).
City Pages has called The Ultrasounds “fun, punchy garage pop” and The Current said they had “grungy songs with the perfect amount of dirty guitar and floor tom” while Dubuque365 said “The Ultrasounds are actively carving their own notch in the ever growing, ever gritty Midwest garage pop scene.” They’ve made 4 consecutive Mid West Music Fest appearances and have shared the stage with bands as diverse as Venus DeMars and All The Pretty Horses and Mark Mallman. Their previous tours have taken them all over the Midwest into cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Lawrence, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and their upcoming Daze Inn tour is listed below:
Thurs Aug 6 – Winona, MN @ Ed’s (no name) Bar
Fri Aug 7 – Madison, WI @ Mickey’s Tavern
Sat Aug 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Yield Bar
Sun Aug 9 – Kalamazoo, MI @ TBA
Mon Aug 10 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Tues Aug 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
Wed Aug 12 – Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon St.
Thurs Aug 13 – Louisville, KY @ Magnolia Bar
Fri Aug 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
Sat Aug 15 – Iowa City, IA @ Iowa City Yacht Club
The Ultrasounds are a sludgy garage pop band based out of Winona, MN comprised of 3 chicks and one dude who surprisingly is not the drummer. Megan Hanson is the primary songwriter, lead vocalist and guitar player. Her husband Todd Hanson plays guitar as well and sings backing vocals. Bassist Courtney Guenveur provides the driving low-end with Amber Fletcher’s big drums making up for her diminutive stature. Their sound is a wall of noisy guitars and feedback juxtaposed with Megan’s frail but poignant melodic vocal delivery. This combination works well to set them apart from the pack and culminates in a unique blend of indie rock, post-punk, stoner metal, and garage grunge that remains accessible to a wide variety of listeners as long as those listeners aren’t a bunch of tasteless squares.