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Artist Update: Temper Trap

posted March 23, 2012, 1:31 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Temper Trap, Temper Trap, The Temper Trap, SXSW, SXSW 2012

On the heels of a handful of performances at this year’s SXSW, The Temper Trap unveil “Need Your Love,” the first single and opening track from their forthcoming second album, The Temper Trap, due for release on Glassnote/Columbia Records on June 5th. Don’t miss the band performing 2 sold-out nights in Chicago this weekend and 3 sold-out nights in New York City next week! Earlier this week the band played 2 sold out nights in Los Angeles (full list of dates below.)

‘The Temper Trap’ is the band’s first album as a newly-expanded five-piece outfit following the permanent addition of Joseph Greer on keyboard and guitar. The self-titled album will feature 12 new songs recorded in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Phoenix). Fans can hear another cut, “Rabbit Hole,” from the album that debuted earlier this month, and also see the album artwork.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Need Your Love

2. London’s Burning

3. Trembling Hands

4. The Sea Is Calling

5. Miracle

6. This Isn’t Happiness

7. Where Do We Go From Here

8. Never Again

9. Dreams

10. Rabbit Hole

11. I’m Gonna Wait

12. Leaving Heartbreak Hotel

‘The Temper Trap’ is the follow up to 2009’s debut long-player ‘Conditions’. Featuring the singles Science of Fear, Fader, Love Lost and SweetB; the album was one of the breakthrough successes of the year and has sold over 800,000 copies worldwide.

The band debuted tracks from the new record at two capacity shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas last week, and are currently on a sold out tour of the US. They will return this summer with a second appearance at Bonnaroo!

The Temper Trap on tour:

23 March       Lincoln Hall, Chicago, USA – SOLD OUT

24 March       Lincoln Hall, Chicago, USA – SOLD OUT

25 March       Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada – SOLD OUT

28 March       The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA – SOLD OUT

29 March       Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA – SOLD OUT

30 March       Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA – SOLD OUT

31 March       Club 930, Washington DC, USA – SOLD OUT

The Temper Trap US Festival dates:

09 Jun          Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN, USA


One Response to “Artist Update: Temper Trap”

  1. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on March 23rd, 2012 3:00 pm

    digging it, somewhat, but its gonna take some more effort to really get into em.

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