Amy LaVere Releases Stranger Me And Announces US Tour


Archer Records is proud to celebrate the launch of Amy LaVere’s superb new album, Stranger Me, released 7/19. In their eight (out of ten) star review, SPIN declared, “Part winsome alt-country gal and part avenging angel, Amy LaVere has made the breakup album of the year.” LaVere has confirmed a headlining tour in support of Stranger Me, making stops in 19 US cities, kicking off on July 20 in Louisville, KY and ending on August 12 in St. Louis, MO.  The full list of tour dates is below.

Produced by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire), Stranger Me is LaVere’s third record and is the follow up to the Jim Dickinson-produced Anchors & Anvils. Always texturally rich and often employing dissonance and off-kilter instrumentation, Stranger Me is her most exploratory work to date. Alternately haunting and exuberantly defiant, it is a perfect backdrop for this collection of songs about frustration and feeling emotionally disconnected.

Stranger Me has already received glowing praise. NPR gave the album the First Listen treatment, calling the songs “textured, ethereal, and even haunting at times.” The track “You Can’t Keep Me” was chosen as a “perfectly crafted tune from the talented LaVere” for USA Today’s weekly podcast. Paste Magazine, impressed by LaVere’s witty lyrics and eccentricity, asserted “she has crafted a well-rounded album that is already among the year’s best.” While the Washington Times enjoyed the “layers of guitar and moody, venomous vocals,” Creative Loafing commended “her songwriting – in music and lyrical forms – contained here is some of the strongest she’s released.”

Amy LaVere Tour Dates:

7/20 – Louisville, KY – Uncle Slayton’s

7/21 – Nashville, TN – The Basement

7/22 – Knoxville, TN – Relix Variety Theatre

7/23 – Charlotte, NC – The Stage Door Theatre

7/24 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle

7/26 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java

7/27 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live

7/28 – New York, NY – World Financial Center (FREE)

7/30 – New Haven, CT – Café Nine

7/31 – Ithaca, NY – Delilah’s

8/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Club Café

8/4 -Marietta, OH – The Adelphia (at the Galley)

8/5 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at the Crofoot

8/6 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

8/7 – Milwaukee, WI – Hotel Foster

8/9 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center

8/10 – Green Bay, WI – IQ’s Food, Music, and Art

8/11 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s

8/12 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway