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Hear the new Speedy Ortiz single 'American Horror'

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Speedy Ortiz
Emma Rothenberg-Ware

For my money, Speedy Ortiz‘s full-length debut, Major Arcana, was one of the best records of 2013, and their EP Sports was one of 2012’s highlights. So can the Northampton, Mass., indie-rock revivalists continue their streak into 2014? Their new song “American Horror” says yes — and you can hear it here first.

Not to be confused with Ryan Murphy’s debauched cable series, “American Horror” is the first single off of their upcoming four-song EP Real Hair, due out Feb. 11. It’s got all the catchy melodies and scruffy guitars you’d expect from a band hailing from the same Western Mass. stomping grounds as the Pixies, Sebadoh, and Dinosaur Jr.

Check it out below:

Real Hair is available for preorder here; catch Speedy Ortiz on tour at the following dates:

01/06 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter $

01/07 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 $

01/08 – Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof $

01/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits $

01/10 – Tampa, FL @ Mojo Books & Music $

01/11 – Tallahassee, FL @ Office Lounge $

01/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root $

01/13 – Birmingham, AL @ Seasick Records $

01/14 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox $

01/15 – Asheville, NC @ Toy Boat $

01/16 – Charlottesville, VA @ Tea Bazaar $

01/17 – Washington, DC @ The Dougout $

01/18 – Princeton, NJ @ Yellow Ranch $

01/19 – Holyoke, MA @ Rowhaus $

01/21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise %

01/22 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza %

02/13 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds &

02/14 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club &

02/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast &

02/16 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute &

02/18 – London, UK @ Birthdays (NME Awards)

02/19 – London, UK @ The Lexington &

02/20 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store &

02/21 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo (Fireworks Fest)

02/22 – Lille, FR @ La Peniche

02/24 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix

02/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

02/26 – Hamburg, DE @ Turmzimmer

02/27 – Copenhagen, DK @ BETA

02/28 – Berlin, DE @ Magnet Club

03/01 – Vienna, AT @ Flex

03/06 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover

03/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s ^

03/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey ^

03/29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^

03/30 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s ^

04/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^

04/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar ^

04/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^

04/05 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat ^

04/07 – Calgary, AB @ Republik ^

04/08 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room ^

04/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw ^

04/11 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar ^

04/12 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ^

$ Grass Is Green

% Los Campesinos

^ Stephen Malkmus

& Joanna Gruesome

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