[Cover photo credit to slenderbodies]

California based, Indie-Pop duo slenderbodies have released their next set of double singles, “husky brown” and “would you break my fall?” with accompanying videos, ahead of the upcoming album, simple shapes, due June 10th.

In discussing “husky brown,” slenderbodies say: “this song is ultimately about self confidence being achieved through superficial means. it’s an odd take on self love and feeling yourself.”

“would you break my fall?” is a track about “seeing weed as a haven, and asking oneself if it will always be there to make the tough days or the falls in life a little softer and more hazy.”

The 16-track, progressive dream-pop album has a title derived from its title track’s lyrics: “leaving a trail of simple shapes”, which is a “metaphor for leaving a trail of significant memories as life progresses”.

The duo comments on the whole album:

All we really have are the little moments, and this is at the core of the themes of escapism, joy, frustration and emotional coping that are at the core of this record. The new album explores a theme of lack of authenticity through representing ourselves online. Our first single, ‘plastic parts’ was the genesis of this, and is further explored through the concept of the mannequins in our visual content. Beyond that initial theme, we explore themes of staying present as a means to deal with difficult things in the world, and paying attention to the role that music plays in our lives to let us escape into another world. overall theme of looking for contentment and consistent comfort over explosive fleeting joys.

North America Tour Dates:

Jun 02 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Music Club

Jun 03 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box

Jun 04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent

Jun 06 ­– Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

Jun 07 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

Jun 09 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

Jun 10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

Jun 11­ – Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry @ Fillmore

Jun 13 ­– Washington D.C. @ Union Stage

Jun 14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Jun 15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Jun 17 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

Jun 18 – Montreal, ON @ Ritz

Jun 19 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall

Jun 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall

Jun 22 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar

Jun 25 – Rothberg, MI @ Electric Forest

Jun 26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Jun 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café

Jun 30 ­– Denver, CO @ Gothic

Jul 01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Hanger House

Jul 03 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos

Jul 04 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore

Jul 05 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

Jul 07 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall

Jul 08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre