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PHASES Announce Debut Album, 'For Life,' Out 9/18 + 2015 Tour Dates

PHASES ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM, FOR LIFE, OUT SEPTEMBER 18

EMBARK ON WEST COAST TOUR AND FALL DATES WITH LIGHTS

LOS ANGELES BASED QUARTET FEATURES FORMER MEMBERS OF RILO KILEY, THE LIKE, AND PHANTOM PLANET
 
July 24, Burbank, CA - Electro-pop group PHASES, consisting of Z Berg (The Like), Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley/Bright Eyes), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), and songwriter Michael Runion, have announced the release of their debut album, For Life, coming out September 18th on Warner Bros. Records.  After making their New York debut this past week, the band will embark on a west coast tour in August, and have announced fall dates supporting LIGHTS and The Mowgli's. [Dates below.]

PHASES' single, "I'm In Love With My Life" is one of Buzzfeed's 'Pop Songs You Can't Miss This Summer,' NYLON call it "your new morning mantra," and Flavorwire said it was one of the '5 Best Things We Heard This Week.' Watch Jessica Alba sing the song in her new video for The Honest Company, catch it on Hulu's new summer spot, and listen to remixes of the track from Big Data, Joywave, JR JR, Big Black Delta and Mystery Skulls HERE.


For Life Tracklisting

1. Silhouette
4. Spark
5. Cooler 
6. Vertigo
7. Part Of Me
8. Running Away
9. New Illusion
10. I Don't Know What's Right
11. Lonely Nights
12. Take Me There 

Having known each other as friends and contemporaries for over a decade, the members of PHASES began playing together under the name (and acronym) JJAMZ many years ago, getting together to write and record whenever they were home from touring with their other bands.  They put out the record, Suicide Pact, in 2012, and after several years of touring and promoting, found themselves in an uncertain state, both musically and personally.  Berg had one foot out the door, with an eye to move out of Los Angeles and start anew, but the rest of the boys carried on writing songs and recording, spurred on by the newly cultivated recording capabilities of Alex Greenwald, who, having sequestered himself in his Laurel Canyon home, had become something of a lo-fi modern recording wizard. 

Having spawned what seemed to Berg and co. like a deeply inspiring and unique sound, the four friends followed the music where it took them. Thinking not of where it would go, who would hear it, or what would be done with it, they wrote a record that they loved purely and totally.  The result is a record permeated by a sense of joy and levity, previously thought unimaginable by its creators. Like all the records they admire, there is a healthy dose of weight and pain also intertwined, but the fun, friendship, and danceability of the sum of their parts, makes "PHASES For Life" what it is: the record to remind you that no matter how hard it gets, LIFE IS AMAZING!

PHASES ON TOUR

7/31 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
8/1 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
8/2 Seattle, WA - Barboza
8/7 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
8/8 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
8/9 Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
8/11 Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock Live
11/4 Austin, TX - Emo's w/ LIGHTS
11/6 New Orleans, LA - Republic w/ LIGHTS
11/8 Houston, TX - Warehouse w/ LIGHTS
11/10 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
11/11 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues w/ LIGHTS
11/12 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade w/ LIGHTS
11/13 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom w/ LIGHTS
11/14 Newport, KY - Thompson House w/ LIGHTS
11/15 Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom w/ LIGHTS
11/18 New York, NY - Irving Plaza w/ LIGHTS
11/20 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts w/ LIGHTS
11/21 Boston, MA - Paradise w/ LIGHTS
 
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