After being named one of Spin Magazine’s Next Big Things, nominated for an Independent Music Award for their album The Nerve as well as releasing 2013’s Hexagon, alternative rock quartet Filligar– made up of three brothers (Johnny, Pete and Teddy
Mathias) and long-time friend Casey Gibson – have announced a new cross country tour along with releasing a brand new track from their upcoming 2014 album. Motor Shine, which premiered on Paste Magazine, showcases the band’s always developing sound which has been changing since the band’s inception over ten years ago and was inspired by the band’s recording studio, crafted in an old boat warehouse by the beach in Venice, CA. The band, who has been listed along with Wilco and Delta Spirit as One of America’s Top 8 Live Acts (Boston’s RSL Music Blog) will be touring the country through July, making stops in Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia and more. All summer tour dates are below.
The U.S. Department of State recently honoured Filligar with an appointment as cultural ambassadors as part of the Arts Envoys program which “shares the best of the U.S. arts community with the world.” They have travelled to Azerbaijan, Kuwait and Guyana for performance and music workshops as part of the program. Filligar has produced a prolific catalogue of original music, called “…a breath of fresh air” by Consequence of Sound and recognised by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) as “…of prestige value.” American Songwriter named their 2013 LP Hexagon, Best New Music.
You can catch Filligar live on the following dates:
July 10 – The Echo- Los Angeles, CA
July 11 – Milk Bar- San Francisco, CA
July 16 – Lincoln Hall- Chicago, IL
July 23 – Studio at Webster Hall- New York, NY
July 24 – North Star Bar- Philadelphia, PA
July 25 – BSP Kingston- Kingston, NY
July 26 – DC9 Nightclub- Washington, DC
July 27 – Church- Boston, MA