WINGTIPS: synth-pop phenoms premiere "Wish U The Best" music video; US tour begins!

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  Van Muylem    28 augustus 2021

Chicago band Wingtips has premiered the official music video for new single "Wish U The Best." The song appears on Cutting Room Floor, the duo's sophomore album, which will be released September 3rd on Artoffact Records. Wingtips' Vincent Segretario offers this statement: "Wish U The Best is a positive breakup song; about knowing when a relationship needs to end but wishing your ex the best."


With their debut album, Exposure Therapy, released in 2019 on Artoffact, Vincent Segretario and Hannah Avalon stormed the scene with dark, infectious pop, drawing equally from slamming darkwave and lush synth-pop. Revolver Magazine called the pair a "devastating twosome" and Chicago Reader offered these words: "Goth-pop duo Wingtips captures the irresistible disintegration and woozy depths of The Cure's late-'80s sound."

Sophomore album Cutting Room Floor maintains a base in '80s sounds, but sees the band ascend to a new place of pure, timeless songcraft. With brighter melodies, deeper emotions, and a stripped-down approach that lets the songs shine, Wingtips have become something bigger than a retro act. With hooks so compelling they are cinematic in scope, and vocals that grab hold of the heart, Cutting Room Floor marks the genesis of a new style: "new romantic for post-millennial end times," in the band's own words.

"In the past we certainly drew inspiration from '80s artists, and still do at our core, but this time we wanted to jump out of that mold," says Segretario. "I think, if anything, that’s how we’ve matured; simply doing more of what we want as artists and staying true to ourselves in the present moment."

The band kicks off extensive North America touring this weekend.

Aug 28 - Carbondale, IL @ Hangar 9

Aug 31 - Fort Worth, TX @ Main at South Side

Sep 2 - New Orleans, LA @ The Goat

Sep 3 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall +

Sep 4 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger +

Sep 5 - Laredo, TX @ Cold Brew Rock Bar +

Sep 6 - Austin, TX @ Elysium +

Sep 8 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge +

Sep 9 - Yuma, AZ @ The Alement +

Sep 10 - San Diego, CA @ Space +

Sep 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Catch One + *

Sep 12 - Cathedral City, CA @ Bart Lounge + *

Sep 13 - Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer + *

Sep 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel + *

Sep 16 - Sacramento, CA @ The Starlet Room + *

Sep 17 - Portland, OR @ Dante's +

Sep 18 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon +

Sep 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall +

Sep 21- Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater +

Sep 22 - Wichita, KS @ Elbow Room +

Sep 23 - Tulsa, OK @ The Starlite +

Sep 26 - Chicago, IL @ Cold Waves Festival

Oct 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mortimer's

Oct 9 - Madison, WI @ Crucible

Oct 15 - Atlanta, GA @ Voth Festival

Nov 26 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar $

Nov 27 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub $

Nov 28 - Miami, FL @ Gramps

Dec 2 - Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle

Dec 4 - Louisville, KY @ Art Sanctuary

Dec 7 - Richmond, VA @ Fallout

Dec 8 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

Dec 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ Warehouse on Watts

Dec 11 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Dec 12 - Providence, RI @ Dusk

Feb 11 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace %

Feb 12 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount %

 

+ = Twin Tribes

* = Creux Lies

$ = Vision Video

% = Lebanon Hanover

Pre-order the new album, here:

https://wingtips.bandcamp.com/album/cutting-room-floor

Stream the single on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/4OfexdabkA6D0Kyp2wWf8V 

 

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