Generationals announce new album, Reader As Detective (out 7/19), share
Generationals announce new album, Reader As Detective (out 7/19), share "I Turned My Back on the Written Word" + band makes their late night tv return on Fresh Fridays
Posted 05/07/2019

Grant & Ted ! ! Ted & Grant !!

The best dudes aka Generationals have announced the release of their new full-length album, Reader As Detective, out worldwide July 19th.

Watch the band perform their new single "I Turned My Back on the Written Word" live in a surprise performance on the internationally lauded Fresh Fridays. Gens long-awaited return to late night television wowed audiences, see for yourself:

From their inception Generationals have existed at the convergence of classic style and contemporary technique. Students of an analog school actualized in a digital medium, Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner have always felt most comfortable reveling in this juxtaposition. Reader As Detective weds vintage pop canon and modern pop production in a way this duo has proven incomparably adept. With the help of producer and longtime collaborator Dan Black, they dug into new methods of creation with a fearlessness for experimentation. With Reader As Detective, Generationals have reached a high-water mark in an already noteworthy career – isolation and celebration set to a major key.

Pre-order a limited edition first pressing now from the Polyvinyl Store on 180-Gram Color-in-Color on Pink & Clear featuring a die-cut jacket. Also available on 180-Gram Cloudy Clear if you're feeling moody.

Catch the band on tour in full force across the US beginning in August. Tickets onsale Friday.

  • 08/16 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
  • 08/17 - Austin, TX @ Antone’s Nightclub
  • 08/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
  • 08/20 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
  • 08/22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
  • 08/23 - Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Music Club
  • 08/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
  • 08/26 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
  • 08/27 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
  • 08/28 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
  • 08/30 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
  • 09/18 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
  • 09/19 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
  • 09/20 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
  • 09/21 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
  • 09/22 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
  • 09/24 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
  • 09/26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 09/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
  • 09/28 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
  • 09/30 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
  • 10/02 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
  • 10/03 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
  • 10/04 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
  • 10/05 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s