It was a busy alt rock week, as a long-awaited tour got announced, a new album was dropped (AS the artists played nearby in Poughkeepsie), and another alt rock band rocked the Capital Region!

For starters, Death Cab for Cutie went ahead and announced a tour on us!  From August through October, Death Cab for Cutie is going to be touring the United States.  Unfortunately, the only stops in New York are in Brooklyn, but there are a few other stops surrounding New York.  AND the band said in a photo of a seemingly-handwritten note on their official instagram page, there is "plenty more to come" if your city isn't on the current tour list.  I'm rooting for an Albany stop!

Next up is the new album, "Violent Noise," by The Word Alive that just dropped!  The band actually played a live show last night down in Poughkeepsie right before the clock struck midnight and the album was released.  With a little alt rock, a little hip hop, and a little rock, these guys definitely seem to be transforming themselves in a positive way.  There's guest spots from Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria, and hip-hop artist Sincerely Collins.  Of course, TWA singer Telle Smith's voice lends perfectly to the alt rock and heavy sounds.

Lastly, alt rock band PVRIS came to the Capital Region this week, rocking Upstate Concert Hall.  There was a nice little write up about them in the Times Union, and for those who aren't familiar with PVRIS, the synthpop sound is too catchy to pass up.  Were you there?  If so, let us know what you thought!