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Fresh off of a victorious SXSW, White Lung release another stellar track off their upcoming fourth studio album Paradise, due out May 6th on Domino. Front woman Mish Barber-Way explains “’Kiss Me When I Bleed is about pride. That kind of steadfast, I-don't-give-a-fuck-I'm-in-love pride in that we all wish we had for someone. This song is my fairytale. Riches to rags and happily ever after because nothing else in this world really matters except love."

Listen to 'Kiss Me When I Bleed' here

Surprisingly, the track features no synthesizers – it’s all Kenny William’s guitar. He has reworked and re-pitched his parts resulting in what Annie Clark (St. Vincent) compares to evil mosquitoes - a bit off and unsettling.

This second cut, follows on from 'Hungry', which received 'Best New Track' from Pitchfork, who said "propelled by ringing guitars and Way's piercing vocals, the track is a tightly-wound, catchy-as-fuck invective played at a polished, breakneck velocity." Also, noting the band is "ostensibly teetering on the edge of a major breakthrough."

White Lung will tour extensively throughout Europe and North America this summer. Full list of tour dates below.

For the making of Paradise, vocalist Mish Barber-Way, guitarist Kenneth William and drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou reconnected in Los Angeles to work with producer Lars Stalfors (HEALTH, Alice Glass). In October of 2015, White Lung spent a month in the studio, working closely with Stalfors to challenge what could be done with their songs. Bringing all the energy, unique guitar work and lyrical prowess the band are known for to the studio, White Lung curated their songs with a new pop sensibility, focusing in on making a record for the present - "I wanted a record that sounded like it was made in 2016", said William. Mixed by Stalfors and later mastered by Joe LaPorta, Paradise is their smartest, brightest songwriting yet.

Mish Barber-Way and Kenneth William sat down with Annie Clark aka St. Vincent to discuss the making of the album and their creative process. The entire conversation can be read here.

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates:

May 6 || Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground (Canadian Music Week)

May 7 || Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right

May 24 || Brighton, UK - Green Door Store

May 25 || Bristol, UK - Start The Bus

May 26 || London, UK - Victoria

May 27 || Birmingham, UK - The Flapper

May 28 || Leeds, UK - Brudenell Games Room

May 29 || Manchester, UK - The Star & Garter

May 31 || Paris, France - Ephemere

June 1 || Liege, BE - La Zone

June 2 || The Hague, NL - Paard (Small Hall)

June 3 || Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso

June 5 || Antwerp, BE - Trix

June 16-18 || Vancouver, BC - Levitation

July 8 || Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

July 9 || San Diego, CA - Casbah

July 10 || Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar

July 13 || Austin, TX - The Sidewinder

July 18 || Bloomington, IN – Bluebird (w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

July 19 || Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

July 20 || Detroit, MI - El Club

July 22-24 || Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival

July 24 || New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival

July 29-31 || Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival

July 30 || Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

August 1 || Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

August 2 || Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel

August 4 || Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar

August 6 || Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club

August 8 || Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will

August 10 || Calgary, AB - Commonwealth

August 12 || Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

August 13 || Seattle, WA - Neumos

August 15 || San Francisco, CA - The Independent