Bendigo Fletcher have announced additional US tour dates in support of their forthcoming debut album Fits of Laughter. This November, the band will embark on a run of co-headline shows with Ona and Sylmar. Tickets for all dates are on sale now HERE. Fits of Laughter is due for release on August 13, 2021 via Elektra Records and is available for pre-order now HERE. Watch the band perform the album’s latest track “Astro Pup “ live from Louisville, KY ‘s Blackacre Farm HERE.
This Summer, Bendigo Fletcher will return to the road for a run of headline shows and festival appearances. In the Fall and Winter, the band will support labelmate Anderson East on both legs of his Maybe We Never Die Tour of North America. The 22-city trek kicks off on October 21, 2021 with two nights at Los Angeles, CA ‘s famed Troubadour, and wraps on February 02, 2022 at Toronto, Canada ‘s Danforth Music Hall. A complete list of live dates and ticket information can be found on their website.
Bendigo Fletcher announced their Elektra Records signing in an exclusive interview with American Songwriter, and previewed Fits of Laughter with the release of lead single “Evergreen “ earlier this year. In May, the band returned with the album ‘s groove-heavy opener “Sugar in the Creek“ and an accompanying animated music video. Last month, they unveiled the album‘s latest track “Astro Pup”. The album‘s early releases have been praised as “somewhere between the post-Woodstock folk scene of the band that decade‘s burgeoning hard rock movement“ (FLOOD Magazine), and “denser psych-rock with some remaining elements of Bendigo Fletcher’s drifting folk-Americana roots“ (American Songwriter). Additionally, The Bluegrass Situation premiered a live video of the band performing “Sugar In The Creek“.
Throughout Fits of Laughter, frontman Ryan Anderson crafts the patchwork poetry of his lyrics by serenely observing the world around him. When matched with the band’s gorgeous collision of country and folk-rock and dreamy psychedelic, the result is story-songs graced with raw humanity, wildly offbeat humor, and a transcendent sense of wonder. For help in forging the album’s ragged elegance, Bendigo Fletcher worked with producer Ken Coomer, laying down the album in nine frenetic days. The album bears an undeniable immediacy, thanks in part to the band’s decision to limit the tracklist to eight essential songs (a move largely inspired by extraordinarily lean and iconic albums like Television ‘s Marquee Moon).
Fits of Laughter follows a trio of independent EPs that quietly amassed millions of streams and earned praise from Pop Matters, Atwood Magazine, and more. Converting audiences to fans on the road, Bendigo Fletcher has supported Mt. Joy, Nathaniel Rateliff, Rayland Baxter, Caamp, and Hiss Golden Messenger on tour. Bendigo Fletcher is: Ryan Anderson (lead vocals, guitar, banjo) – Andrew Shupert (backing vocals, lead guitar) – Evan Wagner (backing vocals, keys, guitar, auxiliary percussion) – Conner Powell (bass) – Chris Weis (drums).