The sophomore full-length from AlcoaParlour Tricks, arrives upon a very new and invigorating chapter in Derek Archambault's life.  The singer and guitarist, who also fronts the rising hardcore/punk band Defeater, has had an intense time since Alcoa's 2013 debut Bone & Marrowhe got married, for one thing; for another, he had major surgery with a hip replacement after a debilitating injury.  After a successful campaign on crowd-funding site PledgeMusic (resulting in the recently released covers EP, Thank You), he had the imminent surgery, got back on his feet, and immediately began working on new music with both Defeater and his alt-rock/country-leaning Alcoa.  Recording near his home, in Portsmouth, NH, provided a warm and familiar environment with bandmate and engineer Mike Moschetto, etching out a slightly twangy and honest sound with shades of wistful, jangly 90's alternative rock acts.

Originally started as a solo/side project, Alcoa formed just over 10 years ago when Archambault was on the road with one of his bands and wanted to do something a little different.  The Alcoa project had remained on the backburner until 2013 when Archambault teamed up with a troop of musicians (including his now wife, Alyssa Archambault) and recorded and released their debut LP Bone & Marrow to great critical acclaim.  Since its release, Alcoa has shared the stage in various forms along the East Coast with an array of bands.  Alcoa spent the greater part of this year penning what would become their newest endeavor, Parlour Tricks, which is scheduled for release on February 24th via Bridge Nine Records.  Additionally, Alcoa will embark on its first-ever US tour, supporting Front Porch Step, this coming February and March.

Stay tuned for Alcoa song premieres, album streams, and more information coming soon.  

Alcoa dates w/ Front Porch Step, Have Mercy, Head North, Brigades [2/24-3/8], Hotel Books [3/10-3/18]:

Feb 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose

Feb 18 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean

Feb 19 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room at The Crofoot

Feb 20 - Lansing, MI - Mac’s Bar

Feb 21 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck

Feb 22 - Montreal, QC - La Vitrola

Feb 24 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair

Feb 25 - Hamden, CT - The Space

Feb 26 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary

Feb 27 - Freehold, NJ - GameChangerWorld

Feb 28 - New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall

Mar 1 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar

Mar 3 - Richmond, VA - Broadberry

Mar 4 - Charlotte, NC - Visulate Theatre

Mar 5 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl

Mar 6 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall

Mar 7 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth

Mar 8 - Tampa, FL - Epic Problem

Mar 10 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird

Mar 11 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater

Mar 13 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill

Mar 14 - Fresno, CA - Strummers

Mar 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy

Mar 16 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction

Mar 17 - Mesa, AZ - Nile Half House

Mar 18 - Albuquerque, NM - Duke City Sound Stage

Mar 21 - Columbus, OH - Woodland Tavern

Mar 22 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop





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