Crumb Announce North American Tour, Share Video for New Song “The Bug”

Crumb have announced a headlining North American tour and unveiled another new song from their upcoming album, Amama. Titled “The Bug,” the track comes with a Haoyan of America–directed music video that’s filled with crawling insects. Watch it below.

According to singer Lila Ramani, “The Bug” has been orbiting Crumb since before Jinx. “The origins go back to a motel in Nebraska on one of our earliest tours when I woke up with a bunch of bed bug bites,” she explained. “Wired and unable to sleep, I wandered around the motel singing what would become the outro to the song. Years later when we were finally recording it, it took on a more tender meaning… the bug doesn’t have to be an insect—the bug can be a friend, a lover, or that nagging feeling that finds you late at night.”

Crumb’s North American tour begins in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 18—just three days before their performance at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois—and brings the band across the United States and Canada on through to October. L’Rain, Vagabon, and Discovery Zone will join Crumb at select shows. See the group’s full tour itinerary below.

Read Pitchfork’s Rising feature “Crumb’s Psychedelic Rock Is Eerie, Disorienting, Trippy—Just Don’t Call It Chill.”

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Crumb at Pitchfork Music Festival 2024

Crumb:

07-18 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
07-19 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
07-21 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
08-20 Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl *
08-21 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring *
08-23 Richmond, VA – The National *
08-24 Charlotte, NC – The Underground *
08-25 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre *
08-27 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl *
08-28 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe *
08-30 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall *
08-31 Toronto, Ontario – The Concert Hall *
09-01 Montreal, Quebec – Théâtre Beanfield *
09-04 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Paramount *
09-05 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place *
09-06 Boston, MA – Roadrunner *
10-03 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst ^
10-04 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater ^
10-05 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades ^ 
10-07 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot ^
10-09 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom ^
10-11 Dallas, TX – Ferris Wheelers Live ^
10-12 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ^
10-13 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre ^
10-15 Austin, TX – Emo’s ^
10-17 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater ^
10-18 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace ^
10-21 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory OC ^
10-22 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park ^
10-23 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern ^