BØRNS will release his debut album, Dopamine, October 16th via Interscope Records.

BØRNS To Release Highly Anticipated Debut Album, Dopamine October 16th; Catch Him On Tour This Fall

    BØRNS will release his debut album, Dopamine, October 16th via Interscope Records.

    Singer/songwriter BØRNS (AKA Garrett Borns) will release his highly anticipated debut album, Dopamine October 16th through Interscope Records. The album is available now for PRE-ORDER on iTunes, which includes instant downloads of “10,000 Emerald Pools,” “Electric Love” (current single) and “The Emotion.” The latter was premiered exclusively last month as Zane Lowe‘s “World Record” on his Apple Music/Beats 1 radio show. Can’t beat three free tracks, right?

    I’ve been SMITTEN with BØRNS‘ brand of nostalgia-soaked indie-pop since hearing “Electric Love” preceding the release of his debut CANDY EP earlier this year. Since then of course, I gained appreciation for the 23 year-old’s first single, “10,000 Emerald Pools,” which initially didn’t connect with me. Check out “The Emotion,” BØRNS‘ latest release below:

    To celebrate the release of his debut album, BØRNS will be taking his show on the road this Fall for his first official headlining tour after opening for artists like Misterwives, Charli XCX and Bleachers and playing major festivals including Firefly, Lollapalooza, etc. Check out a list of tour dates below and be sure you keep up to date by visiting the official website. After missing out on tickets for a SUPER-INTIMATE show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge, I was finally able to snag myself a ticket to see him play later this season at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

    Singer/Songwriter BØRNS will release his debut album, Dopamine October 16th via Interscope Records.
    PHOTO CREDIT: Lauren Dukoff

    Dopamine will feature production from Tommy English (Drowning Pool, New Politics, Ladyhawke), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey, Bruno Mars, Kid Cudi) and Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Kanye West). In an interview with SPIN magazine earlier this summer, BØRNS says we can expect the same retro-influences we’ve heard on previous releases (YAY), including “a lot of swoopy Beach Boys-esque harmonies” and songs “influenced by some old ’60s and ’70s Playboys.” Describing the sound and vibe of the project overall, BØRNS says we can expect a “very dark rock theme and clap beats surrounding effects.” Sounds very promising indeed. Can’t wait to FINALLY see BØRNS do his thing live this Fall!

    Tour Dates

    Sept 7

    Seattle, WA

    Bumbershoot Music And Arts Festival

    Sept 9

    Boston, MA

    Northeastern University

    Sept 10

    Albany, NY

    The Hollow

    Sept 12

    Easton, PA

    Lawn at Lafayette College

    Sept 13

    Syracuse, NY

    Syracuse University- Skytop Field

    Sept 16 

    New Yor, NY

    Mercury Lounge – SOLD OUT

    Sept 25

    Las Vegas, NY

    Life Is Beautiful Festival

    Oct 1

    Los Angeles, CA

    Masonic Lodge at Hollywood – SOLD OUT

    Oct 4

    Austin, TX

    Austin City Limits Festival

    Oct 6

    Kansas City, MO

    The Record Bar

    Oct 8

    Dallas, TX

    Club Dada

    Oct 9

    Houston, TX

    Walter’s Downtown

    Oct 11

    Austin, TX

    Austin City Limits Festival

    Oct 13

    Broomfield, CO

    1st Bank Center

    Oct 15

    Washington, DC

    Rock & Roll Hotel

    Oct 17

    Brooklyn, NY

    Music Hall Of Williamsburg

    Oct 19

    New York, NY

    Bowery Ballroom

    Oct 20

    Cambridge, MA

    The Sinclair

    Oct 21

    Philadelphia, PA

    First Unitarian Church

    Oct 22

    Providence, RI

    Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

    Oct 24

    Charleston, SC

    Lipton Festival

    Nov 10

    Montreal, Canada

    Petit Campus

    Nov 11

    Toronto, CA

    Legendary Horeshoe Tavern

    Nov 13

    Minneapolis, MN

    University of Minnesota

    Nov 15

    Chicago, IL

    Double Door

    Nov 18

    Davenport, IA

    The Village Theatre

    Nov 19

    Vancouver, CA

    Fortune Sound Club

    Nov 20

    Portland, OR

    Mississippi Studios

    Nov 22 

    San Francisco, CA

    The Independent

    Nov 24

    Solana Beach, CA

    Bell Up Tavern

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