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Kelley McRae's Highrises In Brooklyn (sonaBLAST!) Out Aug 16th; July/August Tour Announcement

posted Jul 20, 2008, 4:13 AM by Vu Nguyen
From Crash Avenue

By way of Baltimore, Dallas, and Starkville, Mississippi, and now Brooklyn, Kelley McRae is set to release Highrises In Brooklyn due August 16th from sonaBLAST! Records.

Her 2006 release Never Be received rave reviews, including four stars in Paste magazine… “a ruminative writer with an attractively vulnerable twang in her voice, McRae has made an assured and varied coffee-hous debut that helps put a little Hank into Williamsburg.” – Steve Turner, PASTE Magazine

This is an album that should be all over the map because she, like everyone, makes a daily commute through joy, despair, gratitude, doubt, hope, fear, shame, and the rest. Big cities like New York have a way of uprooting us existentially and daring us to call them home.  In many ways, Highrises in Brooklyn is Kelley's answer to that call. She chides Brooklyn's highrises in the album's title track, confesses co-dependence on late-night bars and diners in "Last Call Town" and "Long Walk Home," both rues and needs the BQE—the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway- in the pop number "BQE."

Kelley will be on tour in July/August supporting Highrises In Brooklyn with Lauris Vidal (

July 18th Lafayette Hills, PA
July 19th DeLand, FL
July 20th Gainsville, FL
July 21st Savannah, GA
July 22nd Wilmington, NC
July 23rd  Charlotte, NC
July 24th Greenville, SC
July 25th  Richmond, VA
July 26th  Washington, DC
July 27th  Baltimore, MD
July 28th  New York City
July 29th New York City
July 30th  Philadelphia, PA
July 31st  Boston, MA
August 1st  Pittsburgh, PA
August 2nd  Chicago, IL
August 3rd  St. Louis, MO
August 4th  Louisville, KY
August 5th  Knoxville, TN
August 6th  Nashville, TN