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September 16, 2019

Generationals Share “A List Of The Virtues” Lyric Video | Touring This Month | Reader As Detective LP Out Now On Polyvinyl

“Honing in on electro-pop tones, Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, better known as Generationals, blend crafty lyricism with catchy pop hooks…Reader As Detective is filled with earworm after earworm with an unconventional twist unique to Generationals.”
– Paste“…the duo of Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer craft meticulous pop arrangements bridging the gap between Oracular Spectacular electronic psych and the corresponding guitar pop of that album’s period. With a less than subtle nod to the conversational synths of Talking Heads, “Gatekeeper” is no different.”
– Flood

“”Gatekeeper” is a shimmering display of indie-pop sound that warms the soul…
…prime to being this summer’s true indie-pop gem.”
– Earmilk“Their latest single ‘Breaking Your Silence’ is a slice of summertime sweetness, offering airy instrumentation and sensational melodies in abundance.”
– The 405

“…warped and woozy modulated vocals that blend smoothly with some tropical rhythms.”
– Under The Radar 

“…the band stews up a simmering blend of groovy bass, slightly fuzzy percussion and barely there synths. Lingering there for the first minute or so, we calmly groove with the band before the loud synth hook and vocals peak for the catchy chorus.”
– Austin Town Hall

Generationals have shared the lyric video for their track “A List Of The Virtues”. In July the band released their new LP Reader As Detective. The album was featured on both NPR’s “New Music Friday” and Paste’s “Albums of the Week”.  The band have been on tour this summer selling out nearly every show they’ve played to date and will hit the road again later this month.  Full list of dates below.

Reader as Detective is out now on Polyvinyl.


9/18 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon ^

9/19 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club ^

9/20 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall ^

9/21 – Columbus, OH – The A&R Music Bar ^

9/22 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern ^

9/24 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair ^

9/26 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg ^

9/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s ^

9/28 – Washington, DC – The Black Cat ^

9/30 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall #

10/2 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East #

10/3 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade #

10/4 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn #

10/5 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s #


^ with Gemma

# with Neighbor Lady

01. I’ve Been Wrong Before
02. I Turned My Back On The Written Word
03. Breaking Your Silence
04. A List Of The Virtues
05. Gatekeeper
06. Xeno Bobby
07. Society Of Winners
08. Deadbeat Shiver
09. Save This For Never
10. Dream Box