Hear Darkwave Duo Wingtips Channel the Cure, Early Ministry With "Deaf Pursuit" | Revolver

Hear Darkwave Duo Wingtips Channel the Cure, Early Ministry With "Deaf Pursuit"

Striking new song came out of "expelling a shared toxic energy"

Darkwave is experiencing an incredible renaissance right now, in part due to stylish and talented duos like Drab Majesty, Boy Harsher and Lebanon Hanover, who have paved the way for others to step into the dim spotlight with their own brand of bleak romanticism. Another rising act in the genre is Chicago's Wingtips, the devastating twosome of Vincent Segretario and Hannah Avalon, whose striking single "Deaf Pursuit" comes today with a visually arresting video that encapsulates the aesthetic of forthcoming debut LP Exposure Therapy.

"Not only is 'Deaf Pursuit' the lead single in Exposure Therapy, but it's also the song which sparked the writing process for the rest of the album," says lead vocalist and guitarist Vincent Segretario. The singer adds that the song also determined the "style and emotional intent" for the remainder of the LP.

Segretario continues, "The song came to us at a time we were both expelling a shared toxic energy present in our lives; one that lived in people we were close to. One of the most dominant themes in the album is renewal, so I felt it proper to begin the album's course by quite literally stating, 'You're dead to me.' I feel as though I'm speaking to that which I'm moving on from in my life." 

Wingtips' Exposure Therapy is due out August 23rd on Artoffact Records (you can pre-order it here). Catch the duo when they hit the road in support of the release this summer, kicking off August 3rd in Minneapolis, Minnesota — find a full list of dates below. 

Wingtips tour dates:

Aug 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ Loring Bar  #
Aug 27 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge  $
Aug 28 - Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
Aug 30 - Boise, ID @ The Shredder
Aug 31 - Seattle, WA @ Belltown Yacht Club
Sep 4 - Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria
Sep 5 - Portland, OR @ The Lovecraft
Sep 6 - Oakland, CA @ The Uptown  %
Sep 8 - San Diego, CA @ The Whistle Stop
Sep 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan
Sep 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Lunchbox
Sep 12 - El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
Sep 13 - San Antonio, TX @ The Amp Room  &
Sep 14 - Austin, TX @ Empire  &
Sep 15 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sep 17 - Tulsa, OK @ The Starlite
Sep 18 - Kansas City, MO @ miniBar
Sep 20 - Chicago, IL @ Cold Waves Festival
Sep 26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
Sep 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar  +
Sep 30 - Richmond, VA @ Banditos  +
Oct 2 - Raleigh, NC @ The Wicked Witch  +
Oct 5 - Tampa, FL @ Absolution Festival  +
Oct 10 - Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
Oct 11 - Louisville, KY @ Art Sanctuary
Oct 16 - Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Oct 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Boat
Oct 19 - Newark, NJ @ QXT's

# = w/ Silent Servant, Fee Lion
$ = w/ Plack Blague DJ set
% = w/ Ash Code
& = w/ Twin Tribes
+ = w/ Korine