Los Angeles post-punk band Provoker announced their debut LP Body Jumper, set for release on August 13. The record is a concept album with each song sung from the perspective of a different character; their new single “Rose In A Glass” is from the perspective of a private investigator searching for a missing person. Despite the depressing outlook, a common theme in the group’s work, the song has more of a tense and anxious energy than a hopeless one.

The band was formed by Jonathon Lopez as a solo vehicle for film score composition, but he eventually partnered with singer and writer Christian Petty. Releasing a couple of EPs over the last several years and relocating from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, they solidified a style of dark, R&B-influenced post-punk driven by synths and falsetto vocals. 

After Body Jumper’s release, the group will embark on a series of tour dates across the US and UK through the end of 2021. They will play a series of August and September shows and festivals as a headliner in New York, LA, and Chicago, as well as a slew of shows across Texas, before a co-headlining run through the western US with Aussie garage-rockers Death Bells in November. Provoker will finish up the year with dates supporting Stockholm post-punk band Viagra Boys on their December tour of the UK.

The full list of tour dates are as follows:

Headline / Festival Dates:

08/28/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Babys Alright

09/02/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (LA record release show)

09/13/21 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger

09/15/21 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas

09/16/21 – Dallas, TX – Three Links

09/17/21 – Houston, TX – Axelrad

09/18/21 – El Paso, TX – 512 BOOTIQUE Presents:

09/25/21 – Chicago, IL – Cold Waves Festival – Metro

US West Coast Dates (co-headline w/ Death Bells):

11/04/21 – Santa Ana, CA – La Santa

11/05/21 – Oakland, CA – Starline

11/06/21 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz

11/07/21 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s

11/08/21 – Reno, NV – Holland Project

11/11/21 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

11/12/21 – Spokane, WA – Lucky You

11/13/21 – Seattle, WA – Freakout Fest

11/14/21 – Boise, ID – Neurolux

11/16/21 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

11/17/21 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

11/18/21 – San Diego, CA – Whistle Stop

UK Tour Dates (supporting Viagra Boys):

12/11/21 – London, UK – Shacklewell ***HEADLINE DATE***

12/13/21 – Brighton, UK – Concorde2

12/14/21 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom

12/15/21 – Birmingham, UK – The Mill

12/16/21 – Newcastle, UK – NUSU Basement

12/17/21 – Glasgow, UK – Queen Margaret Union

12/18/21 – Liverpool, UK – Invisible Wind Factor

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Sam is a journalism intern at Glasse Factory and a Sophomore at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he is pursuing a major in American Studies. Sam is also the Head of American Music for Columbia’s WKCR-FM radio station, where he hosts two weekly shows. He previously served as co-Editor-in-Chief of Pressing the Future.
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Sam Seliger Subscriber
Sam is a journalism intern at Glasse Factory and a Sophomore at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he is pursuing a major in American Studies. Sam is also the Head of American Music for Columbia’s WKCR-FM radio station, where he hosts two weekly shows. He previously served as co-Editor-in-Chief of Pressing the Future.

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