The four members of the band Lip Critic walking up the stairs
Credit: Justin Villar

NEWS: Lip Critic sign to Partisan Records, release new single ‘It’s The Magic’ and confirm tour dates

New York based electronic punk band Lip Critic announce their signing to Partisan Records. To celebrate the news they have released their new single ‘It’s the Magic’. It’s a dislocating collision of raw-nerved punk and drum and bass tempos that warrants not one, but two drummers, to execute.

The band have already been turning heads all over New York, where they’ve found themselves on hip-hop, punk and dance bills – simultaneously out of place and right at home on all of them. Frontman Bret Kaser, who carries the energy of Fred Schneider of the B-52’s if he fronted a hardcore band, delivers lyrics about the absurdity of everyday life with hypnotic charisma. 

Lip Critic will tour this autumn supporting Screaming Females before a headline run of shows in the UK and Europe that includes a stop at Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris. The band was recently announced in the first wave of artists playing SXSW in March 2024.

Lip Critic Tour Dates


24 | Brooklyn, New York, US – The Broadway
25 | Baltimore, Maryland, US – Metro Baltimore
26 | Richmond, Virginia, US – Richmond Music Hall
27 | Durham, North Carolina, US – Motorco
29 | Gainesville, Florida, US – FEST
30 | Birmingham, Alabama, US – The Firehouse *
31 | Nashville, Tennessee, US – Drkmttr *

1 | Memphis, Tennessee, US – Growlers *
2 | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US – 89th *
3 | Kansas City, Missouri – Record Bar *
4 | St Louis, Missouri – Off Broadway *
5 | Iowa City, Iowa – Gabes *
6 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Cactus Club *
11 | Paris, FR – Pitchfork Music Festival
13 | Berlin, DE – Urban Spree
16 | London, UK – Waiting Room
17 | Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
18 | Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

21 | Brussels, BE – Botanique, Witloof Ba

23 | Nyon, CH – La Parenthese
25 | Lisbon, PT – Super Bock em Stock
26 | Madrid, ES – Moby Dick

* = supporting Screaming Females
(UK dates in bold)

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