By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen Brooklyn, NY four-piece band The Forms kicked off a national tour with a record release party on Oct....

By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

Brooklyn, NY four-piece band The Forms kicked off a national tour with a record release party on Oct. 30 at New York City’s Cake Shop. The group is touring in support of their self-titled sophomore record, released Oct. 23, on the band’s own label, Threespheres/The Rebel Group. The tour wraps Nov. 20 at the Tunic Lounge in Portland, OR.

The post-hardcore group released its debut album “Icarus” in 2004 that caught the attention of fellow bands, and were handpicked to tour with The National, Death From Above 1979, The Hold Steady, OK Go and Minus the Bear.

For their second album, The Forms once again turned to legendary producer Steve Albini, enduring an intense, 50 consecutive days in the studio.

The Forms tour dates:

November 1: Pittsburgh, PA Lava Lounge
November 2: Dayton, OH Pearl Nightclub
November 3: Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
November 4: Ypsilanti, MI Elbow Room
November 6: Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
November 7: Kansas City, MO Record Bar
November 8: St. Louis, MO Bluebird Cafe
November 9: Champaign, IL Cowboy Monkey
November 10: Tulsa, OK Mooch and Burn
November 13: Long Beach, CA The Prospector
November 14: Los Angeles, CA The Scene
November 15: Hollywood, CA 3 of Clubs
November 16: Santa Cruz, CA Coasters on the Boardwalk
November 17: Sacramento, CA The Speakeasy Lounge
November 19: Seattle, WA The Funhouse
November 20: Portland, OR Tonic Lounge