The Virgins Announce ‘Strike Gently,’ Cult Records Tour and Single Download

The Virgins

It has been nearly five years since New York rockers The Virgins released their brash, sexy and catchy-as-all-hell self-titled debut, and it’s high time for new music from The Virgins’ camp.

The band’s sophomore album, titled Strike Gently, and it will be the first release from Cult Records, a new imprint founded by none other than Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. In celebration of The Virgins’ inaugural Cult Records release, the guys and their new label-mates, Har Mar Superstar and C O L O R, will embark on a joint tour that kicks off on St. Patty’s Day in San Diego.

Below, you can check out and download Strike Gently‘s first single “Flashbacks, Memories and Dreams,” a swaggering pop nugget with a Combat Rock groove and Byrne-like vocal panache, to remind exactly how much you’ve missed The Virgins in their absence. The band went low-budget for a self-made video for the single, and it even manages to squeeze ex-MTV VJ Jesse Camp into the mix.

Download: The Virgins – “Flashbacks, Memories and Dreams”

"Flashbacks, Memories and Dreams"

“Flashbacks, Memories and Dreams”

“Flashbacks, Memories and Dreams” Official Video

Cult Records Tour Dates feat. The Virgins, Har Mar Superstar and C O L O R

March 17     San Diego, CA           The Casbah  (with C O L O R)

March 19     Santa Ana, CA           Constellation Room  (with C O L O R)

March 21     Los Angeles, CA        Bootleg Bar (with C O L O R)

March 22     Oakland, CA              New Parish  (with C O L O R)

March 24     Portland, OR              Lola’s  (with C O L O R)

March 25     Seattle, WA                El Corazon  (with C O L O R)

March 28     Minneapolis, MN        Triple Rock

March 29     Madison, WI               Frequency

March 30     Chicago, IL                 Lincoln Hall

April 01        New York, NY            Bowery Ballroom

April 03        Philadelphia, PA         Johnny Brenda’s

April 04        Boston, MA                 TT The Bears

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