The next stop on the band’s trek, which kicked off April 15 in New York City, is May 15 at Doug Fir in Portland, Ore.

Other venues on the itinerary include The Independent in San Francisco (May 18), Echo in Los Angeles (May 22), Grog Shop in Cleveland (May 28), The 400 Bar in Minneapolis (May 31), the Granada Theater in Dallas (June 4), Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge, La. (June 7), and The Basement in Columbus, Ohio (June 11).

Opening duties on some dates will be handled by Frightened Rabbit.

Tickets for some shows are available at

Swimming, due May 20, was produced and mixed entirely by French Kicks, with the band’s members trying hard to capture the sound of their live shows.

“On this record, we hoped to capture the joy of friends playing together in a relaxed way,” said guitarist/vocalist Josh Wise. “We used a lot of first and second takes and tried to preserve a sense of immediacy and discovery that comes from putting things down before you really have a chance to think too hard.”