Lantern’s Emily Robb on bass and David Fishkin on sax | Photo by Rachel Barrish for The Deli

If you caught Philly’s Lantern at Underground Arts a few weeks back, you might have noticed a distinctly different vibe. The bluesy garage-rock trio was augmented by a fourth player, David Fishkin on saxaphone, and his rambunctious solos and staccato commentary added a lively rockabilly feel to this ever-evolving powerhouse’s sound. You can hear that captured nicely on “Mr. Mars,” a new song the band released today as it prepares to head out on the road for its South by Southwest tour. The song will appear on a 7″ the band will be releasing this summer, a precursor to the full-length they recorded last fall with Jeff Ziegler; the LP will be out this spring on Louisville label Sophomore Lounge. Download “Mr. Mars” below, see the band’s tour dates after the jump. Looks like they’ll be back in town on March 28th for an upstairs show at Kung Fu Necktie.

March 1 – Washington D.C. @ Casa Fiesta w/ Sheer Agony, Tulsa
March 2 – Raleigh, NC @ Slims w/ Sheer Agony, Mechanical River
March 3 – Boone, NC @ The Black Cat w/ Sheer Agony, HATS
March 4 – Asheville, NC @ Static Age w/ Sheer Agony, Cadavernous
March 5 – Athens, GA @ Farm255 w/ Sheer Agony, Cult of Reggonia, Freak in the Fire
March 6 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ TV Dinner, The Fagettes, Nice Guys, J Bros
March 7 – Macon, GA @ House Shows 481 MLK BLVD w/ Sheer Agony
Marc 9 – Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou’s w/ Sheer Agony, Exit Bags
March 10 – Gainsville, FL @ The Back Yard Bar w/ The Milkstains & Waylon Thornton, the Heavy Hands
March 11 – New Orleans, LA @ TBA w/ Sheer Agony, TBA

………………..SXSW Shows in Austin, TX…………………..

March 13 – 29th Street Ballroom Showcase @ 29th Street Ballroom
March 14 – Bonfire Showcase – 4:20pm @ Club 1808
March 15 – Tiny Mix Tapes Showcase @ TBA
March 15 – Party Show – 1 am @ TBA w/ Wax Museums, Cy Barkley & Way Outsiders, Meat Market
March 16 – Third Man Records Rolling Record Store – 3pm @ Trailer Space


March 17 – Norman, OK @ The Hidden Castle w/ Sheer Agony, Bare Knuckle Shuffle, Psychotic Reaction, Christophe Murdock
March 19 – Fayetteville, AR @ JR’s Lightbulb Club w/ Sheer Agony, Egyptr
March 20 – St. Louis, MS @ Apop Records w/ Sheer Agony
March 21 – Chicago, IL @ Big Forever w/ The Funs, Nonnie Parry, False Paul
March 22 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Space 2435 w/ Sheer Agony, Holy Balm
March 23 – Detroit, MI @ Adult Contemporary w/ TBA
March 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog w/ Shitbox Jimmy
March 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ The Long Knives, Good Sport
March 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
March 29 – New York, NY @ Barnard College w/ TBA
March 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Champagne Room of Silent Barn w/ Martin and Lawrence