Nearing the May 4 release of her Running with the Wolves EP, Norway’s rising gem Aurora just announced a short run of US shows and gave fans the title track from her debut. Meant to convey the sense of abandon and elation that follows letting go and giving into instinct, “Running with the Wolves” follows a similar design to her previous pop tracks — strong, hook-laden melodies overlay instrumentals that gradually stretch and build towards a triumphant conclusion. While this may not be her strongest release to date, it’s certainly another in a line of impressive debut offerings.
5/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
5/28 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
6/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
6/05 – San Francisco, CA @ POPSCENE at Rickshaw Stop