Pela embarked on their first US tour in July traveling from Brooklyn to Chicago and back again, and recording an amazing live session for our favorite internet radio station WOXY. Unfortunately, lead singer Billy Swanson blew his voice out in Dayton, and bassist Eric Sanderson blew his knee out the next day in Cincinnati, forcing the band to cancel about half the dates. They may tour again before the year ends and are planning on recording some new tracks this winter for later release. For now, you'll have to be tided over by Pela's CMJ gig at Bowery Ballroom with Devendra Banhart, The Cribs, and King of France, and a Cambridge appearance with The National. See our tour page for details.