What happens when synth-pop is infected with the live-instrument virus? Well, it’s probably still just indie rock, but it’s also a manifestation of the new Casiotone For the Painfully Alone sound. Owen Ashworth’s one-man moping machine has been touring like a vagabond in search of its grandfather for the last few months, supporting his latest Tomlab release, Etiquette, and giving fans a taste of what he sounds like when backed by a live band. Those ready to see the synth-pop realm invaded by some guitar action, get to one of these dates asap.

Etiquette is out now on Tomlab.

06/14 Los Angeles, CA: Echo
06/15 San Diego, CA: Habitat
06/16 Phoenix, AZ: Trunkspace
06/18 Oklahoma City, OK: Conservatory
06/19 Dallas, TX: Palladium
06/20 Austin, TX: Emo’s
06/21 Houston, TX: Proletariat
06/23 Birmingham, AL: Bottletree
06/25 Athens, GA: Caledonia
06/26 Atlanta, GA: Drunken Unicorn
06/27 Chapel Hill, NC: Local 506
06/29 Washington DC: The Red and The Black
06/30 Norfolk, VA: The Boot
07/01 Philadelphia, PA: First Unitarian Church Side Chapel
07/03 Brooklyn, NY: Don Pedro’s
07/05 New York, NY: Mercury Lounge
07/06 Cambridge, MA: Middle East
07/07 Burlington, VT: Kriya Studio
07/08 Rochester, NY: Bug Jar
07/09 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Tavern
07/11 Chicago, IL: Beat Kitchen
07/14 Iowa City, IA: Picador
07/20 Seattle, WA: Atlas Clothing
07/21 Portland, OR: Holocene
07/25 San Francisco, CA: Bottom of the Hill