Sic Alps are departing on a full US tour next month — with their newest record, Napa Aslyum, out today on Drag City’s — but not before being part of three fantastic shows at home to celebrate. Of these local dates, they’re opening up for the second of three Godspeed You! Black Emperor Bay Area shows, midway through GY!BE’s much anticipated back-in-the-saddle tour. Sic Alps’ SF dates are below, with full US dates after the jump.

The 22-song Napa Asylum collects distraught garage pop numbers, less concerned with noise and feedback blasts. Though generally the songs are slower and more reserved, the album plays through quick and seamlessly, like a running tape of perfect one-take demos. When you get down to track 20, “Cement Surfboard,” it’s as if the sun has risen on another day.

2/9 – Great American Music Hall – benefit for the Coalition Against Homelessness w/ Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, more TBA
2/21 – San Francisco – Great American Music Hall w/ Godspeed You! Black Emperor
2/24 – The Eagle – Record release show w/ The Mantles

Sic Alps US tourdates:
02.25.11 Los Angeles {@ The Smell w/ White Fence}
02.26.11 Los Angeles {@ The Echoplex w/ Death & RTX}
02.27.11 San Diego {@ Soda Bar w/ RTX}
02.28.11 Tucson {@ Plush}
03.01.11 Albuquerque {@ Low Spirits}
03.02.11 Denton, TX {@ Hailey’s}
03.03.11 Austin, TX {@ Emo’s}
03.04.11 Houston, TX {@ Fitzgerald’s w/ CAVE & Indian Jewelry}
03.05.11 Oxford, MS {@ Proud Larry’s w/ FLIGHT}
03.06.11 Atlanta, GA {@ The Earl}
03.07.11 Durham, NC {@ The Layabout w/ Magik Markers}
03.08.11 Philadelphia, PA {@ The Rotunda w/ Magik Markers}
03.09.11 Brooklyn, NY {@ Monster Island (basement) w/ Magik Markers}
03.10.11 New York, NY {@ Old Firehouse w/ Magik Markers}
03.11.11 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY {@ Bard College w/ Magik Markers}
03.12.11 Pittsburgh, PA {@ The Shop w/ Magik Markers}
03.13.11 Cleveland, OH {@ Now That’s Class}
03.14.11 Columbus, OH {@ Carabar}
03.15.11 Ann Arbor {@Arbor Vitae}
03.16.11 Detroit {@ Lager House}
03.17.11 Chicago, Il {@ The Empty Bottle}
03.18.11 {TBD}
03.19.11 Omaha, NE {@ Slowdown (back room)}
03.20.11 Denver, CO {@ Rhinoceropolis}
03.21.11 Salt Lake City, UT {@ Urban Lounge}
03.23.11 Seattle, WA {@ Funhouse}
03.24.11 Olympia, WA {@ The Northern}
03.25.11 Portland, OR {@ East End}
03.26.11 Arcata, CA {@ Arcata Playhouse}