Engineered by John Curley from The Afghan Whigs at the Ultrasuede Studio in Cincinnati (RIP), the record finds the band at it's most titanic-- with cranked guitars and billowing snare hits as the only constant in an otherwise heterogenous record in terms of songwriting.
The band experiments with some territory previously untouched, with tracks like "Action Road" and "Epileptic Soul" displaying the groups rootsy Petty-esque leanings, and the psychedelic and motorik "Born on a Base" showing the band drawing influence from the likes of Neu/La Dusseldorf. It's a record not short of attitude however-- with blazing tracks like "Broken or Breaking", "Salmonella Candles", and "Taking Out the Trash" offering the groups typical tongue-in-cheek lyrics over catchy punk tunes. As a whole, the record sounds like a group ready for the stadium, if they can only avoid the Miller Lite long enough to get there.
First 200 Sales receive the record on red vinyl with black splatter.
7/26 - Bloomington, IN @ Root Cellar
7/27 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR
7/28 - Lexington, KY - Best Friend Bar
7/29 - Chattanooga, TN - DYWH
7/30 - Nashville, TN
8/1 - Louisville, KY @ Butchertown
8/2 - Evansville, IN @ PG
8/3 - Carbondale, IL @ PK’s
8/4 - Milwaukee, WI @ Center St. Festival
8/5 - Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
8/6 - Kalamazoo, MI
8/7 - Detroit, MI @ Garden Bowl
8/8 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
8/9 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Camp Clarke
8/10 - Lancaster, PA
8/11 - Gloucester, MA
8/12 - Salem, MA @ Opus
8/13 - Boston, MA @ Charlie’s Kitchen
8/14 - NYC @ Mercury Lounge
8/15 - Philadelphia, PA
8/16 - New Brunswick, NJ @ Monty Hall
8/17 - Baltimore, MD @ Downsquares
8/18 - Washington DC @ Comet Ping Pong
8/19 - Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon St.
8/20 - Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s