Whistleblower will be self-released by the band on March 19, 2013 on 7-inch and digital formats, with the former limited to a pressing of 500 on white (100) and black (400) vinyl.
To coincide with today’s exclusive song premier, Brief Lives has launched preorders for the EP. Go here for additional information. It’s also worth noting that the band will have advance copies of the 7-inch for its upcoming East Coast tour with Springtime.
On that note, on Friday Brief Lives will embark on a nine-day tour of the East Coast with fellow Richmonders and recent Tiny Engines‘ signees, Springtime. Details are below. As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with either band, drop me a line here. Stay tuned for more news in the coming month, and be sure to follow Brief Lives on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates.
MAR 01 – Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop
MAR 02 – Savannah, GA @ Taco Abajo w/ Springtime
MAR 03 – Gainesville, FL @ Mars w/ Dikembe, Springtime
MAR 04 – Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm w/ Old Flings, Springtime
MAR 05 – Tampa / St Pete, FL @ TBA w/ Springtime
MAR 06 – Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou’s w/ Springtime
MAR 07 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Hidden Hand w/ Old Flings, Springtime
MAR 08 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root w/ Old Flings, Burners , Springtime
MAR 09 – Asheville, NC @ TBA w/ Springtime
Recorded by Brief Lives guitarist Chris Compton (Memorial, Hold Tight!, Family Cat), Whistleblower‘s two tracks are an angular-yet-melodic blast of DC-inspired punk rock, weaving themselves deftly amidst sinewy rhythms and jagged riffs. The Richmond quartet never loses sight of a solid hook though, and its foundation is built upon infinitely captivating song structures and a propulsive backbone that’s always moving things forward at a snappy pace. Whistleblower is unquestionably a must listen for fans of Jawbox, Quicksand and Bluetip.