BRIEF LIVES (Richmond, VA) is excited to announce that its newest EP, Whistleblower, will be out on March 19, 2013. The two-song 7-inch will be self-released by the band and pre-orders will launch at the end of February.
It’s also worth noting that Brief Lives will have advance copies of the vinyl for its upcoming East Coast tour with Springtime. Details below …
Recorded by guitarist Chris Compton (Memorial, Hold Tight!, Family Cat), Whistleblower will be available on 7-inch and digital formats, with the former limited to a pressing of 500 on white (100) and black (400) vinyl. The EP’s two tracks are an angular-yet-melodic blast of DC-inspired punk rock, weaving themselves deftly amidst sinewy rhythms and jagged riffs. Brief Lives never looses 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.
As previously mentioned, beginning on February 22nd the Virginia quartet will embark on a two-week tour of the East Coast. Joining them for the majority of shows will be fellow Richmonders and recent Tiny Engines‘ signees, Springtime.
As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line here. Stay tuned for more Brief Lives news in the coming month, and be sure to follow the band on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates.
FEB 16 – Frederick, MD @ All Saints Episcopal
FEB 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Springtime
FEB 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Crystal Palace
FEB 24 – New Jersey @ TBA
MAR 01 – Wilmington, NC @ TBA
MAR 02 – Savannah, GA @ Taco Abajo w/ Springtime
MAR 03 – Gainesville, FL @ TBA w/ Springtime
MAR 04 – Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm w/ Springtime
MAR 05 – Tampa, FL @ TBA w/ Springtime
MAR 06 – Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou’s
MAR 07 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Hidden Hand w/ Springtime
MAR 08 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root w/ Springtime
MAR 09 – Greenville, SC @ TBA w/ Springtime