• Three-Week Tour of U.S. in Support of new & upcoming Tiny Engines releases
• Settling 12-inch out now from Run, Forever / State Lines’ Self-Titled 7-inch also available
• Alternative Press Exclusive: Stream “Linger” from State Lines’ upcoming LP, For The Boats
Beginning this Thursday (Jan 3rd), Tiny Engines‘ label mates RUN, FOREVER (Pittsburgh, PA) and STATE LINES (Long Island, NY) are teaming up for a three-week Winter Tour that will find both outfits playing shows throughout the East Coast, Southeast and Midwest.
Run, Forever is touring in support of its new full-length, Settling, which (after a very long wait) is finally available from Tiny Engines. Likewise, State Lines’ 2012 Self-Titled EP is available on 7-inch vinyl from the label as well. Both records can be purchased directly from the bands or Tiny Engines’ webstore, and digital versions are available via iTunes and Bandcamp.
On a similar note, State Lines’ upcoming sophomore full-length, For The Boats, has been recorded and is currently in the mastering stages. The 12-song effort will see an early Spring 2013 release from Tiny Engines. You can stream “Linger,” the album’s first single, exclusively at Alternative Press. For future news, exclusive debuts and other happenings, follow Tiny Engines’ Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.
As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with Run, Forever or State Lines, contact me here.
JAN 03 – Alexandria, VA @ The LAB w/ Monument, Hold Tight, Close Talker
JAN 04 – Richmond, VA @ Alex Wilhelm’s House w/ Dikembe, Waxahatchee, Springtime, more
JAN 06 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot / House Show
JAN 07 – Birmingham, AL @ God’s Butt
JAN 08 – Memphis, TN @ Mad Dog’s Doggie Den
JAN 09 – New Orleans, LA @ Big Top
JAN 10 – Houston, TX @ Mango’s
JAN 11 – Denton, TX @ Macaroni Island
JAN 12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Bad Grannys Bazaar
JAN 13 – Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studios w/ Emo Side Project
JAN 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Blank Space
JAN 15 – Peoria, IL @ Petra Family Ministry Center
JAN 16 – Chicago, IL @ Township w/ Dowsing
JAN 17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Turtle Den
JAN 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Bad Racket w/ Annabel, Cherry Cola Champions
JAN 19 – Pittsburgh, PA The Vatican’t w/ Brightside
RUN, FOREVER BIO
The term “heart-on-your-sleeve” was made for albums like Settling, the most recent full-length from Pittsburgh punk trio Run, Forever. The phrase has always meant that your emotions can be plainly heard or seen by all around, and with singer / guitarist Anthony Heubel’s two-and-a-half minute introspective examinations, all set to a Menzingers-like crunch, you’d have to be pretty soulless to not feel, or even relate. Unlike a lot of their ilk, nearly all of Heubel’s frustrations – missing those close to him, fearing he may not leave a mark on the world – are all on him and not his surroundings, delivered without any sort of pretension or melodrama. This is the sound of a therapy session or diary left unguarded for family, friends and strangers to absorb, tagged with a note at the end reading “Come find me when you’re done.” Not as a threat, but as an invitation to help dig a little deeper. Read more …
STATE LINES BIO
Recorded with Sainthood Reps’ Bradley Cordaro, State Lines’ Self-Titled EP brims with confidence and overflows with punk energy while playfully pulling at those pop heartstrings we all possess. But while State Lines have plenty of youthful spirit, they bite deeper with lyrical depth. On songs like “Win Free”, Front man Jonathan Dimitri’s voice is coarser, but more assured, balanced by Tom Werring’s aching harmonies. The way in which the duo’s guitars effortlessly intertwine demonstrates something more than a musical maturity. Likewise, the solidarity between Teddy Sahr’s tense, tight drumming and Johnny Wims’ rumbling bass on the potent opener “5’s On The Elephant” reveals something more than mere musicality: It seems that State Lines has truly found its sound and identified the spark and spirit that made their punk predecessors feel so fresh. Read more …