Cleveland, OH’s Signals Midwest is set to begin recording their new LP this weekend. The band will once again record at Bad Racket in Cleveland. The new album is expected to be released this Summer on Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, Dikembe, Restorations, Run, Forever). This will be the follow up to Signals Midwest’s highly-acclaimed sophomore album, Latitudes And Longitudes, which came out in the Fall of 2011. The 2nd pressing is now available for Pre-Order
Frontman Max Stern had this to say about the new record:
I like making records because they’re both a reflection of where a band has been and where they’re at in that particular moment. Geographically, musically, mentally, – the setting and experience come through one way or another. I wrote these songs in a living room in Portland, in a basement in Brooklyn, at a bus station in Tel Aviv, in an attic in Cleveland, and in the back of a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan that may have been pretty much anywhere in the continental United States. Two years to the day after making our last record, we’re going back into the same studio to create something new. Contained within those two years have been incredible highs, crushing lows, long tours, practices, arguments, inside jokes, spectacular views, friends and lovers lost and found, and everything else that life seems to accumulate regardless of whatever the “plan” seems to be. I hope some of that experience shines through on this record, if only just to see where we’re at and where we might end up.
Rarely do you come across a young band that startles you with such inherent quality. While Cleveland, Ohio’s Signals Midwest might be rooted in the ethos of punk rock the band quickly transcends the tag both musically and lyrically on their sophomore album, Latitudes And Longitudes. Paying tribute to the continual growth of legends like Small Brown Bike and Fairweather while echoing the emotional tones of modern bands such as The Menzingers, Signals Midwest provide a unique perspective that resides firmly outside the punk-by-the-numbers formula. Call it post-pop/punk if you will.
Signals Midwest will be playing a few shows in March and April including Stay Sweet Fest in Richmond, VA. The band will hit the road hard this Summer in support of the upcoming LP.
MAR 24 – Akron, OH @ It’s A Kling Thing House w/ Modern Baseball, Runaway Brother
MAR 30 – Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions w/ Shady Ave.
APR 13 – Richmond, VA @ Stay Sweet Fest w/ Adventures, Captain We’re Sinking, Code Orange Kids, Joie De Vivre, Luther, Mixtapes, You Blew It! and more
APR 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Luther, Glocca Morra, Two Hand Fools