Only Thieves – U.S. Tour Begins Next Week

ONLY THIEVES – U.S. Tour (04/13 – 05/15)
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* In support of debut full-length Heartless Romantics
* Album stream / interview @ AMP Magazine
* Free mp3s

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Beginning next Wednesday (04/13), Tallahassee, Florida’s ONLY THIEVES will embark on yet another month-long tour of the United States in support of its 2011 debut full-length, Heartless Romantics.

The ten-song CD was self-released on January 18th and is available from the band at shows. You can also purchase it from iTunes and other digital retailers. Heartless Romantics was recorded by Phil Martin (Look Mexico) and is the follow-up to Only Thieves’ critically acclaimed 2009 EP, Greetings From Levy Park, T.L.H.

Encompassing all the ethos of those torch-bearing bands of our youth – The Replacements, Superdrag and Buffalo Tom to name a few – Only Thieves blends that classic power-pop sound with the ingenuity and modifications that outfits like the Gaslight Anthem and Lemuria have poured into today’s punk and indie genres. There is an undefinable style and substance, not to mention a dynamic progression that when done right, makes driving, hook-filled rock sound absolutely timeless. Heartless Romantics is a record that is truly nostalgic without seeming retro, but it’s also modern without sounding polished.

You can stream Heartless Romantics in its entirety – and read a terrific interview with front man Jeremy Barnes as well – at AMP Magazine. Additionally, you can download free mp3s for “Discoveries” and “Flood Lights.” Feel free to give those away, too.

A special blend of punk energy, classic indie rock and a touch of Midwestern saloon fighting.Beat The Indie Drum
Only Thieves knows how to toe the line between gritty & accessible; this will be at the top of my rotation all year.Deckfight
This is the record that The Hold Steady should have released in 2010, instead of Heaven Is Whenever.DryvetymeOnlyne.com
A kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll record … Heartless Romantics can punk out when it wants while still slipping in a piano ballad. Punknews.org
Only Thieves have created an energetic, catchy, indie-punk record; with this much potential, the next album will be truly stunning. Alter The Press
Mixing punk, blistering guitars & Springsteen’s knack for writing compelling & intelligent rock songs, Only Thieves has turned in an exciting full length.Examiner

As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line here. And if you’d like to keep track of Only Thieves from afar, check out the band’s frequently updated, always-entertaining blog for tales of adventure and debauchery on the road.

TOUR
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APR 13 – Pensacola FL @ Sluggos
APR 14 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia Bar
APR 15 – Jackson, MS @ Sam’s Lounge
APR 16 – Shreveport, LA @ Naked Bean Cafe
APR 17 – Houston, TX @ Mink’s
APR 19 – Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar
APR 21 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
APR 23 – Davenport, IA @ RME Music Experience
APR 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Nick and Eddie
APR 25 – Milwaukee, WI @ Y Not III
APR 26 – Chicago, IL @ Pancho’s
APR 28 – Ferndale, MI @ TBA
MAY 02 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
MAY 04 – Worcester,MA @ The Raven
MAY 05 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theater
MAY 06 – New York, NY @ Bowery Electric
MAY 07 – Brooklyn, NY @ TBA
MAY 08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
MAY 09 – Baltimore, MD @ Golden West Cafe
MAY 10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Nightlight
MAY 11 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
MAY 13 – Birmingham, AL @ Secret Stories Fest
MAY 14 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
MAY 15 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds

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