PLACEHOLDER (ex-Handguns) – Announce Winter Tour / Debut Full-Length Available Now
* Nothing Is Pure Available Now from Better Days Records
* “Give Up” streaming exclusively at Alternative Press
* “What This Means” streaming exclusively at Property of Zack
* Video for “Resent” can be seen here
The debut album from Placeholder (MD/PA), entitled Nothing Is Pure, is available now on Better Days Records (Handguns, Stickup Kid, Latin For Truth). The band will be heading out on a 3 week long full US tour starting December 26th in Kent, Ohio.
Check out exclusive streams for the album tracks, “Give Up” and “What This Means”, on Alternative Press and Property of Zack. Also be sure to watch the video for the album’s first single, “Resent”, here. The video was shot and edited by Sam Krepps of Manhouse Media. The album can also be streamed in full now on the Better Days Bandcamp.
Placeholder originally formed under the moniker Coastal in March 2011. After playing together in various bands in the past, the quartet quickly bonded and began writing/recording. The band’s first demo/EP, Demonstration, was released just two months later in May of 2011. Placeholder entered the studio in September of 2011 to record their debut full-length for Better Days. Playing emotionally intense post-hardcore, Placeholder make a giant splash on their proper debut. Delivering on the promise of their earlier demo, the band strikes a chord with their heavy and melodic brand of songwriting. Nothing Is Pure echoes modern bands such as Balance & Composure and Polar Bear Club while paying homage to their past influences. Mature, focused and full of determination, Placeholder leave quite the first impression with Nothing Is Pure.
The band is heading out in support of Nothing Is Pure. Dates are listed below.
DEC 26 – Kent, OH @ Euro Gyro
DEC 27 – Flint, MI @ The Jerk Store
DEC 28 – Portage, IN @ House Show
DEC 29 – Aroma Park, IL @ Aroma Park Methodist Church
DEC 30 – Oskaloosa, IA – Old Farm Bureau Building
DEC 31 – Denver, CO @ House Show
JAN 01 – Cheyenne, WY @ TBA
JAN 02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ House Show
JAN 03 – Boise, ID @ The Venue
JAN 04 – Tacoma, WA @ The Redroom
JAN 05 – Portland, OR @ Laughing Horse Books
JAN 06 – San Francisco, CA @ Sub-Mission Gallery
JAN 07 – Santa Cruz, CA @ House Show
JAN 08 – Fresno, CA @ The CYC
JAN 09 – El Cajon, CA @ Paul’s House
JAN 10 – 29 Palms, CA @ House Show
JAN 12 – Shiprock, NM @ The MOD
JAN 13 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Gasworks
JAN 14 – Midland, TX @ The Pine Box
JAN 15 – Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
JAN 16 – Bartlett, TN @ HallowHouse