SIGNALS MIDWEST – Short Winter Tour Announced
Cleveland, OH’s Signals Midwest is heading out on tour in support of their sophomore full-length, Latitudes And Longitudes. The album is now available and shipping from Tiny Engines (CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations, Tigers Jaw).
Signals Midwest recently unveiled the video for “The Quiet Persuader” off Latitudes And Longitudes. You can watch the exclusive premier of the video courtesy of Alternative Press. The video was directed/edited by Aaron Freeder.
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 modern bands such as Balance And Composure and The Menzingers, Signals Midwest provide a unique perspective that resides firmly outside the punk-by-the-numbers formula. Call if post-pop/punk if you will.
Signals Midwest formed in late 2008 as a trio and issued their first full-length album in 2009. In 2010 the band expanded to a quartet with the addition of a second guitar player. That would be a pivotal move in the band’s collaborative development. Experimenting with and expanding their sound, Signals Midwest quickly outgrew the standard pop/punk pace. With 2011’s Latitudes And Longitudes there is a fleshed out maturity that shines through. Recorded mostly live, the album bristles with the kind of energy and purpose that emanates from a band confidently growing comfortable in their own skin.
The Signals Midwest Winter Tour begins this week. The band will be playing with a handful of great bands including The Lawrence Arms, Restorations, Spraynard, The Holy Mess, Everyone Everywhere, Sundials and Jet Set Sail. As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, please drop me a line here.
JAN 05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 222 Ormsby Ave w/ Mace Ballard, Playoff Beard, Edhoculi, Trophies
JAN 06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia (330 Melrose St.) w/ Living Room, Ma Jolie, Manners, Night Owls, Parkview
JAN 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Treehouse w/ Restorations, Glocca Morra, Everyone Everywhere, Jet Set Sail, Ma Jolie (email email@example.com for address)
JAN 08 – Washington, D.C. @ Wasted Dream (431 Kenyon St. NW) w/ The Harrison Four
JAN 09 – Richmond, VA @ “House Address” House w/ Hold Tight!, Spraynard, Sundials, Pedals On Our Pirate Ships (email firstname.lastname@example.org for address)
JAN 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space (1731 Maryland Ave.) w/ Foozle!
JAN 11 – Boston (Somerville), MA @ Starlab (32 Prospect St.) w/ Dan Webb & The Spiders, Ridgemont, Kid Bastard
JAN 12 – Bradford, PA @ Homewood Snowboard Factory (57 Holley Ave.) w/ Shady Ave., HisDayHasCome, Squid Vicious
JAN 15 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop w/ The Lawrence Arms, The Holy Mess, Lord
…the rambunctious, extroverted energy is more reminiscent of NYC favourites Bomb the Music Industry! (“Family Crest”) or Latterman (“Construction Paper”), and Signals Midwest return every break and twist in better shape than when they borrowed it. “Memo” opens moody before turning into a downright pretty, sprawling anthem and a similar build occurs in “I Was Lost,” which eventually sustains an intensity that’s more cathartic than suffocating (bass solo, hello). Its dynamics are powerful and unrelenting, in an exhilarating way; Latitudes and Longitudes is an album that must be taken in all at once, and definitely much more than once. – Exclaim