SIGNALS MIDWEST – Summer U.S. Tour Begins On Friday (07/13 – 08/12)
Beginning this Friday, July 13th, Signals Midwest (Cleveland, OH) will embark on a month-long trek across the U.S in support of its latest full-length, Latitudes And Longitudes. The ten-song album was issued earlier this year by Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, Restorations, Dikembe, Look Mexico, CSTVT).
Tour dates and other details can be found below. As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line here.
Released to much acclaim, Latitudes And Longitudes is available on digital (Bandcamp / iTunes) and 12″ LP formats, with the latter being limited to 500 copies on teal (75), maroon (150) and cream (275) vinyl. The record is the follow-up to Signals Midwest’s 2009 debut, Burn The Blueprints. In the past year, the Ohio outfit has also appeared on two split 7-inches with Shady Ave and most recently The French Exit (Solidarity Recordings).
In other news, Signals Midwest has been featured on Through The TurnStyle, a video session that includes a band interview and a live performance of the song “Family Crest.” The next few months will find the quartet appearing at FEST 11 and finalizing plans for a 2013 full-length. Be sure to follow Tiny Engines’ Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter pages for more breaking news and other exciting announcements about Signals Midwest and the rest of the label’s roster.
SUMMER U.S. TOUR
JUL 13 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Fat Guy House
JUL 14 – Chicago, IL @ Township
JUL 15 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
JUL 16 – Ames, IA @ The Space For Ames
JUL 17 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
JUL 19 – Wichita, KS @ John Barleycorn’s
JUL 20 – Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
JUL 21 – San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven
JUL 22 – Austin, TX @ The Annex at 1808
JUL 24 – Tucson, AZ @ The Pound
JUL 25 – Mesa, AZ @ Lofi Coffee
JUL 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bikini Bar
JUL 27 – Pomona, CA @ VLHS w/ The French Exit
JUL 28 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Eleven w/ The French Exit
JUL 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Blue Star w/ The French Exit
JUL 30 – Ventura, CA @ Billy O’s w/ The French Exit
JUL 31 – Fresno, CA @ C.A.F.E. Infoshop w/ The French Exit
AUG 01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout w/ The French Exit
AUG 03 – Portland, OR @ Katie O’Briens
AUG 04 – Bellevue, WA @ Ground Zero Teen Center
AUG 05 – Bellingham, WA @ Make.Shift Art Space
AUG 06 – Boise, ID @ The Crux
AUG 07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The BOING! House
AUG 08 – Denver, CO @ Blast-O-Mat
AUG 09 – Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
AUG 10 – Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza & Pub
AUG 11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vibes Music
AUG 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
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 its first full-length album a year later. Expanding to a quartet with the addition of a second guitar player in 2010 would be a pivotal move in the band’s collaborative development; it allowed the members to experiment with its sound and evolve into something altogether unique and refreshing. Signals Midwest quickly outgrew the standard pop/punk pace and with its latest long-player, 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 its own skin.
- Latitudes And Longitudes transcends conventions and pushes the genre to new boundaries. – Punknews.org
- Latitudes And Longitudes is an album that must be taken in all at once, and definitely much more than once. – Exclaim.ca
- Though it’s early in the year, there is a realistic chance that Latitudes And Longitudes ends up on my Best of 2012 list. – Dying Scene
- One of the most exciting discs in recent history – an absolute must for fans of anything atypical in the realm of hardcore / punk. – AMP MAGAINE
- Most impressive about Signals Midwest is its ability to sound deceptively straightforward while navigating through intricate song structures. – The 1st Five
- Latitudes And Longitudes is easily the most carefully crafted album of punk rock I have ever heard. Do yourself a favor and check it out. – Independent Clauses
- Latitudes And Longitudes is well worth checking out if you’re a fan of gruff punk, but there’s much more to SMW than that, and it’s bursting with great ideas. – Punktastic