BANQUETS – On Tour / Dates with Nightmares For A Week / Self-Titled LP out on Black Numbers
Jersey City’s Banquets is heading out on tour in support of their sophomore Self-Titled LP which was released in May on Black Numbers. You can order the record from Black Numbers HERE. You can also stream/download the LP onBandcamp. Self-Titled is the follow up to the band’s debut LP, Top Button, Bottom Shelf, which came out on Black Numbers in 2011.
Also, the band recently released a video for “Call It A Comeback” directed by Kevin Slack (Gaslight Anthem, Cursive, Bouncing Souls). The video can be viewed exclusively on Alternative Press.
Following up their brilliant debut LP, 2011’s Top Button, Bottom Shelf, Banquets return with a Self-Titled sophomore effort that continues the band’s no filler approach. Much like its predecessor, Self-Titled clocks in at 10 songs under 30 minutes but there is a bit more breathing room here as the band expands and hones their sound. Along with guitarist/vocalist, Dave Frenson and bassist Christ Larsen, the addition of Brian Maguire on drums has been key to the band’s growth. Lead singer, Travis Omilian, is the secret weapon though, hiding behind the band’s ultra tight melodic pop/punk. There is a worn romanticism and a nostalgic charm to Omilian’s lyrics. Combined with the band’s dynamic sense of urgency and uplifting spirit, Omilian’s lyrics give Banquets a depth that is rare to find in the genre these days. Self-Titled truly encompasses the band’s growth into a songwriting tour de force.
AUG 01 – Somerville, MA @ Starlab
AUG 02 – Montreal, QC @ L’esco
AUG 03 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
AUG 04 – Buffalo, NY @ TBA
AUG 05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Evolver Tattoo Arts
AUG 06 – Kent, OH @ Euro Gyro
AUG 07 – Pinckney, MI @ House Show
AUG 08 – Chicago, IL @ Grind Bar
AUG 09 – Moline, IL @ Bier Stube Blackhawk Room
AUG 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ TBA w/ Nightmares For A Week
AUG 11 – Loiusville, KY @ TBA w/ Nightmares For A Week
AUG 12 – Nashville, TN @ Owl Farm w/ Nightmares For A Week
AUG 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root w/ Nightmares For A Week
AUG 14 – Columbia SC @ TBA w/ Nightmares For A Week
AUG 15 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Nightmares For A Week
AUG 16 – Richmond, VA @ TBA w/ Nightmares For A Week
AUG 17 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Court Tavern w/ Nightmares For A Week