THE SMITH STREET BAND (Aus) KICK OFF PRE-FEST MAIDEN US DATES!
“It’s official, The Smith Street Band are my new favourites. Check them out ASAP” – Frank Turner
“Wagner has an obvious talent for creating earnest, intelligent punk rock songs about love, drugs, family and everything in between” – Xpress Magazine
Melbourne, Australia’s The Smith Street Band are taking their tireless touring ethic to the USA for the very first time. There’ll be much fist-pumping, singing, drinking and laughing. Best of all, it kicks off tomorrow!
Fronted by the ineffaceable Wil Wagner, The Smith Street Band take cues from a whole wide world of influences (punk rock and beyond) and still manage to sound like nothing you’ve ever wrapped your ears around. All melody and fury and celebration, Wagner deftly articulates what each of us have felt but never been eloquent enough to express. These punk rock upstarts are incapable of standing still, and perhaps, of growing up. They also exhibit a burning desire play for as many people as possible (not entirely impossible given the immediate accessibility of their memorable folk/punk/rock sound).
Having just capped off a largely sold out national tour of Australia to celebrate the release of second album Sunshine & Technology on Poison City Records, this band is in inspiring live shape. 2012 has also seen The Smith Street Band tour with guys like Frank Turner, Bomb The Music Industry, Fucked Up and La Dispute. After a maiden voyage to China (seven shows in seven days!), the band now hit the US for an extensive tour alongside a bunch of new friends and a slot at No Idea Records’ 11th edition of THE FEST in Gainesville, FL.
To get y’all really and truly prepared to catch The Smith Street Band live, their much-loved first album No One Gets Lost Anymore is streaming in full HERE.
All this means long drives and late nights, new friends and bizarre stunts. The future is radiant for The Smith Street Band as they take their music to unexplored destinations both literally and figuratively. Come support them on unfamiliar turf for the very first time. And don’t forget to say hi.
THE SMITH STREET BAND US TOUR
OCTOBER 2012 Tue Oct 09
O’BRIENS PUB, BOSTON MA
w/ Matt Murphy, Brendan Grafe and Old Wild Eyes
Wed Oct 10 – DEATH BY AUDIO, BROOKLYN NY
w/ Bomb the Music Industry! and No Way
Fri Oct 12 – 222 ORMSBY, PITTSBURGH PA
w/ Meridian and The Otis Wolves
Sat Oct 13 – NOW THAT’S CLASS, CLEVELAND OH
w/ Meridian, The Ohioans and Ohio Burns
Sun Oct 14 – TOWNSHIP, CHICAGO IL
w/ Chaperone, Woodrow Hart & The Haymaker and Big Dammit
Mon Oct 15 – DUCKS IN A STACK, BLOOMINGTON IN
Tue Oct 16 – CAFÉ BOURBON STREET, COLUMBUS OH
w/ Tin Armor
Wed Oct 17 – THE FIRE, PHILADELPHIA PA
w/ Belgrade, PJ Bond and Pine Barrens
Fri Oct 19 – O’BRIENS ALE HOUSE, NEW YORK NY
w/ Iron Chic, Horace Pinker and Bear Trade
Sat Oct 20 – WALLRIDE MANOR, WESTMINSTER MD
w/ The Jons, Bear Trade and War Games
Sun Oct 21 – THE LABORATORY, ARLINGON VA
w/ Bear Trade
Mon Oct 22 – THE SOAPBOX, WILMINGTON NC
w/ Bear Trade
Wed Oct 24 – TRANSITIONS ART GALLERY, TAMPA FL
Thu Oct 25 – BAR 1982, GAINESVILLE FL (PRE-FEST SHOW!)
w/ Bomb the Music Industry!, Laura Stevenson & The Cans, The Wild and Broadcaster
Sun Oct 28 – THE FEST, GAINESVILLE FL (Loosey’s 9.20pm – 9.50pm)
Follow: @SmithStBand @PoisonCity