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1-800-Band streaming new LP, touring, opening for The Muffs in Brooklyn

Samantha Marble
photo by Samantha Marble

Brooklyn 1-800-Band release their new album High Beams this Friday (6/17) via Almost Ready Records. As mentioned, the band made the record with Mitch Easter (Let’s Active, REM, Game Theory, Pavement) who is the perfect man for the job for the band’s hooky, ringing, revved up (and distinctly American) brand of power pop that would sound particularly good blasting out of a top-down convertible this summer. A premiere of the whole album is in this post and you can listen below.

1-800-Band head out on tour next week, hitting cities on the East Coast and Midwest. They’ve also got a couple Brooklyn shows in July, including opening for The Muffs at Union Pool on July 15 (tickets) and an afternoon show at Bushwick’s Montana’s Trail House on July 23 with Such Hounds.

All tour dates are listed, along with the album stream, below.

1-800-Band – Tour Dates
6/23 Philadelphia @ Ortlieb’s w/Wild Joy, the Mysteries
6/24 Pittsburgh @ City Grows w/Nice Try, Rue
6/25 Milwaukee @ High Dive w/Iron Pizza, Sin Bad
626 Minneapolis @ Hexagon w/Private Interests, Wowsville
6/27 Chicago @ Empty Bottle w/Gnar Wave Rangers
6/28 Memphis @ Murphy’s w/River City Tanlines
6/29 Nashville @ Foobar w/JP5
6/30 Columbus @ Ace of Cups w/Girls
7/1 Cincinnati @ Junker’s Tavern
7/2 Cincinnati @ Rock ‘n’ Roll Carnival w/Dilly Dally, the Nots
7/3 Cleveland @ Now That’s Class (free show)
7/15 Brooklyn @ Union Pool w/the Muffs
7/23 Brooklyn @ Montana’s Trail House w/Such Hounds (afternoon show)

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