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Annabel streaming new album, ‘Having It All,’ opening The Appleseed Cast’s ‘Mare Vitalis’ tour (win tix to NYC!)

by Andrew Sacher


Kent, OH’s Annabel are releasing their new album, Having It All, next week (6/9) via Tiny Engines (pre-order), and today they’re streaming it in full. Annabel are one of the many newer bands diving into late ’90s/early ’00s emo, but Kinsella worship this is not. They go for the punchier stuff like Knapsack, The Get Up Kids’ Four Minute Mile, Jimmy Eat World’s “No Sensitivity,” etc — emo that keeps its punk influence (or at least its Superchunk influence) on display. And Annabel do that sound really well too. Listen for yourself below (via A.V. Club), and since this is emo we’re talking about, if you want to read the lyrics, they’re posted for every song on the new album at the band’s tumblr.

As previously mentioned, Annabel are going on tour with an actual emo band from that era, The Appleseed Cast, who will be playing their fantastic 2000 album Mare Vitalis in full for its 15th anniversary. Additional support comes from another modern band, Dads. The tour hits NYC on July 28 at The Studio at Webster Hall. I’ll also be DJing at that show before the bands go on and in between sets (doors are at 7). Tickets for the show are still available, and we’re giving away two pairs. Enter the contest below…

Annabel – Having It All

The Appleseed Cast – Mare Vitalis

The Appleseed Cast — 2015 Tour Dates
5/30 Tokyo, Japan – Craftrock Festival
6/25 Wichita, KS Marple
6/25 Denton, TX Dan’s Silver Leaf
6/27 Austin, TX Red 7
6/28 Norman, OK Opolis
7/1 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
7/2 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
7/3 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
7/5 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
7/6 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
7/7 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
7/10 Portland, OR Mississippie Studios
7/11 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
7/12 Victoria Logan’s
7/13 Vancouver, BC Cobalt
7/15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
7/16 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
7/17 Omaha, NE Reverb
7/18 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
7/19 Madison, WI Frequency
7/21 Chicago, IL Subterranean
7/22 Columbus, OH Double Happiness
7/23 Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo
7/24 Cleveland, OH
7/25 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
7/26 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
7/27 Boston, MA Great Scott
7/28 New York, NY Studio at Webster Hall
7/29 Philadelphia, PA Johny Brenda’s
7/30 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
7/31 Chapel Hill, NC Cat’s Cradle (Backroom)
8/1 Asheville, NC The Mothlight
8/3 Jacksonville, FL 1904
8/4 Gainesville, FL Loosey’s
8/5 Tampa, FL Crowbar
8/7 Miami, FL Churchill’s
8/8 Orlando, FL Backbooth
8/9 Atlanta, GA Wrecking Ball festival

6/26-8/1 – w/ Dads
7/17-8/8 – w/ Annabel
6/25-7/18 – w/ Coaster
8/3-8/8 – w/ Dikembe

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