by Bill Pearis
Guards are gearing up for the release of their debut album, In Guards We Trust, which will be out February 5. A couple tastes from the album are ready to scoop into now -- the new single "Coming True" is streamable below, as is the video for "Silver Lining." If you like "whoa-ohs" and instantly sing-a-long choruses (they're not that far from what the Rosebuds do, really), check it out.
They're an engaging live band too, at least when I saw them during CMJ this year. You can find out for yourself as Guards, fronted by Richie Follin (who is also a member of Cults with his sister Madeline), are on a tour now which includes a NYC stop at Knitting Factory on December 15 with TEEN and Your Youth. Tickets for that show are on sale. They'll hit the road with Menomena in February as well, though no dates in NYC for that jaunt.
A list of all Guards dates, video, and streams, below...
Guards - "Silver Lining"
Guards - 2013 Tour Dates
FRI DEC 7 - KUNG FU NECKTIE - PHILADELPHIA PA w/ TEEN
SAR DEC 8 - TUFTS UNIVERSITY - MEDFORD MA w/ Cold War Kids
SUN DEC 9 - ARCH STREET TAVERN - HARTFORD CT w/ Ra Ra Riot
TUES DEC 11 - UPSTATE CONCERT HALL - CLIFTON PARK NY w/ Ra Ra Riot
WED DEC 12 - MOHAWK PLACE - BUFFALO NY w/ Ra Ra Riot
THU DEC 13 - THE HAUNT - ITHACA NY w/ Ra Ra Riot
SAT DEC 15 - KNITTING FACTORY - BROOKLYN NY w/ TEEN
TUES FEB 12 - THE MILL - IOWA CITY w/ Menomena
WED FEB 13 - HIGH NOON SALOON - MADISON w/ Menomena
THURS FEB 14 - THE BISHOP - BLOOMINGTON w/ Menomena
FRI FEB 15 - THE BASEMENT - COLUMBUS w/ Menomena
SAT FEB 16 - ZANZABAR - LOUISVILLE w/ Menomena
TUES FEB 19 - THE GREY EAGLE - ASHEVILLE w/ Menomena
WED FEB 20 - MOTORCO MUSIC HALL - DURHAM w/ Menomena
THURS FEB 21 - 40 WATT - ATHENS w/ Menomena
FRI FEB 22 - BOTTLETREE - BIRMINGHAM w/ Menomena
SAT FEB 23 - MERCY LOUNGE - NASHVILLE w/ Menomena
TUES FEB 26 - FIREBIRD - ST. LOUIS w/ Menomena
WED FEB 27 - MOJO'S - COLUMBIA w/ Menomena
THURS FEB 28 - THE RECORD BAR - KANSAS CITY w/ Menomena
FRI MAR 1 - BLUEBIRD THEATER - DENVER w/ Menomena
SAT MAR 2 - URBAN LOUNGE - SALT LAKE CITY w/ Menomena