Posted in music | tour dates on May 10, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Two Inch Astronaut - "Blood From A Loyal Hound" (MP3)

Two Inch Astronaut live in 2011 (photo by Ann Amrine)
Two Inch Astronaut

Maryland rockers Two Inch Astronaut are set to release their debut full length, Bad Brother, on June 18 via Exploding In Sound Records, the label that gave us Speedy Ortiz (before they signed to Carpark), Pile, and more. And if you liked those bands, Two Inch Astronaut will be right up your alley as well. On the album's two singles, "Swol" and "Blood From a Loyal Hound," Two Inch Astronaut embrace similar stop-start dynamics to '90s post-hardcore wizards Shudder to Think, but they also have a knack for bashing out crunchy power pop melodies. "Blood From a Loyal Hound" is downloadable above, "Swol" is downloadable at bandcamp, and both tracks can be streamed below, along with the album art and tracklist.

Two Inch Astronaut are playing some shows this month and next ahead of the album's release date, including the previously announced Exploding In Sound showcase in Brooklyn during Northside (it's an unofficial show though) on June 15 at Big Snow with Speedy Ortiz, Pile, Grass Is Green, Fat History Month, and just about the rest of the Exploding In Sound roster.

Speedy Ortiz play a bunch of other shows too.

All dates are listed, along with those song streams, below...

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Two Inch Astronaut - "Blood From A Loyal Hound"

Two Inch Astronaut - "Swol"

Two Inch Astronaut - Bad Brother
Bad Brother

Bad Brother Tracklist:
1. Swol
2. Spank Jail
3. Begin Probe
4. Blood From A Loyal Hound
5. Little Short Guy
6. Check the Yard
7. Zones
8. Sternum
9. He Was Our Boy

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Two Inch Astronaut -- 2013 Tour Dates
5/11 - Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge
6/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber
6/12 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's
6/13 - New Haven, CT @ Fort Flesh
6/15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Big Snow (Exploding In Sound Records showcase)*
* - w/ Speedy Ortiz, Ovlov, Pile, Grass is Green, Fat History Month, Hive Bent, Porches.
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Comments (12)

laughs at anyone who thinks Shudder to Think were wizards. if you wanted to call someone a "Post Hardcore Wizard" it would be someone like Drive Like Jehu

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2013 2:04 PM

SWOL - only importatnt part of that track in from 2:12->2:40 outside of that it feels like Weezer becoming the Foo Fighters.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2013 2:10 PM

Dan pouridas is the cutest boy i've ever met.

i want him to shower me in his angel kisses.

plz dan. plz. yr bass makes my pussy flap

Posted by anon lover | May 10, 2013 2:50 PM

I totally agree, Anonymous. great points. someone like drive like jehu would be probably be a wizard.. maybe he would be a dog trainer.

this DOES feel like weezer becoming the foo fighters!! i was JUST thinking the same thing. weezer... becoming... the foo fighters. that's always a weird fucking feeling. but thats why 2 inch is so great. they tap into those feelings that are just too bizzare for most musicians.

Posted by thomas baumann | May 10, 2013 3:03 PM

actually, during the full moon sometime before my full transformation into the foo fightes, i begin to feel a little bit like two inch astronaut.

Posted by rivers cuomo | May 10, 2013 3:54 PM

Whoever doesn't consider shudder to think to be magical "post-punk" wizards must live an unfulfilling life. Please just stick to hating on people's clothing and other bullshit

Posted by Some fucking guy | May 10, 2013 10:47 PM

rink my dopey ass grumpy

Posted by dave grohl | May 11, 2013 2:18 AM

kink my rompey ass yuppy. its times like these you learn to love again. its times like these you learn to punch a friend.

foo inch weezer-bot

Posted by Richard Suckle | May 11, 2013 4:27 AM

and then so
-c

Posted by richard suckle | May 11, 2013 4:30 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2013 7:49 AM

This song is amazing! I want to make a video for it, if the band would like to have one. Getting this album for sure.

Posted by Esther | May 11, 2013 10:39 AM

the sam sex machine

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2013 1:37 AM

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