by Bill Pearis
San Francisco's The Wrong Words are back with their second album, Everything is Free. That's the cover art above. Despite the album title, you will need to buy it when it comes out September 17 on Trouble in Mind. On the new LP, the trio have broadened their sound a bit beyond the first's crunchy powerpop, bringing in strings and even country-ish flourishes. They remain insanely catchy songwriters, however. Get a taste via the jangly "The Other End of the Line" which makes it's debut in this post.
The Wrong Words will be on tour around the album's release, wrapping things up with two shows in NYC: September 21 at Shea Stadium and September 22 at Cake Shop. They're a lot of fun live. All tour dates are listed, along with the song premiere and another track off the album, below.
The Wrong Words - 2013 Tour Dates
Sept 12 - Athens, OH - The Union
Sept 13 - Cincinnati, OH - The Comet
Sept 14 - Chicago - The Observatory
Sept 15 - Milwaukee - Circle A
Sept 16 - Bloomington IN - Magnetic South
Sept 17 - Nashville - Fond Object
Sept 18 - Asheville, NC - Double Crown
Sept 19 - Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham? tba
Sept 20 - Baltimore - Metro Gallery
Sept 21 - Brooklyn - Shea Stadium
Sept 22 - NYC - Cake Shop