Brooklyn's 1-800-BAND will release a new EP, Diver Blue, on April 8 via Almost Ready Records (Liquor Store, Nobunny), and you can get a taste of that now from the title track, which makes its premiere in this post. The song's got some serious vibes of The Cars and other 1978/79 power pop/new wave bands, and if you're into that stuff you might dig 1-800-BAND too. You can check it out below.
1-800-BAND play locally a lot (maybe you've seen them?), and you'll get another chance to catch the band in their hometown this Sunday (2/23) at Death by Audio with Hector's Pets, Ar-Kaics and Chickenhawks. They're also playing at Record Grouch on April 5 (968 Manhattan Ave in Brooklyn), and night 1 of the Brooklyn Power Pop Festival at The Bell House on May 9 with Dwight Twilley and Pezband (tickets). More on that in a sec.
They also have some other spring dates in other cities, all of which are listed below...
1-800-BAND - "Diver Blue"
1-800-BAND -- 2014 Tour Dates
Feb 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio (w/ Hector's Pets, Ar-Kaics, Chickenhawks)
Apr 5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Record Grouch
May 4 - Milwaukee @ Quarters Rock Palace
May 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
May 7 - Hamtramck, MI @ The Painted Lady
May 8 - Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street
May 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House (w/ Dwight Twilley, Pezband)