Posted in music | tour dates on February 19, 2014


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)



Comments (7)

wait a minute. this isnt a joke? this group is actually called '1-800-Band' ?! wow. Can't beleive they beat me to it. jesus fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 1:15 PM

Awesome a more new wavish Gun Club!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 1:28 PM

Does have that vibe...

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:30 PM

Surprised, actually not bad. Halfway decent Power Pop. Reminds me a bit of The Records or The Realistics. Like the artwork too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 5:07 PM

i heart this song! foxy boy n girl power pop? sign me up!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 6:03 PM

1-800-BAND is super great! and awesome live too. It's been a while so I will have to go see them again soon!

Posted by jonnyc | February 21, 2014 12:31 PM

It is still a privilege to become somebody in the industry because a lot of people will know you.

Posted by James Cullem | February 24, 2014 1:41 AM

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