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by Wyatt Marshall
Austin's post-punk band Institute--not the one fronted by Gavin Rossdale--features members of the hardcore punk bands Wiccans, Glue and Recide, but you won't hear too much of those bands in Institute's sound. Institute is punky enough, but a chilled-out, goth-y bummercore vibe dominates. The band just released a self-titled EP--a pressing on vinyl of their original demo--on Deranged and have a single out planned for Katorga Works. You can listen to the EP and a track from the single below.
Institute will be touring this month in support of their releases, and though many venues are still TBA, we know they'll hit NYC on May 17 for a free show at Lulu's (donations accepted) with fellow Austinites Breakout (also with a member of Glue), Ivy and Nandas. Flyer below. The dates also list a NYC show on 5/16 but no word on a venue for that one at the moment.
All dates, including some with Destruction Unit and one with Nothing, are listed with the streams, below...
Institute - s/t EP
Institute - "Giddy Boys"
Institute -- 2014 Tour Dates
May 9th - Houston, TX w/ Back to Back and Mystic Inane
May 10th - New Orleans, LA w/ Mystic Inane
May 11th - Atlanta, GA
May 12th - Raleigh, NC w/ Black Drugs, RHDP +1 @ the Roux
May 13th - Richmond, VA w/ Mercy Killings and Tendril
May 14th - DC w/ Protester + 1
May 15th - Philadelphia, PA w/ New Crime and Bad Energy
May 16th - New York City w/ Ivy +1
May 17th - New York City Lulu's w/Breakout, Ivy and Nandas
May 18th - New Brunswick, NJ w/ Ugly Parts +1
May 19th - Providence, RI w/ Ratstab +1
May 20th - Day off in Newport, RI
May 21st - Boston, MA w/ Leather Daddy +1
May 22nd - Western Mass w/ Gay Mayor and Dry Socket at the barn
May 23rd - Day off in Western Mass
May 24th - Montreal, CA with Aube +1
May 25th - Toronto, CA (that's canada)* w/ Hank Wood + ?
May 26th - Detroit, MI* w/ Anonymous Touch at the Precinct
May 27th - Hammond,IN* w/ Big Zit, Carbonleak, and Public Assault
May 28th - Chicago, IL* w/ Gas Rag and Final Grin
May 29th - St. Louis, MO* w/ Trauma Harness and Black Panties at Plush
May 30th - KC, MO* w/ Blood Shaman
May 31st - Ft. Worth TX w/ The Sentenced, Lacerations
June 1st - Austin* w/ Nothing
*--> with Destruction Unit