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Dead Bars sign to A-F Records, covered Guided by Voices, touring

Dead Bars

Seattle punks Dead Bars released their debut album Dream Gig last year on No Idea Records, and fits in perfectly alongside the many classic punk albums released on that album. Save for the closing seven-minute title track, the songs are short, fast, and loud, and the album’s got a raw, garagey style that fits the band perfectly. They’ve now signed to Anti-Flag’s A-F Records for their next album. A-F’s Chris Stowe said, “When I accidentally saw Dead Bars at a bar in Pittsburgh two years ago, I started a journey. After their show, I bought their first album ‘Dream Gig’ immediately and it has had a weekly rotation on my turntable since. So yea, as kind of a big fan, I’m pretty stoked to get to put out their follow up to ‘Dream Gig.”

Along with the news of the signing, we’re premiering Dead Bars’ new cover of Guided by Voices‘ “Gold Star For Robot Boy.” They turn up the snottiness for their version, and the result strikes a nice balance between the appeal of the original and Dead Bars’ own garage punk style. Check it out below, alongside a stream of Dream Gig.

Dead Bars are also touring, including stops at Asbury Park’s Asbury Park Brewery on November 2, Bushwick’s Bushwick Public House on November 3, Jersey City’s Pet Shop on November 4, and more. All dates are listed below.

Dead Bars — 2018 Tour Dates
Friday Sept 21 – Seattle, WA @ The Kraken w/ Rebuilder
Thurs Oct 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Beehive
Fri Oct 19 – Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Collective
Sat Oct 20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ HiLo Club
Sun Oct 21 – Little Rock @ Cosmic House
Mon Oct 22 – Birmingham, AL @ Seasick Records
Tues Oct 23 – St. Pete, FL @ Lucky You Tattoo
Wed Oct 24 – Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest at Crowbar
Thurs Oct 25 – Tallahassee, FL @ Wilbury
Fri Oct 26 – Gainesville, FL @ FEST at Hi Dive
Sat Oct 27 – Gainesville, FL @ FEST at Atlantic (Bouncing Souls cover set)
Sun Oct 28 – Charleston, SC @ Purple Buffalo
Mon Oct 29 – TBA
Tues Oct 30 – Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
Wed Oct 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
Thurs Nov 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Fri Nov 2 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery
Sat Nov 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bushwick Public House
Sun Nov 4 – Jersey City, NJ @ Pet Shop
Mon Nov 5 – Cambridge, MA @ Charlie’s Kitchen
Tues Nov 6 – State College, PA @ Pine Street Show House
Wed Nov 7 – Detroit, MI @ TBA
Thurs Nov 8 – Chicago, IL @ Burlington Bar
Fri Nov 9 – Omaha, NE @ Dr. Jack’s Drinkery
Sat Nov 10 – Kansas City, MO @ Mini Bar
Sun Nov 11 – Ft. Collins. CO @ Surfside 7
Mon Nov 12 – Bozeman, MT @ Taco Montes

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