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Defeater sign to Epitaph for new LP, announce tour; singer’s alt-country band Alcoa releasing a new LP too (stream a track)

by Andrew Sacher


Boston hardcore rippers Defeater already have an album on Topshelf and two on Bridge 9, and they’ve now signed to Epitaph, whose roster just keeps getting more stacked with some of the best modern punk bands (The Menzingers, Joyce Manor, Pianos Become the Teeth, Title Fight [technically on ANTI-], The Sidekicks, etc). Their fourth album is due at some point this year.

Meanwhile, Defeater screamer Derek Archambault (now recovered from surgery) is releasing a new album with his alt-country side project Alcoa on February 24 via Bridge 9. It’s called Parlour Tricks and you can listen to the first single “All Dolled Up” at AltPress.

Defeater will be in the NYC-area soon for Long Island’s Spring Mixtape Fest with Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bane, Superheaven and more (tickets). That show is part of a run of newly-announced tour dates (no others near NYC), all of which are listed, along with a stream of an older song, below…

Defeater — 2015 Tour Dates
3/27- Albany, NY- Bogies^
3/28- Amityville, NY- Revolution*
3/29- Lemoyne, PA- The Champ^
3/30- Springfield, VA- Empire^
3/31- Durham, NC- Motocore Music Hall^
4/01- Charlotte, NC- The Neighborhood^
4/02- Columbia, SC- New Brookland Tavern^
4/03- Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade^
4/04- Jacksonville, FL- Aqua
4/05- Birmingham, AL- The Forge^
4/07- New Albany, IN- New Albany Production House^
4/08- Nashville, TN- Rocketown^
4/10- Houston, TX- Walter’s Downtown^
4/11- Dallas, TX- Club Dada^
4/12- San Antonio, TX- Korova^
4/14- Albuquerque, NM- The Works^
4/15- Mesa, AZ- Nile^
4/16- Anaheim, CA- Chain Reaction^
4/17- Fresno, CA- Strummers^
4/18- Oakland, CA- Oakland Metro^
4/19- Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theater^
4/20- Seattle, WA- El Corazon^
4/22- Denver, CO- Marquis Theater^
4/23- St. Louis, MO- Firebird^
4/24- Chicago, IL- Beat Kitchen^
4/25- Lansing, MI- The Loft^
4/26- Toledo, OH- Frankies^
4/27- Erie, PA- Basement Transmissions Theatre^
4/28- Buffalo, NY- Studio @ The Waiting Room^

* – Spring Mixtape Fest w/ Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bane, Superheaven and more

^ – w/ Counterparts, Capsize, Better Off, and Hotel Books

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