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Grass Is Green releasing a new LP, touring, playing year-end NYC show w/ Porches, Krill, Roomrunner, Big Ups & more

by Andrew Sacher

Grass Is Green
Grass Is Green

Boston’s Grass Is Green have announced that they’ll release Vacation Vinny, the followup to 2012’s Ronson, on January 14 via Exploding In Sound. Like many others in the Northeast area have been doing, they recorded the album at Silent Barn’s studio with Julian Fader and Carlos Hernandez of Ava Luna producing. The LP’s first single, “Vacation 2.0,” pretty much picks up where Ronson left off, with fidgety stop-start post-hardcore and screwy, discordant melodies that you might not call “catchy” but that definitely stick in your head. Stream the new track, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

As discussed, Grass Is Green will be going on a tour with Speedy Ortiz which doesn’t hit NYC, but right before that, Grass Is Green will play an Exploding In Sound year-end celebration at Baby’s All Right on December 30 with a ginormous lineup of Porches, Krill, Ovlov, Roomrunner, Pile (acoustic), Baked, Dead Wives, Big Ups, Gnarwhal, Two Inch Astronaut, Bad History Month, Woozy, and special guests. Admission is $10 at the door.

Meanwhile, Bad History Month has some other dates before that, including another Brooklyn show happening on December 17 at Death by Audio with Bueno, Bennio Qwerty, and Sediment Club. All of their dates are listed below.

Porches have other upcoming dates too.

And speaking of Exploding In Sound Records, BrooklynVegan is co-presenting a show with EIS on December 12 at Death by Audio with Chumped, PUP, Slothrust, Slow Warm Death, and Alarms & Controls.

All Grass Is Green and Bad History Month dates are listed, along with that song stream, album artwork and tracklist, below…

Grass Is Green – “Vacation 2.0″

Grass Is Green

1. Sammy So-Sick
2. Disjoint
3. Big Dog Tee Shirt Birthday Weekend
4. I’m From Dot Too
5. Scattering Ram
6. Spore
7. B-Kind
8. Another Song Called Supersoaker
9. Tambo
10. Vacation 2.0

Grass Is Green — 2013/2014 Tour Dates
12/05 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub w/ Ex-Magicians, Ladybones, & More
12/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (EIS Records + Friends New Year’s Eve Eve Party)
01/03 – New Haven, CT w/ Fins & Speedy Ortiz
01/04 – Philadelpha, PA @ The Keystone w/ Speedy Ortiz, Bleeding Rainbow, Ghost Light, Hundreds and Thousands
01/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Floristree w/ Speedy Ortiz, Roomrunner, Hive Bent
01/06 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Speedy Ortiz, Sundials, Spit Take
01/07 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Blanko Basnet & Speedy Ortiz
01/08 – Columbia, SC w/ Speedy Ortiz
01/09 – Jacksonville, FL w/ Speedy Ortiz
01/10 – Tampa, FL w/ Speedy Ortiz
01/11 – Tallahassee, FL @ Office Lounge w/ Ex-Breathers & Speedy Ortiz
01/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Capsule Gallery w/ Gold-Bears & Speedy Ortiz
01/13 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge w/ Speedy Ortiz
01/14 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox w/ Gnarwhal & Speedy Ortiz
01/15 – Knoxville, TN w/ Speedy Ortiz
01/16 – Charlottesville, VA @ Tea Bar w/ Sundials & Speedy Ortiz
01/17 – Washington, DC w/ Speedy Ortiz
01/18 – Northampton, MA w/ Speedy Ortiz

Bad History Month — 2013 Tour Dates
12/09 – Northampton MA @ off tha chayne
12/10 – Toronto
12/11 – Kalamazoo, MI
12/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters
12/13 – Chicago
12/14 – Bloomington IN Dust’s 10 Year T-Note Anniversary Show w/ Dust From 1000 Yrs
12/15 – Pittsburgh @ Cyberpunk Apocalypse
12/16 – Philly @ Golden Tea House
12/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Bueno, Bennio Qwerty & More
12/18 – CT, Providence?
12/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (EIS Records + Friends New Year’s Eve Eve Party)

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