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PWR BTTM share “Answer My Text,” made a playlist of LP2 influences

PWR BTTM at Knitting Factory
PWR BTTM at Knitting Factory in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)

PWR BTTM will release their first album for Polyvinyl, Pageant on May 12. They already dropped the first single “Big Beautiful Day,” and now they’re back with another track, “Answer My Text,” which features Petal‘s Kiley Lotz. With a light, mid-tempo verse and a roaring crunchy chorus, this one should take you right back to ’90s rock radio (there’s a little Green Day in that pre-chorus melody, and a blink-182-meets-Thin-Lizzy guitar solo). And with the repeating hook of “Answer my text, you dick!” PWR BTTM are as funny and relatable as ever. Not to mention this zinger: “Maybe your heart’s on silent mode tonight.” Watch the lyric video (by Mary Shyne) below.

PWR BTTM have also shared a playlist of songs that inspired the new album. It’s pretty awesome, with tracks like Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag” (which you can also hear hints of on “Answer My Text”), plus songs by Pinegrove, Pansy Division, Lana Del Rey, Ani Difranco, Sports, Radiator Hospital, Amanda Palmer, Neutral Milk Hotel, Arcade Fire, The Breeders, and more. Check it out below.

As mentioned, the band have several tour dates, including SXSW and a big NYC show on June 21 at Webster Hall. Since we last spoke, it was revealed that PWR BTTM’s Polyvinyl labelmates Tancred, and Fits, will open that show. Tickets for that show are still available.

PWR BTTM also play Michigan’s Bled Fest with La Dispute (playing Wildlife in full), Bear vs Shark, Into It. Over It., Cayetana, and many more. Updated dates are listed below.

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PWR BTTM — 2017 Tour Dates
PWR BTTM at SXSW 2017:
Wed, Mar 15 – NPR Music – Stubb’s
Thu, Mar 16 – Polyvinyl Records – Cheer Up Charlie’s
Thu, Mar 16 – Pitchfork – French Legation
Fri, Mar 17 – Waterloo Records – Waterloo Records
Sat, Mar 18 – SX San Jose – Hotel San Jose

Mon, Apr 10 – Dublin, Ireland – The Workman’s Club*
Tue, Apr 11 – Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute*
Wed, Apr 12 – Sheffield, UK – The Harley Hotel & Bar*
Thu, Apr 13 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds*
Sat, Apr 15 – Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts*
Sun, Apr 16 – Bristol, UK – Exchange*
Mon, Apr 17 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt*
Tue, Apr 18 – London, UK – The Garage*
Thu, Apr 20 – Nantes, FR – Stereolux
Fri, Apr 21 – Bourges, FR – Printemps de Bourges
Sat, Apr 22 – Paris, FR – Venue TBA
Mon, Apr 24 – Lille, FR – L’aeronef
Tue, Apr 25 – Rouen, FR – 106
Thu, May 25 – Montreal, QC – Piccolo Rialto^
Fri, May 26 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground^
Sat, May 27 – Howell, MI – Bled Fest^
Tue, May 30 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean^
Wed, May 31 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean^
Thu, Jun 01 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club^
Fri, Jun 02 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown^
Sat, Jun 03 – Wichita, KS – Wichita River Festival
Mon, Jun 05 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada^
Tue, Jun 06 – Austin, TX – Barracuda^
Wed, Jun 07 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall^
Thu, Jun 08 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa^
Fri, Jun 09 – Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury^
Sat, Jun 10 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth^
Mon, Jun 12 – Atlanta, GA – Hell @ The Masquerade^
Tue, Jun 13 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge^
Thu, Jun 15 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook^
Fri, Jun 16 – Washington, DC – Black Cat^
Sat, Jun 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
Mon, Jun 19 – Allston, MA – Paradise Rock Club^
Tue, Jun 20 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre^
Wed, Jun 21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall+
Fri, Jul 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo~
Sat, Jul 08 – Columbus, OH – The Basement~
Sun, Jul 09 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway~
Wed, Jul 12 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole~
Sat, Jul 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom~
Sun, Jul 16 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall~
Tue, Jul 18 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre~
Wed, Jul 19 – Seattle, WA – Neumos~
Fri, Jul 21 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret~
Sat, Jul 22 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett~
Sun, Jul 23 – Missoula, MT – Zootown Arts Community Center~
Tue, Jul 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court%
Thu, Jul 27 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater%
Sun, Jul 30 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s%

*Orchards in support
^Tancred and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya in support
+Tancred and Fits in support
~iji and T-Rextasy in support
%T-Rextasy in support

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