ROMP streaming debut LP, playing shows; one with Varsity
New Brunswick’s ROMP are releasing their debut LP Departure From Venus on Bad Timing Records this week (pre-order), and it’s streaming in full now. Similar to the sorely missed Chumped, ROMP take late ’90s/early ’00s pop punk and give it a lo-fi/indie rock makeover. And singer Madison Klarer’s sharp voice and super descriptive lyrics are no small part of what makes them stand out. Check out the full album for yourself, below.
ROMP have announced some shows in support of the new album, including two in NYC. One is on March 13 at Alphaville with Comfy, Hey Anna and Swoon Lake (tickets); and the other is March 30 at Shea Stadium with Pupppy, Caged Animals and Varsity. All dates are listed below.
For Chicago’s Varsity, that Shea show is one of two NYC stops on their tour. The other is at Cake Shop (3/31) the next night (lineup and ticket info TBA). They just released their “Eye to Eye” / “Kelly” single, two songs of catchy, reverby indie pop. You can check that out below, with the list of their tour dates.
ROMP — 2016 Tour Dates
Mar 05 102 State Street Hackensack, NJ w/ Sorority Noise, Old Gray, Steady Hands, Broken Beak, Messes, Plainview, Sistine
Mar 08 Ramapo College Mahwah, NJ w/ The Vaughns
Mar 11 Beet Shmerb New Brunswick, NJ w/ Hurry, Toy Cars, American Lions
Mar 12 The Birdhouse Philadelphia, PA w/ JANK, Plainview, Twin Pines, Secret Grief
Mar 13 Alphaville Brooklyn, NY w/ Comfy, Hey Anna, Swoon Lake
Mar 18 The Othersidewb Wilkes-Barre, PA w/ Spur, Handheld, Glassgrade
Mar 19 Misfit Manor Columbus, OH w/ The Out, Dandelion Hunter, Strawberry Sunburn
Mar 30 Shea Stadium BK Brooklyn, NY w/ Pupppy, Caged Animals, Varsity
Varsity — 2016 Tour Dates
Mar 25 Fountain Square Music Fest Indianapolis, IN
Mar 27 Northside Yacht Club Cincinnati, OH
Mar 28 Black Forge Coffee House Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 29 The Pharmacy Philadelphia, PA
Mar 30 Shea Stadium BK Brooklyn, NY w/ ROMP, Pupppy, Caged Animals
Mar 31 Cake Shop New York, NY
Apr 02 House with No Name Columbus, OH
Apr 16 Coughy Haus Beloit, WI
Apr 28 Schubas Chicago, IL