by Andrew Sacher

Drug Church
Drug Church

Upstate, NY hardcore band Drug Church is the new-ish project of Self Defense Family/End Of a Year frontman Patrick Kindlon, who released their debut full length, Paul Walker, earlier this summer via No Sleep. The album followed a 2012 EP on the same label, and a 7" from this past June that came out via Secret Voice, the Deathwish imprint run by Touche Amore frontman Jeremy Bolm. Drug Church doesn't stray too far from the straightahead hardcore/punk of Kindlon's other project, but they're both good, so who's complaining? Stream Paul Walker and a track from their 7" below.

This fall, Drug Church will be heading out on a tour with NJ emo duo Dads (whose Pretty Good EP is out now on 6131). That tour comes to NYC for a TBA Brooklyn show on October 17, which is during CMJ. All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, below.

Meanwhile, after that tour, Self Defense Family will head out on a European tour with Touche Amore and Touche drummer Elliot Babin's melodic punk solo project Dad Punchers, who recently released his These Times Weren't Made For You 7" via Secret Voice (stream it in full below).

UPDATE: Since we last spoke, a Self Defense Family NYC show has also been announced, happening on September 29 at Saint Vitus with Deep Pockets and a special guest. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Touche Amore also have US dates, including a run with AFI that hits NYC on October 10 at Webster Hall (sold out) and a BV-presented headlining show at 285 Kent (10/9) a day earlier with Geoff Rickly's band United Nations and The Saddest Landscape (also sold out). Updated tour dates are listed below.

In other Secret Voice news, the label also recently released a solo cassette by Single Mothers frontman Andrew Thomson, titled Honesty Is A Confidence Problem. It's got a real Craig-Finn-meets-acoustic-emo vibe, it's really good, and it can be streamed below. Single Mothers will be in NYC when their tour with A Wilhelm Scream hits The Studio at Webster Hall on November 15 with Lugosi and The Reveling. Tickets for that show are still available.

All lists of dates, and all streams, below...


Drug Church - Paul Walker

Drug Church - "Party at Dead Man's"

Dad Punchers - These Times Weren't Made For You

Andrew Thomson (of Single Mothers) - Honesty Is A Confidence Problem


Dads & Drug Church -- 2013 Tour Dates
Oct. 14th: Bethlehem, PA - Epic Center
Oct. 15th: Hamden, CT - The Space
Oct. 16th: Long Island, NY - Even Flow Bar & Grill
Oct. 17th: Brooklyn, NY - TBA
Oct. 18th: Boston, MA - The Elks Lodge
Oct. 19th: Montréal, QC - Turbahaus
Oct. 20th: Toronto, ON - Hard Luck
Oct. 21st: Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar (early)
Oct. 22nd: Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Oct. 23rd: St. Louis, MO - The Demo
Oct. 24th: Oklahoma City, OK - TBA
Oct. 25th: Dallas, TX - The Glove w/ Restorations & Weatherbox
Oct. 26th: Austin, TX - Parish Underground
Oct. 27th: San Antonio, TX - The Korova
Oct. 28th: Houston, TX - The House of Creeps
Oct. 29th: Jackson, MS * - KYLK Farm
Oct. 29th: Ybor City, FL^
Oct. 31st - Nov. 3: Gainesville, FL - FEST
Nov. 4th: Atlanta, GA - Under the Couch
Nov. 5th: Charleston, SC - The Oasis
Nov. 6th: TBA
Nov. 7th: Philadelphia, PA - PHILamoac
Nov. 8th: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Bard College

* - No Drug Church
^ - No Dads

Touche Amore -- 2013 Tour Dates
Sep 12 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre*
Sep 13 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall*
Sep 13-15 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Sep 16 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues*
Sep 18 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*
Sep 19 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre*
Oct 07 Boston, MA @ Royale*
Oct 08 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
Oct 09 Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent w/ United Nations, The Saddest Landscape
Oct 10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
Oct 11 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts *
Oct 12 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
Oct 14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo *
Oct 15 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts *
Oct 17 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live*
Oct 18 Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
Oct 20 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *
Oct 23 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues *
Oct 26 Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues*
Oct 28 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst*
Oct 29 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory *
Oct 31 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre *
Nov 01 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at the Market*
Nov 02 Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom*
Nov 14 Aarschot, BE - Klinker Club #
Nov 15 Amsterdam, NE - Winston Kingdom #
Nov 16 Bochum, GE - Riff #
Nov 17 Cologne, GE - Gebaude 9 #
Nov 18 Munich, GE - Kranhalle #
Nov 19 Wiesbaden, GE - Shlachthof #
Nov 21 Hamburg, GE - Hafenklang #
Nov 22 Berlin, GE - Cassiopeia #
Nov 23 Warsaw, PL - Hydrozagadka #
Nov 24 Bratislava, SK - Batelier #
Nov 26 Budapest, HU - Durer Kert #
Nov 27 Vienna, AT - Flex #
Nov 28 Salzburg, AT - Rockhouse #
Nov 29 Stuttgart, GE - Juha West #
Nov 30 Monthey, CH - Pont Rouge #
Dec 01 Zurich, CH - Dynamo #
Dec 02 Paris, FR - Point Emphemere #
Dec 04 Bristol, UK - The Fleece #
Dec 05 Leeds, UK - Cockpit 2 #
Dec 06 Brighton, UK - Audio #
Dec 07 Norwich, UK - Waterfront Studio #
Dec 08 Nottingham, UK - Rock City Basement #
Dec 10 Glasgow, UK - Stereo #
Dec 11 London, UK - Underworld #
Dec 12 Manchester, UK - Roadhouse #

* - supporting AFI
# - w/ Self Defense Family, Dad Punchers


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