by Andrew Sacher

Josh Berwanger

Early '00s-era band The Anniversary officially called it quits in 2004, after releasing two full lengths -- 2000's emo classic Designing A Nervous Breakdown and 2002's more indie rock-leaning Your Majesty -- and a number of EPs/splits. The band's frontman, Josh Berwanger, went on to front alt-country band The Only Children for a while, and now he's returning to the public eye with his first-ever solo album, Strange Stains, due out October 1 via Good Land Records. The album's first single, "Baby Loses Her Mind," sees Josh diving into Petty-esque heartland rock/power pop territory, and that can be downloaded above or streamed below. It also features drums by Jim Macpherson of The Breeders and Guided by Voices.

Josh will also be touring in support of the album this year, and he comes to NYC for a CMJ show on October 19 at Mercury Lounge. Other acts TBA.

All currently known dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...


Josh Berwanger - "Baby Loses Her Mind"

Josh Berwanger -- 2013 Tour Dates (more TBA)
10/11 - St. Louis, MO @ Heavy Anchor
10/12 - Columbus, OH @ Tree House
10/13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's
10/19 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/23 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11/15 - Marfa, TX @ Padre's
11/17 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/20 - San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
11/21 - Portland, OR @ White Eagle Saloon
11/25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/26 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
11/27 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Ivywild