Back in late 2014, indie rock/emo vets Hot Rod Circuit revealed that a new record was in the works with the same lineup that recorded their classic 2002 album Sorry About Tomorrow. Over two years passed since then with no word on new music... until now. "Default Setting," the band's first new music since their 2011 EP on Run For Cover, is out now, and it sounds straight out of HRC's most classic era. It's punchy and boasts an instantly-catchy chorus, but it's still rough around the edges. Sounding sort of like the middle ground between If It's Cool With You It's Cool With Me and Sorry About Tomorrow, Andy Jackson's voice sounds like no time has passed since then and Casey Prestwood's lead guitar is as intricate as ever. Listen below.
HRC and longtime pals Say Anything are touring together this year, with Bayside on the bill as well. As mentioned, they play NYC on May 16 at Playstation Theater (tickets). HRC also have a headlining show in their home state of Alabama after the tour. All dates are listed below.
Earlier this year, Casey Prestwood released a new album with his country-music solo project.
Hot Rod Circuit -- 2017 Tour Dates
May 16 Playstation Theater New York, NY*
May 17 Soundstage Baltimore, MD*
May 19 The National Richmond, VA*
May 20 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC*
May 21 Music Farm Charleston, SC*
May 23 Mavericks Jacksonville, FL*
May 24 Revolution Fort Lauderdale, FL*
May 25 House Of Blues Orlando, FL*
May 26 Masquerade Atlanta, GA*
May 27 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN*
May 28 Saturn Birmingham, AL
* - w/ Say Anything, Bayside