New Orleans hardcore band PEARS are following their 2014 debut album, Go to Prison, with Green Star on April 1 via Fat Wreck Chords (pre-order). They make punchy, crisply-produced hardcore with just the right amount of melody where you can sing along without calling it "pop punk." It fits right in with the classic stuff on the Fat roster, and if you're generally into that kinda thing, PEARS will be right up your alley. Check out the album's title track, premiering below.

PEARS also have a ton of tour dates coming up, including an Australia/New Zealand run with Strung Out, a European run with the reunited Dag Nasty, and US dates with UK legends Subumans. They unfortunately aren't billed for Subhumans' NYC show (no other opener is either), but they'll be at the Connecticut show happening two days earlier.

They play their own NYC show though, on a run with Such Gold, at Saint Vitus on April 21 with support from NJ's xylophone-fueled punks Crazy & the Brains. Tickets for that show are on sale. All dates are listed below.

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PEARS -- 2016 Tour Dates
03/03/16 Townsville, Australia Dalrymple Hotel*
03/04/16 Brisbane , Australia Max Watts*
03/05/16 Gold Coast, Australia Miami Tavern*
03/06/16 Maroochydore, Australia Solbar*
03/09/16 Canberra, Australia The Basement*
03/10/16 Windsor, Australia Fitzroy Hotel*
03/11/16 Sydney , Australia Metro*
03/12/16 Perth, Australia Amplifier*
03/13/16 Bunbury, Australia Prince of Wales*
03/16/16 Adelaide, Australia Unibar*
03/17/16 Mulgrave, Australia Village Green*
03/18/16 Frankston, Australia Pelly Bar*
03/19/16 Melbourne , Australia Corner Hotel*
03/20/16 Geelong, Australia Barwon Club*
03/23/16 Warrnambool, Australia The Loft*
03/24/16 Hobart, Australia Brisbane Hotel*
03/25/16 Launceston, Australia Club 54*
03/26/16 Newcastle, Australia Cambridge Hotel*
03/27/16 The Entrance, Australia Entrance Leagues*
03/30/16 Wollongong, Australia Unibar*
03/31/16 Auckland, New Zealand Kings Arms*
04/01/16 Wellington, New Zealand San Francisco Bathhouse*
04/07/16 New Orleans, LA Siberia^
04/08/16 Orlando, FL Backbooth^
04/09/16 Gainesville, FL High Dive^
04/10/16 Charleston, SC Tin Roof^
04/11/16 Charlotte, NC The Milestone^
04/12/16 Richmond, VA Wonderland^
04/13/16 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery^
04/14/16 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie^
04/15/16 Rochester, NY Bug Jar^
04/16/16 St. Catherines, ON Canada Detour Music Hall^
04/17/16 Toronto, ON Canada Lee's Palace^
04/18/16 London, ON Canada Call The Office^
04/19/16 Detroit, MI Smalls^
04/20/16 Pittsburgh, PA Smiling Moose^
04/21/16 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus^
04/23/16 Mezzago , Italy Bloom #
04/24/16 Ljubljana, Slovenia Orto Bar #
04/25/16 Graz , Austria Vakuum
04/26/16 Vienna , Austria Arena #
04/27/16 Munich , Germany Backstage #
04/28/16 Berlin , Germany SO36 #
04/29/16 Hannover , Germany Faust #
04/30/16 Meerhout, Belgium Groezrock
05/02/16 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Cafe Exzess
05/03/16 Amsterdam , Netherlands Winston Kingdom
05/04/16 Schweinfurt , Germany Stattbahnhof
05/05/16 Stuttgart , Germany KellerKlub
05/07/16 Zurich , Switzerland Obenuse Festival
05/29/16 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge %
05/30/16 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater %
05/31/16 Kansas City, KS Riot Room %
06/01/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock %
06/02/16 Chicago, IL Double Door %
06/03/16 St. Louis, MO Firebird %
06/05/16 Cleveland Heights , OH Grog Shop %
06/08/16 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine w/ M-16 %
06/09/16 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall %
07/28/16 Bausendorf , Germany RIEZ Open Air
08/04/16 Blackpool, UK Rebellion Fest
09/01/16 Kingston, UK Kingston College $

* - w/ Strung Out
^ - w/ Such Gold
# - w/ Dag Nasty
% - w/ Subhumans
$ - w/ A Wilhelm Scream & Off With Their Heads