Regional Justice Center, the powerviolence project of Ian Shelton (of Seattle's New Gods and Drug Culture), will release the Institution EP on August 16 via Triple B Records and you can stream the pulverizing, minute-long lead single "It Only Gets Worse" below. Ian says:

The System thrives on human lives. This time you recognize the body they’ve thrown on the pile. A loved one, a dear uncle. Last time you saw him you had just got a copy of Grand Theft Auto III, now he’s in for Grand Theft Auto. You’re used to it at this point, he’s been in and out of San Quentin since before you were born. You’re smart so you realize this is all just set up to prey on people and as you see your mother and brother added to the pile, you think “is this a sniper’s nest? When will I inevitably be picked off?”

Your uncle dies drunk driving a motorcycle, you watch your mother struggle to find jobs, your brother calls you every couple of days asking you to put money on his jpay. You rethink the next time you want to get in a fight, you rethink what you carry in your pockets, you drive a little more carefully.

In the end you make your peace with it, it is an Institution.

The band also announced a tour with Spine (ex-Weekend Nachos) and Devil's Den, hitting NYC's Brooklyn Bazaar Basement on 9/27 and many other cities. All dates are listed below.

1. Dismantled
2. Confrontation
3. Medication
4. It Only Gets Worse
5. Institution

Regional Justice Center -- 2019 Tour Dates
07/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts w/ Spine
07/28 Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore
08/18 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman w/ Siege
09/12 Portland, OR @ Watershed PDX
09/13 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
09/14 Vancouver, BC @ 333
09/15 Boise, ID @ The Manor
09/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Gold Blood
09/17 Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle
09/18 Omaha, NB @ Midtown Art Supply
09/19 St. Paul, MN @ Cadence Records
09/20 Milwaukee, WI @ JJ’s
09/21 Chicago, IL @ TBA
09/22 Detroit, MI @ Trumbellbox
09/24 Lakewood, OH @ The Symposium
09/26 Buffalo, NY @ The Firm #
09/27 Brooklyn, NY @ BK Bizarre Basement #
09/28 Townsend, MD @ Raven Inn #
09/29 Richmond, VA @ The Warehouse #
09/30 Raleigh, NC @ Local 506 #
10/01 Charlotte, NC @ The World Famous Milestone #
10/02 Atlanta, GA @ The Bakery #
10/03 Orlando, FL @ TBA #
10/04 Miami, FL @ Space Mountain #
10/05 Tampa, FL @ Blue Note #
10/07 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
10/08 Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
10/09 Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s
10/10 Fort Wayne, IN @ Bug House
10/11 St. Louis, MS @ Sinkhole
10/12 Kansas City, MS @ Sister Anne’s
10/13 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th st
10/15 Dallas, TX @ Central Arts
10/16 San Antonio, TX @ Twin Sisters Cantina
10/17 Houston, TX @ Rudyards
10/18 Austin, TX @ Mohawk Inside
10/19 Tucson, AZ @ Desert Dweller Fest
10/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Unit 4

# w/ Spine, Devil’s Den

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