by Bill Pearis

Temporary Monument

Woolen Men's terrific new album, Temporary Monument, is out this Friday (9/4) via Woodsist but you don't have to wait till then -- a stream of the album premieres in this post. (Pre-order yours.) As mentioned before, it's a focused, angry blast at the current state of affairs, specifically the real estate boom that has changed the literal landscape of their hometown of Portland (and Austin and Brooklyn and San Francisco, etc etc etc). With their usual mix of postpunk and indie rock influences, Woolen Men have never sounded more energized. Listen below.

The band will be on tour in September, staying on the West Coast unfortunately for the rest of the country. Hopefully they'll head East later this year. All dates are listed below.

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Woolen Men - 2015 Tour Dates
September 17 - Davis, CA @ Villanova House w/ Landlines, Blhans
September 18 - Oakland, CA @ One Fam w/ Landlines, Baus & Unity
September 19 - Santa Rosa CA @ Atlas Coffee w/ Landlines, OVVN
September 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Landlines, Skygreen Leopards, Rays
September 21 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project
September 22 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Landlines,
September 23 - Missoula MT @ VFW Hall w/Landlines
September 24 - Spokane WA @ Baby Bar w/ Landlines
September 25 - Tacoma, WA @ Real Art w/ Landlines
September 26 - Vancouver, BC @ House Show
September 27 - Seattle, WA @ Narwhal w/ Landlines
September 28 - Portland OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Landlines, Honey Bucket