Last year, former Latterman members Phil Douglas, Mattie Canino and Pat Schramm formed Tender Defender and released the song "Hello Dirt," which basically picked up where Latterman left off (a very good thing). That song now appears as the first track on their self-titled mini-LP, which Dead Broke Rekerds is releasing on pink and splatter vinyl this April. The whole thing is now streaming online though, and like "Hello Dirt," it's ripping, throat-shredding melodic punk that's instantly likable if you already dig the members' other bands (which, in addition to Latterman, includes Iron Chic, RVIVR and more). Listen below (via Noisey).

The band is also going on a tour, which includes a few Northeast US shows and then a bunch of dates in Europe. They play their hometown of Long Island on April 9, and a Brooklyn show on April 12 at Saint Vitus with Mikey Erg, Shellshag and Couple Hundo. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Shellshag have other dates too, and so does Mikey Erg. Iron Chic open the Silent Majority reunion show at Vitus. All Tender Defender dates are listed below…


Tender Defender -- 2016 Tour Dates
April 8 - Boston, MA @ Non Factory w/ Witches With Dicks
April 9 - Long Island, NY @ Mr. Beerys w/ Wax Phantom
April 10 - Philisburg, NJ @ Warhouse
April 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle w/ Podacter
April 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus w/ Mikey Erg, Shellshag, Couple Hundo
April 14 - Berlin @ Bei Ruth
April 15 - Hannover @ Korn
April 16 - Hamburg @ TBA
April 17 - Köln @ Privat
April 18 - Brighton @ The Prince Albert
April 19 - Leeds @ Wharf Chambers
April 20 - Bristol @ The Exchange
April 21 - London @ VegBar
April 22 - Lille @ L'Imposture
April 23 - Zoersel @ JH JoeNiz
April 24 - Münster @ Baracke
April 25 - Erlangen @ Juz
April 26 - Stuttgart @ JuHa West
April 27 - Mainz @ Haus Mainusch
April 28 - Trier @ Mergener Hof w/ Iron Chic