Gotobeds Blood Sugar Secs Traffic

The Gotobeds' first album for Sub Pop, Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic, is out this Friday (6/10). Apart from the title, it's a little less bratty than 2014's Poor People Are Revolting, with maybe a few less instantly quotable lines. There's still plenty of indignant thumbing-of-noses, however -- particularly toward the music industry (see "Real Maths/Too Much" and the positively virulent "Crisis Time").  There's also plenty of shout-a-long choruses and big hooks, drawing on an encyclopedic knowledge of punk, postpunk and indie rock riffage. As PiL once said, anger is an energy. Joe Casey of Protomartyr shows up on the fist-pumping "Why'd You," while a few songs offer up a sense of regret pernhaps fueled by a difficult breakup. If there's nothing as immediate as "NY's Alright" it's a record that does a better job of holding you through to the end. You can stream the whole album, and check out the video for "Cold Gold" (LA's Alright)", below.

As mentioned, The Gotobeds will be in NYC this week for Northside Festival, playing a late show (doors 11:15 PM) Saturday, June 11 at Knitting Factory with B Boys and Comfy (tickets). For those who can't stay up so late, we might The Gotobeds are playing the Unblinking Ear showcase at Union Pool on Saturday afternoon with SAVAK, Big Quiet, and Honey Radar. (The Gotobeds were the previously-listed "special guests.") 2 PM start and $10 at the door.

The band will soon after head out on tour, catch them if you can. All dates are listed, along with the album stream, below.


The Gotobeds - 2016 Tour Dates
Jun. 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival / Knitting Factory
Jun.18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
Jul. 06 - Bloomington, IN - the Bishop Bar
Jul. 07 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Jul. 08 - Madison, WI - the Frequency
Jul. 11 - Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel
Jul. 12 - Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange
Jul. 13 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Jul. 14 - Portsmouth, NH - 3s Artspace
Jul. 15 - Providence, RI - Aurora
Jul. 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Jul. 17 - Washington, DC - DC9
Jul. 19 - Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle (Back Room) *
Jul. 20 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
Jul. 21 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn Birmingham *
Jul. 22 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe *
Jul. 23 - Nashville, TN - Drkmttr *
Jul. 24 - Cincinnati, OH - Northside Yacht Club *
*w/ Arbor Labor Union

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