by Andrew Sacher


Ohio rockers The Sidekicks are a week away from releasing their fourth album and first for Epitaph, Runners in the Nerved World, and now premiered a full stream of the album over at Stereogum. Though they've always been on the fringes of punk, rather than a straight up punk band, that word's probably not going to get thrown around when describing this new album. They went with producer Phil Ek, which is a great choice since hints of The Shins and Band of Horses are all over this record. Take a listen for yourself below.

As discussed, The Sidekicks will kick off a tour with a BrooklynVegan-presented release show in NYC on January 23 at Baby's All Right with Cayetana, All Dogs (whose singer Maryn Jones plays in Saintseneca with Steve from The Sidekicks) and Roger Harvey. Tickets for that show are still available.

Cayetana and All Dogs will join them on several of their other tour dates, as will LVL UP. Full list of dates, with the new album stream, below...


The Sidekicks - Runners in the Nerved World

The Sidekicks -- 2015 Tour Dates
Jan 23 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
Jan 24 Philadelphia, PA - Golden Tea House
Jan 29 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Jan 30 Columbus, OH - Grog Shop
Feb 02 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge
Feb 03 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's
Feb 04 Montreal, QC - Casa De Popollo
Feb 05 Danbury, CT - Heirloom Arts
Feb 06 Boston, MA - Great Scott
Feb 07 Brighton, NJ - Brighton Bar
Feb 08 Sayville, LI - Soul Sound Records
Feb 10 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Feb 11 Washington, DC - Black Cat
Feb 12 Athens, OH - Smiling Skull
Feb 13 Pittsburgh, PA - Shark Week
Feb 17 Cincinnati, OH - South Gate House
Feb 18 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
Feb 19 Nashville, TN - Stone Fox
Feb 20 Memphis, TN - Hitone
Feb 21 Dallas, TX - Sons of Herman Hall
Feb 22 Austin, TX - Mohawk
Feb 23 El Paso, TX - The Spot
Feb 24 Albuquerque, NM - Soundstage
Feb 25 Phoenix, AZ - Trunkspace
Feb 26 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA - Jewel's Catch One
Feb 28 Pomona, CA - VLHS
Mar 01 San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar
Mar 03 Portland, OR - Analog
Mar 04 Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
Mar 07 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby
Mar 08 Denver, CO - High Dive
Mar 09 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
Mar 10 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Mar 11 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop

-Jan. 23, 24 with Cayetana and All Dogs (1/23 also with Roger Harvey)
-Jan. 29, 30 with LVL UP and All Dogs
-Feb. 2 - Feb. 13 with LVL UP
-Feb. 17 - March 11 with Cayetana

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