Timeshares streaming ‘Already Dead,’ touring, playing two NYC-area shows (one with The Movielife)
by Andrew Sacher
Long Island's Timeshares have been at it since '09, with releases on Kiss of Death, Kind of Like and other labels, and earlier this year they made the jump to the larger SideOneDummy, who will release their new album Already Dead next week (4/28). The new album puts Timeshares in a long tradition of punk bands bringing a singer/songwriter approach to the genre. Like Hot Water Music, Lucero, The Gaslight Anthem, The Menzingers, and more before them, Timeshares sound like maybe Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty were as important to their musical upbringing as Punk-O-Rama.
Singer Jon Hernandez's voice and melodies can often recall Matt Pryor too, and if you've ever wondered what it would have sounded like if Matt kept the intensity of songs like "Holiday" while writing songs like "Turn Out The Light," Already Dead might have your answer. The whole record is excellent, and you can hear it in full (via Spin) below.
They'll celebrate the record with an in-store at West Babylon, NY's Looney Tunes on April 28, which will have free pizza, coffee and donuts. Flyer for that is below.
Then Timeshares tour Europe in May, and about a month after getting home, they'll play The Movielife's iDobi Meltdown Festival at NJ's Starland Ballroom. They play night 2 (6/27) with The Movielife, Balance & Composure and Make Do and Mend, which is the night after Lifetime, The Menzingers, Laura Stevenson and Worriers play. Tickets for both are still available. And like every other punk band on earth, Timeshares will head to Gainesville in the fall for The Fest.
All dates are listed, with the album stream, below...
Timeshares -- 2015 Tour Dates
Tues 28 Apr - Looney Tunes - West Babylon, NY
Fri 1 May - Meerhout, BEL - Groezrock
Sat 2 May - Meerhout, BEL - Groezrock
Sun 3 May - Brighton, UK - TBA
Mon 4 May - Kingston, UK - The Cricketers
Tues 5 May - Norwich, UK - The Owl Sanctuary
Weds 5 May - Birmingham, UK - Scruffy Murphys
Thurs 7 May - Leeds, UK - Santiago Bar
Fri 8 May - Bristol, UK - Deadpunk Special @ The Exchange & Stag and Hounds
Sat 9 May - Bristol, UK - Deadpunk Special @ The Exchange & Stag and Hounds
Sun 10 May - Cardiff, UK - Undertone
Mon 11 May - London, UK - The Urban Bar Whitechapel
Fri 15 May - Olgiate Molgora, IT - Zenos Pub
Sat 16 May - Castiglione della Stiviere, IT - Arcidallo
Sun 17 May - Vicenza, IT - Secret Show
Mon 18 May - Wien, AT - Das Bach ~^
Tues 19 May - Graz, AT - Sub ~^
Thurs 21 May - Nürnberg, GER - K4 *^
Fri 22 May - Wiesbaden, GER - Hectic Fest #5 *^
Sat 23 May - Trier, GER - SDIYG Fest Vol. 2 *^
Sun 24 May - Köln, GER - AZ^
Tues 26 May - Hannover, GER - TBA^
Weds 27 May - Hamburg, GER - Molotov^
Thurs 28 May - Copenhagen, DK - Underwerket^
Fri 29 May - Berlin, GER - Cassipeia*^
Sat 30 May - Wolfsburg, GER - JuHa Ost*^
Sat June 27 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom #
Oct 30-Nov 1 - Gainesville, FL - The Fest
^ = with Astpai
* = with Resolutions
~ = with Broadcaster
# = with The Movielife, Balance & Composure, Make Do and Mend