PALE ANGELS announce UK tour in December and share ‘Taped’, taken from Daydreaming Blues, due 25th November on Specialist Subject

November 18, 2016



Announce UK Tour in December

Share new song, ‘Taped

Daydreaming Blues due 25th November
via Specialist Subject (UK) and Recess Records (US)

Transatlantic punks Pale Angels have announced a UK tour in December, including London’s Shacklewell Arms on 21st December:

Tuesday 13th December – The Stag & Hounds, Bristol
Wednesday 14th December – Mozart’s, Swansea
Thursday 15th December – The Lughole, Sheffield
Friday 16th December – Pop Recs Ltd, Sunderland
Saturday 17th December – 13th Note, Glasgow (Early Show)
Saturday 17th December – Conroy’s Basement, Dundee
Sunday 18th December – Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
Monday 19th December – Santiagos, Leeds
Tuesday 20th December – The Quadrant, Brighton
Monday 21st December – The Shacklewell Arms, London

The band also shares new song, ‘Taped‘, taken from their upcoming album, Daydreaming Blues. Guitarist Michael Santostefano describes the track as being “about violation and humiliation. Nothing is private, everything is documented, seen and used. The premise of the songs touches on ideas of feeling this way within a relationship and the more broadly in everyday life.” Listen below…

Pale Angels – Taped

Daydreaming Blues is the third album from Pale Angels, based between New Jerseyand Swansea, Wales. Guitarist Michael Santostefano and bassist Jamie Morrison play hypnotic, blown out punk with the help of drumming friends on either side of the Atlantic (half written in Wales with drummer Reza Mirehsan, before completing and recording with Chris Krause in the US). If people say being in a band is like a marriage, Pale Angels is more like a long distance love affair, forsaking practicality for an intensely close musical relationship.

The band has spent the past few years touring the UK, Europe and both coasts of America a few times over, playing their usual frantic live set in venues and basements as well as the occasional stripped back quiet set at in-stores and people’s houses. Pale Angels are a band best experienced live, and Daydreaming Blues is an album which captures all aspects of that perfectly.

Recorded live over two days at Strange Weather Studios, Brooklyn NY with Ben Greenberg (of Uniform, Hubble & previously The Men), the new album builds on the blown out, grunge-fuelled, garage punk of their previous records with the injection of more dark pop influence, adding touches of Wire and The Pixies to their Hüsker Dü and Ramones-influenced punk. Reflected in its title, Daydreaming Blues has a hypnotic, dreamy quality with depressing themes throughout.

“blissfully aware garage punk that isn’t afraid to carry a hook or two” DIY

“fans of The Replacements, The Gun Club, or any handful of SST’s mid-’80s bands may have a soft spot for Pale Angels” Brooklyn Vegan

“reflects the darker sounds of UK hardcore until it unexpectedly tears into a Misfits rip about 2/3 of the way in for the sickest key change ever.” – Noisey

“Insanely exciting.. a raw as fuck garage-grunge explosion” – Crack

“It recalls late 80s punk – think PIXIES or even Fugazi – Pale Angels also have an oddball British touch, akin to those off kilter Wire moments.” – Clash

1. Aeroplane
2. You Don’t Dance
3. Secretly Insane
4. I Needed Your Gun
5. Don’t Leave
6. Funeral
7. Loveless
8. Turn Around
9. Don’t Feel a Thing
10. Another Lie
11. Taped
12. X Rated



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