Bethlehem Steel Share “Florida 2” Video + Touring with Lemuria

August 17, 2018

Chris Bellanca






Exploding In Sound Records is excited to share a new video from Brooklyn’s Bethlehem Steel for “Florida 2” with BrooklynVegan, originally taken from the band’s debut full length, Party Naked Forever. Since the release, the band founder, Becca Ryskalczyk, has added a second guitarist to the group, Christina Puerto, and has been touring year-round in its support. The band has even found time to record their next release, tentatively slated for this winter. After a much-needed summer break, Bethlehem Steel is hitting the road again, this time as direct support to Lemuria on their fall US tour. Ahead of those dates, Bethlehem Steel will be touring with Baked in late August and supporting Pile on October 20th, the second night of Pile’s back-to-back Brooklyn shows at Saint Vitus. Check out the full list of upcoming shows below. Tickets are on sale now for all listed dates.

Bethlehem Steel Tour Dates:
08/17 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Sparta
08/28 – New Haven, CT @ Never Get To Be Cool w/ Baked
08/29 – Binghamton, NY @ Avenue DIY w/ Baked
08/30 – Rochester, NY @ Small World Books w/ Baked
08/31 – Toronto, ON @ Duffy’s Tavern w/ Baked
09/01 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Louie’s Trophy Room w/ Baked
09/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club w/ Baked
09/03 – Madison, WI @ Mickey’s Tavern w/ Baked
09/04 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (downstairs) w/ Baked
09/06 – Columbus, OH w/ Baked
09/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit w/ Baked
09/09 – Queens, NY @ Rippers w/ Baked
09/22 – New York, NY @ Microsessions
10/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus w/ Pile
10/28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle w/ Lemuria
10/29 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel w/ Lemuria
10/30 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Lemuria
10/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA w/ Lemuria
11/01 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Lemuria
11/02 – New York, NY @ Market Hotel w/ Lemuria
11/03 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Lemuria
11/04 – Toronto, ON @ The Rec Room w/ Lemuria
11/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ Lemuria
11/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s w/ Lemuria
11/07 – Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups w/ Lemuria
11/08 – Toledo, OH @ Frankies w/ Lemuria
11/09 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme w/ Lemuria
11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Lemuria
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry w/ Lemuria
11/13 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill w/ Lemuria
11/14 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall w/ Lemuria
11/15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street w/ Lemuria
11/16 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide w/ Lemuria
11/17 – Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s w/ Lemuria


Biography:Bethlehem Steel invite you to Party Naked Forever, both figuratively and quite possibly literally. The Brooklyn trio of Rebecca Ryskalczyk (vocals/guitars), Jon Gernhart (drums) and Patrick Ronayne (bass), have created a record that breaks free from the anxiety, unhealthy relationships, and medicinal dependence to simply be itself; powerful, deeply personal, and untamed. There’s no holding back, Party Naked Forever is raw and bold, and Ryskalczyk’s songs are triumphantly pushed to their breaking point.

Formed out of an old friendship between Ryskalczyk and Gernhart, Bethlehem Steel came to be in Brooklyn, but its roots lie further North in Buffalo. The city and the stresses that come along with it led to the record’s cathartic moments, but it’s heart rests upstate, punctuated in dirty guitar lines, somber lyrics, and Ryskalczyk’s impeccable control. Her songs are honest and vulnerable, balanced by a muscular fury and scornful aggression. Party Naked Forever is an exploration of the things that keep Ryskalczyk up at night and voicing her concerns without a care of consequence. It’s the sound of truly being alive.

The record is named in honor of the late great Dave Weaver.


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