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Scarves to release new LP, Dinner Dates for the End of Days out September 28th via Good Eye Records

September 22, 2018


to release new LP, Dinner Dates for the End of Days

out September 28th via Good Eye Records

Over the past few years, and through a few different iterations, Seattle-based math-rock emo-punks Scarves has established themselves as, “One of the city’s top notch rising acts,” according to KEXP. In that same paragraph, the words “jarring” and “abrasive” also appear so that starts to paint a picture of the dichotomy that has been at play for the band and its frontperson/founder Niko Stathakopoulos.

Joined by Cael Watts (drums) and Nessa Grassing (guitars), Scarves are now announcing a new LP, Dinner Dates for the End of Days, their first with Good Eye Records, which will see release digitally and on vinyl, including a limited “Green/Blue” Smoke color run, on September 28th, 2018.

Stathakopoulos, Grasing, and Watts wrote and rehearsed Dinner Dates for the End of Days under a cloud of smoke and ash from British Columbia forest fires. If “apocalyptic emo math rock” doesn’t get you excited in 2018, nothing will. Each song is a portrait of an end times that’s positively inspiring and undeniably heart-warming. Even as we lurch toward something unpleasant, it’s hard to be too bummed out with Niko’s vocals and Watts’ driving drums.

The album was recorded at Destination Universe in Portland: a studio designed to blend in to a neighborhood realtors might call “character-filled.” Produced by Hutch Harris of Thermals sainthood, the album was recorded downright punkishly. No click. Mostly single takes. It’s a testament to the tightness of the band that the finished product sounds so lush. Rounding out the personnel was engineer Victor Nash of Point Juncture, WA and studio cat Oogi.

The band have unveiled track ‘Sweet Tooth’, taken from the forthcoming album and it’s a must hear. Think early Modest Mouse meets Courtney Barnett, Sonic Youth vibes and altogether something completely unique.

This band will so easily  become your new favourite band.  Scarves are addictive, they’ve worked out to create the most compelling instrumentation layered with alluring lyrics and illustrious vocals.

Let Dinner Dates for the End of Days be the last album you listen to before we all slip off into oblivion.

Scarves tour dates:

9/25 Los Angeles, CA – Eastside Showroom

9/26 San Diego, CA- House Show

9/27 Phoenix, AZ – The Lunchbox

9/28 Tucson, AZ – House Show

9/29 – The Pizza Joint

10/01 Austin, TX – Cheer Up Charlies

10/02 Denton, TX -TBA

10/03 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar

10/04 Athens, GA – TBA

10/05 Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse

10/06 Raleigh, NC – Slims

10/08 Washington DC – The Dwells

10/09 Philadelphia, PA – House Show

10/10 New York, NY – Trans-Pecos

10/12 Syracuse, NY – House Show

10/13 New Jersey – TBA

10/14 Pittsburgh – Mr Roboto

10/16 Cincinnati, OH – House Show

10/17 Chicago, IL – Burlington Theater

10/19 – Davenport, IA – Daytrotter

10/20 – Kansas – TBA

10/21 Omaha, NE – House Show


Dinner Dates for the End of Days tracklist:

01: Shelter

02: Collapse

03: Crushed Ice

04: No Names

05: Arrow

06: Sweet Tooth

07: Muscles

08: You’re Ugly Too

09: Icarus

10: Dinner Dates

Dinner Dates for the End of Days is out September 28th and is the ninth release from Good Eye Records.


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