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Downtown Boys sign to Sub Pop, record new album with Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto

Downtown Boys (Photo courtesy of Sub Pop Records)
Downtown Boys (Photo courtesy of Sub Pop Records)

Providence, Rhode Island’s Downtown Boys have been one of the most genre-bending punk bands in recent memory. With a hardcore attack, horn section, and lyrics that seethe with politically-charged anger, Downtown Boys have carved out a sound that’s progressive in seemingly every way. Today, Sub Pop Records announced it’s signed the band and will release its follow-up to 2015’s Full Communism later this year. Currently the band is in the studio recording with Greg Norman and Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, producers who have a knack for tapping into a band’s core and pulling out visceral performances. The band will be heading out for a bit of touring ahead of the album’s release; all those dates can be found below, along with the video for “Wave Of History,” the opening track from Full Communism.

Downtown Boys tour dates

2/3—The Freedom Fair at Black Cat—Washington, DC *
3/6—Ottobar—Baltimore, MD **
3/7—Duke Coffeehouse—Raleigh, NC **
3/8—Third Man Records—Nashville, TN **
3/9—Siberia—New Orleans, LA **
3/10—Walter’s—Houston, TX **
3/11—Yerberia Cultura—McAllen, TX **
3/13—Paper Tiger—San Antonio, TX **
3/14—3/17—SXSW—Austin, TX
3/18—Club Dada—Dallas, TX #
3/19—Valley of Vapors—Hot Springs, AR **
3/20—JJ’s Bohemia—Chattanooga, TN **
3/21—The Mothlight—Asheville, NC **
3/23—Everybody Hits—Philadelphia, PA **
3/24—Baby’s All Right—Brooklyn, NY **
4/20—First Unitarian Church—Philadelphia, PA [SOLD OUT]^

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* w/ Two Inch Astronaut, Loi Loi, and Kosi & Free Thyme
** w/ Sneaks
# w/ Chastity Belt, Weaves, and Flasher
^ w/ Paint It Black, Praise, Gouge Away, and Soul Glo

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