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]^


* 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