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Signals Midwest pieces things together on “Alchemy Hour”

Signals Midwest (Photo: Tommy Calderon)
Signals Midwest (Photo: Tommy Calderon)

For its fourth album, At This Age, Signals Midwest recruited Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It., Pet Symmetry) to produce the record. It’s a pairing that makes sense, as Signals Midwest has always made distinctly artful post-hardcore, and Weiss’ production credits show he’s got a knack for pulling the best out of the bands he works with. On “Alchemy Hour,” which The A.V. Club is streaming below, Signals Midwest sounds more refined than ever before. The song recalls the best parts of later-era Small Brown Bike records, soft and introspective when it needs to be but still capable of busting into a burly riff.


At This Age is available for pre-order now and will be released on September 2 on Tiny Engines.

Signals Midwest tour dates

9/10—The Loving Touch—Ferndale, MI w/ Bear Vs. Shark
9/14—Mahall’s 20 Lanes—Cleveland, OH w/ Violent Soho
9/17 —Bovine Sex Club—Toronto, ON w/ Choke Up
9/18—L’Esco—Montreal, QC w/ Choke Up
9/19—TBA—Quebec City, QC w/ Choke Up
9/20—The Monkey House—Winooski, VT w/ Choke Up
9/21—Great Scott—Boston, MA w/ Choke Up
9/22—Studio Luloo—Oaklyn, NJ
9/23—Everybody Hits—Philadelphia, PA
9/24—Aviv—Brooklyn, NY
9/25—DC9—Washington, DC
9/26—TBA—Richmond, Va
9/27—Duke Coffeehouse—Durham, NC
9/28—Lunchbox Records—Charlotte, NC
9/29—Spinelli’s—Louisville, KY
9/30—House Show TBA—Athens, OH
10/1—The Summit—Columbus, OH w/ The Gunshy
10/2—The Island—Moline, IL w/ The Gunshy
10/4—8th Note Coffeehouse—Milwaukee, WI w/ The Gunshy
10/5—House Show TBA—Minneapolis, MN w/ The Gunshy
10/6—The Greenhouse—Madison, WI w/ The Gunshy
10/7—Cobra Lounge—Chicago, IL w/ The Gunshy
10/14—Grog Shop—Cleveland, OH (Record release show)
10/29-10/31—The Fest 15—Gainesville, FL