Read all about these power-poppin' guys and gal in this new feature, posted today on Minneapolis City Pages' Gimme Noise blog!
1-800-BAND's new EP, Diver Blue, was produced by Kevin McMahon (The Walkmen, Swans) and mastered by Carl Saff (Guided By Voices, Unsane). The EP came out in April on Almost Ready Records (Liquor Store, Atlantic Thrills). Stream it on Pitchfork.
May 2 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski's
May 3 - Bloomington, IN @ Landlocked Music
May 4 - Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock Palace
May 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
May 6 - Chicago, IL @ Emporium
May 7 - Hamtramck, MI @ The Painted Lady
May 8 - Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street
May 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House (Brooklyn Power Pop Festival w/ Dwight Twilley)
"Aside from having a stellar band name, these Brooklyn cats want to help erase those cold-weather blues and inspire you to throw your swimsuit in the backseat. I'm on board."
"The kind of sugar-packed, carbonated power-pop that groups like The Cars and The Raspberries used to shake up and spray out on the regular..."
"Stellar skinny-tie pop."
"Devotees of late '70s power pop/new wave (think The Cars, Dwight Twilley, Cheap Trick)... playing hook-and-riff-filled pop."
"Retro-pop, reminiscent of The Cars and other bands that were in vogue at a time when the good old land line phone was still inspiring hit songs (think Blondie)."
"Brooklyn-based 1-800-BAND take inspiration from classic New Wave and power-pop anthems of the late '70s, giving it a new spin."
"An onslaught of catchy power pop tunes cooked up by a foursome of seasoned musicians bred of Brooklyn dive bars, sharp hooks, and an affinity for humor."
–Minneapolis City Pages
"The perfect soundtrack for aimless joyrides and rooftop parties..."
"The perfect sound for a city punk dreaming of a sunny day at the beach..."