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Signals Midwest announce US summer dates

Ohio progressive rockers Signals Midwest have announced a handful of tour dates scattered around the United States this summer. You can check out the dates below.

Signals Midwest’s most recent album, Light On The Lake, was released October 22, 2013 via Tiny Engines.



Braid announce shows with Into It. Over It, Signals Midwest and Pity Sex

Illinois post-hardcore vets Braid have announced a handful of summer tour dates. Included are a date with Into It. Over It. in Pittsburgh and Ohio/Missouri dates with Pity Sex and Signals Midwest. Check out the brief rundown below.

Braid are set to release the  follow-up to 2000′s “Lucky To Be Alive,” via Topshelf Records later this year. Stay tuned for info.



Signals Midwest stream new song “308”

Ohio progressive rockers Signals Midwest are streaming a new song called “308,” taken from their upcoming album “Light On The Lake.” Here’s what frontman Max Stern had to say about the track:

“The title [of the song] comes from the address of the house that Loren [bass] and Jeff [guitar] lived in while we were writing the record, which was located only a few houses away from Lake Erie. The song itself is meant to introduce the listener to a few concepts that occur throughout the record—particularly the images of light and water.”

“Musically, ‘308’ is the most straight-forward and short song we’ve written in years… It’s really fun to play because it’s pretty simple compared to most of our songs, and we’ll likely be opening sets with it for a while once the record comes out.”

You can give “308” and get details on all of the band’s upcoming tour dates below!

“Light On The Lake” is set to be released on October 22nd via Tiny Engines.



Signals Midwest premiere new song “San Anselmo”

Ohio progressive rockers Signals Midwest have just released a new song “San Anselmo” off the bands upcoming album “Light On The Lake.” Check it out here.

“Light On The Lake” will be released October 22nd via Tiny Engines.



Video: Signals Midwest perform acostic version of new song “The Things That Keep Us Whole”

Ohio progressive rockers Signals Midwest recently performed an acoustic version of a new song called “The Things That Keep Us Whole.”

You can watch the performance here.

The band’s upcoming album “Light On The Lake,”  is being released sometime this fall. They last released “Latitudes and Longitudes” in 2011 on Tiny Engines.



Signals Midwest detail upcoming album “Light On The Lake”

Ohio progressive rockers Signals Midwest have revealed the cover art and tracklisting for their upcoming album “Light On The Lake,” which is set to be released sometime in late October through Tiny Engines.

Check out the tracklisting and a teaser video for the album below.

We’ll keep you posted as more details surrounding the release date for “Light On The Lake” surface. Signals Midwest last released “Latitudes and Longitudes” in 2011.



Live Video: Signals Midwest play new song “In The Pauses” on AltarTV

Ohio progressive rockers Signals Midwest recently played a new song called “In The Pauses” live on AltarTV.

You can check the video out right here.

“In The Pauses” will be appearing on the band’s upcoming album “Light On The Lake,” which is being released sometime this fall. They last released “Latitudes and Longitudes” in 2011 on Tiny Engines.



Signals Midwest announces new album “Light On The Lake”

Ohio natives Signals Midwest have announced that they will be releasing a full length “Light On The Lake” this fall.

The band released “Latitudes and Longitudes” last year.



Run Forever announces Summer US tour with Signals Midwest

Pennsylvania punk act Run Forever are hitting the road this summer with Ohio natives Signals Midwest.  They’ll be making their way through a bit of the Midwest and hitting up a good portion of the East Coast.  Or something like that.  Just check out the exact dates and locations here.



New “Yuletides and Stage Dives” comp available to stream/purchase (Signals Midwest, Pentimento, Balance And Composure and more)

The good folks at the Keep A Breast Foundation have unveiled a mega-compilation just in time for the holidays.

Entitled “Yuletides & Stage Dives,” the 42-song comp features the likes of Signals Midwest, Pentimento, Balance & Composure, A Loss For Words, and a bunch more. Click here to stream it or spend $10 to buy your own copy…it’s for a great cause!



Banquets announce short tour with PJ Bond

Jersey punk outfit Banquets have announced a short tour with their friends PJ Bond. Three days of the tour also features Signals Midwest. Check out the dates here.

Banquets released “Top Button, Bottom Shelf” last fall.



Signals Midwest announce US Tour

Ohio natives Signals Midwest have announced a full US tour in support of their album “Latitudes And Longitudes”. You can check out a full list of dates here.

“Latitudes and Longitudes” was released earlier this year.



Album Review: Signals Midwest – “Latitudes and Longitudes”

Alternative Press have called Ohio’s Signals Midwest one of the “100 bands you need to know in 2012.” hail from Ohio.   AP has called them one of the bands to watch in 2012. Judging from the sound of the band’s second full length, “Latitudes and Longitudes,” it’s safe to say that the folks over at AP may be on to something.

Not unlike Banquets, one of last year’s highlight bands, Signals Midwest play a sort of post-everything music that I think we’re supposed to call “orgcore” at this point, but frankly I feel like “orgcore” is a better label for a porn subgenre rather than a music subgenre.

Anyway, “Latitudes and Longitudes,” which is Signals Midwest’s first release for Tiny Engines Records, kicks off with the track “In Tensions.” The song itself has a great intro to it, and the track sets the tone for the whole album’s uptempo sonic assault. The layered riffs in “Family Crest” teeter on the brink of careening off the rails, but the band are tight enough to pull off that kind of chaos.

It would be easy to compare Signals Midwest to a band like The Menzingers, though honestly, having had a chance to thoroughly digest both bands’ current albums, I find “Latitudes and Longitudes” to be superior to “On The Impossible Past” in almost every way. Not that the latter is a bad album (it isn’t), but I have a greater admiration for Signals Midwest’s knack for writing personal yet instantly relatable lyrics.

Take the track “January & Seven” as an example. It’s a primarily acoustic track about places we’ve all been to: crumbling , cold apartments with our friends, regret when the electric bill comes in the mail…and about how perfect it is in spite of the chaos (“if this is all a dream then I’m staying asleep – I will hibernate through every freezing winter”).

If I can be critical for a paragraph or so, the backing vocals are a little too rough (pitchy) in some areas, and the vocals in general seem to be the album’s Achilles heel. This isn’t due, however, to the lung capacity of the principal vocalist (Max Stern). Rather, the vocals come across as the only lo-fi recorded part on an otherwise great sounding album. I know the whole ‘overloaded microphone’ sound is “in” now, but when the remainder of the album doesn’t have the same feel it can come off disjointed.

“The Weight & The Waiting” closes the “Latitudes and Longitudes” as an opus that clocks in at just shy of 6 minutes. With horns! In spite of its length, the track seems focused and doesn’t spend a long time wandering; it’s probably the most all-encompassing trip on the album, and may be the best representation of what Signals Midwest have to offer.  Which is a lot. Though it’s early in the year, there is a realistic chance that “Latitudes and Longitudes” ends up on my “Best of 2012” list. You’ll have to stay tuned…



Solidarity Recordings details French Exit/Signals Midwest split

The guys over at Solidarity Recordings have just put up pre-orders and announced details around the upcoming split 7″ between French Exit and Signals Midwest.  The cover art is yonder <= and you can check out the track listing here.

Pre-orders are up here.



Signals Midwest announce East Coast tour dates

Ohio natives Signals Midwest have posted East Coast tour dates.

Check out the dates and locations here.

Their latest album “Latitudes and Longitudes” came out today, November 29th on Tiny Engines and you can stream it via the band’s Bandcamp page here.