Folk-punk staples Defiance, Ohio have announced information on their long-awaited upcoming album Midwestern Minutes. The 11-Song album will be released on LP/CD by No Idea Records on July 6th. You can check out one of the new tracks, Hairpool, on the band’s No Idea profile page. For a complete tracklisting, click here.
Bassist/Singer Ryan Woods had the following to say about the direction of the album:
“I’m not sure what it will turn out like, but I do feel it is a bit of a change. I think we were a lot more careful in arranging the songs, for example, a lot more thought-out harmonies, some songs have lots of strings, some none at all. There is a lot more use of the piano, a Wurlitzer, and a return of the upright bass on some songs. A couple of the songs are quite theatrical in content and orchestrated musically. In contrast, I think a couple songs are also more “punk” sounding than the last record. We are very excited! I feel like we really worked as a group to make the songs and I think it will be a really good representation of where we are as a band now, for better or for worse.”
This will be the band’s first release since 2007’s The Fear, The Fear, The Fear.
Midwestern Minutes Track Listing:
2. The White Shore
3. A Lot to Do
6. Dissimilarity Index
7. The Reason
8. Her Majesty’s Midwestern Islands
9. Diamonds Theme Song
10. You Are Loved
11. Everyone Else on the Other Side
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