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Sheer Mag announce new album, A Distant Call, share “Blood From a Stone”: Stream

Plus, dates for an extensive fall tour in the US, UK, and Europe

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Sheer Mag, photo by Marie Lin
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    Sheer Mag have detailed a new album, A Distant Call, to follow up their 2017 debut LP, Need to Feel Your Love. What’s more, the pop-punk act are previewing the forthcoming collection with lead single, “Blood From a Stone”, and have announced an extensive roster of North American and European tour dates for the fall.

    Due out on August 23rd via Sheer Mag’s own label, Wilsuns RC, the group’s sophomore effort merges the personal with the political. Presented almost as a concept album, the narrative arc draws on frontwoman Tina Halladay’s past life experiences when she was broke, newly single, and dealing with the death of her father.

    As Halladay explained, “We’ve been waiting to write these songs since we started the band and we were able to take these experiences and build a story out of them.”

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    However, underneath the narrative of with A Distant Call, Sheer Mag also makes a subtle argument for socialism. Explained guitarist and lyricist Matt Palmer, “We’re talking about how late capitalism alienates and commodifies whatever is in its path without using the term ‘late capitalism.'” After the album’s protagonist acknowledges her pain and decides to move forward, the end of the record recognizes that the system and rich politicians are more in control of her life than she is.

    To support the new LP, Sheer Mag has released lead single “Blood From a Stone”, which sets the tone of the entire release. As the first song on the record, it kicks off the narrative, offering up pretext from Tina’s life a few years ago. Take a listen for yourself below.

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    A Distant Call Artwork:

    Sheer Mag A Distant Call Artwork

    A Distant Call Tracklist:
    01. Steel Sharpens Steel
    02. Blood From A Stone
    03. Unfound Manifest
    04. Silver Line
    05. Hardly To Blame
    06. Cold Sword
    07. Chopping Block
    08. The Right Stuff
    09. The Killer
    10. Keep On Runnin

    To support A Distant Call, Sheer Mag has announced an expansive fall tour, which spans North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. After the group’s West Coast run during the summer, the band will pick back up at the end of August with a series of shows across the United States. After the USA leg ends in mid-October, the group will celebrate the weeks surrounding Halloween touring in Europe. Check out the full itinerary below.

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    Sheer Mag 2019 Tour Dates:
    06/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
    06/24 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    06/25 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
    06/26 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
    06/28 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
    06/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ American Legion Hall
    06/30 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
    07/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
    07/03 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
    07/05 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
    07/06–07/07 – Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo
    08/30 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
    08/31 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
    09/01 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
    09/03 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
    09/04 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
    09/05 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
    09/06 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    09/07 – Madison, WI @ The Terrace at UW@Madison
    09/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
    09/09 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
    09/10 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
    09/12 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
    09/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
    09/14 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
    09/16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
    09/21 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
    09/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom
    09/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
    09/26 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
    09/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
    09/28 – Houston, TX @ The Satellite
    09/29 – New Orleans, LA @ Santo’s
    10/01 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
    10/02 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club
    10/03 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
    10/04 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
    10/05 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
    10/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
    10/11 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
    10/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling Festival
    10/26 – Aarhus, DK @ Tape
    10/27 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
    10/29 – Hamburg, DK @ Molotow
    10/30 – Berlin, DK @ Zukunft am Ostkreuz
    11/02 – London, UK @ Mirrors Festival
    11/04 – Manchester, UK @ Yes
    11/05 – Dublin, IR @ Grand Social
    11/06 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
    11/08 – Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City 2019
    11/09 – Benidorm, ES @ Primavera Weekender

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