Elway has announced today plans to release their sophomore album, Leavetaking, digitally on and on physical CD on via Red Scare. The band has revealed the artwork, track list and title today. – Los Angeles, CA – Fort Collins’ indie-punk band
Counting bands like The Menzingers, Dead To Me, The Lawrence Arms, etc. as their sonic contemporaries, Elway brings something uniquely their own to the recipe: a slight Rocky Mountain twang and heartsick lyrics that involve camaraderie, debauchery, triumph and existential antitheism. Just imagine if Sylvia Plath and Richard Dawkins got trashed one night on Schlitz and started a punk band. That's Elway for ya, and their new full length,Leavetaking, will be the next great punk album on Red Scare.
After signing to Red Scare in 2011, the band released their debut album Delusions and changed their name from 10-4 Eleanor to Elway, which briefly got them in hot water with the famed, former Broncos’ quarterback of the same name. The guys spent the next year touring and playing shows with the likes of NOFX, Teenage Bottlerocket, Cobra Skulls and The Dopamines among others.
With a solid fanbase in tow, Elway headed to Chicago’s Atlas Studios (Alkaline Trio, Smoking Popes, The Lawrence Arms) to record their follow-up album, Leavetaking. After a few weeks of recording the band with emerged with their best material to date.
The Rocky Mountains haven't given the world much in the name of punk rock, but all that is about to change with these new songs, and the band is expected to tour heavily in support of the new LP, including a co-headlining run with labelmates Masked Intruder on the Red Scare Across America Tour followed by a European headlining tour.
Follow the band now at https://www.facebook.com/
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01: The Great Divorce
02: Salton Sea
04: One Flew East
05: One Flew West
06: Someday, Sea Wolf
08: Banned From Gun World
11: There Is A Line
12: Patria Mia (Room 20)
Elway Tour Dates:
7/8- Chicago, IL- Gman Tavern ([acoustic] tour kickoff party!)
7/10- Minneapolis, MN- Triple Rock Social Club
7/11- Moline, IL- Bier Stube
7/12- Madison, WI- Frequency
7/13- Chicago, IL- Beat Kitchen
7/14- Detroit, MI- Small's
7/15 - Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop
7/16- Lemoyne, PA- The Champ
7/17- Baltimore, MD- Sidebar
7/18- Boston, MA- Middle East
7/19- New York, NY- Santo's House Party
7/20- Brooklyn, NY- Suburbia
7/21- Philadelphia, PA- The Fire
7/22- Durham, NC- Motorco
7/23- Richmond, VA- Strange Matter
7/24- Pittsburgh, PA- 222 Ormsby
7/25- Cincinnati, OH- Southgate House
7/26- St Louis, MO- Firebird
7/27- Omaha, NE- Sokol Underground
7/28- Denver, CO- The Marquis
7/29- Ft. Collins, CO- Surfside 7
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