Friday, September 23, 2016

Chicago trio Pamphleteers (ex-The Dials, The Returnables) debut album streaming in full, inspired, catchy post-punk

"One word to sum up The Ghost That Follows? Raw." -- Speak Into My Good Eye

"An undeniable piece of rock perfection." -- Music & Riots

Chicago trio Pamphleteers stream their full length debut The Ghost That Follows in its entirety starting today. Hear and share the full album via New Noise Magazine, Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

Pamphleteers also celebrate the album release with a hometown show on Monday, September 26th at The Empty Bottle. See current dates below. 

The band spoke candidly about the tragic events that brought them together and gave a rousing in-studio appearance earlier this week on Chicago's NPR radio affiliate WBEZ. Hear & share the entire interview/performance HERE

Speak Into My Good Eye recently premiered album track "L.A. L.A." alongside a shining review HERE. Music & Riots Magazine launched the album title track HERE. And, Impose Magazine previously shared the anthemic single, "Shivering" HERE.

Pamphleteers have been unleashing their shimmering post-punk assault since 2012. After debuting with a split EP, the band released its first full length today. The Ghost That Follows overflows with fantastic hooks and urgency reminiscent of X-Ray Spex, Bikini Kill, Young Marble Giants and The Gun Club

As a group, Pamphleteers are steeped in history and friendship. Having played in such bands as 
The Dials (No Fun Records/Latest Flame), Telenovela, and The Returnables (Jettison Music/Dirtnap), bassist/vocalist Rebecca Crawford, drummer Geoff Atkinson, and guitarist Jonathan Ben-Isvy have played side by side, if not together, for more than a decade, and their friendship goes back years earlier. When event conspired to find Crawford and Ben-Isvy simultaneously bandless for the first time in their years of friendship, they naturally looked to each other to fulfill their musical compulsion. 

As Pamphleteers, Crawford, Atkinson, and Ben-Isvy darkly smash anything and everything that excite them into the rock ’n’ roll caldron. The result is a sort of psychedelic new wave delivered with the punk urgency that rests at the trio’s core. Angular, melodic guitar, repetitively grooving bass lines, massive, yet danceable drumbeats, and dark yet soaring vocals imbue Pamphleteers with an inescapably hook laden urgency. 

The Ghost That Follows is available on LP and download as of September 23rd, 2016. 

09/26 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
10/29 Madison, WI @ Mickey's Tavern 

Artist: Pamphleteers
Album: The Ghost That Follows
Label: Pamphleteers Music
Release date: September 23rd, 2016

01) Shivering
02) L.A. L.A.
03) Hit It Clean
04) Bloodshot
05) Ghost That Follows
06) My Lipstick Stain 
07) Every Second
08) Just Your Style
09) Canonized
10) It's So much More

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