Orlando, Florida quintet You Blew It! are set to release their sophomore LP Keep Doing What You're Doing with us on January 14, 2014. The follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed Grow Up, Dude was produced by Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. and engineered by Matt Jordan (Stay Ahead of the Weather, Cut Teeth) at Atlas Studios in Chicago.
I remember repeatedly asking Evan, Matt and the band for updates throughout the recording process and got nothing in response nearly every time save for the same video clip of AXL Rose repeatedly asking of his backing band, "Gimme some reggae!" — which I took as an omen for the entire album.
Fortunately, Keep Doing What You're Doing sees You Blew It! instead dialing back on their more raw influences to create complex song structures, intricate guitar lines and cleaner vocals with a healthy dose of fuzz riding over it all. The ten tracks on the album call to mind The Get Up Kids, American Football and Death Cab for Cutie but maintain the integrity of the sound that the band has built their name on. Pre-orders are now up for the album with several package deal options available.
Yesterday, Pitchfork said of the band,
noticeably cleaner and more purposeful ... the grown-up sonics only make the underlying, pound-the-dashboard, yell-to-yourself sentiments all the more loud and clear.
Stereogum also weighed in on the new song:
Big feelings, big sound.
You can listen to the band's new song, "Award of the Year Award" directly below:
The band is also slated to hit the road with The Front Bottoms and The Wild in January and February for a full US tour (all tour dates below).
w/ The Wild
- 1/6/2014 Atlanta, GA @ Under the Couch
- 1/7/2014 Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm
- 1/8/2014 Indianpolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
w/ The Front Bottoms & The Wild
- 1/9/2014 GRAND RAPIDS MI @ THE PYRAMID SCHEME
- 1/10/2014 PONTIAC MI @ CROFOOT BALLROOM
- 1/11/2014 PALATINE IL @ DURTY NELLIES
- 1/12/2014 OMAHA NE @ THE WAITING ROOM
- 1/13/2014 FORT COLLINS CO @ AGGIE THEATRE
- 1/14/2014 SALT LAKE City UT @ CLUB SOUND
- 1/16/2014 OAKLAND CA @ OAKLAND METRO
- 1/17/2014 SANTA CRUZ CA @ THE CREPE PLACE
- 1/18/2014 HOLLYWOOD CA @ TROUBADOUR
- 1/19/2014 VENTURA CA @ VENTURA THEATRE UPPER DECK
- 1/21/2014 ALBUQUERQUE AZ @ THE GASWORKS
w/ The Front Bottoms
- 1/22/2014 OKLAHOMA CITY OK@ THE CONSERVATORY
- 1/23/2014 DALLAS TX @ CLUB DADA
- 1/24/2014 SAN ANTONIO TX @ THE LIMELIGHT
- 1/25/2014 NEW ORLEANS LA @ ONE EYED JACKS
- 1/26/2014 GAINESVILLE FL @ HIGH DIVE
- 1/28/2014 CHARLOTTE NC @ TREMONT MUSIC HALL - CASBAH
- 1/29/2014 ALEXANDRIA VA @ THE LAB
- 1/30/2014 PATCHOGUE NY @ 89 NORTH
- 1/31/2014 BETHLEHEM PA @ BLAST FURNACE @ ARTSQUEST CENTER
- 2/1/2014 PAWTUCKET RI @ THE MET
You Blew It!
- 1/15/2014 RENO NV @ NVWR Radio
- 1/20/2014 MESA AZ @ THE NILE UNDERGROUND
Thanks so much, everyone!!