Featured on IDIOTEQ in March this year, PEARS have just announced that they have signed with Fat Wreck Chords! The label commented:
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve signed New Orleans hardcore punk upstarts PEARS! We gave them a real contract and everything, hand-written by the boss man Fat Mike himself; check it out! We’ve been listening to their debut album, Go to Prison, ever since our buddy Ryan from Off With Their Heads told us about them and released the LP on his label Anxious and Angry last year. On July 24th Fat will be givingGo to Prison a worldwide re-release (with super fancy new cover art), to be followed by a brand new PEARS album in early 2016. But you won’t have to wait quite that long to hear some new tunes from these rowdy NOLA punkers. Stay tuned!
Back to Go to Prison, this killer record twitches back and forth between genuine old-school hardcore punk and catchy melodic sections without ever missing a beat. Butcheck it out for yourself! You can catch them live this month and throughout the rest of the year. “We plan on continuing to tour pretty much non-stop, starting in May with some shows with Strung Out, Red City Radio and La Armada, to and from Punk Rock Bowling, which we are super excited to be playing. We’ll be out on the west coast again in August, and we’re doing a 3-4 week tour with Teenage Bottlerocket in September,” says guitarist Brian Pretus.
Photo by Patrick Houdek Photography.
05/20/15 Austin, TX @ Red Seven w/ Strung Out, Red City Radio, La Armada
05/21/15 Dallas, TX @ Three Links w/ Strung Out, Red City Radio, La Armada
05/24/15 Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling
05/26/15 Reno, NV @ Jub Jubs w/ Strung Out, Red City Radio, La Armada
05/27/15 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk w/ Strung Out, Red City Radio, La Armada
05/29/15 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues w/ Strung Out, Red City Radio, La Armada
05/30/15 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues w/ Strung Out, Red City Radio, La Armada
05/31/15 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
06/02/15 San Antonio, TX @ Hi Tone
06/04/15 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon w/ Melt Banana, Torche
06/06/15 Memphis, TN @ Memphis Punk Rock Fest w/ Direct Hit!
06/20/15 Milwaukee, WI @ DUMMERFEST w/ Direct Hit!, Masked Intruder, Teenage Bottlerocket
10/28/15 Ybor, FL @ Big Pre-Fest
10/31/15 Gainesville, FL @ FEST14