It’s a thrilling time for alternative, emotive pop punk infused rock; the genre is as dynamic as it’s ever been, producing bands with diverse musical influences that never fail to surprise us. Among these, Southern California’s MOVEMENTS have secured a distinctive place in the hearts of their audience. This group – comprising of Patrick Miranda on vocals, Ira George on guitar, Spencer York on drums, and Austin Cressey on bass – recently announced their new album, RUCKUS!, expected to hit the airwaves on August 18, courtesy of Fearless Records.
Among the sneak peaks from RUCKUS!, the track “Heaven Sent” has already seen its video release. The song, a dreamy escapade, epitomizes the band’s capacity for experimental, yet genuine, music creation. Miranda’s vocals trace the contours of an upbeat melody, narrating a relationship tale that feels as if it’s descended from the heavens. The innovative pop elements threaded through the song indicate a bold and intriguing progression for the band, bound to engage both steadfast followers and fresh listeners alike.
“‘Heaven Sent‘ showcases how we’ve played with our sound, experimenting with pop elements while staying true to our signature style.” – MOVEMENTS
Over the last few years, MOVEMENTS has been on a creative whirlwind, as evidenced by their 2020 album No Good Left to Give debuting at #3 on the Alternative chart and their streams doubling to a staggering 200 million total streams in the U.S. alone. Their continuous reinvention, since formation in 2015, has never failed to enchant audiences, and their third full-length album, RUCKUS!, is no exception.
The quartet, under the expert guidance of longtime collaborator Will Yip, has transcended typical scene expectations to build something strikingly unique. Yip, recognized for his work with bands like Circa Survive and Code Orange, has fused the band’s post-hardcore and punk influences with pop songcraft in RUCKUS! – an album that resounds with the group’s singular sound. This remarkable feat was achieved during three comprehensive trips to Yip’s Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, where the collection was written and recorded.
Miranda encapsulated the essence of the journey into RUCKUS!: “I truly don’t believe that it could have been a more streamlined process and I don’t think we’ve ever written music that’s as good as what we put together for this record.”
As they build anticipation for their new album, MOVEMENTS has also announced a series of concerts that will take place in September and October. Their tour will include the company of Mannequin Pussy, Softcult, and Heart to Gold, promising audiences high-octane rock performances.
MOVEMENTS on tour with Mannequin Pussy, Softcult, and Heart to Gold:
9/7 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Palladium (SOLD OUT!)
9/8 — Phoenix, AZ — Marquee Theatre
9/9 — Albuquerque, NM — El Rey Theater
9/10 — El Paso, TX — Lowbrow Palace (Outdoor)
9/12 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
9/13 — Austin, TX — Emo’s
9/15 — Atlanta, GA — Center Stage Theater
9/16 — Tampa, FL — The Ritz Ybor
9/18 — Asheville, NC — Orange Peel
9/19 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl
9/21 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life Festival#
9/22 — Pittsburgh, PA — Roxian Theatre
9/23 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore (No MP)
9/24 — Worcester, MA — Palladium
9/26 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
9/27 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Steel
9/29 — Columbus, OH — King of Clubs
9/30 — Chicago, IL — Concord Music Hall
10/3 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
10/5 — Denver, CO — Summit
10/6 — Salt Lake City, UT — Soundwell
10/8 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
10/10 — Seattle, WA — Neptune Theater
10/11 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom
10/13 — Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst
10/14 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues*
10/15 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues
#Movements + MP Only