Jade Tree‘s newest signing, West Chester, Pennsylvania punk trio SPRAYNARD have announced they will release a new 2-song 7″ on the label on May 18, 2015 as a precursor to a forthcoming full-length album on Jade Tree. The AV Club is streaming “Bench”, the title track from the 7″ today, saying “the track makes good on vocalist-guitarist Pat Graham’s promise that Spraynard’s new material would be a step away from its early pop-punk days… “Bench’ marks the next step in the trio’s evolution.” The new 7″ is now available for pre-order via Jade Tree.
Spraynard began playing together in 2009, focusing on cultivating a scene organically around them and quickly becoming local favorites in the process. The band released their first full length Cut and Paste in 2010, and caught the attention of Asian Man Records, who released the band’s second full-length, Funtitled, in 2011. With their steadily growing popularity, the band began touring more extensively and spending more time in the nearby city of Philadelphia, while continuing to work hard to keep the West Chester scene alive. The endless touring and sudden popularity turned out to be more straining then expected, leading the band to announce a hiatus in 2012.
But the break did not last long and buoyed by the strong friendships between the members, the band announced the release of The Mark, Tom, and Patrick Show, a compilation record on Asian Man in 2014. The release was quickly followed by a sold out show in Philadelphia, and it was quickly evident that Spraynard’s fan base had only grown in their time apart. The remainder of 2014 saw the band embark on a full US headlining tour before venturing to the UK with Modern Baseball.
SPRAYNARD will embark on a series of short tours this spring with Iron Chic, Modern Baseball and The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die as well as playing at Bled Fest and Skate and Surf. All tour dates are below.
5/01 – Lancaster, PA @ Fulton Street Arts Co-Op^
5/03 – Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s^
5/04 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness^
5/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome^
5/06 – Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe^
5/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cocoon Room^
5/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ One Last Party Fest^
5/09 – Chicago, IL @ Fizz^
5/10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme^
5/11 – London, ON @ Rum Runners^
5/12 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddah^
5/16 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Skate & Surf
5/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar*
5/23 – Howell, MI @ Bled Fest
5/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom*
6/24 – Albany, NY @ Bogies&
6/25 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar&
6/26 – Allentown, PA @ Planet Trog&
6/27 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall&
^ = w/ Iron Chic
* = w/ Modern Baseball
& = w/ The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die