Atlanta’s own, The Callous Daoboys, have graced the music scene with a new EP entitled, “God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys.” Released under the dual banners of MNRK Heavy and Modern Static Records, this EP follows their 2022 critically acclaimed album, “Celebrity Therapist.” Recognized for its avant-garde and unpredictable nature, the EP is available for streaming and purchase.
For vinyl enthusiasts, it’s noteworthy to mention that the album will see a limited pressing of 1,000 copies on 12” 45RPM vinyl, split across three distinct variants.
Opening with a cinematic blend of violin in “Pushing the Pink Envelope,” listeners are immediately introduced to a mesh of mathy riffs, playful muzak, and electronic Eurodance breakdowns. The chorus is a nod to the unmistakable power-chord catchiness familiar to fans of Fall Out Boy, yet it retains a raw edge unique to The Callous Daoboys. Carson Pace, the band’s frontman, reflects on the instrumental diversity, noting the ambitious soundscape they’ve explored.
The second track, “Waco Jesus,” bridges crushing heaviness with infectious melodies, showcasing creative riffs and vibrant hooks. Lastly, “Designer Shroud of Turin” stands out as Pace’s personal favorite, blending rap-rock verses with lively saxophone elements and a surprise samba section.
“I don’t think anyone’s gonna be expecting these songs and how crazy they are. We just wanna be ourselves and write the music we want to hear from this band.” – Carson Pace
The Callous Daoboys aren’t just stopping at a new release.
They are embarking on a North American tour, supporting bands Protest The Hero and Moon Tooth. The tour will span various cities from Calgary to New Kensington, concluding with a series of headline shows by The Callous Daoboys.
For European fans, 2024 sees the band touring with TesseracT and Unprocessed, covering countries from Luxembourg to Ireland.
For a detailed list of tour dates and venues, check the band’s official website.
Comprising Carson Pace (vocals), Daniel Hodsdon and Maddie Caffrey (guitars), Jackie Buckalew (bass), Amber Christman (violin/synths), and Matthew Hague (drums), The Callous Daoboys have surely cemented their presence in the metalcore music scene.
w/ Protest The Hero + Moon Tooth
10/20/23: Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB
10/22/23: The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
10/23/23: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/25/23: Goldfield – Sacramento, CA
10/26/23: 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
10/27/23: Music Box – San Diego, CA
10/28/23: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
10/31/23: Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
11/2/23: Southside Music Hall – Dallas, TX
11/3/23: Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
11/4/23: Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
11/5/23: Rise Rooftop – Houston, TX
11/7/23: The Abbey – Orlando, FL
11/8/23: The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/9/23: Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
11/10/23: Riffhouse – Chesapeake, VA*
11/11/23: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
11/12/23: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
11/14/23: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
11/15/23: Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
11/16/23: Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC*
11/17/23: History – Toronto, ON
11/18/23: Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY*
11/19/23: Preserving Underground – New Kensington, PA*
w/ TesseracT + Unprocessed
18-Jan-2024 LU – Esch-sur-Alzette/Rockhal
19-Jan-2024 FR – Villeurbanne/CCO La Rayonne
20-Jan-2024 ES – Barcelona/Sala Apolo
21-Jan-2024 ES – Madrid/La Paqui
23-Jan-2024 FR – Paris/Bataclan
25-Jan-2024 FR – Strasbourg/Laiterie
26-Jan-2024 BE – Antwerpen/Trix
27-Jan-2024 DE – Stuttgart/Im Wizemann
28-Jan-2024 IT – Milan/Alcatraz
30-Jan-2024 CH – Zurich/Komplex 457
01-Feb-2024 CZ – Prague/Palac Akropolis
02-Feb-2024 DE – Munich/Backstage
03-Feb-2024 AT – Vienna/SIMM City
04-Feb-2024 HU – Budapest/Barba Negra Red Stage
06-Feb-2024 DE – Berlin/Columbia Theater
07-Feb-2024 PL – Warsaw/Progresja
09-Feb-2024 FI – Tampere/Tavara-asema
10-Feb-2024 FI – Helsinki/Tavastia
12-Feb-2024 SE – Stockholm/Klubben Fryshuset
13-Feb-2024 NO – Oslo/Vulkan Arena
15-Feb-2024 DK – Copenhagen/Amager Bio
16-Feb-2024 DE – Hamburg/Gruenspan
17-Feb-2024 DE – Cologne/Carlswerk Victoria
18-Feb-2024 NL – Utrecht/Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda
20-Feb-2024 UK – Nottingham/Rock City
21-Feb-2024 UK – Wolverhampton/KK’s Steel Mill
22-Feb-2024 UK – Bristol/O2 Academy
23-Feb-2024 UK – London/O2 Forum Kentish Town
24-Feb-2024 UK – Manchester/O2 Ritz
25-Feb-2024 UK – Glasgow/SWG 2 Studio Warehouse
27-Feb-2024 IR – Dublin/Academy
* = The Callous Daoboys headline show