The Bombpops will be at The 7th Street Entry on Thursday, March 19th for a show that you definitely won’t want to miss.
We put a lot of thought into being able to tell stories with these songs,” says Jen Razavi who, along with Poli van Dam, founded The Bombpops in 2007. Together, Razavi and van Dam became the band’s backbone, writing songs that highlighted their dual guitar attack and were carried by their pitch-perfect vocal harmonies. It’d take the band a decade to release their first full-length album, but 2017’s Fear of Missing Out was a perfect distillation of everything they’d been working toward. And now, with the Dear Beer EP, they’re proving that there’s plenty more where that came from.
The four new tracks that make up Dear Beer are as distinct as they are powerful. “The song ‘Dear Beer’ was collectively everyone in the band’s favorite song,” says Razavi, and it’s easy to see why. Where Fear of Missing Out saw Razavi and van Dam throwing out pointed lyrical jabs, Dear Beer ups the introspection. Make no mistake, there’s still a bit of bile getting spit up, but there’s just the right amount of levity mixed in. It’s what allows these songs to work as stories, ones that are resonant for the band members, and will surely hit home for anyone who plays Dear Beer all the way through.
A personal favorite of mine, Tightwire, will be joining The Bombpops. They’re called Tightwire, and they’re giving you 13 self-recorded blasts on this debut album entitled, Six Feet Deep, mixed by Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, Dead To Me, The Menzingers). The two singers, Paul and Tane, offer the kinda dark/poppy jams you would expect from salty MPLS punks: love songs, drinking songs, angry songs, drinking songs, funny songs, drinking songs, etc. This should go down as one of the best pop-punk albums of the year, and you can expect lotsa tours from this Midwest trio as they already have shows booked with Dillinger Four and Off With Their Heads.
Billy Liar, who will also be opening up the show, grew up in the underground punk rock scene, finding his feet and forging his sound through a self-imposed relentless touring schedule, a love of playing live and an understanding that good things do not come to those who wait. Great things come to those who get out on the road and make a hell of a lot of their own mistakes.
VIAL will kick things off. VIAL is a Minneapolis-based band of students focused on activism in diversity and inclusion in the music scene. Their punk songs with pop prowesses explore the aspects of looming adulthood and gender dynamics.
Tickets are still available HERE!
13 Mar in Los Angeles, CA, US @ The Offbeat
14 Mar in Orange County, CA @ Slidebar Fullerton
15 Mar in Long Beach, CA, US @ Fingerprints
19 Mar in Minneapolis, MN, US @ 7th St Entry
20 Mar in Madison, WI, US @ BarleyPop Live
21 Mar in Chicago, IL, US @ Reggie’s
22 Mar in Cleveland, OH, US @ Beachland
24 Mar in Detroit, MI, US @ Loving Touch
25 Mar in London, ON, Canada @ Call The Office
26 Mar in Toronto, ON, Canada @ Bovine Sex Club
27 Mar in Montreal, QC, Canada @ Turbo Haus (SOLD OUT)
28 Mar in Boston, MA, US @ Hong Kong w/ MakeWar (SOLD OUT)
29 Mar in Asbury Park, NJ, US @ AP Brewery w/ MakeWar
30 Mar in Norfolk, VA, US @ The Taphouse w/ MakeWar
31 Mar in Baltimore, MD, US @ Sidebar w/ MakeWar
01 Apr in Altoona, PA, US @ McGarvey’s w/ MakeWar
02 Apr in Philadelphia, PA, US @ Kung Fu Neck Tie w/ MakeWar
03 Apr in Pittsburgh, PA, US @ Smiling Moose w/ MakeWar
04 Apr in Brooklyn, NY, US @ Saint Vitus w/ MakeWar