Building on their 2013 critical acclaim that included several Top Albums of 2013 lists and features on Alternative Press and AbsolutePunk, Backslashes And Bad Ideas have inked a deal with Imminence Records. Vocalist Nick DePalo had this to say on the signing, “We are very excited about the switch to Imminence Records (from Harbor Records), and to be featured in a lineup of other bands we have come to love and respect. It gives us the opportunity as a band to grow and take the next step forward.” The band is set to release their first full length sometime in 2015 as the follow up to last year’s There Is No Place Like Home, which spawned the single “Defend Josh’s Life Choices” featuring Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred, Terrible Things).
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The band has also announced that they will be hitting the road this August with new label mates Get Stoked on the Get Backslashed tour. In promotion for the tour fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #GetBackslashed for any status updates, tweets, on Instagram pictures concerning the tour. Nick had this to say on the forthcoming tour, “We are looking forward to a successful tour with our new friends and label mates in Get Stoked, but overall we are just eager to get back on the road and play our hearts out in a different city each night.” This will be the band’s first tour since their January run with Lila Ignite and Night Owls. The tour begins August 1st and will run until August 12th.
8/1 – TBA
8/2 – Amityvile Music Hall – Long Island, NY
18/3 – TBA – Washington, DC
8/4 – Blackthorn 51 – Elmhurst, NY
8/5 – Legendary Dobbs – Philadelphia, PA
8/6 – The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
8/7 – TBA
8/8 – TBA – Morgantown, WV
8/9 – Donato’s Pizza – Columbus, OH
8/10 – TBA
8/11 – Crawlspace – Youngstown, OH
8/12 – House Show – Staten Island, NY (Backslashes And Bad Ideas only)
About Backslashes And Bad Ideas:
Backslashes and Bad Ideas is not just another generic pop punk or emo outfit. They are not typical, tired, or processed, and they proudly separate themselves from the constant cookie-cutter standard. Their circuit began with just four friends humbly making music. They started writing together inspired by a range of artists like scene veterans such as Taking Back Sunday and Brand New. The band’s unique sound and blend of pop punk, emo, and post-hardcore has drawn comparisons to The Dangerous Summer, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, and Into It. Over It. Over two years in the making, they have grown together not only in number, but in sound and purpose. They strive to wrought passionate, driving, and heartfelt music that can transcend all listeners.
In June 2012, the band began recording theur debut EP Nothing Left To Give with producer Joe Della’quila (Anthony Green, Good Old War) at Exeter Studios in NJ. After a successful self-release on August 4th, 2012, Backslashes And Bad Ideas received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback and support, as well as favorable reviews from a variety of outlets. After several months of constant performing and promotion to support the release, the band signed to Harbor Records and went right back into the writing process to prepare for their next release. The sophomore effort There’s No Place Like Home was recorded over the summer of 2013 and features the singles “No Matter What Happens, Don’t Ask Who” as well as “Defend Josh’s Life Choices” featuring Fred Mascherino, formerly of Taking Back Sunday. The album was released on November 12, 2013, garnering high praise after exclusive features with Alternative Press and AbsolutePunk.net.
The band hit the road in January 2014, on tour to support the record with Lila Ignite and Night Owls. Since 2012 the band has traversed the east coast, playing shows near and far having shared the stage with national touring bands such as Major League, I Call Fives, Seaway, With The Punches, Half Hearted Hero, Born Without Bones, Young Statues, and Still Rings True. Backslashes And Bad Ideas thrive to deliver an electric, intimate, and tightly crafted performance no matter what the bill, venue, or crowd.
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