The So So Glos Set To Release Debut Shortplayer TOURISM/TERRORISM Out This November On Green Owl Records

7” Single “Throw Your Hands Up Deejay B/W  Execution Out October 21st
Mixed By Spidey (Ghostface Killah)

The So So Glos

Announce DIY US Tour

Click Here To View So So Glos Live From The Market Hotel

“One of those kids, Alex Levine, 20, was clad in a leather jacket and Doc Martens shoes. He scrawled lyrics into a tiny notebook and spoke about organizing a rock-flavored fund-raiser for Senator Obama. The younger Mr. Levine plays bass and sings for a Brooklyn-based band called the So So Glos, a group that lacks a “W” between the “O” and the “S” out of animus for the current president, he said. He was the one who first got his father excited about Senator Obama, and he considers himself unusual in his political fervor. He tries to spread the word wherever he can, even at rock concerts. “Most people I have talked to at shows seem apathetic,” he said. -Jonathan Miller, The New York Times

The Brooklyn punk rockers The So So Glos do for New York City in these troubled ’00s—deep into second terms for Bush and Bloomberg—what theClash did for London in ’79: burn it in political effigy with rambunctious meta-protest music. -Greg Burgett, New York Press

The So So Glos, a super-loud punk outfit that doesn’t let its high level of musical sophistication get in the way of the good time. -Armin Rosen for Impose

The So So Glos are the reason I went to live shows in the first place; a kind of energy, enthusiasm and a lyricism that is hard to come by in a world of corporate hooks and mass-marketed gutter snipes. -Amanda Scigaj for Chief magazine

The SO SO GLOS are four brothers who play the punk rock and roll that they believe in. Originally from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, they now live at the Market Hotel in Bushwick- a space they founded that is both their home and community. Brews, smokes and music blasting, the J train crushing along the tracks outside, non-stop. That is their music: aggressive, urgent, and immediate- political and poetic because it has to be. But these Brooklyn kids aren’t just touting the same old punk; Graced with electro MPC breaks, surf sounds, gang vox, and a little tambo it sounds fresh. Still though, after the rubble settles and the smoke clears, its unmistakenly punk rock in its spirit.

They started the infamous Market Hotel venue with promoter Todd P because they felt, with the DIY scene getting stronger; Brooklyn needed a larger all ages DIY venue. They were right- The Hotel has gone to host some of the best bands of now (No Age, The Black Lips, Dan Deacon) and some of the most legendary NYC parties in recent memory. Never content to play hometown heroes The SO SO GLOS self-released their S/T full length in 2007 and supported it with DIY touring at house parties and punk clubs all around the US.

In August The SO SO GLOS recorded “TOURISM / TERRORISM” at Staten Islands SOR studios with Adam Reich producing and mixing done by Spidey (Ghostface Killah). At 27 minutes long, the record is somewhere between an EP and an album. It was made a shortplayer “for the trigger happy iPod generation” half-jokes 21 year old lead singer Alex Levine with a grin. These guys are for real.

The SO SO GLOS will begin a new tour in October, with dates lasting until everyone f@cking gets it.

US Dates

Sep 26 2008 8:00P Park Avenue Armory (FREE, ALL-AGES) New York, New York
Sep 27 2008 8:00P Fordham University w/ Des Ark, Bad Credit No Credit The Bronx, New York
Oct 9 2008 8:00P TBA w/ The Nymphet[te]s! Aretha Snakes! Amherst, Massachusetts
Oct 16 2008 8:00P SMOG @ Bard College Annandale, New York
Oct 17 2008 8:00P TBA Bronxville, New York
Oct 18 2008 8:00P The Market Hotel w/ Titus Andronicus Brooklyn, New York
Oct 21 2008 8:00P Santos Party House New York, New York
Oct 22 2008 8:00P Shambles Haus Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct 23 2008 8:00P TBA Grand Rapids, Michigan
Oct 24 2008 8:00P 1624 N. Harrison St. Fort Wayne, Indiana
Oct 25 2008 11:00P Prop Thtr w/ TBA Chicago, Illinois
Oct 26 2008 8:00P TBA Chicago, Illinois
Oct 27 2008 8:00P Reggie’s Rock Club (17+) Chicago, Illinois
Oct 28 2008 8:00P TBA Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct 29 2008 8:00P TBA Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 30 2008 8:00P TBA Des Moines, Iowa
Oct 31 2008 8:00P TBA Omaha, Nebraska
Nov 1 2008 8:00P TBA Kansas City, Missouri
Nov 3 2008 8:00P TBA Denver, Colorado
Nov 6 2008 8:00P Josephine w/ The Raggedy Anns Seattle, Washington
Nov 7 2008 8:00P Holy Mountain w/ The Raggedy Anns Seattle, Washington
Nov 8 2008 8:00P The Coop (PC-PDX!) w/ The Taxpayers, Francis Brady Portland, Oregon
Nov 9 2008 8:00P Wedgwood w/ The Rotaways, The Mean Jeans Portland, Oregon
Nov 10 2008 8:00P TBA Arcata, California
Nov 11 2008 8:00P TBA Baybay, California
Nov 12 2008 8:00P TBA Baybay, California
Nov 13 2008 8:00P Pitzer College w/ Pizza! Los Angeles, California
Nov 14 2008 8:00P TBA Los Angeles, California
Nov 15 2008 8:00P TBA Los Angeles, California
Nov 16 2008 8:00P TBA Los Angeles, California
Nov 17 2008 8:00P Crane’s Hollywood Tavern w/ The Lieutenants, Ned Casual Los Angeles, California
Nov 18 2008 8:00PPOP! Boutique San Diego, California
Nov 19 2008 8:00P TBA Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 21 2008 8:00P TBA Austin, Texas
Nov 22 2008 8:00PTBA New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 24 2008 8:00 Greencup Books w/ p.s. eliot, Spells Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 25 2008 8:00P Drunken Unicorn w/ Pink Police Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 26 2008 8:00P TBA Asheville, North Carolina
Nov 28 2008 8:00P TBA Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 29 2008 8:00P Silent Barn w/ Radiates, Lidia Stone, more Ridgewood, New York

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