EMILY’S ARMY ANNOUNCE AUGUST TOUR DATES
July 20, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Emily’s Army have announced additional tour dates in August in support of their full-length debut Don’t Be A Dick, which was released by Adeline Records on June 14th. Alternative Press praised the album as “Overwhelmingly tight and poppy; quite impressive for the young pups they are. When considering that these songs were written by kids barely in high school, it’s a bit of a jaw-dropper”.
Hailing from the East Bay, Emily’s Army is comprised of Max Becker on bass, Cole Becker on guitar, Travis Neumann on guitar, and drummer Joey Armstrong. At the ripe age of 15, 16, and 17 years old, the Oakland based band has already spent two years touring up and down the West Coast. The band’s name comes from Max and Cole Becker’s 15-year old cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life. In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily’s Army, which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization in their cousin’s honor.
At a time when young bands are homogenized and tailor made for consumption and eventual regurgitation, Emily’s Army is a breath of fresh air – rocking out together for the pure fact that they love playing music and they love playing together. Don’t Be A Dick by Emily’s Army is the sound of the torchbearers to come.
Check out the video for “Broadcast This” on RollingStone.Com: HERE
“90’s tinged old-school pop-punk… Don’t Be A Dick is an undeniably fun and amusing listen.”
“The California quartet deliver raggedly sharp guitar licks and plenty of humor.”
“Emily’s Army is a rare case of raw and undeveloped talent that’s still good enough to be injected onto a mainstream setting…themes of adolescent struggles are abundant, but signs of a band ahead of its teenage face surface with socio-political themes as well.”
8/3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy w/ Fever Charm
8/4 – Long Beach, CA – Dipiazza’s w/ Fever Charm
8/6 – Huntington Beach, CA – Pipeline To A Cure (Benefit Show)
8/11 – Cambridge, MA – TT The Bears w/ Chixdiggit, Kepi Ghoulie
8/13 – Baltimore, MD – Insubordination Fest
8/15 – Portsmouth, NH – Slaughterhouse 5 w/ Dopamines
8/16 – New Brunswick, NH – The Loft w/ Black Wine, Nuclear Santa Claust