“Every song is punchy and high-energy…” – Village Voice
“Straight-up guitar pop is alive and well…” – Brooklyn Vegan
Upcoming US Tour Dates
3/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
3/7 – New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall (EP Release Show, w/ Motive & See Through)
3/9 – Columbus, OH – Brothers Drake Meadery
3/10 – Nashville, TN – Springwater Supper Club
3/12 – Austin, TX – SXSW (#MassivelyEpic SXSW Artist Lounge showcase)
3/13 – Austin, TX – SXSW (TBA)
3/14 – Austin, TX – SXSW (TBA)
3/15 – Austin, TX – SXSW (Wreckroom Records/Gigit showcase)
3/18 – Nashville, TN – The End
New York City’s proto-punk/garage pop outfit Mainland released their new Shiner EP this past Tuesday, February 25th, and now the band has unveiled their new video for “Savant” with Village Voice, along with the announcement of a US tour on their way down to SXSW. Their Shiner EP is still available to stream via WNYC Soundcheck’s Check Ahead series too.
Mainland previously shared “Shiner” (MP3), the second taste from the Shiner EP, having already rolled out “Savant” (MP3) last month. Their Shiner EP was produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno at his renowned Austin studio, Public Hi-Fi. You can watch this short video trailer of the band hard at work in Eno’s studio. Recorded straight to tape, the band expands their dynamic sound on the new EP, tying together their signature punchy garage-rock guitar riffs with concrete-tight drums, rhythmic synthesizers, and driving bass lines.
Often compared to artists such as The Smith Westerns, Television, and Palma Violets, the sound of the record reflects its various birthplaces; downtown New York, (the birthplace of the band), Austin (the birthplace of the recordings) and California (the birthplace of the majority of the band members).
Shiner EP Tracklisting:
3. Leave The Lights On