The Gotobeds Cold November Rain Tour (select dates w/ Protomartyr)

The Gotobeds’ Cold November Rain Tour

The Gotobeds announce new US tour dates in support of their 2016 album Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic

Select dates with Protomartyr (November 2nd-12th)
Photo credit: Shawn Brackbill
YouTube Playlist (videos + full album stream):

This November, The Gotobeds will leave the warm comfort of their homes in Pittsburgh, PA to tour across North America and back again in support of their 2016 Sub Pop album, Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic. The Cold November Rain Tour begins on November 2nd in Chicago, IL, with stops in Little Rock, Los Angeles, Seattle, and several other cities, finally ending November 21st in Milwaukee, WI. For the first eight of these shows, The Gotobeds will be accompanied by their close, personal friends in the very good band Protomartyr. In the bio for Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic (a bio, we should note, he was paid handsomely to write), Protomartyr’s Joe Casey offered the following endorsement of The Gotobeds’ live performances: “...the band's live show is a testament to the cathartic nature of speed, skill, repetition, noise, and red stage lights.” And, The Gotobeds’ singer/guitarist Eli Kasan had this to say about the upcoming tour:

“The last time these two giants of rock met resulted in a near arrest for whatever you would call ‘intoxicated on psychedelic mushrooms, in a hotel, while watching sports bloopers at 5am.’ This time it's PERSONAL, Best Western.”

Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic features “Real Maths/Too Much,” “Brass Not Rash,” “Bodies,” “Cold Gold (LA’s Alright),” and several other arguably excellent songs, and is available now for purchase on CD/LP/DL/CS worldwide from Sub Pop Records [link here].

The album is the follow-up to their 2014 debut, Poor People Are Revolting (12XU).

More on The Gotobeds:
Hey, what's this? Well that, my friend, is the newest album from The Gotobeds, entitled Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic. It's their second full-length LP and 
their first for Sub Pop. Whoa, whoa, please slow down. I'm already completely lost. What you just said sounded like a stream of complete gibberish. Okay, I'll lay it out for you and if you have any questions could you yell them at me? SOUNDS GOOD. The Gotobeds formed vaguely around 2009 in Pittsburgh and play a mutant strain of rock music that is often filed under punk, indie rock, or 99-cent discount bin. WAIT, THE GOTOBEDS? I HEARD THEY WERE KNUCKLEHEADS! Only if the knuckle is the part of the human body that contains the brains. Much like their previous releases on underground stalwart labels like Mind Cure and 12XU, this new album artfully slips intelligence and experimentation into a dying art form. It's a harder feat than you'd think [read more at Sub Pop].

What people are saying about the Gotobeds:
“It’s hard not to be drawn in by the album’s hooky post-punk song structures, which showcase wiry guitar lines and bombastic, free-for-all shouts.” [Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic] - SPIN.com

“Playing the kind of educated punk that Dead Kennedys and The Dead Boys helped push overground, their forthcoming Sub Pop record ‘Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic’ is an enthralling, engaging listen. Singer/guitarist, Eli 
Kasan’s delivery is half-spoken, half sung, but always with a keen sense of ‘kiss this’ nihilism in his tight-chested proclamations. He may snarl, but he's never cartoon punk.” - NME

“Plenty of shout-a-long choruses and big hooks, drawing on an encyclopedic knowledge of punk,post-punk and indie rock riffage.” -Brooklyn Vegan

"The Gotobeds play terse, Wire-style post-punk riffage with the same beery DIY abandon that, say, Diarrhea Planet 
bring to their AC/DC homages."- Stereogum

"...A catchy post­-punk gem that dips in and out of its own melody when it damn well sees fit." [“Brass Not Rash”] - Noisey

Tour Dates
Nov. 02 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle *
Nov. 03 - Columbia, MO - Cafe Berlin *
Nov. 04 - Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack *
Nov. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse Saloon *
Nov. 09 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
Nov. 10 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy *
Nov. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s *
Nov. 12 - Reno, NV - Holland Project *
Nov. 14 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
Nov. 15 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
Nov. 16. - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
Nov. 17 - Spokane, WA - The Observatory
Nov. 18 - Missoula, MT - Palace Lounge
Nov. 20 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
Nov. 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
* w/ Protomartyr