Plague Vendor: New Album 'By Night' Out Today + Announce Fall Tour



US Fall Headline Shows Including NYC, Los Angeles & Chicago;
UK Festivals Including Reading and Leeds; and Much More
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“If the new Raconteurs isn’t enough fast and loose garage rock for you, this new Plague Vendor song ("All Of The Above") ...should do the trick.” - Brooklyn Vegan

“(‘New Comedown’) sets the tone with a punishing bass line and one of Blaine’s best vocal performances to date." - Paste Magazine 

“between classic punk stylings and more experimental noise, topped off with an extra dose of nihilism for good measure... A powerful… set of songs” - Kerrang!

“SoCal’s furious post-punks return with a new album and the same badass attitude” -Alternative Press

"When oh when will the world wake up to the greatness that is Plague Vendor?" -Portland Mercury
Today, Southern California’s Plague Vendor release their new studio album By Night, viaEpitaph Records. The 10-song LP was produced by John Congleton (St Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Chelsea Wolfe) and perfectly captures the feeling of ruin and regeneration, of charisma and catastrophe and of slashing at-the-night with nothing but pure electricity. With Congleton’s precision production, Plague Vendor have found their own way between the powerful-but-too-polished sound of right now and the engaging-but-aging reinterpretations of classic punk/rock albums of the 60s and 70s. Stream By Nighthere: https://plaguevendor.ffm.to/bynight.

Leading to the release fans were given an indication of what By Night might sound like by way of 4 critically-acclaimed singles -- the raw, vital lead single “New Comedown,” the brooding “All of the Above” that sees an internal monologue disintegrating over a sci-fi punk drumbeat, “Let Me Get High\Low”--a psychedelia-tinged track that’s an infinity mirror of echo, effects, illusion and delusion and last week’s “Prism.”

Plague Vendor is Brandon Blaine (vocals), Michael Perez (bass), Luke Perine (drums and percussion) and Jay Rogers (guitar). What they track in the studio comes to life in the most powerful way with their infamous physical live shows that have won the band a loyal and always-growing fan base. That was evident last night as they played to a packed crowd at Los Angeles’ House of Machines to celebrate the release of By Night. Today they are excited to announce summer and fall tour dates in North AmericaThe UK andEurope that includes stops at the Reading and Leeds Festival and shows in NYC,Chicago and Los Angeles. Next week sees Plague Vendor playing in San Diego as part of 91X’s Inspired by Music Series; and in July the Vans Warped Tour Anniversaryshow in Mountain ViewCA. All dates are listed below.

By Night is the follow up to Plague Vendor’s 2016 debut full-length BLOODSWEAT and their widely-acclaimed debut EP Free to Eat.

02 - Nothing's Wrong
05 - Prism
06 - White Wall
07 - Night Sweats
08 - Pain In My Heart
09 - Snakeskin Boots
10 - In My Pocket

06/12 San Diego, CA - Music Box, 91X’s Inspired by Music Series
06/25 Guildford, UK - Boileroom Tattoo
06/26 London, UK - The Dome, Tufnell Park
06/27 Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy 3
06/28 Leeds, UK - Hyde Park Book Club
06/30 Norwich, UK - Norwich Arts Centre
07/20 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Vans Warped Tour
08/16 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08/17 St. Pölten, Austria – Frequency Festival
08/19 Paris, France - Point Ephemere
08/20 Cologne, Germany - Blue Shell
08/21 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso Noord
08/23 Leeds, UK – Reading and Leeds Festival
08/25 Reading, UK – Reading and Leeds Festival
09/26 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar Water
09/27 Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
09/28 Spokane, WA - Lucky You Lounge
09/30 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10/01 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
10/03 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
10/04 Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
10/05 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
10/06 Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House
10/08 Boston, MA - Great Scott
10/09 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
10/10 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
10/11 Washington, DC - DC9 
10/13 Manchester, TN - Exit 111 Festival
10/15 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
10/16 St. Louis, MO - Fubar
10/18 Dallas, TX - Three Links Deep Ellum
10/19 Houston, TX - The Studio at Warehouse Live
10/20 Austin, TX - Stubb's Indoors
10/22 Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
10/24 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
10/25 Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse Saloon