Drop Nineteens Announce First New Album in 30 Years, Release New Single

    Boston shoegaze legends Drop Nineteens have returned from a 30-year hiatus with a new single, ‘Scapa Flow’, which leads their upcoming album Hard Light. The band’s first LP since 1993’s National Coma features the original lineup of Greg Ackell, Steve Zimmerman, Paula Kelley, Motohiro Yasue, and Peter Koeplin. It’s due out November 3 via Wharf Cat Records. The band will also be touring this fall with support from Horse Jumper of Love, Greg Mendez, and Winter. Check out ‘Scapa Flow’ along with the album cover, tracklist, and the list of dates below.

    “The intent on Delaware was to reflect that time in our lives, which I think it did accurately,” Ackell said in a press release. “Having considered Delaware before embarking on Hard Light, we wanted to make an honest, reflective album representing who we are now, which is, well, older.”

    He continued: “I’ve been struggling to find an answer to the question ‘why now?’ What was the catalyst for getting back together after so long? The best answer I can come up with is this was the first moment in my life since stopping making music that I got curious to hear what Drop Nineteens might sound like now. And there was only one way to find out!”

    Hard Light Cover Artwork:

    Hard Light Tracklist:

    1. Hard Light
    2. Scapa Flow
    3. Gal
    4. Tarantula
    5. The Price Was High
    6. Rose With Smoke
    7. A Hitch
    8. Lookout
    9. Another One Another
    10. Policeman Getting Lost
    11. T

    Drop Nineteens 2023 Tour Dates:

    Oct 10 – The Atlantis (Washington DC) with Greg Mendez
    Octr 11 – Union Transfer (Philadelphia PA) with Horse Jumper Of Love
    Oct 12 – The Paradise (Boston MA) with Greg Mendez
    Oct 13 – Warsaw (Brooklyn NY) with Greg Mendez
    Oct 19 – The Belasco (Los Angeles CA) with Winter
    Oct 22 – The New Parish (Oakland CA) with Winter

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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