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OPTION PARALYSIS: IN THE STUDIO WITH FORMER THIEVES

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Getting into the studio to record an album should be a pretty exciting time for any young band. However, this process is replete with numerous pitfalls, challenges, and — as demonstrated in the video above — options. The subject, Former Thieves, play hardcore in an angular and perpetually irate manner, leveraging hooks and shouts in relatively equal parts. Yet choosing which gear to record with can be an torturous choice — even if you do so in a tongue-in-cheek manner. But really, why are you wasting time watching me describe a video you can click on and watch yourself?

The studio sessions above produced The Language That We Speak, their full length debut for No Sleep Records that just dropped last week. Fans of groups like The Carrier or Defeater best not snooze (get it?) on this one, especially since Former Thieves are hitting the road with both of those artists (albeit at different times) in May and June. Check out the tour dates below the cut.

w/ La Dispute, Defeater, Native
5/5/2011 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
5/6/2011 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
5/7/2011 House Cafe – Dekalb, IL
5/8/2011 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
5/9/2011 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
5/10/2011 Hi Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN
5/11/2011 Rocketown – Nashville, TN
5/12/2011 The Firehouse, Birmingham, AL
5/13/2011 Sweet Melissa’s – Savannah, GA
5/14/2011 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
5/15/2011 The Brewery – Raleigh, NC
5/17/2011 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
5/18/2011 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD
5/19/2011 Archway Center – Altoona, PA
5/20/2011 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Cave In
5/21/2011 Krazy Fest – Louisville, KY
5/22/2011 The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA
5/23/2011 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
5/24/2011 Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
5/25/2011 Palladium (upstairs) – Worcester, MA
5/26/2011 Underworld – Montreal, QC
5/27/2011 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
5/28/2011 Bled Fest – Howell, MI

w/ The Carrier
5/31/2011 San Francisco, CA @ Sub Mission
6/1/2011 Santa Cruz, CA @ 105 Pioneer
6/2/2011 Fresno, CA @ Bel Tower
6/3/2011 Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
6/4/2011 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
6/5/2011 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Underground
6/7/2011 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
6/8/2011 Sherman, TX @ VFW Hall
6/9/2011 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
6/10/2011 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown (white building)
6/11/2011 Atlanta, GA @ Archive Gallery
6/12/2011 Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
6/13/2011 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
6/14/2011 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
6/15/2011 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City
6/16/2011 Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
6/17/2011 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance
6/18/2011 Portland, ME @ Deering Grange
6/19/2011 Providence, RI @ Club Hell

-GS

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