Special Explosion ready EP for Topshelf, tour (2014)

Seattle’s Special Explosion are 90s indie rock revivalists of a sort, but still manage to create a sound that is warm and infectious.  Stereogum premiered the track “Clotheslined” from their upcoming EP The Art of Mothering (out 2/25/14 via Topshelf Records)  recently, saying the track “rides a rock-solid foundation built from booming toms, grooving bass, and (especially) melodic guitar string-bends straight from the heavens.”

Listen to “Clotheslined”: http://bit.ly/1mc0vC4

Though the band has drawn early comparisons to Death Cab For Cutie, Built To Spill and The Thermals, the gorgeous vocal duets present in their songs show the band avoids the trappings of being pigeonholed as strict revivalists as The Art of Mothering demonstrates the members are excellent songwriters of their own merit.

See for yourself at one of the band’s forthcoming tour dates:

2/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed (w/ Caravels)
2/17 Laramie, WY @ University of Wyoming (w/ Caravels)
2/18 Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown JR (w/ Caravels)
2/19 Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studio (w/ Foxing, Caravels)
2/20 St. Louis, MO @ The Demo (w/ Foxing, Caravels)
2/21 Chicago IL @ Township (w/ Foxing, Joie De Vivre)
2/22 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Turtle Den (w/ Foxing, Run Forever)
2/23 Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class (w/ Foxing)
2/24 Syracuse, NY @ Spark Contemporary Gallery (w/ The World Is…)
2/25 Cohoes NY @ The Icehouse
2/27 New York, NY @ Suburbia (w/ Teen Suicide, Sorority Noise, Alex G)
2/28 Middletown, CT @ Eclectic Society (w/ Teen Suicide & Sorority Noise)
3/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca (w/ Teen Suicide, Sorority Noise, Alex G)
3/02 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (w/ Teen Suicide, Sorority Noise, Us & Us)
3/03 College Park, MD @ Hostage House (w/ Prawn)
3/04 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 (w/ Prawn)
3/05 Chapel Hill, NC @ Chapel Hill Underground (w/ Prawn)
3/06 Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot (w/ Prawn)
3/20 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest