Microwave share video for "but not often," ready split with Head North

Before both bands go off and take over the entire world, Atlanta’s Microwave and Buffalo’s Head North will release a split 12-inch via SideOneDummy and Bad Timing Records on October 9. The split features multiple new songs from both bands, including Microwave’s “but not often,” the first new song from them in over a year. The video, currently premiering on Noisey, introduces each member of Microwave in their very own exaggerated elements. Pre-orders for the split are available now at: headnorthxmicrowave.com

Hailing from Buffalo, NY, Head North has used their indie-influenced pop-punk to break out of the local scene and demand the attention of a national audience. Packing in sentiments as big as their sound, the band hits home with walls of guitar lines, frenetic post-rock drums and an emotional complexity anchored behind their lyrics. Singer Brent Martone hits raspy notes of anger and sadness, knowing when to shriek and when to soften, adding a layer of versatile energy to back up his passion. Kicking off October 14 in Toronto, Head North will be touring alongside Knuckle Puck, Seaway and Sorority Noise this fall. All dates/tickets are here:http://www.bandsintown.com/HeadNorth
Blending elements of post-hardcore, emo and Southern-tinged indie rock, Microwave balance frankness with a penchant for wit, allowing for seemingly standard personal confessions to make a significant and striking impact. While often tipping into the heavier side of resonant punk, the band shines brightest in soft reservation. Their self-released debut album Stovall feels like a snapshot in time, bringing to mind that same unforgettable feeling that albums like Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American, Manchester Orchestra’s I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child and Taking Back Sunday’s Tell All Your Friends did years ago. Microwave will be touring alongside Have Mercy, Transit and Somos on a full U.S. tour starting October 14. All dates and tickets are available now at: havemercy.ducatking.com