McCafferty is hitting the road this winter with Heart Attack Man (You Did This/Triple Crown Records). They recently released their new EP Thanks. Sorry. Sure earlier this summer and also just came off a short run w/ Moose Blood.
Thanks. Sorry. Sure. is out now on 12"/CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records.
FFO: The Weakerthans, Modern Baseball, Front Bottoms
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Ohio's McCafferty began as most good earworms should: melodies looped into and blended with pop-rock backbeats, a knack for urgent relatability, and a dedication to capturing a universal feeling. The duo quickly amassed an Internet following obsessed with documenting every move the band made across their early material. The chase became harder to continue when the band dissolved as quickly and feverishly as they formed – until the Web gave the band, now college graduates, reason to fine-tune their formula.
The result, originally backed by a GoFundMe campaign that reached its goal seven times, is Thanks. Sorry. Sure. The roots of the two-piece remain intact, sampling voicemails, friends’ drunken shouts, and even the 2000s Britpop band Keane to create a familiar, comfortable baseline. But, the caffeine shot through McCafferty’sfirst run gets replaced by a darker vice for their second wind, shocking the arrangements – now the work of a four-piece – with a forced inward gaze. Hopefully, there’s no more breaks in the action, just more to rally around.
Thanks. Sorry. Sure. is out now on 12"/CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records
Dates w/ Heart Attack Man
11.30: Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
12.1: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
12.2: Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
12.3: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
12.5: Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
12.6: Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
12.7: Boston, MA @ Sonia Nightclub
12.8: Amityville, NY @ AMH
12.9: Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
12.10: Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
12.12: Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
12.13: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
12.14: Pittsburg, PA @ Funhouse